Baby Sherlock: Awful Parents Lift Awful Baby Names from TV and Film

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

Game of Thrones Baby Names

In all fairness, I wouldn’t think twice about calling my kid Tyrion. Theon however…

 

The Royals

Royals

Typical.

The Beckhams

Beckhams

Harry Potter

Potter

Thor and Loki

ThorLoki

Making the lives of bullies much easier.

Thierry and Cristiano

Football

FROM FOOTBALL, YEAH?

Some are better than others, however

Alfie

Alfie

Some names are always popular, but when you consider various pop culture events, the trends can be quite revealing.

Amelie

Amelie

Could be worse I suppose.

Penny

BigBangTheory

Breaking Bad

BreakingBad

Fortunately, the new data shows that no child was named “Los Pollos Hermanos”.

Pop Starlets Past and Present

Popstarlets

We also found a few of our own

Using this fantastic interactive tool, we searched through the database of all baby names.

Sherlock

BabySherlock

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.

SherlockGraph

Arya

BabyArya

Surprisingly popular among girls and boys, with a large increase since the TV show started in 2011.

AryaGraph

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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