WE'RE the proud Archies of Herefordshire!

That's the cry of these lovely youngsters, who share the first name of the new royal baby.

Their parents sent us their photos in reply to our plea for the county's Archies to step forward.

Attention focused on the infant's name as soon as it was announced this week.

Archie (Harry and Meghan's son's full name is Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor) is likely to be one of the most popular names by the time the new prince starts pre-school in 2022.

Experts at Ancestry, the family history website, have combined historic census records from ancestry.co.uk along with more recent data from the Office of National Statistics to reveal the extent of the royal family’s influence on the nation’s choice of baby names.

The name George jumped seven places in four years following the birth of the young prince in 2013 while Charlotte jumped 13 places in just two years following the birth of the princess in 2015.

Analysing birth registers, Ancestry also uncovered the longer-term impact that princes William and Harry had on their namesakes in the UK.

Comparing the years 1981 and 1991, the popularity of William as a name rose 88 per cent and comparing 1983 to 1993 the number of Harrys born skyrocketed by 592 per cent.