Jacob, Edward and Bella are SO last year.
That’s right. Buh-bye Twilight! The Hunger Games is taking over when it comes to parents choosing names for their babies.
As Nameberry.com reports, “baby names in 2012 are already proving themselves to be very different from last year’s choices, with The Hunger Games taking over from Twilight as the primary cultural influence on names, the hottest boys’ names taking a cue from the girls, and musical names trumping Hollywood for inspiration
See five of the hottest names after the jump!
Ivy – Well DUH. This is a no brainer. What with Beyonce and Jay Z naming their daughter Blue Ivy there are bound to be a million copycats. But prepare yourselves, pregnant women, for two or three girls named Blue or Ivy in your daughter’s kindergarten class. As Nameberry reports, Ivy has already risen to the top 300 names. While Blue isn’t quite as hot yet, Nameberry predicts a rise in color names like Scarlett, Violet and Indigo.
Adele – The French diminutive of Adelaide has reentered the Top 1000 for the first time in nearly half a century. Only one person can take credit for that and she’s so world famous she doesn’t even need a surname for you to know who I’m talking about.
Rue – You might know her as the smallest and youngest tribute from The Hunger Games. The blockbuster movie, according to Nameberry, “has turned the spotlight on a range of exotic botanical names for girls, from the heroine’s name Katniss to gentle Primrose to Posy and Clove. But the simple and sleek “Rue” is the hottest name of all.
Cato – He’s the male tribute from District 2 in The Hunger Games and despite the fact that he’s a bad guy apparently a lot of parents thing it’s a good name.
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