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What a weird name

#1 Post by ghostjmf » Wed May 08, 2019 10:12 am

*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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#2 Post by tlynn78 » Wed May 08, 2019 10:14 am

ghostjmf wrote:*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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#3 Post by Vandal » Wed May 08, 2019 10:28 am

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#4 Post by mellytu74 » Wed May 08, 2019 10:39 am

I like it.

A lot.

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#5 Post by littlebeast13 » Wed May 08, 2019 10:49 am

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

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#6 Post by ghostjmf » Wed May 08, 2019 10:50 am

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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#7 Post by Bob78164 » Wed May 08, 2019 11:19 am

Short for Archibald? --Bob
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#8 Post by ghostjmf » Wed May 08, 2019 11:27 am

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

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#9 Post by SpacemanSpiff » Thu May 09, 2019 6:54 am

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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#10 Post by silverscreenselect » Thu May 09, 2019 7:55 am

Bob78164 wrote: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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#11 Post by Bob78164 » Thu May 09, 2019 9:28 am

SpacemanSpiff wrote: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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#12 Post by christie1111 » Thu May 09, 2019 1:18 pm

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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#13 Post by jarnon » Thu May 09, 2019 1:33 pm

christie1111 wrote: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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#14 Post by Earl the Squirrel » Thu May 09, 2019 10:27 pm

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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#15 Post by Bob Juch » Fri May 10, 2019 5:57 am

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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