Will you call your son Pikachu? Or your daughter Squirtle? Pokemon Go would inspire the next generation of baby names

Parents Name Their Children After Pokémon Characters

Squirtle, Pikachu and Meowth could be found in our classrooms in as little as five years, after experts predicted an increase in the number of babies – named POKEMON.

Pokemon Go has taken the world by storm and is set to inspire the next generation of baby names following its success, a baby organization has revealed.

Staff at the Baby Center, an organization that offers advice to parents, believe there will be an influx of Pokémon-inspired nicknames in the coming months, like Otto, Hettie, Delphine or Flynn.

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Baby Center Global Editor-in-Chief Linda Murray said, “Parents are always looking for inspiration for baby names in pop culture, and right now it’s no hotter than Pokemon Go.

“It’s possible that parents’ enthusiasm for the game will rekindle their love for the brand and spark a real trend in the naming.”

The company is well known for keeping up with baby name trends, with pop culture freaks like Game of Thrones and Downton Abbey often affecting names that are popular with the public.