In the original Pop Culture Baby Name Game, we tried to come up with pop culture-inspired names we think will debut on the SSA’s baby name list in 2011.
But why limit it to debuts? Let’s start another game, this one for names already on the list.
Which baby names will get a boost in 2011, thanks to popular culture?
Here are some possibilities:
- Pippa, Kate, William (royal wedding)
- Casey, Caylee, Anthony (Casey Anthony trial)
- Amy (Amy Winehouse)
- Gabrielle (Gabrielle Giffords)
- Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Cairo, and similar place-names (Arab Spring)
- Florence (mentioned by Julie)
- Betty, Adele, Gale, Monroe, and more (all mentioned by Maria)
What other names can you think of?
The rankings for 2011 will be out in a few weeks, so get your ideas in soon!
UPDATE, May 2012: Here are the results!