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Baby names inspired by Instagram filters are surging in popularity

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Young parents looking for baby name inspirations are finding them in Instagram filters, according to a survey.

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Looking for a unique name for your newborn? A new survey by BabyCenter has found that Instagram filters are a popular source for baby names, according to Time.

Anyone who uses the popular photo-sharing app will recognize its filter titles, among them Ludwig, Juno, Amaro, and Valencia. Well, as Millennials are now starting families, it turns out that these are now serving as inspiration for baby names for both boys and girls. The most popular name is Lux, which rose 75 percent on the list of boys’ names compared to last year, according to the unofficial statistics.

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As part of the survey, BabyCenter consulted more than 340,000 parents across the globe. The unorthodox findings precede the official list of top baby names, which comes courtesy of the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA).

In the past the official list has provided much debate, with names from popular culture usually surging up the chart on an annual basis. In 2014, for example, the likes of Khaleesi (the title given to the Game of Thrones’ character Daenerys Targaryen), Anakin and Leia (from the Star Wars franchise), and Rocky all made the extensive list.

A glance at the top three names for boys and girls on the BabyCenter survey shows that a conventional consensus for baby names still endures. The most popular boys’ names are Jackson, Aiden, and Liam; for girls its Sophia, Emma, and Olivia. Meanwhile, according to the SSA figures, the top baby names for boys and girls in 2014 were Noah and Emma, respectively. The next SSA list compiling the figures from 2015 will be published in 2016.