This is what happens when you Netflix and Chill.
Baby Center‘s annual list of the most popular baby names has revealed that Netflix sensation Stranger Things has inspired a whole lot of new parents.
The list, culled from nearly 400,000 parents in the US, reveals that there’s been a massive increase in the popularity of Stranger Things names like Dustin (32 per cent), Lucas (25 per cent) and even Joyce (23 per cent).
With all due respect to Winona Ryder, we never would have thought to name a kid after her stressed-out, hysterical character.
But the real shocker is Nancy (the name of the feisty older sister played by Natalia Dyer), which has gotten a prodigious 46 per cent boost in 2016.
Reading over the list, we were (pleasantly) surprised to see that parents haven’t started naming their kids Eleven.
Of course, it’s not just humans that are being named after Stranger Things characters. According to dog walking and pet sitting website Rover.com, dog lovers are naming their pooches after Eleven — the name has seen a 12 per cent increase in popularity since the release of the Netflix series.
Dog owners are also naming their dogs after Barb, because of course they are. The cult following of the notoriously awkward and underappreciated character has led to a 12 per cent increase in the name’s popularity.
Of course, Stranger Things was only released in July — so if you think this baby-naming trend is bad, just wait until you see the statistics for the kids born next April, nine months after all those Netflix-and-Chill sessions.
The most popular baby names for girls in 2016, according to Baby Center
The most popular baby names for boys in 2016, according to Baby Center
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