Royal Baby Announcement

Zermeen Khan, Staff Writer

The Royal Family has recently introduced its newest member on May 8th to the world. The baby boy was born on May 6th.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex named their baby boy Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

This, of course, sparked conversations about a fictional character sharing the name Archie from the hit CW teen drama Riverdale. The show is also based off of the Archie Comics which is where the name originates from the show. The name Archie has been a popular one as it has been the 18th most popular boy name in England and Wales in 2017. Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have also opted to keep the baby’s legal name as Archie instead of the longer name where it is derived from which is Archibald.

Many have also noted that the baby has taken on the surname after Prince Harry. By adding the -son after Prince Harry’s name the surname Harrison is formed which is not an uncommon practice. This is a totally new name for the Royal Family.

Mountbatten-Windsor combines the surnames of the Queen and Prince Philip when they married.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have also decided not to attach a title to their child’s name. They have decided to have him addressed as “Master” and not one of the Duke of Sussex’s lesser titles, the Earl of Dumbarton.