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'Hunger Games,' 'Game of Thrones' references top pop culture baby names



The pop culture babies are coming! Baby naming website Nameberry has made predictions of what the most popular baby names of 2012 will be based on an analysis of almost 3 million page views on their site. The guesses are an eye-opening, pop culture revelation of what is hitting with soon-to-be parents. Highlights below:

Rue
Taking the top spot is a beloved Hunger Games female name, but it’s not the obvious one. Rue, the doe-eyed heroine who stole our hearts (I throw berries at you, Marvel!) leads Nameberry’s list, according to their statistics. If a Hunger Games character had to take the cake, I’m glad it’s Rue. Can you imagine teaching a youngin’ to say Katniss?

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bodyline 11th-Apr-2012 06:43 pm (UTC)
The title made me think that GoT and THG were referencing pop culture at some point and I was like "wtf that makes no sense"
wicked_g 11th-Apr-2012 06:51 pm (UTC)
lol me too

Like Sansa and the Hound went to a Katy Perry concert, and Jaime calls his new haircut a 'Britney'.
lusushi 11th-Apr-2012 06:59 pm (UTC)
omg lol
alerie 11th-Apr-2012 07:41 pm (UTC)
i giggled too much at jaime and his "britney". oh my :D
winninghearts 11th-Apr-2012 06:43 pm (UTC)
I like Rue a lot. Not enough that I'd use it, but it's cute.

I also love Jaime. But spelled Jamie. As a nickname for James. It sounds really dumb with my last name, though. :/

Edited at 2012-04-11 06:43 pm (UTC)
chantonii 12th-Apr-2012 10:26 am (UTC)
IA, it's cute, I like it as a nickname. Not for a person though, maybe a cat.
theshadowpuppet 11th-Apr-2012 06:43 pm (UTC)
The only way I would name my daughter Arya is if I magically got Michelle Fairley's accent, because the way she says the name is heavenly and I would want my child's name to sound like that at all points in time.
margerydaw_s2 11th-Apr-2012 06:55 pm (UTC)
Seconded.

I have the hots for her. Michelle, not Arya.
d00ditsemily OT BUT BREAKING NEWS!!!!11th-Apr-2012 06:44 pm (UTC)
Zimmerman will be criminally charged in Trayvon Martin's death!!!!!!!!
pushpoplove Re: OT BUT BREAKING NEWS!!!!11th-Apr-2012 06:45 pm (UTC)
wat
mcwicca Re: OT BUT BREAKING NEWS!!!!11th-Apr-2012 06:45 pm (UTC)
link?
d00ditsemily Re: OT BUT BREAKING NEWS!!!!11th-Apr-2012 06:48 pm (UTC)
http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2012/04/11/prosecutor-to-announce-decision-on-zimmerman/?hpt=hp_c1


press conference soon.
berry_wish Re: OT BUT BREAKING NEWS!!!!11th-Apr-2012 06:46 pm (UTC)
RECEIPTS!!
wicked_g Re: OT BUT BREAKING NEWS!!!!11th-Apr-2012 06:49 pm (UTC)
Just saw!
vivisexion Re: OT BUT BREAKING NEWS!!!!11th-Apr-2012 06:51 pm (UTC)
just saw this on tumblr! hope they put him away for life
kapuki234 Re: OT BUT BREAKING NEWS!!!!11th-Apr-2012 06:53 pm (UTC)
Needs to get the chair IMO.

I pray the prosecutors are ruthless.
watermeloncholy Re: OT BUT BREAKING NEWS!!!!11th-Apr-2012 06:53 pm (UTC)
It's sad that it took months and so much outrage for this to happen. had this been a black dude who shot and killed a white kid, he'd have been on death row. smh.
javamonster983 Re: OT BUT BREAKING NEWS!!!!11th-Apr-2012 06:55 pm (UTC)
oh snap
gbeastly Re: OT BUT BREAKING NEWS!!!!11th-Apr-2012 07:00 pm (UTC)
Good.
rydiachachunk Re: OT BUT BREAKING NEWS!!!!11th-Apr-2012 07:49 pm (UTC)
Finally
chiigusa 11th-Apr-2012 06:46 pm (UTC)
If I get another pet, I think they're gonna get a cute ASOIF name.
liberateourtime 11th-Apr-2012 06:47 pm (UTC)
when i finally get a dog, i'm naming it samwell (or samwise, if i'm feeling LOTR)
chiigusa 11th-Apr-2012 06:48 pm (UTC)
You can call it Sam and add the extra "well/wise" depending on how you're feeling, lol.
bodyline 11th-Apr-2012 06:52 pm (UTC)
I have a guinea pig named Samwise!
berry_wish 11th-Apr-2012 06:47 pm (UTC)
Pets are the best for fandom names. When I graduate and move into a house I'm getting a puppy named Sirius
qween_tartii 12th-Apr-2012 12:05 pm (UTC)
when my husband finally lets us get a cat, i'm going to call it Jorah. no shame.
hypnology 11th-Apr-2012 06:46 pm (UTC)
I agree abotu Declan. My 2nd fav boy name.
juicybrisket 11th-Apr-2012 06:47 pm (UTC)
im glad none of the names ive chosen for my kids are popular.

