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It seems that parents in the US are turning to the vampire-strewn Twilight series when choosing their baby names.

According to the US Social Security Administration, the fastest growing name is Cullen, which you'll recognise as the surname of Robert Pattinson's brooding vampire lust object Edward.

Topping the list of favourite female names is Isabella which is the extended version of Kirsten Stewart's anguished, lip-chewing Bella Swan - whilst Jacob, the moniker of whining werewolf Jacob Black played in the films by a set of abdominal muscles previously known as Taylor Lautner, is the most popular boy's name (though to be fair that has been top since before the books and films came along).

Find out more after the jump... It seems that parents in the US are turning to the vampire-strewn Twilight series when choosing their baby names.

According to the US Social Security Administration, the fastest growing name is Cullen, which you'll recognise as the surname of Robert Pattinson's brooding vampire lust object Edward.

Topping the list of favourite female names is Isabella which is the extended version of Kirsten Stewart's anguished, lip-chewing Bella Swan - whilst Jacob, the moniker of whining werewolf Jacob Black played in the films by a set of abdominal muscles previously known as Taylor Lautner, is the most popular boy's name (though to be fair that has been top since before the books and films came along).

The naming of actual real people after character's from the Twilight franchise suggests either a sharp drop in taste or a sharp rise in teenage pregnancies, probably not what committed Mormon and Twilight author, Stephenie Meyer, would have wanted...

So what of Britain? Well, the most recent list in the UK shows that in 2009 the top baby names for boys were:
1. Jack
2. Oliver
3. Charlie
4. Harry
5. Alfie

So, if we are to attribute 'Pattinson's law' (which we just made up), then people are naming their sons after (in order) Leo Di Caprio in Titanic, a Victorian street urchin, and characters Michael Caine has played (The Italian Job, Harry Brown and Alfie respectively). UK girls names are even more cryptic with the top 5 being:
1. Olivia
2. Ruby
3. Sophie
4. Chloe
5. Emily

Yeah, after extensive research, we think people are probably just choosing what sounds nice there. So with this in mind, which - if any - film character's would you name your kids after?