Royal baby: Fans swoon over the name Archie Harrison

Royal fans flocked to social media after Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced the name of their son – Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

The baby boy will not have a royal title like his cousins, the Cambridge’s children, but will be known simply as Master Archie.

The name, which wasn’t a bookies favourite, has gone down well with fans – especially because it contains a touching tribute to the little one’s father Prince Harry.

Many were quick to pick up on the significance of the baby’s middle name Harrison, the origin of which is ‘son of Harry’, or ‘Harry’s son’.

Royal fans flocked to social media after Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced the name of their son - Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor

Royal fans flocked to social media after Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced the name of their son - Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor

Royal fans flocked to social media after Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced the name of their son – Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's son will not have a royal title like his cousins, the Cambridge's children, but will be known simply as Master Archie

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's son will not have a royal title like his cousins, the Cambridge's children, but will be known simply as Master Archie

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s son will not have a royal title like his cousins, the Cambridge’s children, but will be known simply as Master Archie

Several weren’t sure at first of the significance, with one tweeting: ‘So my mum really just said Harrison is to mean… “Harry’s son”… and I can’t tell if she’s joking or not.’

Others thought it was a touching tribute, with one tweeting: ‘Archie Harrison. As in Harry’s son? Brilliant.’

Another wrote on Instagram: ‘Darling name!!! Hi, Archie!’ while one commented: ‘My dad’s name is also Harry and my brother’s middle name is also Harrison, and Archie is just so cute and impish, so I heartily approve of the babby’s name (sic).’

Little Archie Harrison made his very first public appearance at a photocall alongside a thrilled Prince Harry and Meghan in the grounds of Windsor Castle, where the new family have been holed up since the historic birth on Monday. 

Many Royal fans were quick to pick up on the significance of the baby's middle name Harrison, the origin of which is 'son of Harry', or 'Harry's son'

Many Royal fans were quick to pick up on the significance of the baby's middle name Harrison, the origin of which is 'son of Harry', or 'Harry's son'

Many Royal fans were quick to pick up on the significance of the baby’s middle name Harrison, the origin of which is ‘son of Harry’, or ‘Harry’s son’

Many suggested on social media that the baby’s first name must have been inspired by American teen drama series Riverdale, based on the characters of Archie Comics.

One questioned whether Meghan had been ‘binge-watching the show while on maternity leave’, while another joked: ‘BREAKING NEWS: Queen bans and cancels Netflix subscriptions at Buckingham Palace. After Meghan’s repeated viewing of Riverdale, subconsciously makes her decide on Archie as the child’s name.’

Many suggested on social media that the baby's first name must have been inspired by American teen drama series Riverdale, based on the characters of Archie Comics

Many suggested on social media that the baby's first name must have been inspired by American teen drama series Riverdale, based on the characters of Archie Comics

Many suggested on social media that the baby’s first name must have been inspired by American teen drama series Riverdale, based on the characters of Archie Comics

Not everyone was convinced by the choice of moniker. 

A One Direction fan expressed disappointment that the couple hadn’t chosen Niall or Liam ‘to go with Harry and Louis’, while another moaned: ‘Nooooooo!!!!! Harrison is cute, being the son of Prince Harry, but Archie is a comic book name. I was hoping for Spencer!’

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex answered several questions before leaving the hall to prepare to introduce the infant to the Queen. 

A One Direction fan expressed disappointment that the couple hadn't chosen Niall or Liam 'to go with Harry and Louis'

A One Direction fan expressed disappointment that the couple hadn't chosen Niall or Liam 'to go with Harry and Louis'

A One Direction fan expressed disappointment that the couple hadn’t chosen Niall or Liam ‘to go with Harry and Louis’

Another royal fan had hoped Meghan and Harry called their child Spencer in a tribute to Harry's later mother Princess Diana

Another royal fan had hoped Meghan and Harry called their child Spencer in a tribute to Harry's later mother Princess Diana

Another royal fan had hoped Meghan and Harry called their child Spencer in a tribute to Harry’s later mother Princess Diana

They once again strayed from royal tradition and opted to employ their own photographer, ex-soldier Chris Allerton, to capture three special shots, which the couple then posted on their ‘SussexRoyal’ Instagram account. 

The name itself was announced on the couple’s Sussex Royal Instagram account.

The sweet post read: ‘The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are pleased to announce they have named their first born child: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. 

The name itself was announced on the couple's Sussex Royal Instagram account this afternoon

The name itself was announced on the couple's Sussex Royal Instagram account this afternoon

The name itself was announced on the couple’s Sussex Royal Instagram account this afternoon

The name, which was not a bookies favourite, was widely praised by royal fans on social media

The name, which was not a bookies favourite, was widely praised by royal fans on social media

The name, which was not a bookies favourite, was widely praised by royal fans on social media

‘This afternoon Their Royal Highnesses introduced Her Majesty The Queen to her eighth great-grandchild at Windsor Castle. The Duke of Edinburgh and The Duchess’ mother were also present for this special occasion.’ 

Speaking for only three minutes from inside the majestic St George’s Hall at Windsor Castle, a radiant Meghan declared: ‘It’s magic, it’s pretty amazing. He’s just been the dream so it’s been a special couple of days.

‘I have the two best guys in the world so I’m really happy. He has the sweetest temperament, he’s really calm.’

Little Archie Harrison was introduced to the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, and Meghan's mother Doria by his proud parents

Little Archie Harrison was introduced to the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, and Meghan's mother Doria by his proud parents

Little Archie Harrison was introduced to the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh, and Meghan’s mother Doria by his proud parents

The couple answered several questions earlier today before leaving the hall to prepare to introduce the infant to the Queen

The couple answered several questions earlier today before leaving the hall to prepare to introduce the infant to the Queen

The couple answered several questions earlier today before leaving the hall to prepare to introduce the infant to the Queen

They once again strayed from royal tradition and opted to employ their own photographer, ex-soldier Chris Allerton, to take their official shots

They once again strayed from royal tradition and opted to employ their own photographer, ex-soldier Chris Allerton, to take their official shots

They once again strayed from royal tradition and opted to employ their own photographer, ex-soldier Chris Allerton, to take their official shots

Harry said they were looking forward to spending some ‘precious times with him as he slowly, slowly starts to grow up.’

Later, asked to show more of their son’s face to the cameras, Meghan laughed as Harry joked: ‘He’s already got a little bit of facial hair as well, wonderful.’

Meghan added: ‘Thank you everybody for all the well wishes and kindness, it just means so much.’

Harry said he and Meghan are looking forward to spending some 'precious times' with Archie as he 'slowly, slowly starts to grow up'

Harry said he and Meghan are looking forward to spending some 'precious times' with Archie as he 'slowly, slowly starts to grow up'

Harry said he and Meghan are looking forward to spending some ‘precious times’ with Archie as he ‘slowly, slowly starts to grow up’

Archie Harrison is seventh in line to the throne and the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh’s eighth great-grandchild and the Prince of Wales’s fourth grandchild.

Shortly after the first photographs surfaced worldwide, royal fans went into meltdown as they declared that the baby looks ‘just like Momma’.

Others were quick to point out ‘beautiful’ Meghan looked post-birth, after the duchess was pictured for the first time in six weeks after going on maternity leave from public appearances.

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