Isabella and Jacob are already two of the top baby names in the nation. Emmett and Jasper have been on the rise since the 1970s. Alice began picking up steam a few years before Twilight was first published. But the other major Twilight names — Carlisle, Edward, Esmé and Rosalie — could use some help.
Here’s the current situation:
- Carlisle: unranked.
- Edward: ranked 148th, but slowly sinking since peaking at 8th in the 1910s-1920s.
- Esmé: unranked.
- Rosalie: unranked.
I believe Edward stands the best chance of benefiting from America’s Twilight craze, both because it’s already moderately popular and because it features more prominently in the story than the other three names. I do hope Carlisle, Esmé and Rosalie get a boost as well, though. (Esmé especially — I think it would be a lovely alternative to names like Emily and Emma.)
What do you think: Will a book about the undead be able to bring any of these names back to life? If so, which one(s)?