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'Star Wars' fans propel Anakin to list of most popular baby names

I've got a bad feeling about this.

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Published Mon, Aug 24 2015 11:22 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:04 PM CST

By my reckoning there's four types of Star Wars fans. Casuals who might enjoy the film, more committed fans who watch the films and buy the merch, even more committed fans who watch the films at least a few times a month and buy all the merch and fans who should be committed for naming their kids after 'Star Wars' characters.

'Star Wars' fans propel Anakin to list of most popular baby names | TweakTown.com

According to Entertainment Weekly's analysis of the latest U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name 'Anakin' has just hit the list of top baby names at number 957 after 218 kids were named after Luke Skywalker's father, the nice-but-bad kid who changed the destiny of the galaxy.

Perhaps even more shockingly, there was 368 girls born with the name 'Khaleesi' last year. This is why society is doomed, people.

NEWS SOURCE:ew.com

Ben is based in Australia and has been writing entertainment based news and reviews since 2002 and for TweakTown since 2007. A student of film, Ben brings a wide understanding of the medium to the latest happenings in entertainment circles and the latest blockbuster theatrical reviews.

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