my friend just had a bb and named him greyson, and three other friends had bbs last year and named them adam, gretchen and gary.
wicked_g Alt!Names ONTD11th-Apr-2012 06:48 pm (UTC)
What would your parents have named you had they not settled on your current name?

I didn't have any girl alts, but if I had been a boy I'd have been Nicolas.
highflyer8 Re: Alt!Names ONTD11th-Apr-2012 06:49 pm (UTC)
Tess

blech
deja_vu822 Re: Alt!Names ONTD11th-Apr-2012 06:57 pm (UTC)
almost name twins! i agree with your blech sentiment
dirrtypony Re: Alt!Names ONTD11th-Apr-2012 06:50 pm (UTC)
larry thank god i am a girl
beaucadeau Re: Alt!Names ONTD11th-Apr-2012 06:51 pm (UTC)
My mom really wanted either Amelia or Cynthia, but my dad didn't like them. So they named me after another strong capable woman: Julia Child.

If I was a boy I was going to be John Vincent (not sure if they would have used English or Polish spelling though)
chiigusa Re: Alt!Names ONTD11th-Apr-2012 06:51 pm (UTC)
My name is Stephanie. But if I was a boy, I woulda been Joey. And the other girl name was Bonnie Rebecca.
vivisexion Re: Alt!Names ONTD11th-Apr-2012 06:52 pm (UTC)
my mom wanted to name me lenore, and i'm crushed that she didn't :(

my dad wanted to name me lori. lol, no thanks.
hello_samm Re: Alt!Names ONTD11th-Apr-2012 06:52 pm (UTC)
My name's Samantha but I was almost Jessica. /csb
meow_tan Re: Alt!Names ONTD11th-Apr-2012 06:53 pm (UTC)
Brianna or Dimitrious Blaise
deja_vu822 Re: Alt!Names ONTD11th-Apr-2012 06:55 pm (UTC)
Tess is apparently what my dad wanted to name me. I'm glad that didn't happen. He wanted to name my brother Wesley. But we became Alanna and Jordan
magicpebble Re: Alt!Names ONTD11th-Apr-2012 06:55 pm (UTC)
My mom liked Allison or Monica, my dad wanted to name me Ruth.

If I'd been a boy, my name would have been Elliott, after the kid in E.T. (rme at my parents lol)
shadowfax Re: Alt!Names ONTD11th-Apr-2012 06:56 pm (UTC)
something basic like Laura I think
shangman Re: Alt!Names ONTD11th-Apr-2012 06:56 pm (UTC)
Briony.

It's not too bad, I think they went through a tonne of flower & plant names.
capsfanx10 Re: Alt!Names ONTD11th-Apr-2012 06:57 pm (UTC)
Starr Sharee

So freaking awful. I am glad my grandmother talked my mom out of that.
hypnology Re: Alt!Names ONTD11th-Apr-2012 06:57 pm (UTC)
Louanne or leeann.
if I was a boy: jason or justin
owly Re: Alt!Names ONTD11th-Apr-2012 06:57 pm (UTC)
if i was a boy i would have been called simon. can kinda see myself as a simon tbh
margerydaw_s2 Re: Alt!Names ONTD11th-Apr-2012 06:59 pm (UTC)
Dominique.
posh Re: Alt!Names ONTD11th-Apr-2012 07:00 pm (UTC)
tabitha elizabeth

SO glad that didn't happen
gbeastly Re: Alt!Names ONTD11th-Apr-2012 07:02 pm (UTC)
I was almost Lucy, but they thought it sounded weird with my last name. I would have been more than happy to be a Lucy, I love that name almost as much as my real name.

