New Names from New Movies

2 Cassians and a girl named Mason

Every new movie season seems to bring with it a few character names that jump out for their distinctive baby name potential, and these past few months were no exception.  We found some new names that are right on trend—vintage nicknames, gender switches, literary characters, and surname names.  Here are 12 of the best—some of which just might catch on! By Linda Rosenkrantz


Modesty and Chastity Barebone are two young sisters (their brother is Credence) in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the ninth installment of J. K. Rowling's 'Wizarding World' franchise, and offer evidence of her superior naming chops. Even though Modesty and Chastity are not as usable today as other virtue names like Amity and Verity. Also in this film: Newton/Newt, Queenie, and Seraphina.

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