SMH @ people out here really naming their kids after fictional runaway slaves turned bounty hunters.
Via MSN reports:
How about naming the newest member of your family Katniss or Django?
Those movie-influenced monikers are among the most popular baby names so far in 2013, according to online database Nameberry, which calculated the list based on the most viewed name pages on its site.
Names inspired by movies and chosen by celebrities for their kids are a big part of the list.
“The most recent Social Security lists are for 2012, which means they’re measuring which names parents chose in the past as opposed to which names parents are likely to choose in the future,” said Nameberry cofounder Pamela Redmond Satran.
“The top names on our lists may not even rank right now in the national top 1,000, but are likely to show up among the top names of the next decade.”
Besides film-fueled interest in Katniss and Django, names chosen by celebrities for their kids are also getting lots of attention from prospective parents. Harper is high on the girls’ list after Victoria and David Beckham picked it as the name for their daughter. Violet and Seraphina are the names of the daughters of Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck.
Meanwhile, the top unisex names so far this year are Quinn, Rowan, and Sawyer.
Would you name your child after your favorite character? We have to admit, we kind of like the idea of a little Daenerys (Game of Thrones) running around.
Here are Nameberry’s top baby names for the first half of 2013: