If you were worried that Hillary or Trump will bring the world to an end, we have a breaking story that confirm it’s already over. Parents are naming their kids after Pokemon.

A website in the US called the BabyCenter are reporting a dramatic increase in certain Pokemon characters climbing name list, with Roselia rising 5,859 places, Onyx up 2,184, Star up to 2,040 and Eevee up 1,377. The list continues with names such as Ash and Ivy also raising as the game takes the world by storm.

“Parents are always looking to pop culture for baby name inspiration, and, right now, it doesn’t get any hotter than Pokemon Go. It’s possible that parents’ enthusiasm for the game will reignite their love for the brand and spark a full-fledged naming trend,” Babycenter global editor in chief Linda Murray told the BBC.

What do you make of the latest craze? Would you consider calling your child after a virtual character? Tweet us @Dexerto or comment below.



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