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After much speculation as to what Prince Harry and Meghan Markle would name their baby, we finally have an answer: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
Experts had previously suggested that whatever name the royal couple chose would somehow unite the U.K. and the U.S., and as Archie is a name that appeals both to people who like passing down traditional names and people who watch Riverdale on the CW, we can consider this merger a success.
Of course, by “success” we mean they gave that baby a name that launched a thousand crossover jokes.
“Do they know he will have to save Riverdale?” asked one Twitter user.
DO THEY KNOW HE WILL HAVE TO SAVE RIVERDALE https://t.co/fwGm3apTJd— Julia Bush (@jabush) May 8, 2019
Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, First of His Name, Earl of Riverdale. pic.twitter.com/JgqlBE3p4k— Carlos (@TheRealClosgolf) May 8, 2019
So they decided to name the royal baby Archie and not Jughead who wears an actual crown pic.twitter.com/aDoWy8saA2— Henchwoman (@mallsta) May 8, 2019
Archie, Earl of Riverdale— Netflix Canada (@Netflix_CA) May 8, 2019
Some Riverdale/royal family fans are even considering ways the CW hit could incorporate this phenomenal name choice into the show’s narrative.
Riverdale, Season Four: Archie finds out he’s a royal and is next in line for the throne, but also his lemonade stand has REALLY taken off and he isn’t sure he can so easily give it up. Betty and Veronica start a detective agency. Jughead discovers his typewriter controls reality pic.twitter.com/1D6fLCqkta— Chris Knetzer (@KnetzerTheGreat) May 8, 2019
Others joked about the impact this decision could have on the royal family in the future—including the possibility of the Queen banning Netflix throughout Buckingham Palace.
two years from now: "Archie Mountbatten-Windsor has a new brother, the Duke of Jughead."— Mo Ryan (@moryan) May 8, 2019
BREAKING NEWS: Queen bans and cancels Netflixs subscription at Buckingham Palace. After Meghans repeated viewing of Riverdale, subconsciously makes her decide on Archie as the child's name. pic.twitter.com/5AZiU1PLkr— Scott H (@Scottdiavolo) May 8, 2019
And sure, there are people who wanted something a little different from the name.
The Queen: “Prince Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. First of his name, Earl of Riverdale & Protector of the Realm.”— AY (@aygummo) May 8, 2019
Archie: “Call me Jamal” pic.twitter.com/Rz2RYjfQUY
But ultimately, a name you can turn into a joke is always a win on the internet.
meghan and harry’s baby just answered to the name archiekins, told me to go back to the south side, and that i’ll never know the epic highs and lows of the royal court— lin ay (@jesuischalamet) May 8, 2019
Especially when it gives the official Archie Comics Twitter the opportunity for the best response to the news.
i'm baby— Archie Comics (@ArchieComics) May 8, 2019
Rachel Kiley is a writer who sometimes writes things and sometimes is based in L.A., but is definitely always on Twitter @rachelkiley.