OK, there’s a moral here for royalty-watchers:
Never let an actress marry a redhead. They’re likely to come up with a surprising name for the baby.
That’s what happened with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. Their son has just been named Archie, after (one assumes) the world’s most famous redhead, Archie Andrews, of comic-book fame.
(At least, I’m guessing that’s whom he’s named for. It wouldn’t be Archie Bunker. Or Archie Leach … who changed his name to Cary Grant, so they might as well just name the kid Prince Cary.)
Still, we had to expect this. Prince Harry is a sunny (at least by British-royalty standards) redhead. It’s logical that he would name the kid after someone who is so sunny and cheery and … well, American.
With that in mind, I only have two wishes:
— I hope this Archie turns out like the one in the comics, not like the one in the TV version. On CW’s “Riverdale,” Archie Andrews had an affair with his teacher … worked for the evil Mr. Lodge … and was a bare-fisted brawler in prison.
— Also, I really hope that no subsequent sibling is named Jughead.