It appears people are taking one look at their babies at birth and naming them the first thing that comes to mind, which explains why Awesome, Majestic and Handsome are becoming increasingly popular. Which is fine until you meet Big and Hairy on the playground one day.
"The Force Awakens"—the latest installment in the "Star Wars" franchise—opens on December 18, and I predict the number of kids named Anakin, Poe and Jedi will become even more popular than they are now. (Hey, what do you think everyone is doing while they're camped out in front of the theater?)
Sure, it's an ultra-gory show that regularly features killing and explicit, violent sex, but all that will melt away when you gaze at the sweet face of your Khaleesi or Arya. Just try not to name your little one after a character that's about to be offed. (Sorry, you won't get any spoilers here.)
Parents are increasingly taking names from royalty. Literally. The name Royalty is popping up frequently on baby registers, as are royally inspired names like Duchess and Reign. Personally, I just wish my mom had had the foresight to name me The Queen.
Celebrities are flocking (get it?) to creature names for their wee ones. Alicia Silverstone has her son Bear, Busy Philipps has daughters Cricket and Birdie, and Zooey Deschanel's daughter has Otter for a middle name. Hopefully these kids won't become beasts of burden. (Sorry.)
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