The Most Outrageous Baby Names of 2012

Even more than the names at the top of the Most Popular list, outrageous names can define our times, becoming the most memorable symbols of important passages and events. As well as sources of head-shaking wonder.Here, Nameberry’s picks for the 12 most outrageous names of 2012


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The runaway hit The Hunger Games, which achieved mass popularity on the big screen this year, introduced the herbal name Katniss to the world. While Katniss attracted the most views of any name on Nameberry in 2012 – 60,000 page views, nearly 20,000 more than the next most-viewed name -- we predict that actual babies will be more likely be given the names of minor characters Rue, Primrose, and Cato.

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