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People Are Naming Their Babies After Handmaid's Tale Characters

Lucy Devine

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People Are Naming Their Babies After Handmaid's Tale Characters

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Parents are giving their children The Handmaid's Tale inspired names, a study has revealed.

Ahead of the highly anticipated fourth season, experts over at Bella Baby have discovered that names inspired by the popular dystopian drama are on the increase.

Parents are calling their kids June after June Osborne (Credit: Channel 4)
Parents are calling their kids June after June Osborne (Credit: Channel 4)

Thanks to data collected by UK Baby Name, experts have found the name June - aka the show's main character, June Osborne (Elisabeth Moss) - has a popularity score of 81 per cent and has soared by 20 places in the top baby names since 2019.

Meanwhile, Serena is even more popular, with a score of 93 per cent. The name has jumped a whopping 49 places in the last two years.

The Greek name Rita, which means 'child of light' has also had a boost, jumping 126 placed since 2019 and scoring a popularity rating of 90 per cent. Meanwhile, Cora (who is the Martha of Eleanor and Joseph Lawrence in the series) means 'filled heart' and has a huge popularity score of 97 per cent.

Serena has also increased in popularity (Credit: Hulu)
Serena has also increased in popularity (Credit: Hulu)

It seems The Handmaid's Tale has also influenced parents to opt for the name of Nick, with the moniker increasing in popularity since the show began.

It's jumped 94 places in the last two years and has a popularity of 69 per cent.

In other very important The Handmaid's Tale news, last month, Channel 4 confirmed Season 4 of the show would be coming to the UK this year.

You can watch a trailer for the fourth instalment below:

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While there's currently no UK release date, we do know the fourth season drops on Hulu on 28th April, so we're hoping we won't be too far behind!

As fans will know, at the end of Season 3, the dystopian drama left us reeling after June was gravely wounded while rescuing the children of Gilead, many of whom safely arrived in Canada.

Serena Joy was also arrested, after learning that her immunity doesn't cover her forcing June to have sex with Nick (Max Minghella). And speaking of Nick, it's expected we'll see more of him in Season 4, much to fans' joy!

It cannot come soon enough!

Topics: Life News, Babies, Parenting, The Handmaid's Tale, Baby Names

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