Prince George may have had a hand in naming his baby cousin Archie

Prince Harry and Meghan have revealed the name of their son, and isn’t it a gorgeous one? Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was introduced to the world today, and as always, the royal baby name has got everyone talking.

Archie is a Scottish moniker which means ‘true and bold’, a fitting choice for a child in line for the throne. But there’s also another sweet family story behind the name Archie – and it’s all to do with his cousin, Prince George.

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Back in January, a story began circulating about a bystander who ran into the eldest Cambridge out on a walk in Berkshire with his little sister and grandma, Carole Middleton.

Speaking to The Sun, the woman revealed: ‘I was asked by a police minder not to take a photo of the children, which I didn’t, but George started stroking my dog. Just to be friendly I engaged in a bit of small talk and I asked George what his name was, even though I obviously knew.’

As for George’s response? ‘To my astonishment, he said, “I’m called Archie,” with a big smile on his face,’ she explained. ‘I don’t know why he calls himself Archie but kids often play with their names and I think it’s lovely’ – and clearly aunt Meghan and uncle Harry agree.

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Now, we’re not saying Prince George was solely responsible for the choice, but we love the idea that he might have provided a little inspiration for the new addition to the family.

Meanwhile, many fans have noticed that the newborn’s middle name, Harrison, is not a traditional royal choice, but could be a play on words – quite literally, Harry’s son.

Either way, we predict Archie, which was already number 11 on the most popular baby name charts for 2019, seeing even more of a surge in the months to come…