Prince George Reportedly Just Shared His Cute Nickname

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Recently, while playing at a park with his sister and grandmother, Prince George revealed his nickname -- and, not gonna lie here, it's pretty random. Apparently, George, along with Princess Charlotte and Carole Middleton, was standing by a stream when a nearby dogwalker asked him his name to be polite -- and what came about of the little prince's mouth was so not "George." 

  • The dogwalker -- who wishes to remain anonymous -- said that when she got close to George and Charlotte, she was asked by security not to take a photo. 

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    "I didn't [take a photo], but George started stroking my dog," the woman told The Sun. "Just to be friendly I engaged in a bit of small talk and I asked George what his name was, even though obviously I knew it."

    And George's response? Archie. 

    "To my astonishment he said 'I'm called Archie' with a big smile on his face," the woman continued. "I don't know why he calls himself Archie but kids often play with their names and I think it's lovely." 

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  • No one from the royal family has ever mentioned the name "Archie," so it's quite possible George either thought of it on the fly or it's used for security purposes. 

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    Of course, it's not unusual for kids to make up names, but he also may have been advised by Prince William and Kate Middleton to never give his name out to strangers. 

  • The duke and duchess obviously do their best to give their children as normal a life as possible -- but, when you're that high profile, you can never be too careful. 

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    In fact, in late 2017, ISIS made a threat against Prince George. Evidently, a photo of George, who was just 4 at the time, was discovered on an encrypted instant-messaging app, along with a chilling message, saying that "even the royal family will not be left alone."  

  • Whether Archie is (was) Prince George's alias or just something he likes to call himself, the idea of him telling someone that that's his name is pretty darn adorable. 

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    The whole world knows your name, George. But it's very sweet to think that you are completely oblivious to that fact.