Illustration for article titled The Most Popular New Baby Names of 2012: Arya... and Theon?

We reported back in April that the hottest baby names of the year thus far were including names from Hunger Games and Game of Thrones. And now, another list of the year's most popular baby names has come out from the naming service Nameberry — and those trends continue. As we predicted, both Senna and Cinna are becoming popular names.


But also, in addition to "Arya" increasing in popularity 800 percent in the first six months of 2012 as a baby name, another name from Game of Thrones has seen a huge increase: Theon. While Arya tops the list of the fastest-rising names, Theon is at number eight. Who watches Game of Thrones and thinks, "I'm going to name my kid after that guy?" (But at least this vindicates Alfie Allen's sense that people love his character.)


[via Huffington Post]

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