The New Parenting Trend Is To Name Your Baby After Pokémon
We may have gone too far, people.
The world has gone crazy for Pokémon Go, but you might not realize just HOW crazy.
Babycenter — a pregnancy and parenting website that tracks baby name trends — has noticed a sudden spike in popularity for Pokémon Go-related names.
So which character names are escaping out of your phone and into real life? Let's take a look.
That's quite a spike.
Check out this craziness: Onyx was all but unheard of for a century, then got off the ground in the '90s — around the time Pokémon was first introduced — before spiking very recently.
The names of Pokémon creatures yet to appear in the game have seen a boost too. Roselia, for example, is up a whopping 5,859 spots from last year.
Linda Murray, Babycenter’s editor in chief, told BuzzFeed that she isn’t surprised people are finding inspiration in Pokémon.
“We see babies named after TV show characters, celebrities, and even Instagram filters. Millennials are particularly attracted to technology and '90s nostalgia, which is one of the reasons we think Pokémon Go is already having an impact on baby naming trends among pregnant women.”