Let It Go! Stop Naming Babies After Pop Culture

Julia Dent | Contributor

For the first time in forever, Elsa is becoming a popular name, undoubtedly thanks to “Frozen.” But not all names from the movie have fared as well.

Elsa made it to the top 100 list of British baby names in 2014, E! Online reported, jumping 243 spots to No. 88 and outshining Anna, according to the BabyCentre.com U.K. poll.

“Whilst the film’s popular heroine is called Anna, Elsa offers a more unique name and is also a strong female role model,” said BabyCentre managing editor Sarah Barrett. “Elsa is the ice queen but she sees the error of her ways and is shown to be a sensitive, but strong and confident character. Just in the way the name Arya from ‘Game of Thrones’ increased in popularity in 2013, films are hugely influential.”

“We’re delighted that Elsa is a popular name for babies and it’s lovely to hear that for many families, it is actually their siblings who have chosen it,” said Anna Hill, vice president of Disney U.K.

“We’ve been bowled over by the response to ‘Frozen’ – it’s now the fifth biggest film of all time and families are really connecting with Elsa’s fight to overcome her fears and the powerful strength of the family bond which has helped her to achieve this.” (PHOTOS: Yes, This Smoking Hot Blonde Looks JUST Like Elsa From Frozen)

Olaf, Sven and Kristoff did not increase in popularity, sadly. With the incredible fame of “Frozen,” many more baby girls will probably be named Elsa before the year ends.

Let the insanity rage on. (RELATED: Let Him Go? ‘Frozen’s’ First Divorce Might Actually Be Happening)

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