The meaning behind the royal baby’s name: Archie Harrison

My Times Today.Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. At first glance, it sounds tremendously conventional  something straight out of PG Wodehouse.

Look a little closer  though, and you see the unconventional notes you’d associate with both of his parents, subtly sounding throughout.

First, it is convention among the British upper classes to have two middle names.

Not only has Archie got a more middle-class pair of first names, unlike his ancestors and his cousins  they aren’t borrowed from previous kings or favoured relations: all those Louis come from Louis Mountbatten, Prince Philip’s much adored uncle.

Harrison is much more unconventional. Strictly speaking, it is correct – literally, son of Harry a patronymic creation first known as a surname in 1355

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