The internet is in a state of absolute shock after finding out that iconic doll Barbie has a surname.
Some people don’t need a surname – Cher, Seal, Prince, Madonna, Kylie, McLovin, etc. Barbie has also always been counted among this illustrious company for the past six decades.
Unfortunately, her place on the one-name-wonder roll-call isn’t in fact merited.
Because Barbie has had a surname all along.
Earlier this week, the iconic doll’s Twitter account posted a message to celebrate siblings day and the internet had a meltdown after discovering that Barbie has an actual surname.
And, no, her surname isn’t Doll. It’s Roberts. Barbie Roberts.
Her parents are called George and Margaret.
While some fans may have already known this, an overwhelming and huge majority were taken aback.
— Barbie (@Barbie) April 10, 2018
Barbie also has her own maiden name, as Ken’s surname is Carson, apparently. But that’s not the only name-related bombshell.
According to Barbie folklore, ‘Barbie’ is, in fact, her nickname. Her full name is Barbara ‘Barbie’ Millicent Roberts.
The fact she has three sisters seemed to catch people off-guard too.
Barbie was created by Ruth Handler in 1959. Over the years, Barbie has had many siblings, including Skipper, Anastasia, Todd, Chelsea, Kelly, and Kristine.
Kristine was discontinued in 2001, while Kelly was replaced with Chelsea in 2010. Barbie’s brother Todd was discontinued in 1971 in the US and in 1980 in Europe.
I demand to see a birth certificate
— Kirbie D (@kirbiev) April 13, 2018
@kbcoddington my life is a lie
— Megan Coddington (@meg_kelly16) April 14, 2018
When did she have 3 sisters?
— Kristal Leigh (@Krisayye) April 14, 2018
I always thought her last name was “Doll” 😭
— RHEA LAYNE 🇧🇧 (@MissRheaDawn) April 13, 2018
hol up. barbie has a LAST NAME? pic.twitter.com/sepOxNw6fm
— jackie summers (@jackiesummers34) April 11, 2018