All hail Archie, Earl of Riverdale: the best reactions to the royal baby's name
Comic book fans are tickled by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's choice of first name for their son — Archie!
The loved-up Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced their child's name on Instagram on Wednesday. He's been dubbed: Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
The name Archie is derived from Archibald which means "brave" or "bold", while Harrison means "son of Henry", which is Prince Harry's real name for those who didn't know.
Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan showed off their newborn son on May 8 2019, describing having a baby as "magic".
As for Mountbatten-Windsor, it's the royal family's seldom-used surname. (Most nobles just go by their formal titles or, if applicable, Prince or Princess — think Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex.)
There were mixed reactions to the little boy's name on social media.
Some thought it was a great choice:
Other felt it wasn't regal enough for the son of a duke:
Then there were those who thought it sounded too 'old':
ok- WTF. Have we run out of cool #BabyNames? Why are ppl naming their babies after my great grandparents? 😭#Archie & #Gene????— TheSisterChantel (@DaSisterChantel) May 8, 2019
i expect these 2 babies to grab a cane & some plaid pants, & start playing poker in their cribs while they suck on a cigar 😂 #RoyalBaby #Stop 😭 pic.twitter.com/r3cFbU0KKt
And, of course, many couldn't resist pointing out the obvious — the royal baby shares his name with the iconic red-headed, comic-book character from Riverdale:
When I was a little kid, I would read comic books and think how cool it would be if Archie and Richie Rich somehow came together in a bizarro mash-up world. Well today my wish came true. #PrinceArchie #WhenArchieMetRichie #RoyalBaby #RoyalBabyName #ComicBookMashUp— Jeremy Earle (@ptijerm) May 8, 2019