Britain’s Duke and Duchess of Sussex are enduring to balance innovation with the need to maintain ethnicities in their choice of name for their son.
Hours after the world saw its first sight of Meghan and Harry’s new son, the newborn’s name was shown on their official Instagram account as Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
While there are no rules for choosing names, the British royal family likes to honor those who came before them.
Bookmakers had Arthur and Edward, as well as Philip (a nod to Harry’s grandfather), among their top choices for a newborn son. But none of these made the cut.
Archie Harrison may not have any example in the royal family, apart from Archibald Douglas, the 6th Earl of Angus who was Scotland’s King James V’s stepfather until Margaret Tudor, the elder sister of England’s Henry VIII, separated him in the 16th century.