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If you donât have a beloved Gran of your own to name your baby after, how about looking for some outside inspiration from a pop culture Nana?Â Hereâs a list of TV grandmothers, from the maternal to the monstrous (looking at you, Livia Soprano), the chic to the crotchety, whose names were seen as elderly at the time of their showsâ creationâfrom the 1950′s to the presentâbut which have become totally baby friendly today.
Here, the Nameberry picks of the 20 best Grandma TV baby names:
Thanks in large part to the single-named British singer, Adele popped into the Top 1000 last year at Number 627 and we expect to see it ranking considerably higher on the new list to be released next month.Â Molly Ringwald used it for her daughter in 2009.
The most notable names of 2012 take a colorful direction this year, with influences that range from presidents to K-pop, celebrities and the characters they play, and from the web to the weather.
Our picks for the 12 names most emblematic of 2012 â plus the dozen also-rans â are:
Malala. Â Runnerup: Dilma
Malala Yousufzai, the Pakistani 14-year-old who was gunned down by the Taliban for championing girlsâ education, wrote that her melodious name means âgrief stricken.âÂ Malala could well become an inspiration name choice for young girls in the Western World.Â Another female name to emerge from world politics this year is Dilma, via Brazilâs first woman president Dilma Rousseff, who was named after her mother.
Baby names 2012 are already proving themselves to be very different from last yearâs choices, with The Hunger Games taking over from Twilight as the primary cultural influence on names, the hottest boysâ names taking a cue from the girls, and musical names trumping Hollywood for inspiration.
In an analysis of nearly 3 million views of Nameberryâs individual name pages in the first quarter of 2012 compared with the same period last year, these names are enjoying the biggest jumps in attention. Â Here, our picks for the top baby names 2012:
Rue â Credit The Hunger Games, which has turned the spotlight on a range of exotic botanical names for girls, from the heroineâs name Katniss to gentle Primrose to Posy and Clove.Â But the hottest choice for babies, according to the Nameberry statistics, is sleek, simple, if somewhat mournful Rue, the name of the agile young girl who meets a tragic end in the series.Â In real life, however, we see Rue as having a bright future.