Did you name your kid Bentley last year?
May 6th, 2011
05:09 PM ET

Did you name your kid Bentley last year?

Reality TV seems to be leaving its mark on a newborn generation. According to Time, it looks like MTV's hit "Teen Mom" is doubling as a baby name book.

The first name of “16 & Pregnant” and then “Teen Mom” star Maci Bookout and the name of her son, Bentley, had the two biggest jumps in popularity this year, although they didn't quite make it into the top 10.

The names that did, however, could have easily been pulled from the “Twilight Saga."

The top name for baby girls this year was “Isabella,” also known as the first name of "Twilight's" protagonist, who goes by Bella. This is the second year in a row that the name has landed in the top 10, and some are fingering “Twilight” author Stephenie Meyer as the cause.

The name of Bella's wolfish friend, Jacob, is also the No. 1 pick for baby boys, but it’s been among the top 10 favorite names for the past 12 years, so just how much “Twilight” has to do with that is questionable.

If people really are using "Twilight" as inspiration, not even a sparkly vampire could make them love the name Edward - the name is nowhere to be found in the top 10 list for baby boys.


Filed under: movies • television • Twilight

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  1. Sunshine Girl*

    @Beautiful Vixon rub my glutes I want retarted B lo me off my back.

    May 9, 2011 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
  2. @N

    @hackers get a life

    May 9, 2011 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
  3. @N

    You guys need to get a life, me included.

    May 9, 2011 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  4. @N

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    May 9, 2011 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  5. Kirstin

    If you are pulling your baby's name from popular tween entertainment such as Twilight and Teen Mom then you are too young physically and/or emotionally to be procreating.

    May 9, 2011 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  6. www.monogrammedeverything.com

    LOL you guys crack me up sometimes...definitely not naming my kids after Teen Mom...I'll stick with normal

    May 9, 2011 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  7. Sunshine Girl *

    Happy Mothers Day everyone! @B lo me..I am ok thank you. Geez..your just about as hot there as I am here. Was 94° today and very windy! I hope you stay dry and the water doesnt get you. [Smiles!]

    May 9, 2011 at 1:26 am | Report abuse |
  8. @N

    *Twilight team meanings* Team Bella-you just want these two monster freaks to just stop bothering you and live a normal life Team Jacob-you love a part albino girl because she is very pale and needs a tan but almost keep killing her because she looks like vampire.P.S.you smell and have to shake your doggy hair. Team Edward-Ugly dude who is too pale.The Vultori needs to kill already because nobody likes him.

    May 8, 2011 at 11:50 pm | Report abuse |
  9. @N

    isabella and jacob are okay names.they can be great names for a baby.but edward just makes you think of old men.

    May 8, 2011 at 11:41 pm | Report abuse |
  10. @N

    that name is ugly!!where did they get that!?!a car commercial!?!

    May 8, 2011 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Beverly Benson Royce

    My neighbors child was ran over by a hit and run driver in a Bentley..hows that for irony ! She recovered nicely,and plays with my daughter Porsche... .

    May 8, 2011 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse |
  12. B lo me

    @sunshine girl* i'm ok how are you its 85 today

    May 8, 2011 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
  13. charlie crack

    Anyone that name their kid Bentley just wishes they drove one. Lame @ss name unless your related to Donald Trump and the status of life would back up the "prestigious" sort of sound in that name. Name em' Honda, Ferrari, or Hummer.

    May 8, 2011 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Dave's not here, Man

    almost as bad as that song about the boy named Sue! What about Moon Unit & Dweezil Zappa? what about poor Suri Cruise?

    May 8, 2011 at 3:47 am | Report abuse |
  15. Dave's not here, Man

    bad names can haunt you, man. I know this dude named Aloicious, and he has to fight all the time cuz people dis his name. Almost as bad as the boy names

    May 8, 2011 at 3:45 am | Report abuse |
  16. Sunshine Girl*

    I just dont understand all the hype over naming a child. Or the reason celebrities choose such outrageous names. What happened? @B lo me...How are you? Ok I hope. Hows the weather down there? It was 95° here today. What do you think of all these weird names for kids?

