Many joked the couple may be holding out for the Earl of Wokingham – because the LA-based Sussexes are considered right-on – or whether a dukedom on the Isles of Scilly would be better.
Twitter users reacted with a mix of laughter and disbelief at today’s claims Prince Harry and Meghan Markle did not want their firstborn Archie to be called the Earl of Dumbarton because it contained the word ‘dumb’.
Many joked the couple may be holding out for the Earl of Wokingham – because the LA-based Sussexes are considered so right-on – or pondered whether a dukedom on the Isles of Scilly would be better.
Others were angry on behalf of the people of Dumbarton in Scotland – a small town west of Glasgow on the banks of the River Clyde – saying it is ‘insulting’ to residents.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are said to have not been keen on the Earl of Dumbarton title because they feared the young royal might be mocked and bullied as he grows up, the Telegraph reports.
Reacting to the story Ant Watts, tweeted: ‘Should have offered the title Earl of Wokingham surely…?’ another wrote: ‘How about the Earl of Wokingham? Seems to fit better!’ Dozens more made the same joke.
GB News presenter Colin Brazier offered an alternative and said in a tongue-in-cheek tweet: ‘The Dukedom of the Isles of Scilly never stood a chance’. Read more: daily mail
Of course any parent would want to protect their offspring from having a potentially bullying name. Didn’t Disney teach us about the scars of bullying about 80 years ago in the movie Dumbo, released in 1941? This is not only insulting to the Sussex Squad, but for the people of Dumbarton, Scotland.