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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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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.

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

So which character names are escaping out of your phone and into real life? Let's take a look.

Eevee has climbed 1,377 spots on the list of popular girls' names in the last year alone.

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That's quite a spike.

But the sudden climb of Onyx is even more impressive — leapfrogging 2,184 spots on the girls' list.

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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.

Additionally, the names Star (+2,040 spots for girls) and Ivy (+1,287 spots for boys) are suddenly popular – perhaps inspired by the Pokémon Go creatures Starmie and Ivysaur.

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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.

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And Ash — Pokémon's main character, of course — is up 248 spots.

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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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