Prince Harry almost named Baby Archie something different

Royal fans are shocked to find out that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle almost named Archie something completely different.

The new book Finding Freedom details the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's "'bid for freedom", which also includes the story behind Archie's name.

"Harry and Meghan already had a name ready to go when Archie was born, because the couple had known all along that they were having a boy," the authors report.

"According to a source, they settled on their son's name some time during the final week of her pregnancy. The couple wanted something traditional, a name that was powerful even without a title in front of fit. Archie, meaning strength and bravery, fit the bill."

They also thought about calling him "Archibald," but not for long.

"They thought about Archibald for all of one second," a friend of the couple said, per the book. "He was always going to be little Archie."

The book also revealed that Markle "never considered" giving birth where Prince Harry was born as well as where the Duchess of Cambridge birthed her three children as she wanted somewhere "more discreet."

This article originally appeared on Over60.