Fans have defended the Duke and Duchess of Sussex after their name choice for their son was branded “chavvy”.
After the name was revealed, people took to Reddit to discuss it but many trolls called it “chavvy” and “common”.
One person wrote: “I hate to use the word chavvy but yes, Archie would come under that bracket.”
Another said: “Archie is a common name round here and that together with a surname as first name make it extremely chavvy as far as I am concerned.”
A third added: “I don’t think its chavvy, just extremely common and unremarkable.”
A fourth even commented: “I think it’s a common name and can’t stand it. I think the name is okay for a pet!”
Many fans of the royal couple were quick to jump to their defence, with many gushing over the “cute” name.
One person said: “I think it’s a lovely name I don’t see any ‘chav’ connotations with it at all to be honest.”
Another wrote: “Never thought of it as ‘chavvy’. I like it,” while another commented: “I wouldn’t say chavvy. There’s much chavvier names.”
Baby Archie – who is seventh in line to the throne – attended his first photocall on Wednesday as Meghan and Harry showed him off to the world from inside St George’s Hall at Windsor Castle.
Speaking about parenthood, Harry said: “It’s great. Parenting is amazing. It’s only been two days, three days, but we’re just so thrilled to have our very own bundle of joy.”
New mum Meghan – who looked radiant in a white blazer dress – added: “It’s magical, pretty amazing. I mean I have the best two guys in the world. I’m really happy.”
A few hours later, the couple then announced his name in an Instagram post, showing the royal tot meeting his great grandmother the Queen and Prince Philip.
Meghan’s mum Doria Ragland, who was by her daughter’s side at the birth, was also in the photo.
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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are pleased to announce they have named their first born child: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor This afternoon Their Royal Highnesses introduced Her Majesty The Queen to her eighth great-grandchild at Windsor Castle. The Duke of Edinburgh and The Duchess’ mother were also present for this special occasion. Photo credit: Chris Allerton ©️SussexRoyal
According to the site BabyCentre, the name Archie has English origins and means “genuine” and “bald”, meaning “bold” or “brave”.
Archie is traditionally a shorter version of the name Archibald.
Harrison, meanwhile, is a sweet tribute to the baby’s father. It means “son of Harry”.
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