It’s the latest thing. Name your baby after a vampire! Actually parents of baby boys appear to favor werewolf names over vampire names.
You think I’m kidding? The U.S. Social Security Administration has come out with its list of the most popular baby names for last year. In 2009 the most popular baby name for girls is Isabella and the most popular boy name is Jacob. Sound familiar?
I confess I’ve not read the Twilight books nor have I seen the recent movie “New Moon”, but even I know these are the names of two of the lead characters therein. Sadly it seems the other lead character, the vampire Edward, didn’t even make the top 100.
Score a point for Team Jacob. Now in all fairness Isabella and Jacob have been popular names prior to the initial publication of the Twilight books, but I’ve no doubt at least some parents chose a vampire or werewolf name on purpose. Now that’s scary isn’t it?