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Popularity of the Baby Name Alanis

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Pop Culture Baby Name Game, 2016

pop culture baby name game, 2016

It’s December 2 — the doubly momentous day on which Britney Spears celebrates her birthday and on which we start another round of the annual Pop Culture Baby Name Game.

Which baby names will see significant movement on the charts in 2016 thanks to popular culture (TV, movies, music, sports, politics, products, current events, video games, etc.)? Below are some possibilities. Leave a comment with the names you’d add — and don’t forget to mention the pop culture influence.

  • Addison – Chicago Cubs winning season
  • Adonis – movie Creed (suggested by Becca)
  • Ali – death of Muhammad Ali
  • Aroldis – Chicago Cubs winning season/World Series
  • Auli’i – movie Moana
  • Bernie – presidential candidate Bernie Sanders (suggested by elbowin)
  • Bison – new national mammal & Dakota Access pipeline protests
  • Boomer – son of Michael Phelps
  • Bowie – musician David Bowie
  • Canaan – son of Oprah Winfrey
  • Clark – Chicago Cubs winning season
  • Cohen – death of Leonard Cohen
  • Creed – movie Creed (suggested by Julie and Becca)
  • Cub – Chicago Cubs winning season
  • Cubby – Chicago Cubs winning season
  • Cyrus – TV miniseries Roots
  • Dexter – Chicago Cubs winning season/World Series
  • Doris – movie Hello, My Name Is Doris
  • Emayatzy – TV miniseries Roots
  • E’myri – TV miniseries Roots
  • Esperanto – number of speakers (suggested by elbowin)
  • Greyson – son of JWoww
  • Hamilton – musical Hamilton
  • Harriet – Harriet Tubman, chosen to appear on $20 bill
  • Hillary – presidential candidate Hillary Clinton
  • Ingwen – Tsai Ing-wen, president of Taiwan (suggested by elbowin)
  • Ivanka – daughter of president-elect Donald Trump (suggested by elbowin)
  • Jikan – death of Leonard Cohen (suggested by elbowin)
  • Jonbenet – anniversary of the death of JonBenet Ramsey
  • Juno – NASA space probe
  • Jupiter – NASA space probe
  • Lorca – death of Leonard Cohen (suggested by elbowin)
  • Luna – daughter of John Legend & Chrissy Teigen
  • Keanu – Key & Peele movie Keanu
  • Kizzy – TV miniseries Roots
  • Kunta – TV miniseries Roots
  • Lyanna – TV show Game of Thrones
  • Malachi – TV miniseries Roots
  • Melania – wife of president-elect Donald Trump (suggested by elbowin)
  • Maui – movie Moana
  • Moana – movie Moana
  • Monica – Puerto Rican Olympian Monica Puig (I’m curious about the rankings in Puerto Rico specifically; Monica fell out of the top 100 in PR after 2002.)
  • Mountain – daughter of actress Jena Malone
  • Mowgli – movie The Jungle Book
  • Muhammad – death of Muhammad Ali
  • Murray – Chicago Cubs winning season/World Series
  • Ode – daughter of actress Jena Malone
  • Omran – Syrian boy Omran Daqneesh
  • Onyx – daughter of Alanis Morissette
  • Phiona – movie Queen of Katwe
  • Paisley – death of Prince
  • Prince – death of Prince (suggested by elbowin)
  • Queen – TV show Queen Sugar & movie Queen of Katwe
  • Regé-Jean – TV miniseries Roots
  • Rio – location of the 2016 Summer Olympics
  • Rykiel – death of Sonia Rykiel (suggested by elbowin)
  • Sanders – presidential candidate Bernie Sanders
  • Simone – gymnast Simone Biles & daughter of John Legend & Chrissy Teigen
  • Solace – daughter of Alanis Morissette
  • Sully – movie Sully
  • Teresa – canonization of Mother Teresa
  • Tiffany – daughter of president-elect Donald Trump (suggested by elbowin)
  • Trump – president-elect Donald Trump
  • Tulip – movie Storks
  • Valor – son of JWoww
  • Wilder – death of Gene Wilder (suggested by m4yb3_daijirou)
  • Wrigley – Chicago Cubs winning season
  • Zephyr – U.S. House of Rep. (NY) candidate Zephyr Teachout, who was endorsed by Bernie Sanders. (She was born in Washington state, where Zephyr is particularly popular.)
  • Zobrist – Chicago Cubs winning season/World Series

I’ll post the results next May, when the SSA releases the 2016 baby name data. If you don’t want to miss the results post, please subscribe!

