What TV Character Would You Name Your Baby After?
What TV Character Would You Name Your Baby After?
John Kubicek
John Kubicek
Senior Writer, BuddyTV
Would you name your daughter after the psychic waitress from True Blood?  Would you name your son after the trenchcoat-wearing angel on Supernatural?  If so, you're not alone.

According to Namipedia, Sookie and Castiel are the two hottest growing baby names for 2010.  While the most popular names remain staples like Charlotte and Oliver, there's an interesting trend with the rising popularity of babies named after TV characters and stars.

For girls, the five fastest-growing names are:
Sookie (Anna Paquin's character on True Blood)
Tenley (the runner-up on the latest season of The Bachelor)
Eloise (Daniel Faraday's mother on Lost)
Genevieve (Genevieve Cortese is an actress who recently married Supernatural's Jared Padalecki and is currently on ABC's FlashForward)
Piper  (one of the witches from Charmed)

For boys, the list is:
Castiel (Misha Collins' angel from Supernatural)
Declan (one of the guys from Kyle XY)
Atreyu (one of the main characters in The Neverending Story)
Dashiell (perhaps a resurgence for author Dashiell Hammett's detective novels)
Phineas (from the Disney cartoon Phineas and Ferb)

So which TV characters make the best baby names?  The popularity of Glee could mean a large bump for names like Finn and Sue, while the perfect unisex name might be Cameron (either from Modern Family for a boy or the beautiful cyborg from Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles for a girl).  Or if you want your children to grow up to be good-looking vampires, Damon and Stefan might be the right choice from The Vampire Diaries.

Those are just a few of ideas, but what do you think?  Let us know which TV character name you would use to name your baby!

Source: Namipedia
(Image courtesy of HBO)