This Little Boy Might Actually Have Been the Inspiration for Archie Harrison's Name

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's baby is named Archie Harrison. The baby's name might have been inspired by a little boy the couple met during their tour of Australia and New Zealand.

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When Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced the name of their newborn son, Archie Harrison, most people were at least a little surprised by the choice. One little boy in New Zealand, however, might have had a bit of a heads up.

Way back in October, when Harry and Meghan had just announced that they were expecting, they embarked on their tour of Australia and New Zealand and met with a ton of royal fans and well-wishers. One of those was a little boy named Archie Somerville-Ryan, and he may have inspired the name of Baby Sussex. NBD.

Archie Not Harrison met Harry and Meghan in Auckland and when he told Harry his name, the Duke of Sussex made it clear he was a fan.

"Harry asked me and my sisters, 'What’s your name?' and then we answered back, 'Scarlet, Beth, and Archie,'" he told Channel 5 News in the UK. "And then he said, 'Archie, I like that name.'"

At this point, Harry even called Meghan over to hear the name/meet Archie Not Harrison and his sisters.

"And he said, ‘Oh, come on, Meghan, these guys want to give you some roses,’ because we had roses from our garden,” he continued. “He introduced our names to Meghan and they kind of, nodded, sort of, when they said our names."

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If you're going to be someone's namesake, a royal baby is about as good as it gets.

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Kayleigh Roberts
Kayleigh Roberts

Kayleigh Roberts is the weekend editor at Marie Claire, covering celebrity and entertainment news, from actual royals like Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle to Hollywood royalty, like Katie Holmes and Chrissy Teigen. She’s a Ravenclaw who would do great things in Slytherin. To learn more about her, google “Leslie Knope eating salad GIF.