Beyonce, Adele and The Hunger Games Inspire Some of the Hottest Baby Names in 2012

There is a female tribute name that is apparently even hotter than Katniss. Can you guess what it is?

Jacob, Edward and Bella are SO last year.

That’s right.  Buh-bye TwilightThe Hunger Games is taking over when it comes to parents choosing names for their babies.

As 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.

Weston, Westley and West – As Nameberry reports, “all variety of West names are hot this year, but Weston, the choice of The Office‘s Jenna Fischer for her son, is the hottest of them all.”

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