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The New Parenting Trend Is To Name Your Baby After "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" Characters

Sadly, no one is naming their baby Chewbacca.

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Babycenter is known for keeping tabs on baby name trends, and now that the first quarter of 2016 is over they've noticed something very interesting — character names from Star Wars: The Force Awakens are suddenly very popular.

Among boy's names "Han" has seen a modest boost, up from being ranked #4,452 in 2015 to #3,392 this year.

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"Leia" has long been a fairly popular girl's name, but in the early going of 2016 it zipped all the way up to #212 from #361 in 2015.

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Even that patricide committing baddie "Kylo" has seen a shocking boost — from #3,774 in 2015 to #1,165 this year.

That's a 67% increase in people who like to name their babies after lunatics.
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That's a 67% increase in people who like to name their babies after lunatics.

But "Rey" saw the biggest change, jumping more than 11,000 spaces all the way up to #2,784 — that's an increase of 82%!

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Strangely, "Finn" and "Poe," two cool names belonging to cool characters, have been unaffected by this round of Star Wars mania.

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Long story short, if someone invites you over to see their new baby, you need to be prepared to see this:

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