But here's the thing -- do you remember the names of any of the contestants on The Real World? There was Puck and, uh, Puck. Hell, you probably saw a half-dozen of them living in the park last month and didn't recognize them. Reality TV doesn't exactly appeal to long attention spans, so in a few years, "Bentley" will go from "trendy MTV name" to "pompous British butler." As it should.
Sookie (from True Blood)
Sookie Stackhouse is the shrill and unloveable protagonist of True Blood, another HBO drama about breasts. The vampire-centric show debuted in 2008 -- by 2010, "Sookie" was the fastest growing girl's name around. It has remained popular through this year, probably because there's a law that says you can't name all of your babies "Bella."
"Sookie and Blacula, stop making a scene!"
But True Blood can only make "Sookie" trendy for so long, and the show's already in its unapologetically absurd sixth season. And as with Game of Thrones, this character existed in books for years and no one gave a crap. So the minute Anna Paquin leaves vampire-humpin' behind, all those li'l Sookies are doomed to a lifetime of sounding like someone pet's Shih Tzu and getting mistaken for poorly pronounced "Susies" in phone transactions.
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"No, with a K. Yes, I'm not on speaking terms with my parents."