'Twilight' continues to influence top US baby names

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On May 5 the US Social Security Administration released the most popular baby names of 2010: the names of popular characters Jacob and Isabella from the Twilight franchise came top of the list.

Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series features a werewolf called Jacob and tells the story of protagonist Isabella Swan's life in the sleepy supernatural town of Forks.

The books and subsequent movie franchise have proved popular throughout the United States and Europe, probably explaining why the names Jacob and Isabella top the list of most popular baby names for the second year in a row.

Throughout the Twilight series Isabella Swan is referred to by her friends as 'Bella' - the most popular name for pet dogs in 2010 throughout the United States according to the Veterinary Pet Insurance Co.

The latest available data from the Office of National Statistics in the United Kingdom shows that the most popular names for boys in 2009 were Oliver and Jack; the two most popular names for girls were Olivia and Ruby.

The top ten baby names for 2010 according to the US Social Security Administration were:

Boy

Girl

Jacob

Isabella

Ethan

Sophia

Michael

Emma

Jayden

Olivia

William

Ava

Alexander

Emily

Noah

Abigail

Daniel

Madison

Aiden

Chloe

Anthony

Mia

The trailler for the latest Twilight film Twilight Breaking Dawn is available to watch at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_SONWdzZ7hs

 

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