A lot of people are actually naming their kids after Marvel characters


Marvel is dominating pop culture right now — this year, Black Panther topped box offices for five weeks straight, and Avengers: Infinity War only took 11 days to officially break $1 billion after its release. We’re only halfway through 2018. 

That’s just the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Considering the cultural impact of its comic books, shows, rides at Disney’s theme parks, and endless merchandise, is it really a surprise that people are naming their kids after Marvel characters? 

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The U.S. Social Security Administration released data from the 1,000 most popular baby names in 2017. Among the typical Emmas, Masons, and Olivias, there are some pretty unusual names that you might recognize from theaters, from Banner to Hawkeye.  Read more…

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