Archer is the 'fastest-rising name' for a baby boy in 2014
Something, something, Danger Zone!
Clearly hoping their sons will grow up to be lascivious international spies, an increasing number of parents are naming their baby boys Archer (or at least thinking about it), according to a new list from popular baby name site Nameberry.
Archer and Cordelia are the fastest-rising names on the list, the former presumably getting a boost from the FX cartoon of the same name, and the latter, well, is that a King Lear reference? Probably not. A Buffy The Vampire Slayer one? No, even the power of 90s nostalgia isn't that strong.
There are other obvious pop culture references besides Archer in the list though, with Khaleesi from Game of Thrones at number 18 and Elsa from Frozen and Katniss from The Hunger Games also featuring.
While the list is spreading like wildfire around social media this morning it should be taken with a huge vat of salt, as this isn't the official US baby name list which charts names as per birth certificates, but a reflection of the most-viewed names on Nameberry.
Not very scientific then, though it does at least give an indication of the more unusual choices parents are mulling over during some idle interneting as they wait for their baby to arrive.
The number one boy and girl names on the list are Asher and Imogen, while other fast-rising names include Ellie, Adeline, and Ruby for girls, and Knox, Bodhi, Soren, and Wyatt for boys.
Read more: Game of Thrones sparks baby name boom
TV review Nick Hewer, the man whose eyebrows speak a thousand words, is set to leave The Apprentice
Film The critics but sneer but these unfashionable festive films are our favourites
TV We're so close to knowing what happened to Oliver Hughes, but a last-minute bluff crushes expectations
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more
Peter Lik: The self-proclaimed 'fine-art photographer' whose work sells for millions
The best underrated Christmas movies from Love, Actually to While You Were Sleeping
Grace Dent on TV: The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies was a beautifully shot, immensely considered drama
The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies, review: Jason Watkins is brilliant, but real victim Joanna Yeates is reduced to a footnote
Marilyn Manson denies involvement in shocking Lana Del Rey rape video
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
Sony hack: Angelina Jolie branded 'seriously out of her mind' in further embarrassing leaked email saga
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food