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We donâ€™t particularly think of Woody Allen as a cutting-edge filmmaker, but there is one area in which he has beenâ€”if unwittinglyâ€”prescient, and that is in giving some of his characters names that would later become trendy choices for babies.Â (Though there are no babies in his filmsâ€”children hardly exist in Woodyâ€™s World.)
For those characters he created for himself, he chose, with a few exceptions, pretty ordinary, sometimes nicknamey namesâ€”Alvy, Sandy, Mickey, Lenny, Larry, Jerry, Sid, Gabe, Sheldon, Isaac.Â But for others, he did come up with some inspired choices:
Alfieâ€”You Will Meet a Tall, Dark Stranger, 2010 (Anthony Hopkins).Â A fittingly British choice for a British characterâ€”but it’s doubtful if Woody knew that Alfie was the fourth most popular name for UK baby boys born in 2010.
If football games were decided on the basis of playersâ€™ names instead of points scored, Iâ€™d hand the Super Bowl victory to The New York Giants and their quarterback Eli Manning. Eli is on the rise, reaching #65 in 2010 before considering boys named Elijah, Elias, Elliot, and Elliott who might answer to Eli, too.
Brady, on the other hand, was boosted by long-time New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, plus Mirandaâ€™s adorable red-haired son on Sex and the City. But the football star has had a long career, and Mirandaâ€™s kiddo is growing up in infrequent movie sequels. The stylish Irish surname is fading, falling to #125 in 2010.
Weâ€™ll have to wait and see. For now, here are this weekâ€™s nine newsiest names: