Will London Mascot Names Become Baby Names?

Thousands of babies in China were named after the five mascots of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Do you think any babies in the UK will be named after the two mascots of the 2012 London Olympics?

The mascots, Wenlock and Mandeville, were introduced earlier this week. Here’s how they got their names:

  • Wenlock was named for Much Wenlock, where the Wenlock Olympian Games began in 1850. These games inspired the modern Olympic movement.
  • Mandeville was named for Stoke Mandeville, where the Stoke Mandeville Games (for World War II soldiers with spinal cord injuries) began in 1948. These were the first Paralympic Games.

Will babies be named after the mascots of the 2012 London Olympics?

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