Thursday 28 July 2016

Will There Be Pokémon Babies?

Names go through trends as can be seen in the UKs Top Five Names in Each of the Last 100 Years. We chose Jane for our daughter to avoid passing down a name in the family or a name that could be shortened. My own was my grandmother's Rosaleen but has had all kinds of variations to avoid mixing me up with her. 

Before Jane was born, though she was called bump because we didn't know she was a girl. And if she'd been a boy she would have been David (a name my brother gave his boy). 

We thought we'd done well with the name Jane, there were no others in the hospital where she was born, or her school and yes we were right, it was a name that couldn't be shortened.

What we didn't expect was that we'd lengthen it to things like Janey, Janey-pops and Jabbles, depending on the mood or situation. Jabbles seems like a mixture of her name and the babbling she did as a baby and thinking on it now, quite like the name of a Pokémon.

This made me think of trends of names to come. Will we have little baby Squirtles and Picachus, or Sandys for Sandshrews, Belles for Bellsprout, Charmanders and Chanseys, Evees or Ekans. I can see little boys named Gyrados or Kabuto or Kakuna or Kingler or Magmar. Or mabey the mixed gender twins Nidorina and Nidorino. Then theres Paras or Poli, Ponyta or Rhy. Shelder or Starmie...the list goes on.

Will there be Pokémon babies? We just have to wait til next year to see how they evolve.

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