Baby names inspired by Pokémon
The Pokémon craze has taken the UK by storm, fancy a a Pokémon inspired name for your baby?
From world famous trainers to cute Pokémon get unique baby name ideas.
The virtual world of cute anime animals, world famous trainers, gyms, lures and pokéballs could have real-world implications for newborns across the UK, whose 90s inspired parents have begun naming their little ones after all things Pokémon related!
The unprecedented success of Pokémon Go, an augmented reality game, has seen major leaps for baby names including the world famous red-capped Ash, tomboy Misty, Evee, Onyx and Rosella across the country, as well as abbreviations such as Star(mie) and Ivy(saur) which may make a comeback as parents relive fond childhood memories.
Here our our 5 top Pokémon inspired baby names:
The original Pokémon trainer has been with us from Episode 1. Famous for his iconic red cap, the kind, well-meaning and determined Ash Ketchum holds a special place in the hearts of millions of kids, teens and adults who grew up following his adventures.
2. Eve (Eevee)
Iconic for being ridiculously cute, this fennec-fox-like Pokémon won over the world with oversized ears and huge eyes, with an adorable name to match. If you’re looking for a name that’s a bit more ‘out there’ you could even consider naming your bundle of joy after one of the eight Pokémon Eevee can evolve into; Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon, Espeon, Leafeon, Glaceaon, Slyveon.
3. Star (Staryu/Starmie)
These starfish inspired Pokémon have been part of the Pokémon universe from the very beginning. One of Misty’s most trusted battle Pokémon, these Pokémon contain both glamour and glitz in their coloured ‘cores’, yet have proved equally strong with their powerful battle performances.
4. Ivy (Ivysaur)
Ivysaur is a mid-level Pokémon, on its way to blossoming into a formidable Venusaur, from lowly beginnings as a legendary Bulbasaur. Babies named after this reliable champion are sturdy enough to withstand anything thrown at them, at the same time as being diligent and caring.
The youngest of four sisters, Misty embodies a powerful female who knows how to get things done. Gym Leader of the Cerulean Gym, Misty - contrary to her water type speciality - is renowned for her fiery personality and character as she adventures and coaches Ash.
While baby Star might raise a few eyebrows, the wiseness of naming your little one Raticate is certainly questionable. We’ve seen babies named Obi, Dyson, Bentley and many others all appear in our Unusual Baby Name lists throughout the years, and the trend for popular culture and trend inspired baby names shows no sign of slowing down!