Previous rounds of the Pop Culture Baby Name Game: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011: #1 & #2, 2010.


Baby Names to Watch – Lyanna, Juno, Jupiter, Onyx, Solace

lyanna mormontHere are five names that have gotten some attention recently. Do you think this attention will translate into higher-than-expected usage in 2016? (I say “higher-than-expected” because all five are already on the rise.)

  • Lyanna: The 10-year-old Game of Thrones character Lyanna Mormont was introduced to viewers in June.
  • Juno & Jupiter: NASA’s space probe Juno entered orbit around Jupiter in July. (Jupiter’s jump in usage last year coincides with the release of the movie Jupiter Ascending, starring Mila Kunis as Jupiter Jones.)
  • Onyx & Solace: Alanis Morissette announced the arrival of her daughter Onyx Solace via Instagram in July.

Which of the five do you like best?

Alanis Morissette Baby Boy Named Ever Imre

Alanis Morissette and husband Mario “MC Souleye” Treadway had their first child, a baby boy, on December 25. They named him Ever Imre.

They haven’t explained the significance behind the name yet, though I’m sure they will soon.

In the meanwhile, let’s talk about a possible trend alert. After all, this is the second celebrity baby I know of named Ever. The first was Ever Gabo, Milla Jovovitch’s daughter, born in late 2007.

Here’s how frequently name has been used over the last decade:

Year Male
Evers
Female
Evers
All
Evers
2000 80 7 87
2001 102 8 110
2002 96 16 112
2003 117 22 139
2004 126 23 149
2005 148 10 158
2006 147 27 174
2007 154 17 171
2008 174 39 213
2009 146 68 214

So there’s already an upward trajectory, and now not one but two celebs have jumped on the bandwagon. How high will the name go? Will it crack the top 1,000 for either gender, do you think?

Source: Alanis Morissette Has Baby, Names It ‘Ever Imre’

Baby Name Story – Baby Named after Teletubby

In 1997, Teletubbies debuted in the UK. That same year, Jagdish and Kamlesh Sohpal of Birmingham, England were expecting their second daughter.

They asked their two-year-old Geeta what she’d like to name her baby sister. She replied Laa-Laa, after her favorite Teletubby–the yellow one with the curly antenna.

Apparently they liked Geeta’s suggestion. When the baby arrived in October, she was named Laa-Laa.

And what happened to the namesake of the yellow Teletubby soon after she was born? She developed jaundice. Isn’t it ironic, as Alanis Morissette might say.

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Unusual Real Name – Alanis Morissette

Gone South is a blog about a Peace Corps volunteer’s experiences in Paraguay. In a recent post, Interesting Baby Names and Stronger Patriotism Through Kickball, he talks about how Paraguay is a bit behind the times in terms of movies, music and fashion. Because of this,

I wasn’t completely surprised when my Paraguayan host brother told me the name of his one month old baby. I am now the proud uncle of Alanis Morissette Medina. Let’s just say I’ve got one hand in my pocket, and the other one is slapping my forehead. I guess they are pretty big fans, despite not actually knowing what all those lyrics mean. Isn’t that ironic? Don’t you think?

Wow. I’m dying to know what other names he’s heard down there.

Huge List of Anagram Baby Names

anagram baby names

Looking for baby names with something in common? Perhaps for a set of twins or triplets? I’ve collected hundreds of anagram baby names for you.

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If you like the idea of anagrams but want to avoid sound-alike sets, I recommend anagrams with different numbers of syllables. Pairs like “Etta and Tate” and “Clay and Lacy” are a far more subtle than pairs like “Enzo and Zeno” and “Mary and Myra.”

(Here are some palindromic names from last month.)