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A lot happened in the world of baby naming this past year. Of course, the royal baby had a lot to do with it. There are now more Georges in the world than ever before, and we’re not sure whether that’s a good thing.

According to the results of a recent survey of more than 500,000 parents in America conducted by the website, the top baby names for 2013 are Sophia for the ladies, and Jackson for the boys.

But there’s another surprising trend that caught our eye. Apparently it’s now more popular than ever to name your child after an inanimate object. In particular, the number babies named Cheese skyrocketed 450 percent compared to the previous year. Some other highlight names according to the survey? Panda and Phone. Wow, those are some lucky kids!

According to BabyCenter, the origin and meaning of the name Cheese is unknown. To be fair, in 2013 only nine lunatic couples actually named their child after a dairy product, but out of the approximately four million babies born in the U.S. every year, isn’t that still nine too many?

What do you think? Is it crazy or cool to name your baby something untraditional?

Source:, Telegraph