Parents Are Actually Naming Kids After Instagram Filters

Parents Are Actually Naming Kids After Instagram Filters

Tara Bellucci
Dec 2, 2015
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That Instagram filter might make your selfie look better, but some parents have gone too far. Parenting website BabyCenter is reporting that there's a spike in people naming their poor, defenseless children after their favorite filter.

According to the site, Ludwig was 42 percent more popular in 2015 than 2014, while Juno was up 30 percent, and Amaro was up 26 percent. Also more popular in 2015 were other filters Kelvin, Reyes, and Valencia. Even Lux, which isn't even a filter but an editing tool, saw a jump of 75 percent this year.

Another trend noted by BabyCenter is naming your children not after royalty, but royal titles. That's right, not George or Charlotte, but Duchess and Emperor. It's enough to make us miss the days when you just named your kids after fruit and cities.

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