Erm, ‘Arry?

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have revealed plans to launch a charitable organization called Archewell.

Oh, right.

The organization’s name is not based on their son, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, but rather the Greek word “Arche,” meaning “source of action,” they said.

Umm, well:

Arche (/ˈɑːrki/; Ancient Greek: ἀρχή) is a Greek word with primary senses “beginning”, “origin” or “source of action” (εξ’ ἀρχής: from the beginning, οr εξ’ ἀρχής λόγος: the original argument), and later “first principle” or “element”. By extension, it may mean “first place, power”, “method of government”, “empire, realm”

Maybe the last of those extensions might be a closer meaning.

“We connected to this concept for the charitable organisation we hoped to build one day, and it became the inspiration for our son’s name.

How long have you been planning this love?

14 thoughts on “Erm, ‘Arry?”

  1. How long have you been planning this love?

    The name is probably post-Archie, but the plan (as with Sussex Royal) and the whole “Princess in Hollywood” schtick probably pre-dates her meeting Harry. The prince aspect is ageing rapidly though.

    I give it another 18 months before the cracks become impossible to hide. It will make Charles and Diana’s breakup look like a honeymoon by comparison. Poor old Harry, he’ll be slaughtered on the altar of his own good intentions.

  2. Not a good choice, as people won’t know how to pronounce it. Those more educated who are familiar with “archetype” will pronounce it like that. Others who remember their kid’s name will say “arch-well” or “archie-well”. I doubt if I’ll ever say it, but will pronounce it “Ah-CHEW-el!”, loudly, into my elbow.

  3. Charitable organisation. hmmm. C’mon journos give us the low down we want to know. i.e. can you found and live very nicely thankee very much off the back of a hollywood wellness charidee?

  4. Dennis, He Who Is Not Easily Amused

    It is humorous – in a grim sort of way – to watch people who are essentially frivolous striving to be taken seriously.

  5. I give it another 18 months before the cracks become impossible to hide.

    Dunno. Now that Will-(n-Kate-)n-kids are permitted to travel together in aircraft, there’s a not unreasonable chance that Meghan could be queen consort of the UK and Commonwealth. She might lay back and think of England.

  6. Though I’m familiar with eg archetype etc, I’m struggling to get my tongue around archewell. ark-well ? ark-ee-well ? ah kwell?

  7. The organization’s name is not based on their son

    Apparently their son is named after the organization’s name – was that a pig flying past?

    …Yesterday they took pains to explain why we should. And that Archewell was not only their future, it had informed their past, too. ‘Before Sussex Royal, came the idea of Arche – the Greek word meaning source of action,’ said the Sussexes in a statement. ‘We connected to this concept for the charitable organisation we hoped to build one day, and it became the inspiration for our son’s name.’

    Did it really? Let’s be frank here. Harry wasn’t exactly noted as a Greek scholar at Eton, while I imagine Meghan’s knowledge of the subject begins and ends with how much feta she wants in her Greek salad. I could be wrong! As Plutarch once almost said, judge ye not the Duke and Duchess of Do-Good until the virtue of their harvest is fully reaped on the Oprah show.

    Yet the problem with the Sussexes is that, in such a short time, they have become increasingly preposterous. Just listen to them earnestly elaborating on their Archewell aims: ‘To do something of meaning, to do something that matters. Archewell is a name that combines an ancient word for strength and action, and another that evokes the deep resources we each must draw upon.’

    So far the only deep resources Harry and Meghan have drawn upon are Prince Charles’s bank accounts. I mean, who are they trying to fool? The current global health crisis has made many take stock, and to focus with piercing clarity on what is really important; family, health, love and safety.

    One of the results of this is that it throws a harsh light on the kind of virtue signalling, woke values and empty words of people like Harry and Meghan, exposing the aching vacuity at the heart of their endeavours. ‘We look forward to launching Archewell when the time is right,’ they say. Couldn’t they have waited until the time was right to tell us they were going to wait until the time was right to tell us?…

    Absolute vapid drivel from the pair of them. Son named After the organisation – bollocks

  8. Good observation, Dennis. I’d add that they are not only “frivolous striving to be taken seriously,” they threw away their only marketable asset.

    This whole mess is like a 90s chick flick. Maybe they’ll drive into the Grand Canyon when they realize what everyone else already knows.

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