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Names That Bite: Supernatural Hits Home

By MadelinePetersen |

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.


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Names That Bite: Supernatural Hits Home


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.

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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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Madeline blogs and tweets about budget-friendly clothes, modest apparel, sales, her obsession with pop culture, and her pudgy little baby, Tate, on her personal blog, Uber Chic for Cheap. A former Babble contributor, she currently resides in Corpus Christi, Texas.

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2 thoughts on “Names That Bite: Supernatural Hits Home

  1. Meredith says:

    almost named one of my sons Jasper (I have never read the twilight series), I told my mom that I liked it, and she clued me in. we definitely dodged a bullet with that one:)

  2. Audrey says:

    I named my daughter Isobel and everyone thinks I named her after Bella because I am a huge Twilight fan but I actually got it from a Carey Grant movie called Suspicion but some people still try to call her Bella or Isabella it drives me nuts!

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