The royal baby has a name!

Baby Sussex is officially known as Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor!

In a statement posted to their Instagram account, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle broke the big news, breaking the hearts of betters who had money on James, Spencer and Alexander.

"The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are pleased to announce they have named their first born child: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor," the statement reads. It accompanies a photograph of the newborn meeting his grandparents, The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh and Doria Ragland.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex on Instagram: “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are pleased to announce they have named their first born child: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor This…”

This is such a sweet name and a bit of a twist on the name that many in the UK were putting their money on: Arthur.

Arthur has a rich history that encompasses the legendary King Arthur as well as Arthur, Prince of Wales, a would-have-been king from the 16th century. More recently, it was the name of Queen Victoria's seventh child, who served as the Governor General of Canada in the early 20th century.

But Archie is actually usually a nickname for Archibald, although in this case, it's not a nickname but a name on its own.

This is such a sweet name and a bit of a twist on the name that many in the UK were putting their money on: Arthur.

Arthur has a rich history that encompasses the legendary King Arthur as well as Arthur, Prince of Wales, a would-have-been king from the 16th century. More recently, it was the name of Queen Victoria's seventh child, who served as the Governor General of Canada in the early 20th century.

But Archie is actually usually a nickname for Archibald (although in this case, it's not a nickname but a name on its own), a name that has historical significance in Harry's family. On his mother's side, Harry is a descendant of Archibald Campbell, 9th Earl of Argyll of Scotland.

But as a first name, Archie isn't super popular. In the U.S. the popularity of the name peaked in 1907. In that year, 250 American babies were named Archie. Now, it's so unpopular the stats on the name aren't even available stateside.

However, as the BBC reports, the name has consistently been in the top 50 baby boys names for England and Wales since 2013 and was the 18th most-popular boy's name there in 2017!

And there is no hidden meaning for the middle name Harrison—it literally means "Harry's son".

Maybe that was a little too on-the-nose for the Sussex parents, hence Archie getting the top spot.

We love this name, and we're betting Riverdale fans do too. Maybe Harry and Meghan like the show.


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