Category: pop culture names
If you live under a rock, or in a dark cave away from civilization, you probably haven’t noticed the hordes of Pokémon Go players who’ve flooded the streets in the past weeks. This virtual reality game has gotten virtually everyone playing – 100 million downloads, last I heard – and it’s hard not to get into it once you start playing. I myself am a level 19 on Team Mystic, and I’m not sure where I found the time.
There are a few hundred Pokémon types currently, with names ranging from Squirtle to Charmander to Bulbasaur. It got me thinking – are there any kids with Pokémon names?
Based on the original 150 Pokémon – I found the list here – I’m going through to see which Pokémon names have been deemed worthy enough to bestow on children. Of course, not all of these names were chosen for their connection to the franchise!
I’ve got a little naming dilemma. A favorite family name, and one that goes well with my daughter’s name, is used in the new Star Wars movie … for one of the bad guys.
The Name Sage replies:
Although the new name data for 2015 won’t be announced till May, I’ve seen a lot of name blogs and websites making predictions for what the new top names are going to be. We’re certainly not the first writers to imagine names from the future! Below I’ve included some of the most well-known sci-fi books about the future, and the names chosen for their characters.
By Linda Rosenkrantz
Ever since I spotted the name Honeysuckle on the credits of the ITV series Foyle’s War, I have been riveted by the cast rolls at the end of other British shows. For if the characters on these comedies and dramas have good names, some of the actors—particularly the women—have fantastic ones, and to me at least, they seem quintessentially British. Here are some of the best I’ve spotted.