Star Wars actor Mark Hamill was among the many people to react on social media to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex naming their son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.
He picked up on the baby’s middle name, sharing a photo of himself talking to Harry and Prince William along with the caption:
“Here’s me with William & Harry pitching the idea of naming any future royal baby after their favorite #StarWars actor."
“Happy they chose Archie HARRISON Mountbatten-Windsor but regret not being more specific."
“Should have pitched favorite #StarWars actor WHO PLAYED LUKE.”
Here's me with William & Harry pitching the idea of naming any future royal baby after their favorite #StarWars act… https://t.co/Mr4XmyJScY— Mark Hamill (@Mark Hamill)1557343953.0
The royal family’s Twitter account meanwhile shared a photograph of the Queen meeting her latest great-grandson.
The caption read:
“The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were introduced to the newborn son of The Duke & Duchess of Sussex at Windsor Castle.”
The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh were introduced to the newborn son of The Duke & Duchess of Sussex at Windsor C… https://t.co/VEGnw3Z5JX— The Royal Family (@The Royal Family)1557330239.0
Archie means “genuine”, “bold” and “brave”, and is German in origin.
It is also a name well known to Americans as the eponymous character of a famous comic book – with the main figure sporting red hair.
i'm baby— Archie Comics (@Archie Comics)1557331178.0
Archie Andrews is known as “America’s typical teenager” and he and his friends have been updated for a modern audience with Riverdale, a Netflix drama series.
Netflix Canada tweeted “Archie, Earl of Riverdale”...
Archie, Earl of Riverdale— Netflix Canada (@Netflix Canada)1557332927.0
...while the Riverdale account posted “proud to be Archie” along with baby and crown emoji.
Proud to be Archie. 👶👑 #Riverdale is new TONIGHT at 8/7c on The CW! https://t.co/2G1hXB4c6d— Riverdale (@Riverdale)1557340200.0
Chef Jamie Oliver stuck to what he knows best by creating a royal roulade in celebration of the occasion.
“Congratulations to the Duke & Duchess of Sussex on the arrival of Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor!”
“To celebrate I’ve created this Royal Roulade. A timeless classic of strawberries, sponge & cream, rolled up into a real showstopper. Big love jo x”.
Congratulations to the Duke & Duchess of Sussex on the arrival of Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor! To celebrate… https://t.co/1MC397NmME— Jamie Oliver (@Jamie Oliver)1557332297.0
The world of sport was not left out either, with basketball team Chicago Bulls getting involved on Twitter.
Sharing a modified image of their team mascot holding players Ryan Arcidiacono and Shaquille Harrison, the team’s Twitter account wrote:
“Archie Harrison has always been a royal name.”
Archie Harrison has always been a royal name https://t.co/vCfbgNOvNX— Chicago Bulls (@Chicago Bulls)1557336922.0
Sports broadcaster Clare Balding shared a picture of her dog with the caption:
“This is our #Archie.”
This is our #Archie https://t.co/ksTgaGfqND— Clare Balding (@Clare Balding)1557342044.0
The name Archie trended on Twitter for hours after the announcement.