Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Television Babies

I always find it interesting what TV characters name their new babies. Do the writers actually take style and popularity (or time period, for historical fiction) into account? Or do they just pick something they think will make for good TV? Actually, I imagine it's a bit of both, depending on the attitude of the show. So, I decided to do a survey of babies born on the most popular and/or award-winning TV shows (according to IMDb & Wikipedia) in recent years.

  • Willa (Six Feet Under, 2005)
  • Hera (Battlestar Galactica, 2006)
  • William "Tuck" (Grey's Anatomy, 2006)
  • Lee (The Shield, 2006)
  • Gracie (Friday Night Lights, 2007)
  • Abel (Sons of Anarchy, 2008)
  • Henry (Criminal Minds, 2008)
  • Rachel (House, 2008)
  • Harrison (Dexter, 2009)
  • Lily (Modern Family, 2009)
  • Holly (Breaking Bad, 2009)
  • Eugene "Gene" (Mad Men, 2009; show setting: 1963)
  • Cecelia (The Office [US], 2010)
  • Tamsin "Tammy" (Mad Men, 2010; show setting: 1965)
  • Sofia (Grey's Anatomy, 2011)
  • Zola (Grey's Anatomy, 2011)
  • Michael Vincent (Bones, 2011)
  • Melody (Doctor Who, 2011)
  • Thomas (Sons of Anarchy, 2011)
  • Elizabeth (30 Rock, 2011)
  • Cassandra (United States of Tara, 2011)
  • Philip (The Office [US], 2011)
  • Phillip (The Office [US], 2012)
  • Kevin (Mad Men, 2012; show setting: 1966)
  • Judith (The Walking Dead, 2012)
  • Sybil (Downton Abbey, 2012; show setting: 1920)
  • George (Downton Abbey, 2012; show setting: 1921)
  • Christine (Bones, 2012)
  • Derek Bailey "Bailey" (Grey's Anatomy, 2013)
  • Fulgencio Joseph "Joe" (Modern Family, 2013)
  • Marigold (Downton Abbey, 2013; show setting: 1923)
  • Abbijean (Archer, 2014)
  • Neal (Once Upon a Time, 2014)
  • Sara (Arrow, 2014)
  • Frannie (Homeland, 2014)
  • Ellis [girl] (Grey's Anatomy, 2015)
  • Mateo (Jane the Virgin, 2015)
  • Hank (Bones, 2015)
  • Michael (Criminal Minds, 2015)