A list of the most popular lesbian baby names in Britain has
been released with largely unsurprising results, DIVA can
Parents choosing names for their lesbian offspring have
overwhelmingly turned to popular culture - in particular television
shows Lip Service and The L Word - for inspiration.
"When we found out the baby was going to be a lesbian we were a
bit flummoxed," new father Brian Turps told DIVA. "So my wife and I
turned to the Internet to research popular lesbian names."
"As soon as we read about Frankie we knew we'd found the perfect
lesbian name," Maria Turps added. "It certainly helped to know our
daughter's namesake is a successful photographer and so pretty to
"It's a relief to know that with a little forethought we've been
able to give our children the very best start in life," said Tom
and Linda Bacon of Norwood, south London. "We just know that
TiBette and Marina will find their transition into the lesbian
'community' goes much smoother when they're older because of the
popular, lesbian-friendly names we've given them."
Other popular names for newborn lesbians included Shane and
Alice, also inspired by iconic lesbian TV show The L Word. Pink
dropped one spot to third place, while Cat, the name of an
architect character in BBC Three's Lip Service was a new entry in
In a surprise return to the top ten, the name Ilene regained
significant ground having dropped to 23,568 in 2009. A tribute to
Ilene Chaiken, creator of The L Word, the name gained huge
popularity in the middle of the last decade, suffering a sharp dip
during the airing of the show's controversial final series. The
change suggests that Chaiken may at last have been forgiven for her
part in the show's confusing denouement.