It seems like watching supernatural movies and TV isn’t enough these days. This Jezebel article asks, why not name your baby after that sexy werewolf or sparkly vampire?
According to Laura Wattenberg, there has long been a tradition of naming trends stemming from shows pairing supernatural themes with attractive young women.
We’ve gathered our list of influential fantasy shows that spawned a generation of baby names.
We all know that some of the fastest rising names in America are linked to the Twilight series. The #1 boy and girl names in the US are right now are Jacob and Isabella. Almost the entire cast is represented in the list of names climbing in popularity. Bella (#48), Edward (#136), Alice (#172), Emmett (#273), Jasper (#286), Cullen (#413), Rosalie (#509), Esme (#921) are quickly climbing the charts. In 2009, the year the book series concluded, 17 baby girls were even given the name Renesmee.
Did you find inspiration for your little one’s name in supernatural pop culture? Leave a comment and tell us about it!
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