The News Today
__
7.16.19
Tesla Babys

Hundreds of Americans Are Naming Babies “Elon” and “Tesla”

May 14th 19__Victor Tangermann__Filed Under: Sci-Fi Visions
Greyerbaby/Duncan.Hull/Victor Tangermann

Little Teslas

America’s car obsession is alive and well — at least according to the latest baby name trends collected by the U.S. government.

According to data released by the U.S. Social Security Administration, parents in the U.S. named 109 kids “Tesla” in 2018 — and 222 children were named after the company’s CEO, meme-lord and dragon enthusiast Elon Musk, as The Drive points out. In our book, that’s devotion.

Car Culture

Other automotive name choices include “Ford,” “Bentley,” and “Audi,” as Mashable reports, accounting for thousands of innocent newborns.

Whether the decision will help the car company overcome hurdles like hitting the lowest stock valuation since 2017 or dealing with multiple reports of Teslas randomly catching fire is unknown.

Besides, we know what happens when you decide to name your child after pop culture touchstones. We’re looking at all those Britneys from the late 1990s — or the Daeneryses inspired by HBO’s Game of Thrones.

READ MORE: Hundreds of Parents Named Their Babies ‘Tesla’ Last Year, Government Data Says [The Drive]

More on Tesla: Parked Teslas Keep Catching Fire for Seemingly No Reason