A number of baby names (e.g., Maci, Bentley, Catelynn, Jenelle, Aubree, Aliannah, Aleeah) have been given a boost by MTV’s many shows about unplanned teen pregnancy (e.g. 16 & Pregnant, Teen Mom, Teen Mom 2).
This makes me think that MTV’s Dev, which premieres in a few days, might influence the baby name charts as well.
Dev follows 22-year-old singer Dev during the latter portion of her unplanned, high-risk pregnancy (the baby has gastroschisis). The baby girl, Emilia Lovely, was born in December of 2011.
If the show finds an audience, be on the lookout for a Dev debut and a popularity boost for Lovely. (The name Emilia is on its way up already.)
Dev’s real name is Devin Star Tailes, btw. She has sisters named Sierra Sol and Maezee Luna.