Trends in baby names reveal the inevitable truth about how impressionable new parents can be
Figures released by the Office for National Statistics today reveal some very interesting facts about the new and horrible ways that parents in the UK are naming their poor, poor children. The ONS released a series of charts showing clear trends in baby names, often inevitably following the release of films, TV shows and sporting events. Such as;
Game of Thrones
In all fairness, I wouldn’t think twice about calling my kid Tyrion. Theon however…
Thor and Loki
Making the lives of bullies much easier.
Thierry and Cristiano
FROM FOOTBALL, YEAH?
Some are better than others, however
Some names are always popular, but when you consider various pop culture events, the trends can be quite revealing.
Could be worse I suppose.
Fortunately, the new data shows that no child was named “Los Pollos Hermanos”.
Shows a fairly stunning upward trend after the TV series was released. Thankfully the graph below shows that it’s still tiny numbers of kids (probably under 300 nationwide), but it’s still fairly jawdropping.
Surprisingly popular among girls and boys, with a large increase since the TV show started in 2011.
Can you find any interesting and/or horrible names using the interactive? Drop a few names in the comments below and we’ll all chuckle at the horrible lives awaiting their owners.
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