Fictional character names popular for babies
GIVEN that Game of Thrones seems to be 'The Show To Watch' at the moment, it comes as no surprise that the most popular baby name for girls on the website is Khaleesi.
According to Nameberry, the top 10 popular names on their site are:
Meanwhile, Daenerys (also from Game of Thrones) is 51 on the list. Katniss (from The Hunger Games) is 80, Esme (a character in the Twilight series) is 78, Persephone (the Matrix) is 132.
Of the boys names, Atticus (at number three) is a character in To Kill a Mockingbird, Silas (number six) is from Vampire Diaries and one can guess as to why parents would want to name their son Beckett (soccer player).
Some of our readers shared their thoughts on naming children after fictional characters, including some parents admitting they already had.
Dean Robert Gregory said he named his son Xander Harris from Buffy (the Vampire Slayer) and his daughter Kalami from McLeods.
"I named my son Atreyu like the boy from the Neverending Story, although, I was more naming him after the band," Tara Louise Philippi said.
"My friend named her daughter Stevie-Lee after Stevie-Lee Nicks but I would name my girl Katness cause I love the movie," June Birch said.
Danielle Stevens is glad her parents changed their minds on names. "My mum wanted to call me Samantha, my sister Tabitha from Bewitched… good thing dad didn't let her."
Fiona Mckelvie Mansell named her son after a Stephen King character.
Angelique Dielwart named her son after a South Park character.