So, here’s the thing. British and American families have broadly similar tastes when it comes to naming their children, with a few exceptions. You don’t tend to get as many British kids called Mason or Harper, and there probably aren’t as many American kids answering to Alfie or Jessica.
Looking over the popularity charts for baby names in 2012 (I was bored, OK?), one change jumped out above all others. In 2011, Amelia was the 11th most popular name for girls, occupying broadly the same position it does in the US rankings.
In 2012, the same year Amy Pond left the Doctor to be with Rory in the past (and Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill left Doctor Who), it jumped to the No.1 position. Coincidence? No of course not.*
Look, here’s the Top 20, courtesy of BabyCentre:
Um… no ‘Stormy’?
Also known as Alfie
That baby is the greatest actor of our generation.
From Doctor Who Series 6: Closing Time
When I’m older I will have to marry a fellow Whovian because they will understand why my child’s middle name will be ‘Storm’.
The Doctor and Stormageddon fanvid.
peasants can be useful sometimes
Okay, so we’re taking a little break, and we’ll be back to Livetumblr again at 9p PDT.
May you dream of the stars and we’ll see you again in just a bit.
Roman with a baby.
OH GOD - EPIC
And the Stormy thinks, I know who I want to take me home/ (in my papoose).
because he’s the Dark Lord of ALL
#he will defeat you with his cuteness and his babyness #his special powers are: snuggle, cry, puppy eyes #super effective against: everything #weaknesses: baby talk; the doctor
You are so young, aren’t you? And you know, right now, everything’s ahead of you. You could be anything. You could walk among the stars. They don’t actually look like that, you know; they are rather more impressive. You know, when I was little like you, I dreamt of the stars. I think it’s fair to say, in the language of your age, that I lived my dream.