The Special and Surprising Meaning Behind the Names of the Royal Babies
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle introduced the world to the latest royal family member on Wednesday, welcoming their first-born baby Sussex on May 6. After officially meeting his grandmother the reigning Queen Elizabeth II, the couple named him Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. Research on the sentimental meaning and rationale of some of the royal names, reveal often, very surprising results. After her ascension to the throne, Queen Elizabeth II decided to combine their surnames, ensuring that all future descendants take on the hyphenated name. So why are the royal babies named so? Let’s find out…
Prince George Alexander Louis
Third in succession to the throne, the little 5-year-old tot’s name is George and he shares many commonalities with fellow past heirs. Queen Elizabeth’s father was King George VI whose name was Albert before coming to the throne. He actually is the monarchy’s seventh King George. William and Kate chose to name their next son after Prince Philip’s favorite uncle, Louis Mountbatten, from whom he got his surname.
Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana
William and Kate’s daughter’s official name, Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, contains poignant tributes to many family members. Charlotte is a nod to Prince Charles and also is the middle name of Kate’s grandmother and sister. Elizabeth has a reference to Queen Elizabeth, her great-grandmother, while Diana is a clear tribute and respect to Princess Diana, Prince William’s late mother.
Prince Louis Arthur Charles
Kensington Palace announced in April 2018 that The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge named their son Louis Arthur Charles shortly after the birth of William and Kate’s third child. Charles is an obvious nod to his grandfather, Prince Charles, and Louis from Lord Mountbatten’s first name.
Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor
Harry and Meghan shocked everyone when announcing the name of their first child as according to nameberry.com; Archie is of German origin and means truly brave. Windsor is the surname of the Queen’s male descendants who have not been awarded royal titles. The name Mountbatten honors Prince Phillip’s Uncle, Lord Mountbatten. Harrison is supposed to denote “Harry’s son” and we think that’s adorable!
More in Lifestyle
John Legend’s Swim Lessons with an Olympian is all that We Needed to See Today
John Legend is pushing his workouts to the next level, getting his blood flowing and his body moving because nothing comes close to...September 4, 2019
Is Nick Jonas Hinting that He’s Ready to be a Dad?
There is no question, Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra are the cutest and sweetest couple around. They are not afraid to...September 3, 2019
Kelly Clarkson Calls Diet Pill Rumors about Her ‘Fake News’
Kelly Clarkson won’t take unfounded rumors sitting down, especially when it is about her recent weight loss that she worked so...September 2, 2019
These Manhattan Apartment Blocks are a Hit with Hollywood Stars
As the mystery behind many A-listed celebrities buying units and moving to 443 Greenwich Street in NYC (a new opulent building...August 30, 2019
Justin is Getting Better ‘Mentally’ & He’s Moving into a New Home with Hailey
Just when everyone thought that things were going south for Justin and Hailey Bieber, the couple found their love nest and...August 28, 2019
We Can’t Keep Calm! Beyoncé is Partnering with Adidas and Re-launching Her Ivy Park Brand
We can see the future of fashion and it’s overrun by activewear and sneakers, because Beyoncé just announced that she is...August 27, 2019
What is Victoria Beckham’s ‘Full Moon Water’ that She Tried at a German Spa Retreat?
Victoria Beckham has a detox secret that she shared with the world that probably had some of her Instagram followers delighted,...August 26, 2019
Kendall Jenner says Marriage is on the Table with Boyfriend Ben Simmons
If there is one Kardashian-Jenner family member who is not very outspoken with respect to her love life, it’s Kendall Jenner. ...August 26, 2019
Celebrity Plastic Surgery Secrets that You’ve Heard are 100% True
Millions of people watch the Oscars spectacle, including Hollywood’s star-makers, the designers who sketched numerous gowns, the hairdressers who crafted hairdos, and...August 23, 2019