Pippa, Oliver, Weston and More: The Hottest Baby Name Trends for 2012

From cowboy names to vampires to British royalty, here's the inspiration behind the names that will be big this year. (7 Photos)

Raven Snook on Jan 11, 2012 at 12:18PM

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a Raven Snook on Jan 5, 2012 at 5:37PM

Sorry, Team Edward: Twilight continues to inspire, but only Jacob and Bella are on the hot list. But interestingly, names from supernatural shows long gone -- like Samantha from Bewitched and Piper from Charmed -- are coming back strong this year. “the perfect launching pad for a baby name is a story about attractive young characters with special powers,” says Wattenberg. Celebrities also Teem smitten with the supernatural. Mad Men’s January Jones’ son Xander and singer Pink’s daughter Willow share their names with Buffy the Vampire Slayer characters, and actress Spencer Grammer may have picked Emmett from Twilight. Of course this trend only goes so far: Despite True Blood’s popularity, no one’s running out and naming their kid Sookie -- yet. “It just isn't in parents' comfort zone,” says Wattenberg. 

 

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