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An interesting aside

I know, I know, I know... I'm working on finishing Mr. Melville's most famous works. I have not had more than three seconds of free time within the past month. Between family visits, planned trips and the exam I will be taking for work next weekend, I've been a little preoccupied. It has never taken me this long to finish a book... and of course the pressure is on now that I know you're watching (and totally hanging on my every word... it's okay to admit it. I'm very interesting). I am a fan of Perez Hilton, and although his posts are usually about what shenanigans Lindsay Lohan has gotten into this week or which Kardashian is about to come out with a moderately-priced perfume that smells faintly of the long-forgotten dreams of a stripper, I just stumbled upon this article and thought it was relevant to my little endeavor. And quite frankly, I think Rory would be proud of this new trend. Check it out... after the jump! From People been naming their kids after literary characters for since Adam. Last year Twilight names Bella andJacob, and Harry Potter were the number one characters to name your kid after -- but there are new character names in town. Here, the top ten hottest character names on Nameberry right now: Katniss - Katniss Everdeen is the badass star of Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins, whose name comes from the (very real) edible aquatic plant of the genus Sagittaria. Atticus - The names of author Harper Lee and all her characters in To Kill A Mockingbird Darcy- as in Mr. Darcy, Jane Austen hero name, but these days it's enjoying a new turn in the sun as a name for girls. Eloise - The mischievous little girl who lives at The Plaza has been enjoying more widespread visibility since the death of author Kay Thompson, who had kept the books out of print. Eloise, along with many of its El sisters from Ella to Eleanor, is a newly-fashionable baby name combining the heroine's worldliness and insouciance. Gatsby - The Great Gatsby. Duh. The book's Jay Gatsby gussied up his name from Gatz, whose meaning is given variously as left-handed, cat, God, and person from Gat. Holden - The name of the alienated young hero of Catcher in the Rye. Kairi - the name of the main female character in the popular animated fantasy series, Kingdom Hearts. Rhett - Scarlett O'Hara's Gone With The Wind companion Rhett, a variation of the (also newly popular) Welsh name Rhys. Zuzu - the little girl from It's A Wonderful Life. Esme - from the J.D. Salinger story For Esme: With Love and Squalor and Twilight fans that don't know the ride is over.

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