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The New Parenting Trend Is To Name Your Baby After Pokémon

We may have gone too far, people.

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Babycenter — a pregnancy and parenting website that tracks baby name trends — has noticed a sudden spike in popularity for Pokémon Go-related names.

Babycenter asks people who register on their website what they named — or plan to name — their baby.


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.”

So get ready, everyone. It won't be long before people are inviting you over to meet their baby Pikachu.

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