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’?
Acrylic painting of the Doctor and little Amy by @amandatolleson
Its been two years since little Amelia Pond first met her imaginary friend and then he came back and took her on amazing adventures. :)
Good on you mate! <3 Happy two years!
Remember your family and they’ll be there.
This has probably already been made but…
Rory: I thought we were playing hide and seek. I’ve been hiding for hours.
Amy: Well…we just haven’t found you yet.
inara serra and amelia pond in the hall of presidents on futurama!
(this got lost in our queue last week.)
Amelia Pond: Dear Santa, Thank you for the dolls and pencils and the fish. It’s Easter now, so I hope I didn’t wake you. But honest, it is an emergency. There’s a crack in my wall. Aunt Sharon says it’s just an ordinary crack but I know it’s not. Because at night I hear voices. So please, please could you send someone to fix it. Or a policeman… or… (hears the TARDIS crashing in the backyard.) Back in a moment. (Looks out the window.) Thank you Santa.