Superhero Baby Names Are Becoming More Popular Every Year, Including The Villains

Picking a baby's name is one of the most exciting and crucial times for any expecting parent. Inspiration can come from anywhere; family names, favorite TV shows and movies, literary characters, people we've loved who have since passed — the options are endless!

However, if you had told me that superheroes were giving parents inspiration, I think I'd have a hard time believing you. However, the facts don't lie!

I think it goes without saying that a baby's name is super important.

Some people choose to honor their parents with their baby's name, while other pick names from movies, TV shows or songs they love.

Heck, some people even pick them from a baby book like my parents did!

However, have you ever stopped to think about naming your baby after your favorite superhero? Better yet, your favorite villain?!

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Parenting website BabyCentre has revealed their annual list of most popular names of the year based on the tens of thousands of parents who register their baby names with them.

Inspired by the "Avengers" the names Tony (Ironman), Steve (Captain America), Scott (Antman) and Thor have all increased in popularity.

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One set of parents named their baby Thanos, who is of course, the franchise's supervillain.

Some parents went in a different direction with their sons and named them after the franchise as a whole.

The website notes they saw interest in the name "Loki" doubled the name "Marvel" quadruple.

Well, look at that! Just when I thought the world couldn't surprise me anymore, boom, it does!

h/t: The Sun