In 2007 I wondered, “Could Yvaine become a popular baby name if Stardust does well at the box office?”
Three years later, I can (sort of) answer that question.
The movie Stardust didn’t exactly turn into blockbuster, it did reasonably well. And in 2008, Yvaine appeared in the SSA’s baby name data for the very first time:
- 2009: 13 baby girls named Yvaine
- 2008: 8 baby girls named Yvaine [debut]
- 2007: unlisted
So the name didn’t become “popular,” but it is more popular now than it used to be, relatively speaking. My hunch is that if Stardust had done better at the theaters, Yvaine would have popped up on more birth certificates.
The name of the movie itself, Stardust, didn’t make the list in 2008 or 2009. But it was a one-hit wonder 1977. Seems too late to be a Ziggy Stardust thing…any ideas where it came from?