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The 'Star Wars' Inspired Baby Name That's On The Rise

May the baby naming force be with you...

This Star Wars Inspired Baby Name That's Becoming More Popular

When it comes to choosing a baby name, may the Force be with you. For some parents, settling on the perfect fit for your newborn may pit moms- and dads-to-be against each other in the ultimate galactic battle of wills. 

According to the Social Security Administration's top 1,000 names in the U.S., more and more parents are drawing their inspiration from popular TV shows and movies, including the Star Wars franchise.

Take the year 2014 for instance, in which a total of 218 babies were named Anakin.

Parents are clearly not a superstitious bunch, deciding to name their child after one of cinema's most iconic villains, none other than Darth Vader - aka Luke Skywalker’s Sith father. 

But fear not, the light wins out, with Luke remaining the 28th most popular boy name while and Leia ranked 509th most popular among girls.

Not surprisingly, Game of Thrones also earned its fair of nods last year, with 368 newborn girls named after the Mother of Dragons, Khaleesi.

Personally, naming your child after an HBO series risks becoming dated or passe. But then again, for fan girls and boys out there, it is the ultimate homage. My son's name fell in the top 20, so I'm hardly one to talk originality.

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