And if I was a boy I would have been Stephen Joseph or Joseph Stephen, which are both incredibly beige.
loveumbrella Re: Alt!Names ONTD11th-Apr-2012 07:02 pm (UTC)
If I had been a boy I'd have a horrible name but my third name would have been Johannes so that's what people would call me

other alternatives (for a girl, and I'm a girl lol) were Satu and Siro (and the first means literally a fairytale and the second means a slender person, so damn I'm glad those aren't my names).
mcwicca Re: Alt!Names ONTD11th-Apr-2012 07:05 pm (UTC)
If I was a boy I would have been Thomas lol.
talksleazy Re: Alt!Names ONTD11th-Apr-2012 07:05 pm (UTC)
my mom went through a weird phase while she was pregnant with me, i was either going to be stormy or olive
but a few days before i was born she was in an elevator with "a pretty black lady" who was wearing a perfume called chloe so that's what my name is now
hearxmexrawr Re: Alt!Names ONTD11th-Apr-2012 07:06 pm (UTC)
Jessica.

If I were I boy I would have been James or Chase
sunredskyblue Re: Alt!Names ONTD11th-Apr-2012 07:06 pm (UTC)
if i were a boy, tarian
glowing_dragon Re: Alt!Names ONTD11th-Apr-2012 07:07 pm (UTC)
The same. Blah.
black_swan87 Re: Alt!Names ONTD11th-Apr-2012 07:08 pm (UTC)
Probably what my name is now since it's unisex
carolina_girl85 Re: Alt!Names ONTD11th-Apr-2012 07:08 pm (UTC)
aw my mom said she was going to name me nicholas if i was a boy. apparently back then, they thought i was going to be a boy and had all these boy things picked out and clothes. oh well, 1980s sonograms!
juicybrisket Re: Alt!Names ONTD11th-Apr-2012 07:11 pm (UTC)
my dad was going to name me niall if i had been a boy
l27freakshow Re: Alt!Names ONTD11th-Apr-2012 07:14 pm (UTC)
My mom almost named me Odette, from Swan Lake. I'm glad she didn't though. My nickname would've been Odie, like the dog from Garfield. If I was a boy, I was going to be Clifford, after my dad.
asha_greyjoy Re: Alt!Names ONTD11th-Apr-2012 07:14 pm (UTC)
Brianna

if I was a boy Steely Chaz. So glad Im a girl
onlyghosts 11th-Apr-2012 07:14 pm (UTC)
i was almost named Courtney or Madeline. when i was younger i wished they'd chosen Madeline, but now i prefer my name.
k_byte Re: Alt!Names ONTD11th-Apr-2012 07:19 pm (UTC)
am actually named: kristen
was almost named: rachel, elizabeth, carolyn (really glad about not getting any of those names bc my husband's name is ross, elizabeth has too many stupid nicknames and i would probably punch someone if they called me "betsy" or whatever, and carolyn is kind of old lady for the mid-80s when i was born imo)
if i had been a boy: eric or anthony

pretty normal stuff there i guess lol
daisychain_halo Re: Alt!Names ONTD11th-Apr-2012 07:20 pm (UTC)
loretta

kind of sad it didn't happen, tbh

i knew 7 other girls with my name during school
efface 11th-Apr-2012 07:26 pm (UTC)
I was born in '83. I could've been Jennifer or Shana. I'm happy with Kim.
stephaniebrown Re: Alt!Names ONTD11th-Apr-2012 07:27 pm (UTC)
i would've been emily. or lucy, because jessica wasn't beige enough for them.

smh
hireaunicorn Re: Alt!Names ONTD11th-Apr-2012 07:37 pm (UTC)
Louise.
DNW.
goofusgallant Re: Alt!Names ONTD11th-Apr-2012 07:42 pm (UTC)
Jackie
naveedchick Re: Alt!Names ONTD11th-Apr-2012 07:44 pm (UTC)
Amanda.

I think they should have gone for it as everyone can't say or spell my name because it looks to similarly to other names so they say those instead. It's never ending frustration. I remember one of my teacher changed all the lists/schedules with the students names on it just because he thought my name was spelled wrong, and obviously he had to change everything back after the he met me on the first day of school.
discoblock Re: Alt!Names ONTD11th-Apr-2012 07:44 pm (UTC)
Oona and Roosa. Mikael if I was a boy.
queen_insane Re: Alt!Names ONTD11th-Apr-2012 07:46 pm (UTC)
I don't even remember.
queenweasley Re: Alt!Names ONTD11th-Apr-2012 07:48 pm (UTC)
My name is Sarah but if I were a boy my mom said I would have been named Joshua or Justin. Meh.
shadwrayvn Re: Alt!Names ONTD11th-Apr-2012 07:55 pm (UTC)
My mom was gonna name me Adrianna but choose Cindy instead..... I really love Adrianna for a name!
pimpmytardis Re: Alt!Names ONTD11th-Apr-2012 08:03 pm (UTC)
If I (or any of my older sisters) had been a boy, we would have been named Aaron.
caketime Re: Alt!Names ONTD11th-Apr-2012 08:08 pm (UTC)
Hannah but my mum didn't like it. It would've been fun, because my flat mate of 5 years is called Hannah and her little sister is called Mia (like me).

