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Hardcore Marvel Fans Have Started An Epic, Superhero-Themed Baby Name Revolution

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It’s no secret that most baby names (even subconsciously) are inspired by happenings in media, technology, politics, and other global events. While there are many possible influences, the movie industry may be owed the most credit for the creative and thought-provoking titles given to certain infants. But, which franchise is currently dominating the baby name scoreboard?

The Media-Driven Age Of Baby Names

It is not unpopular for television, film, and other media to have a major impact on eras of baby names. Whether parents have pulled from the worlds of Harry Potter, Narnia, or Lord of the Rings, the last decade has seen an influx in media-related names across the world. Now, one major franchise has finally caught up to this trend.

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Marvel Universe: Adding To The 2018 Mix

The Marvel Universe has certainly played a massive role in the film world in the past couple of years. From Thor: Ragnarok to Black Panther, the franchise has seen rising popularity and increased demand from die-hard fans. It only makes sense that the fandom is now dedicating some of the pretty epic names from the series to their tots.

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Peter Parker: Spiderman Tops The Charts

While most parents avoid burdening their kids with titles like “Hulk” or “Wolverine”, there is a clear trend of Marvel-oriented names popping up across the charts! Perhaps one of the most notable is the uber-famous Spiderman’s alter-ego’s last name: Parker. Granted, Parker may not seem trend-inspired by itself, but there are plenty more superhero names climbing to prominence.

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Female-Oriented Awesomeness: Natasha and Pepper

Along with Parker, there are two more names which are more subtle expressions of Marvel love: Natasha and Pepper. The bold and brilliant Black Widow supposedly inspires the name Natasha. It’s pretty hard to deny that Pepper Potts, Tony Stark’s love interest, is likely behind the rise of Peppers. But, if you still don’t believe in the Marvel wave, these hardcore superhero names are certain to convince you.

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Obscure Additions: Marvel’s Strangest Baby Names

Amongst the mild-mannered Marvel lovers are some diehard fans, and they didn’t miss their opportunity to express their obsession with the franchise. More obscure hero names such as Hawkeye, Nebula, and Rocket also made the cut, even if they were in small numbers. And hopefully, this year’s round of Marvel names will bring even more superheroes into the world.

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After Tragedy Struck, Chris Lawrence Was Determined To Stay In Uniform

The endurance of the human spirit and the willingness to achieve one’s life mission is nothing short of incredible, and no one exemplifies it quite like Chris Lawrence. On duty overseas as a sergeant in the Marines, a terrible incident changed the course of his life, and altered the function of his body.

He struggled and persevered to find a way to make it work – and put his life on the line. Chris refused to let his circumstances dictate the terms of his future, and recognized an amazing opportunity. But there was one big question. Would he be able to keep wearing his uniform?

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After Prom Night Disaster, This High School Girl Chose To Fight Back

For many teens, prom is one of the highlights of their high school experience. The iconic dance has become a central reference to secondary education, but the reality of the event is often more bittersweet for some of its attendees. For some, the much-anticipated night leaves pleasant memories while others would rather forget prom. The ultimate school dance is often very symbolic as teens say goodbye to their high school years before they move on to the next phase in life. Such was the case for Virginia teen Clare Ettinger who thought she was going to have a memorable night of partying with boyfriend and friends. However, the night quickly turned into a tearful disaster that ended with her wondering what she’d done wrong.

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She Had to Abandon Her Dying Father. Years Later, She Recieved a Message from Him

In one of the darkest chapters of human history, trapped inside a cramped boxcar, a 21-year-old woman named Claire Prowisor had to make a devastating decision. The consequences of her choice were stark: she could either save her own life, or that of her father. It would haunt her for many years.

But one day, in a country far from home, on a foreign street, an unexpected coincidence happened. A stranger suddenly came up to her, somehow knowing her name — and carrying a very important message that would truly change everything. To learn more about this incredible story, read on.

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