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People are naming their babies after Instagram filters

In need of a baby name? There’s an app for that — and you’ve probably already downloaded it.
In need of a baby name? There’s an app for that — and you’ve probably already downloaded it. AP

Expecting a child, but stumped for a name?

There’s an app for that — and it might be one you’ve already downloaded.

According to BabyCenter, people are beginning to name their offspring after Instagram filters.

The site released its annual report on the “hottest baby name trends of 2015,” and many of them are Insta-inspired.

Lux, Juno, Reyes, Ludwig, Amaro, Valencia and Willow can all be used to filter and share your photos on Instagram.

And data has shown these names are on the rise in the baby-naming business.

Lux was up 75 percent on the list of baby boy names, with Ludwig up 42 percent.

For boys, Amaro was up 26 percent, Reyes up 10 percent, and Hudson and Kelvin up four and three percent, respectively.

For girls, Juno increased in popularity by 30 percent, Valencia up 26 percent and Willow 13 percent.

But that’s not all.

Royal-themed baby names also took a leap this year, with the name Royalty up 88 percent for girls and Royal up 14 percent.

We think Kansas City can take some credit for that, too.

Here’s the full report.

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