Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Trendy Baby-Name List Sounds Like the Members of a Terrifying UFO Death Cult

I lobbied for a more unusual name (unsuccessfully) when we had Elliot, if only because we have such a common last name.

But even I was a little taken aback by this list of the fastest-rising baby names.

Taken as a whole, these names are downright frightening. They sound like the character list from one of Edgar Rice Burroughs' lesser-known novels. I can't tell if the names are futuristic or antiquated — I only know if I were in a room with these people, I would expect them to wear robes and pass around a goblet of Flavor Aid.

Fastest-rising boys names
1. Castiel
2. Bentley
3. Eoin
4. Easton
5. Lucian
6. Aarav
7. Zion
8. St. John
9. Kaiden
10. Sterling
11. Callan
12. Leland
13. Harper
14. Mikah
15. Dashiell
16. Eliah
17. Dawson
18. Kayden
19. Lennon
20. Dorian

Note: There are some individual names here that I like (Lucian isn't bad). But it definitely sounds like the roster of a penal colony on the planet Maltec-4.