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coincidence? i think not.

Did Meghan Markle and Prince Harry steal Prince George's self-determined nickname for their new baby?

The newest royal baby's name may have had a somewhat spooky inspiration.

After a few days of anticipation, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced Wednesday that they'd named their newborn son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor. That name seemingly couldn't get more unique, until you consider that a tabloid reported Archie's cousin Prince George likes to call himself by the same name.

Earlier this year, notoriously shady U.K. tabloid The Sun spoke to a woman who said she ran into Prince George and Princess Charlotte hanging out by a stream with their grandmother. The woman obviously wasn't going to bother some royal kids, but George apparently started petting her dog, so she said she asked George for his name "even though I obviously knew it." To the woman's "astonishment," George said "'I'm called Archie,'" she told The Sun.

There are only a few explanations here, one being, as the woman told The Sun, that "kids often play with their names." There's also The Cut's theory that the so-called George wasn't a royal after all, but a lookalike coincidentally playing near the Windsor family's home — or craftily posing as a body double that forgot his cover for a moment.

Regardless, the formally named Archie is cute, and you should look at him here.