Babies named for F1 driver Jenson Button

British race car driver Jensen Button
Jensen Button

According to the latest baby name rankings for England and Wales, the name Jenson shot up from 143rd in 2009 to 96th in 2010.

Jenson’s jump immediately reminded me of an article I read about a baby named Jenson Lewis. He was born in late 2009 to Trevor and Mandy Sutton of Coventry, England, and named after British Formula One drivers Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton.

Looks as though Jenson Button inspired many other expectant parents in the UK to opt for Jenson as well.

What do you think of the name?

Update, Aug. 1 – Just discovered another Jenson Button baby. This Jenson was born January 1, 2011, and is the son of Gemma Roberts and Michael Iles of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England.

Image: Adapted from Jenson Button 2010 Malaysia by Morio under CC BY-SA 3.0.

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