This came in the paper. Now I've met parents who've named their kids Arwyn and the like. There's also a fearsome number of gothchicks who go from naming themselves Lilith5646 on livejournal to burdening their offspring with that handy moniker. But this takes the biscuit - Blade?
Blade, Bronte and Spike among new baby names
Parents are naming babies after film and TV characters, with Blade and Bronte among the more unusual names registered in recent months. Mylo, Kofi, Spike, Kiki and Luna are other quirky names identified by Bounty, which provides support packs for new mothers. Details were recorded for more than half the 700,000 babies born in the past year, the Times Educational Supplement reported. Six boys were named Blade, and 22 babies were called Spike. Simon Williamson, Bounty's managing director, said: "Jack was the number one boy's name again, for the 11th year running."
Some Buffy fans in the mix there too.