Pokemon NO! Parents start naming babies after Pokemon GO characters

Some parents are now naming their babies after Pokemon GO characters, and I just threw up a little.

@anthony256
Published Thu, Jul 28 2016 8:22 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:59 AM CST

Pokemon GO is next to unstoppable at this point, but we've reached an interesting new peak: some parents are naming their babies after Pokemon GO characters.

Pokemon NO! Parents start naming babies after Pokemon GO characters | TweakTown.com

BabyCenter says that the names of some of the Pokemon GO characters have spiked in popularity, with names like Evee, Onyx and Roselia jumping 1,394 spots, 2,191 spots and 5,896 spots compared to a year ago, respectively. BabyCenter says that in a recent survey, close to 50% of the moms in the community are active Pokemon GO players.

Pokemon GO isn't new in the way that it has influenced parents by naming their kids after characters they know and love, with shows and movies like Breaking Bad, Frozen, Game of Thrones and countless other shows and movies inspiring parents.

NEWS SOURCE:techspot.com

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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