Last year, moms were naming their kids after their favorite characters in Twilight and True Blood. But in 2011, it’s all about hit shows like Teen Mom and Modern Family. “People start relating to TV characters as though they are members of the family, so it’s no surprise they name their kids after them” or at least get inspired by them, says Maryanna Korwitts, founder of thebabynamingexperience.com.
MTV’s hit Teen Mom has likely caused a rise in the names Farrah, Maci and Bentley, says Korwitts. Lesley Bolton, author of The Complete Book of Baby Names: The Most Names (100,001+), Most Unique Names, Most Idea-Generating Lists (600+) and the Most Help to Find the Perfect Name, says Modern Family’s names Luke, Haley, Alex, Lily and Manny are popular.
Trendy Names: Farrah, Maci, Bentley, Luke, Haley, Alex, Lily, Manny