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When it comes to naming bundles of joy, some parents like to go with classics, others like to go with what’s trendy. And now there are those who are taking it to a whole other level by naming their own little monsters after those pocket monsters everyone’s trying to catch. That’s right, Pokémon Go has not only taken over the world, but in a few years they’ll be taking over kindergarten classes too.

Pfft. And you thought Moxie Crimefighter and Pilot Inspektor were weird.

Pokémon-loving parents have embraced the interesting names from the insanely popular franchise. According to Babycenter, Eevee, Roselia and Onyx (inspired by the Onix Pokémon) are seeing exponential rises in numbers, with names like Ash (the popular trainer), Ivy and Shay becoming popular for boys.

“Parents are always looking to pop culture for baby name inspiration and, right now, it doesn’t get hotter than Pokémon Go,” Linda Murray, BabyCenter Global Editor in Chief, said in a news release.

BabyCenter adds that 50 per cent of expectant moms who peruse their site are Pokémon Go addicts, which leaves plenty of time to see more quirky names come up.

We have to admit, we don’t hate Kakuna, Rhydon, Kirlia and Finneon but we draw the line at Squirtle, Jigglypuff and anything that starts with “Slow” or ends with “saur.” Because that’s just mean.

Guess time will tell if Hariyama or Snorlax will have their playdates at the Pokegym, or if he/she will grow up hating their Pokefan parentals for giving them a name no one can say or spell.



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