Okay, so not to get on a newborn baby, but when I think of the name Archie, I think of either a comic book character or a surly old curmudgeon sitting in an old green chair, not royalty. I get naming a baby is a personal thing, but this kid will have that name for the rest of his life. A kid should be able to grow into a name. It’s hard to take a 35 year old Archie seriously. Here is a list of 50 names that would have been better to name the royal baby.
Archibald, okay maybe I’m taking that name a little too seriously, but the kid is royalty so I can forgive such a serious name. Plus Archer, that is a respectable name for an adult and a good nickname for Archibald for when the kid is over 5.
This was a favorite for this baby. It’s a good strong name. Nicknames like Alex or if they wanted to be a bit edgier Xander works well too.
It’s a good royal name and also rising in popularity.
It’s a strong name and the boy is Harry’s son. I like this as a first name. I know it isn’t popular for royalty, but this couple is about breaking all the rules.
We are all rooting for the King of The North. This is a great twist on a classic name.
A great nod to the royal great grandfather.
A popular name in the UK that evokes a time of kings and knights
Freddy is cute for a little boy and he can grow into a Fred or Fredrick. Also Fred is one of the best Weasley children in Harry Potter.
Theo is a popular name and grows with age. Theodore is a bit more formal and suited for royalty.
You want to start a controversy, go big or go home. Naming one of the Royal children after an American president would have been one ballsy move.
Ricky, Rick, Rich, Richie, there are a number of cutesy nicknames for a Richard while he still can sound regal during official duties.
His uncle I’m sure would have approved.
A strong, respectable name a kid can grow with.
A historic name that is also popular.
A little bolder, but still a better choice than Archie.
I know the Duchess of Sussex and her father are not close, but it still doesn’t mean Thomas isn’t a good name for a boy.
Can’t go wrong naming a baby after one of the country’s greatest musicians.
A common name might ground a royal child.
I just always liked this name.
Any of these popular names would have been just as controversial, but much easier on the ears.
An angelic name suited for a little prince.
A nod to Queen Victoria
Hey the palace literally would have his name on it. Dibs!
This is my son’s name so I’m a bit biased. It’s a strong name and rising in popularity.
If you want to pick a nickname as a regular name, go with a good one.
He may be seventh in line for the throne, but he would still be a King.
An A name that sounds better than Archie
Another strong name if they are settled on using the letter A
Maybe it’s time to put an end to the British/French rivalry with an offering of peace.
Usually I’m not for naming your children after yourself, but Harry is a decent and very British name.
Okay, so I really, really like Game of Thrones. Plus all these names are STILL better than Archie.
Ollie is still a cutesy name in the same vein as Archie, but with a Twist.
A nod to the baby’s grandfather.
A strong name that is unique.
The other Beatles (George is already taken)
How metal would that be?
Benji is way cuter than Archie and he can grow into a Ben.
Why worry about being a King when you can be an Emperor.
Fin is a popular name and still playful.
These are just SOME of the names that would have been better than naming your child Archie. Die mad about it.