Baby Sussex officially has a name. New parents Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, decided to share their new bundle of joy’s name with the world on Instagram. Their son’s name is Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
Nevertheless, Twitter users decided to help out the Duke and Duchess of Sussex with names before they made their announcement today, and suggested some hilarious ones combining the American heritage of Baby Sussex’s mother with the British heritage of his father. Continue reading to learn the clever and hysterical names people in the Twitterverse suggested to the new parents.
Baby Sussex’s name will reportedly work ‘on both sides of the pond’
Prior to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s announcement today, clues had been given about the baby’s name to the media. According to the Daily Mail, a source told CBS that whatever name Markle and Prince Harry choose, it will be “a name that works on both sides of the pond.” The British media outlet, Express, tweeted that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will select an “unusual name for baby that unifies the US and UK.”
Twitter users create baby names
Going off of the comment about the name being a nod to both parents’ backgrounds, Twitter users quickly churned out hilarious names that would do just that. One Twitter user suggested the name, “Marky Markle” for Baby Sussex, a play on actor Mark Wahlberg’s name during his time in the hip-hop group, Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch.
Another person on Twitter combined Kanye West’s name with a London landmark, suggesting the name, “Kanye Westminster.” Inspired by varying pronunciations on either side of the pond, one Twitter user suggested the name, “Sir Tomato Tomahto.” A less hilarious option, a play on the name of Harry Potter actor, Rupert Grint, and the ever-present gun violence in the United States, “Rupert Gunviolence,” was suggested.
Another person took a more literal approach to naming the baby while unifying both sides of the pond with the suggestion, “Atlantic Ocean.” Needless to say, the name sure does bring together both nations.
Baby’s name not predicted
Archie didn’t appear as a top contender for baby names if the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were to have a boy. Boy names at the top of the list were Charles, Philip, and Albert (King George VI’s birth name), along with Spencer, as a nod to the Prince Harry’s late mother, Princess Diana, as Spencer was her maiden name.
The couple waited two days to release the name of their new son to the world, which isn’t unusual for the royal family.
Prince Harry’s older brother, Prince William, and his wife, Kate Middleton, waited four days until they announced the name of their third child, Prince Louis, after his birth last year, according to Town & Country. Similarly, Middleton and Prince William, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, waited two days to until they announced the names of their older children, Prince George, and Princess Charlotte years earlier.