Luke Skywalker Reckons He's The Reason The Royal Baby Was Named Archie

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You got some 'splainin' to do.

There are a few well-known facts when it comes to the royal baby.

First of all, he was born (huzzah!) - supposedly on Monday but there's some contention as per usual.

And second, his name is Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

But there's a third sneaky fact you might not know; the (alleged) origin of said name.

Mark Hamill, who plays Star Wars’ Luke Skywalker, has jokingly tweeted that it was he who pitched the name:

“Here’s me with William & Harry pitching the idea of naming any future royal baby after their favorite #StarWars actor,” he wrote.

“Happy they chose Archie HARRISON Mountbatten-Windsor, but regret not being more specific.”

He added, “Should have pitched favorite #StarWars actor WHO PLAYED LUKE.”

While his theory certainly has a drop or two of merit - they did go with a more Americanised 'Archie' versus British 'Archibold' - the name Harrison actually came from a far more familial source.

Originating in the Middle Ages,'Harrison' literally means "son of Henry" - Prince Harry's full first name - or "son of Harry".

Nice try Skywalker.

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Written By Ally Parker