As bad as a boy named Sue…

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LON­DON: If you thought par­ents’ choice of baby names had al­ready reached the heights of weird­ness, think again.

Birth cer­tifi­cates this year recorded new­borns called Tory, Lon­don and even Reem – the catch­phrase of re­al­ity TV star Joey Es­sex.

The list of un­usual monikers, un­veiled yes­ter­day, shows the ex­tent to which tele­vi­sion and celebri­ties in­flu­ence the names cho­sen for chil­dren.

Bounty Par­ent­ing Club’s an­nual re­port of names given to more than 370 000 ba­bies born this year in­cluded Luck, Lo­han and Dal­las for boys. Geordie, the com­mon nick­name for a na­tive of New­cas­tle and as­so­ci­ated with the hit MTV re­al­ity show Geordie Shore, was also cho­sen, as was brand name Dior.

Among the more un­usual girls’ names, of which Reem was one, was Rosielee – more com­monly known as Cock­ney rhyming slang for a cup of tea – and Puppy. Par­adise, Vogue, Pinky and Tea were also cho­sen for lit­tle girls, as were Nir­vana – the name of Kurt Cobain’s 1990s rock band – and Peppa, a name mil­lions of chil­dren will be fa­mil­iar with thanks to a pop­u­lar car­toon pig.

Vic­tory, Pros­per, Porter, Perseus made the boys’ list, while girls’ names that will be heard in schools for the next 10 years are Zelie, Sum­mer-Ray and Tru.

But more tra­di­tional choices led Bounty’s an­nual list of the 100 most pop­u­lar names – Jack for boys and Amelia for girls. – Daily Mail

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