These two names aren’t new to the baby name scene, but I think they could both be getting a boost — Atlantis in 2011, Django in 2012.
Let’s talk about Django first, as I’m more confident about that one.
Quentin Tarantino is now working on a film call Django Unchained, slated to be released sometime during 2012. Jamie Foxx will play the lead character, Django, “a freed slave who sets off on a mission to rescue his lady love Broomhilda from a sadistic owner with the help of a German bounty hunter.” I doubt Broomhilda will tempt many/any expectant parents, but I bet the usage of Django will increase the year movie comes out.
- 2008: 18 baby boys named Django
- 2009: 15 baby boys named Django
- 2010: 10 baby boys named Django
It may even go up a bit this year, before the movie comes out, if it gets enough press.
Next, Atlantis. I’m not so sure about this one, but I think it’s a possibility.
This morning, the space shuttle Atlantis completed its twelve-day voyage to the International Space Station. The landing marked not just the end of a NASA flight, but the end of the last NASA flight. This final flight has been in the headlines a lot lately, and I think that could be enough exposure to give the name a boost this year.
- 2008: 16 baby girls named Atlantis
- 2009: 16 baby girls named Atlantis
- 2010: 15 baby girls named Atlantis
What are your thoughts on these two names?