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One Baby In The UK Has Been Named Thanos This Year

Claire Reid

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One Baby In The UK Has Been Named Thanos This Year

Choosing a name for your baby is one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever make given that they’ll most likely be stuck with it for the rest of their lives. 

While some parents may opt for traditional names, others might choose a family name or they may turn to TV and movies for a bit of inspiration. 

And that certainly appears to be the case for the UK parents who decided to call their little boy Thanos. 

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

According to parenting website BabyCentre, one youngster has been named Thanos, while there’s also been a rise in Loki, Thor and Sylvie. 

This isn’t the first time a parent has named their little one after Marvel super villain Thanos, with BabyCentre saying there was a youngster given that name last year, too. 

Elsewhere, registrations of the Sex Education featured names Otis, Maeve and Eric had seen a rise, alongside Love, who you may remember from You

It seems as though parents were also inspired by the summer of sport, with Harry, Jesse, Jack, Luke and Marcus all growing in popularity. 

Credit: MCU
Credit: MCU

Overall, Muhammad was the most popular boy’s name and Olivia for girls. 

Noah, Oliver, George and Leo rounded out the top five for boys, while Sophia, Lily, Amelia and Ava were the top picks for girls. 

Sarah Redshaw, UK Managing Editor for BabyCentre, told the Daily Mail: “Parents don’t just reflect popular trends with their baby name picks, what they don’t choose can be just as revealing. 

“We predict there will be a rise in superhero names as Marvel and DC films continue to dominate and inspire many more parents to call their baby Thor, Thanos or Sylvie. 

“But despite all this inspiration it can take a long time for parents to decide on a name. 

“Our poll showed that eight percent of parents were still undecided about what to call their baby more than a week after they were born. And however long it takes to decide, many parents – nearly 13 per cent – end up regretting their name choice.”

Naturally as some names grow in popularity others fall out of favour, with the BabyCentre not recording a single Piers, Clive, Dwayne, Glynis, Maud or Doris. 

Glenda, Pauline, Tina, Clifford and Norman are also on the ‘danger’ list, according to the website.


Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: UK News, TV and Film, Marvel

Claire Reid
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