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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 10:12 am 
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*Archie*?

Not even "Archer" or whatever.

I hope the other kids are kind; if not, the royals will have them shot.

At least it wasn't Alfie.


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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 10:14 am 
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*Archie*?

Not even "Archer" or whatever.

I hope the other kids are kind; if not, the royals will have them shot.

At least it wasn't Alfie.

I have an Archie grandson. It suits him perfectly.

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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 10:39 am 
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I like it.

A lot.


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That's Awwwwwwwchie. And he should be on the terlet...

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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 10:50 am 
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Anybody up on the most recent Van Morrison album, "The Prophet Speaks", knows that the ventriloquist's dummy Mr. Morrison is shushing on the cover was named Archie in a famous-to-Britons TV show, "Educating Archie".

https://www.amazon.com/Prophet-Speaks-V ... 0215&psc=1

Of course that show was well before Prince Harry's time.


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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 11:19 am 
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Short for Archibald? --Bob

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nope, they didn't say "short for anything". Could be, but they didn't say.


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At least he's far enough down the chain of succession that we shouldn't have "King Archie." Of course, I suppose he could change his name at coronation, which has been done before.

Besides, Archie doesn't wear a crown, Jughead does. :P


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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2019 7:55 am 
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Short for Archibald? --Bob


I looked up famous Archies and most are short for Archibald, including Archibald Leach, a Brit who made rather a good name for himself (albeit under another name). One "real" Archie is former football player Archie Griffin.

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At least he's far enough down the chain of succession that we shouldn't have "King Archie." Of course, I suppose he could change his name at coronation, which has been done before.

Besides, Archie doesn't wear a crown, Jughead does. :P
So you'd expect his regnant name to be King Jughead? --Bob

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I think the more interesting thing is the choice of last name. First they get to chose a last name.

And also surprised that Spencer was not part of the names at all. I was hoping that it was going to be the first name.

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I think the more interesting thing is the choice of last name. First they get to chose a last name.

According to Wikipedia, the surname Mountbatten-Windsor was created in 1960, but Archie is the first to have it with no title of nobility (Earl, Princess, Lady etc.).


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My understanding is that they wanted to name him Manning Marvin Markle Mountbatten, but ended up having to tweak it a bit to please Her Majesty.

Or I could have just made it up....

Fun Fact: Rather than going by HRH, the Princess Royal goes by Anne Mountbatten (no hypenate because she's cool like that...).

Oh, those nutty Saxe-Coburg Gothae....


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Earl the Squirrel wrote:
My understanding is that they wanted to name him Manning Marvin Markle Mountbatten, but ended up having to tweak it a bit to please Her Majesty.

Or I could have just made it up....

Fun Fact: Rather than going by HRH, the Princess Royal goes by Anne Mountbatten (no hyphenate because she's cool like that...).

Oh, those nutty Saxe-Coburg Gothae....

Actually, they wanted to name him Jughead but Queen Liz overruled them.

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