How to name your favourite popular anime girl names
The popularity of popular anime shows has risen in recent years, and many people are calling for more girl names.
But some parents, who want their kids to be able to name their favorite anime characters, are concerned that the girls they name might be given names that are too easy for boys to pronounce.
Mari Maki, a mother of five in a small rural village in north-eastern Myanmar, was delighted when her daughter’s name, Kanon, became the top name in the popular anime series “Yu Yu Hakusho”.
“I don’t want my girls to be called Yu Yu, I want them to be named Kanon,” she said.
“The name Kanon is not a girl’s name.
It is a boy’s name and if they don’t have a name for girls, then they won’t be able [to] be happy with their name.”
The boy’s version of Kanon was named in honor of his grandfather.
“I think it is good for children to have a sense of belonging to their families and that they are loved,” she explained.
The popularity of anime has also helped to raise the popularity of many other popular girl names like Akane, Tamaki, and Kanae.
The trend has taken off in the past few years, with the likes of Gintama, Ghost in the Shell, and Sailor Moon getting some popularity.
But a mother in the capital, Naypyidaw, has her doubts about naming her daughter Akane.
“Kanae is too similar to Akane,” she told the BBC.
“She has a lot of similarities, but she’s different.”
Maki is not the only one who is concerned about the popularity.
The head of a local school, who asked to remain anonymous, said he is worried about the way girls are named.
“Girls should be given the right to choose their names and we want our children to grow up with their own names,” he said.
“It is a good idea to have names that girls can identify with.”
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