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Reports show surge in parents naming children after Instagram filters

Research shows that many parents are now naming their babies after Instagram filters
By: Chris Smith | Social Networking News | Posted: Dec 2, 2015 1:38 pm

While there has been some interesting names 'invented' in the last decade during the rise of 'millennial parents', research from was used to analyse 340,000 parents and subsequent naming choices for their brand new bundles of joy.




A concerning trend was a rise in parents naming their children after Instagram filters, a smartphone tool often used by people to alter images quickly before posting them on this massive social network, aiming to give photos a slightly modified and improved look in order to impress peers or market products. While reported that none of these Instagram babies ranked in the top 10 most common, they are certainly on the rise.


The name Lux was at the top of the list, rising 75 percent in popularity over recent times. This was followed by other popular filters (and names) including Ludwig which saw a 42 percent increase, Juno at 30 percent and other various filters such as Amaro, Reyes, Hudson, Kelvin, Valencia and Willow.


Who knows, maybe Instagram will die off by the time these babies can realize what their parents have done.


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