Princess Diana was the lowkey baby name inspiration for Harry and Meghan's newborn son
Archie Harrison wasn't even on our list! All bets placed on Royal baby Sussex are officially off and we were wrong about pretty much everything.
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Royal baby watch turned into royal baby-name watch after a photo call at Windsor Castle yesterday when Baby Sussex made his debut. 

Presented to the world by his proud first-time parents, the newborn was then whisked off to meet his great-grandparents, after which the family announced the baby's name. 

The Duke and Duchess settled on Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, a name so unique that none of the predictions was accurate, not even our list of more than 60 names based on royals gone before (see the full list below). 

Archie Harrison is Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip's eighth great-grandchild, and despite being 7th in line to the throne, the baby carries no royal title. 

According to one Royal Commentator, Omid Scobie, Harry and Meghan's decision not to use a title gives their child a chance at a "normal a life as possible." 


While distinct, the given names aren't a complete break from tradition, which usually determines that a royal child is named after its royal ancestors. 

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Naming Harry's son

The inspiration behind the first name - Archie a shortening of the name Archibald, meaning "truly brave" - is said to be taken from late Princess Diana's 17th-century ancestor, the 9th Earl of Argyll, Archibald Campbell. 

While Harrison has no royal precedent, its meaning - "son of Harry" - makes the choice a fairly obvious one. 

While the punters mourn over their losses, here's a look at some of the other names Harry and Meghan may have considered in their search for the perfect name. 

Maybe some inspo for your next baby? 

 Boy names 

Albert 
Meaning: Noble, bright
Origin: German


Alvin
Meaning: Noble friend
Origin: Anglo-Saxon


Andrew 
Meaning: Manly, brave
Origin: Greek


Antony 
Meaning: Highly praiseworthy
Origin: Latin 


Arnold 
Meaning: Ruler, strong as an eagle
Origin: German 


Arthur 
Meaning: Son of the Bear/Warrior-King
Origin: Celtic 


Augustus
Meaning: Great, magnificent
Origin: Latin 


Charles
Meaning: Free man
Origin: French


Christian
Meaning: A follower of Christ
Origin: Latin 


David 
Meaning: Beloved or friend
Origin: Hebrew


Douglas
Meaning: From the dark river
Origin: Gaelic


Duncan
Meaning: Dark warrior
Origin: Scottish


Edward 
Meaning: Wealthy or fortunate guardian
Origin: Anglo-Saxon


Emmanuel
Meaning: God with us
Origin: Hebrew


Ernest
Meaning: Serious, resolute
Origin: German


Francis
Meaning: Free man
Origin: Latin 


Frederick
Meaning: Peaceful ruler
Origin: German


George 
Meaning: Tiller of the soil, or farmer 
Origin: Greek 


Gordon
Meaning: From the marshes
Origin: Scottish


Henry 
Meaning: Home ruler 
Origin: German 


James
Meaning: Supplanter
Origin: Hebrew 


John 
Meaning: God is gracious
Origin: Hebrew

Leopold
Meaning: Brave people
Origin: German


Louis/Loyce 
Meaning: Famous warrior
Origin: French 


Maurice
Meaning: dark-skinned
Origin: Latin 


Michael 
Meaning: Who is like God?
Origin: Hebrew


Patrick
Meaning: Nobleman
Origin: Latin


Philip 
Meaning: Friend of horses
Origin: Greek


Richard
Meaning: Strong in rule
Origin: German, French, and English


Thomas
Meaning: Twin
Origin: Greek


Wayne
Meaning: Craftsman
Origin: English


William 
Meaning: Resolute protector
Origin: Old Norman


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Girl names 

Adelaide 
Meaning: Nobility
Origin: German, French


Agnes
Meaning: Pure, chaste
Origin: Greek


Alexandrina/ Alexandra 
Meaning: Defender of man
Origin: Greek 


Alice 
Meaning: Noble
Origin: German


Angela 
Meaning: Messenger of gods
Origin: Latin 


Anna 
Meaning: Grace, favor
Origin: Hebrew


Augusta 
Meaning: Great, magnificent
Origin: Latin


Beatrice 
Meaning: She who brings happiness
Origin: Latin 


Caroline 
Meaning: Strong 
Origin: Italian 


Charlotte 
Meaning: Free man
Origin: French


Diana 
Meaning: Divine
Origin: Latin 


Dorothea 
Meaning: Gift of God
Origin: Greek


Doris
Meaning: Gift
Origin: Greek 


Elizabeth 
Meaning: My God is an oath or My God is abundance
Origin: Greek


Ena
Meaning: Ardent, graceful, little fire 
Origin: Gaelic


Eugenie
Meaning: Wellborn
Origin: French 


Feodore
Meaning: Gift of God
Origin: Russian


Frances 
Meaning: Free man
Origin: Latin 


Fredericka 
Meaning: Peaceful ruler
Origin: German


Helena
Meaning: Bright, shining light
Origin: Greek 


Jeanette
Meaning: God is gracious
Origin: French 


Julia
Meaning: Youthful
Origin: Latin 


Louise/Louisa/Loyce 
Meaning: Famous warrior
Origin: French 

 

Margaret/Marguerite
Meaning: Pearl
Origin: Greek, French


Mary/Marie
Meaning: Wished-for child
Origin: Hebrew


Mathilde
Meaning: Mighty battle maiden
Origin: German


Maud 
Meaning: Powerful battler
Origin: German


May 
Meaning: The month of May, Flower
Origin: Latin, Arabic 


Norah
Meaning: Honour
Origin: Latin


Patricia 
Meaning: Nobleman
Origin: Latin


Pauline 
Meaning: Small
Origin: French 


Rita
Meaning: Shortened form of Margarita, pearl 
Origin: Persian


Samantha 
Meaning: Told by God
Origin: Hebrew


Wilhelmine
Meaning: Willing to protect
Origin: German

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