Wolf Files: Baby Name Games

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Good Sports: If you're really looking for parents who make sport of their children, consider that at least two children were named Espn, after the ESPN cable sports network.

In 2002, Jason Curiel of Texas told the Dallas Morning News that he thought his wife was kidding when she made the suggestion. But the Corpus Christi couple loves sports.

"I thought she was pulling my chain and was going to suggest other names," he said. "But then he came and she was still for it. Even though the nurses would give me dirty looks and turn to my wife and say, 'His name, please?' "

A Glitch in the Matrix: In 2000, a year after the first Matrix movie took theaters by storm, there were 113 boys named "Neo" and another five named "Morpheus," apparently in honor of the characters portrayed by Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne.

In the years after the movie, Trinity — the name of the female lead character, played by Carrie-Anne Moss — became one of the fastest-growing names for girls, tripling between 1999 and 2000 to 4,553. Even though the Matrix sequels met with disappointment, another 5062 Trinitys entered this unreality we call Earth. It's now the 57th most popular name for girls. Ten years ago, it was No. 951.