Newswire: Growing number of dorks naming their child Anakin, not planning for future

It seems some parents may need to enter rehab to get the midichlorians flushed from their bloodstream. Entertainment Weekly reports that the list of the 1,000 most popular baby names in the U.S. for 2014 has been released, and coming in at 957th is Anakin, as in Anakin Skywalker, the podracing moppet who grows up to be Darth Vader. It seems these erstwhile sci-fi dorks are naming their children without reading The A.V. Club, because if they were, they would know that going through life as an “Anakin” is a living hell.

However, even without the knowledge that being an Anakin totally sucks, you have to wonder what exactly appeals to them when it comes to the name’s aossiciations. Are they only thinking of their child as a cute young thing that will shout “Yippee” in perpetuity? They might want to remember that children grow up …

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