Ian if I were a boy.
pastelstar Re: Alt!Names ONTD11th-Apr-2012 08:25 pm (UTC)
Jeannie or Jeannine. BARF.
deargirl Re: Alt!Names ONTD11th-Apr-2012 08:41 pm (UTC)
I was always going to be Catherine/Cassie, that had been set in stone before my mom even met my dad haha. But if I was a boy I was going to be Jacob.
lady_leia_solo Re: Alt!Names ONTD11th-Apr-2012 08:58 pm (UTC)
I was almost Charlotte.
harleenfrances Re: Alt!Names ONTD11th-Apr-2012 09:35 pm (UTC)
my name is monica (everyone calls me moni) but if i were born a boy i would've had the privilege of being named ace, cruz, or junior
girlscharms Re: Alt!Names ONTD11th-Apr-2012 09:41 pm (UTC)
Zoe or Kimberly
nyanko Re: Alt!Names ONTD11th-Apr-2012 09:59 pm (UTC)
My father wanted to name me Inírida which is awful, my mom wanted to name me Valentina, which doesn't fit me at all.

If I was a boy my name was going to be Carlos Felipe. Bleh.
ohifonly_x Re: Alt!Names ONTD11th-Apr-2012 11:57 pm (UTC)
Dawn -_- My name is more awesome and after my mom so I have no idea what my dad was thinking.
phnix_daft_mode Re: Alt!Names ONTD12th-Apr-2012 01:36 am (UTC)
Chyenne. Runner ups were Serena and Nicole.

Apparently the 80s still weren't over in 1991.
sylarsexypants Re: Alt!Names ONTD12th-Apr-2012 02:03 am (UTC)
if i had been a boy, my mom would have named me Winfred


i am so glad i am a girl
chantonii Re: Alt!Names ONTD12th-Apr-2012 10:32 am (UTC)
Sarah Rose.

Meh.
qween_tartii Re: Alt!Names ONTD12th-Apr-2012 12:07 pm (UTC)
when i was a week old, my parents said they were going to change my name to Zoe. my grandparents just shrugged and said "you can call her what you like, we're still going to call her Jenny."

obviously it didn't happen.

i would have been Matthew if i was a boy.
sandstorm Re: Alt!Names ONTD12th-Apr-2012 08:47 pm (UTC)
Penny (I'd probably the be the only one I'd meet in my life)

Or Simone.
kinkpink Re: Alt!Names ONTD12th-Apr-2012 09:13 pm (UTC)
ammie, which is such a lovely name and way better than what they ended up naming me :(
spiffiechickie Re: Alt!Names ONTD16th-Apr-2012 01:23 am (UTC)
My name is Jacqueline (i've gone by Jackie my whole life though) and I was almost Jennifer, Janica, or Jenna.

Don't worry, we aren't creepy Duggar all J named, but my mom and her sisters all have J names. When they started having kids, they each named one girl a J name. My sister was born first and is Nicole, so once they knew I was a girl they decided I'd get the J name honor.

Out of those options I'm glad I'm Jacqueline/Jackie tbh.
miami_88 11th-Apr-2012 06:48 pm (UTC)
She is beautiful.
jjj 11th-Apr-2012 06:49 pm (UTC)
there should be a dystopian novel set in a futuristic hollywood where celebs name their children things like Amy or David
xkyrie_eleisonx 11th-Apr-2012 06:50 pm (UTC)
Emmett makes me think of Doc Brown from Back to the Future.
hello_samm 11th-Apr-2012 06:51 pm (UTC)
LOL because of GoT my boyfriend and I wanna name our daughter Arya. What the fuck.
kapuki234 11th-Apr-2012 06:51 pm (UTC)
Rue <3
whatisurdamage 11th-Apr-2012 06:52 pm (UTC)
Thank god those were the only hunger games names mentioned. I weep for the poor children. (I suppose Effie is another acceptable name as a nickname... Though it always makes me think of old people because reminds me of my grandmother's friend lol)
watermeloncholy 11th-Apr-2012 06:52 pm (UTC)
lol unfortunately i really love ~fantasy~/asoiaf names...

never having kids...it's best that way.
chiigusa 11th-Apr-2012 06:53 pm (UTC)
we could make up the whole khalasar if we had kids and named them :P
watermeloncholy 11th-Apr-2012 07:06 pm (UTC)
lmao totally...

little daenerys, irri and rakharo
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