I came across an article this morning on the Guardian's book blog about parent's naming their babies after literary characters. Here s an excerpt:
One of the 555 couples to name their baby Cullen was Brad Lafferty and Michelle Mikkelsen. Mikkelsen told the NYT that she read Meyer's Breaking Dawn while pregnant. "I like old names," she said. "And most of those characters in there are vampires. So they are really, really old names."
Hmm. Quite apart from the fact that Breaking Dawn must be one of the worst books to read while anticipating giving birth – there's a horribly gruesome scene when a half-human, half-vampire child is born which, I would have thought, would send any prospective mother into meltdown