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The new royal baby’s name is Archie—and it’s sparking a lot of ‘Riverdale’ jokes

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Rachel Kiley

Internet Culture

Published May 8, 2019   Updated May 20, 2021, 1:02 pm CDT

After much speculation as to what Prince Harry and Meghan Markle would name their baby, we finally have an answer: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

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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.

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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.

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Some Riverdale/royal family fans are even considering ways the CW hit could incorporate this phenomenal name choice into the show’s narrative.

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.

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And sure, there are people who wanted something a little different from the name.

But ultimately, a name you can turn into a joke is always a win on the internet.

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Especially when it gives the official Archie Comics Twitter the opportunity for the best response to the news.


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*First Published: May 8, 2019, 4:17 pm CDT