hot baby names 2013 Hot baby names for 2013 include Severine and ThorBaby naming can be a tricky business. It can also be a trendy one, as names from pop culture can be seen shooting up the charts — it’s no coincidence that “Twilight” became a huge phenomenon and Isabella became uber-popular. has released the list of its 13 Hot Baby Names for 2013 (so far). They include:

Girls: Marnie, Marlowe, Nelly, Mavis, Severine, Phaedra and Linnea
Boys: Thor, Bruce, Wilder, Mingus, Finnegan and Christian

Now, the site does not say these are the 13 most popular names of 2013 so far. That data won’t be available until the Social Security Agency announces that in 2014. These are just the names the baby-naming site has seen big increases in interest about.

What do you think? The pop culture influence is pretty apparent — Marnie from “Girls,” Severine from “Skyfall,” Christian from “Fifty Shades of Grey.” Oh, and Bruce from “Sweet Valley High.”

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."