Baby name predictions: Django and Atlantis

Django Unchained

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.

  • 2010: 11 baby boys named Django
  • 2009: 15 baby boys named Django
  • 2008: 18 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.

  • 2010: 16 baby girls named Atlantis
  • 2009: 16 baby girls named Atlantis
  • 2008: 16 baby girls named Atlantis

What are your thoughts on these two names?

Sources: Atlantis Lands Successfully, Ending NASA’s Shuttle Era, Jamie Foxx on ‘Django’: Should be amazing

7 thoughts on “Baby name predictions: Django and Atlantis

  1. I love Django – even though he’s almost absurd as a baby name. But Django Reinhardt was an amazing guitarist, and I always think of him when the name Daphne is mentioned. There was a Brit chic lit novel from a while back with outrageous names on some of the tots – one of the boys was Django.

    Atlantis is interesting … both less outrageous and less of an obvious influence.

  2. I’m not a fan of Django but Quentin Tarintino did make me fall in love with the name Beatrix after Kill Bill, so I can see how Django might catch on.

  3. I’m surprised there aren’t more parents naming their sons after Django Reinhardt! But then, I also surprised to realize that few parents are naming their kids after Duke Ellington, Coltrane and Etta James. All great musicians that would make fabulous namesakes.

  4. I don’t see Atlantis spiking, but maybe a small surge. I can totally see Django catching on.

  5. I named my baby Django! My parents love it! It sounds so cute on him now that he’s 2 and a half months! I think it’s great!

  6. For me, Django is a Python based web framework (which is named after Django Reinhardt according to its authors!).

    So I see Django as a name for programming geeks.

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