Yep, We're Analyzing 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Baby Names
Could the phenomenon known as Fifty Shades of Grey have an impact on baby names? Despite the obvious ick factor in naming your kid after a character in an erotic novel/movie, Fifty Shades of Grey does offer some intriguing baby name choices. With the movie's upcoming, um, release, we've delved into the secrets behind the best baby names from the sexy film.
Christian This religious-themed name has been in the top 50 since the early 1990s, but actually seems to be on a bit of a downturn since the book came out. (Perhaps moms-to-be don't want their babies to grow up to be S&M advocates—or they don't want people to think their name choice was inspired by the book. ) It'll be more interesting to see how Christian pans out in popularity this year and next, when the influence of the movie and the book could more readily be seen.
Grey Grey wasn't even charting until last year, when it entered the top 1000 for the first time. Color names are definitely in vogue—but could this be a subtle surname homage to the mysterious Mr. Grey?
Anastasia Christian's new paramour sports this Russian royal name that means resurrection—and has been resurrected in popularity recently. After going on a slow and steady decline, it jumped nearly 100 spots last year.
Kate Anastasia's BFF gets this short and sweet nickname for Katherine, which means pure. Kate's been popular as a name on its own, and is currently in the top 200 baby names.
Tell us: Would you choose baby names associated with an erotic novel? Or would you skip these because they're associated with the book?