    May 8, 2011 at 1:34 am | Report abuse |
  17. B lo me

    @marley. You are a dum a$$

    May 7, 2011 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
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    May 7, 2011 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
  19. sunless

    see this http://www.SUPERSONIC.US.COM

    May 7, 2011 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  20. sl()ts

    Black people took over the name Bentley.

    May 7, 2011 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  21. LURLENE

    Im gonna name my kid BABY DOODOO. That is mostly what them little buggers do. doo doo.

    May 7, 2011 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  22. Teen Mama

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6ZJ8BYMwMM&w=640&h=390]

    May 7, 2011 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
  23. Beautiful Vixen

    Little Lardgirl is sooooo cute. She is 7 months old and already weighs 80 pounds ! She is really growing !

    May 7, 2011 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
  24. Beautiful Vixen

    I named my 2 kids turdsandwich and lardgirl. They are multirashul.

    May 7, 2011 at 8:32 am | Report abuse |
  25. As I See It...

    What do you rhink the babys name would be if the mom wasnt on that show? Probably a regular/normal name. Why is it celebrities always have to go over the edge when it comes to naming their children? Poor kids cant help it b/c their parents are fame/spotlight wh*res! I really feel sorry for them. Just plain craziness eh?

    May 7, 2011 at 3:31 am | Report abuse |
    • Marley

      She was not famous when she named him. She could have had no way of knowing that the show she was taping, which at the time was unheard of, was going to be a hit and that she'd also star in the spin-off. The baby's name would still be Bentley.

      May 7, 2011 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Releah

      I find it that not only famous people give their children unique names. some do but at the same time some don't. You hear of more Unique ones then normal because they tend to spark more attention. and Just because someone is famous does not make then a wh*re

      May 9, 2011 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  26. Beverly Benson Royce

    Please,all of you be careful.. I accidently ran over my shi tzu 'Mr Speck' I live with this tragedy everyday... .

    May 7, 2011 at 2:15 am | Report abuse |
  27. annie

    Twilight Shmilight...Isabella and Jacob are okay enough names. But anyone who names their kid Reneesme has gone too far!

    May 7, 2011 at 12:04 am | Report abuse |
  28. Evel Knievel

    I said it before and I'll say it again. I like the teen mom girls because you know they put out.

    May 6, 2011 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Peace

    "You drive a bentley? Wow."...Kidd Rock.

    May 6, 2011 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
  30. sarah

    my boyfriend and i are having a baby girl in june. he loves the name isabelle but we ended up deciding against it because of the extreme popularity of isabella. we decided on caydance. as for the name bentley i personally think its cute.

    May 6, 2011 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Darlene

      At least Isabelle would be, you know, an actual NAME. Caydence is a trashy misspelling of a musical or poetic term.

      May 7, 2011 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jess

      That's an awful "name." Please give her a name with a normal spelling, so she won't be made fun of.

      May 8, 2011 at 2:28 am | Report abuse |
    • Jason

      Sunshine – but you do realize that name will only be cute when she's a child....right? No one is saying you should go super old school, and name her Doris, or Arlene....but just keep in mind: while you make think it's cute, this kid is going to have to keep this name for the rest of her life.

      May 9, 2011 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
  31. Observer

    Maci is a liberal stooge, and this show is a waste of time.

    May 6, 2011 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Amanda

    Bentley is a hideously trashy name. Especially the way Maci pronounces it. BINT-LEEEEEEEE

    May 6, 2011 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Denise E.

    No, but i think Ben or Benn is a super great name. Bentley maybe could be a boy or girls name. It sounds like it would be a cool girls name. We hope everyones weekend will be the happiest ever !

    May 6, 2011 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  34. rc

    I have never seen the show so if for anyone who watched it, is the girl in the picture the actual girl on teen Mom?? If so she looks a lot older than 16.

    May 6, 2011 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Karla

      She was 17 when she got pregnant with Bentley and 18 when she gave birth. I believe she is now 20 or 21, as Bentley was born in October 2008.

      May 6, 2011 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |

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