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When little Vanellope gets old enough to understand how fun it is to annoy people by repeating everything they say, she’s not going to understand why her parents find it so hilarious.

Nameberry has taken an expert look at that 2013 Social Security list, as only a baby naming website can, and pulled out a selection of some of the oddest, in their opinions, new baby names of 2013. These are all names that only showed up on the list in 2013, and all showed up at least five times. They say:

There are names [on the list] from around the world freshly introduced to America: Junhao and Mokshith and Motoki.  There are original combo names — Charlotterose and Marcusjames — and there are new word names and place-names and surname-names — Revelation and Tokyo and Thoreau — and there are even a couple of wonderful old names revived for the modern world: Hypatia and Thisbe, Romilly and Calisto.

The sixty-three little girls name Vanellope are gonna be wrecking sooner then their parents think, no doubt. While the seven little Raritys aren’t going to be able to Google image search their own name without anthopomorphic porn showing up any time soon. Meanwhile, Nerf and Pemberley Digital (the fictional/real corporate sponsor of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries and other cross-new-media adaptations of classic literature) can be left wondering whether they’re the namesakes of the five little Rebelles and the eight Pemberleys. And Katniss Everdeen can shiver at the idea of seven brand new little girls named Prim (Rue topped the list last year).

Interestingly enough, it’s the boy names are a lot less geekily inclined, although there might be some tech-inclined parents out there who opted to name their little guy Kyndle or Charger. Somehow, though, I don’t think any of the eight little boys named Hatch have Lost fans for parents. You can read Nameberry’s full list here.

(via io9.)

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