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Parents naming their kids after fictional characters

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Image Credit: Jack Rowand/The CW; Prashant Gupta/HBOGet ready for a lot more Sookies in the world. No, I’m not referring to the seemingly unstoppable trend of heroines torn between two vampires. According to this report, Sookie — the name of Anna Paquin’s heroine on True Blood, of course — is the hottest rising baby name for girls in 2010. On the boys’ side, Castiel, which happens to be the name of an angel played by Misha Collins on the CW’s Supernatural, tops the list.

While it’s possible that people just like those names, their rise to the top within a few years of both characters’ TV introductions seems more than coincidental. Looks like fans of True Blood and Supernatural‘s devoted cult following are procreating and indoctrinating their kids into fandom before they can even speak! The geeks shall inherit the earth, indeed. Personally, I think Misha Collins’ Twitter minions are behind his character name’s growing popularity.

PopWatchers, have you or would you name your child after a fictional character?

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