Nameberryâ€™s predictions for Â baby names 2013:
Biggest Big Picture Trend: Ancient Names
Russell Croweâ€™s Gladiator and HBOâ€™s Rome may have kindled the trend for Ancient Roman names, but then the megahit The Hunger Games drove it into the big-time. With another film of the series set for November 2013, we predict that names of old world gods and goddesses, mythological heroes and leaders will dominate birth announcements. Choices weâ€™ll be hearing more of include Augustus and Atticus, Persephone and Athena, Juno and Julius, Thor and Maeve. The appeal transcends the pop culture influence: These names are as powerful as they are deep, arming a child to triumph over earthly challenges.