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What other name Harry and Meghan considered for their son Archie?


First intricate details about Harry and Meghan’s son, Archie, were unveiled with the release of the royal biography Finding Freedom.

The release of the book was followed by an interview with Oprah and then Netflix series named “Harry and Meghan” in Dec 2022.

The most revealing claim was that Prince Harry and Meghan knew the sex of their first child Archie before he was born in May 2019 and they had even chosen his name, but they also thought about an alternative.

After interviewing the book’s authors, Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand, they said that the couple “wanted something traditional, a name that was powerful even without a title in front of it.” A friend of the couple told them: “They thought about Archibald for all of one second…. He was always going to be little Archie.”

Also read: Meghan Markle opens up about her most ‘vulnerable’ moment while breastfeeding Archie.

The young royal baby was born at the Portland Hospital in London on 6 May 2019 and made his public debut to the world in Windsor just two days later, when the new parents gave a short interview.

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The name Archie means strength and bravery and is behind the inspiration for Harry and Meghan’s current non-profit organisation Archewell.

Earlier, Harry and Meghan told The Telegraph about the backstory of their venture, saying: “Before SussexRoyal, came the idea of ‘Arche’ – the Greek word meaning ‘source of action.’ We connected to this concept for the charitable organisation we hoped to build one day, and it became the inspiration for our son’s name. To do something of meaning, to do something that matters.

Also read: Archie’s first steps! Harry and Meghan reveal their son is ‘just about walking’.

“Archewell is a name that combines an ancient word for strength and action, and another that evokes the deep resources we each must draw upon. We look forward to launching Archewell when the time is right.” Harry and Meghan take part in video calls with various organisations and charities close to their hearts.

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