TV Baby Names: The current coolest characters
By Linda Rosenkrantz
Let’s face it—most TV character names are predictable and dull. It’s almost as though the screenwriters close their eyes and stick a pin into a list of what seem like age-appropriate monikers—Jim for Grandpa, Jack for Dad, Jackson for Son or Betty for Grandma, Beth for Mom and Becca for Girl.
But luckily there are some exceptions, the creative minority that shine out from the others like glistening gems. The names below are drawn from the character lists of current shows or those that have recently expired—running on a bewildering number of channels—network, cable and online. Reality and animated shows not included.
I’ve starred the names that have already seemed to have had an influence in the real world.
*Arya—Game of Thrones
Bay—Switched at Birth
Geneva—The Good Wife
Kalinda—The Good Wife
*Lyla—Sons of Anarchy
Sutton—The Lying Game
Creed—The Office (also the name of the actor playing him)
Happy—Sons of Anarchy
Lip (nickname for Phillip)—Shameless
Oleg—2 Broke Girls
Piermont—Sons of Anarchy
Thayer—The Lying Game
Do any of these inspire you?