The Secret World of Arrietty isn’t a new movie. It was released in Japan in mid-2010, France in early 2011, the UK in mid-2011, Australia in late 2011…and finally, this week, it’s coming to the U.S. and Canada.
If the movie does well, I think we’ll see a few baby girls named Arrietty this year.
The movie is based on a children’s book called The Borrowers (1952) by Mary Norton. The story features a family of very small people who “borrow” things from regular-sized humans to survive. The family consists of father Pod, mother Homily, and 14-year-old daughter Arrietty.
I’m not sure how Mary Norton pronounced the name, but I’m hearing it as “ayr-ee-ET-tee” in the movie trailer.
Do you like the name Arrietty? How many (if any) babies will be named Arrietty in the U.S. in 2012, do you think?