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Some are sold for seven digits – Pizza.com, for example, famously sold for .6 million back in 2008 – this after the original owner paid only for it in the mid-’90s.
The box has a lot to answer for when it comes to naming the nation's children.
Creeping in to the top 40 is the usual crop of celebrity-inspired names: Isla; Sienna; Harrison; Blake – as in Fielder-Civil?
what a namesake; Darcey – significant that the name leapt into the list post-Strictly Come Dancing, rather than as an homage to classical ballet. My own daughter shares a nickname with a certain mafia boss, whose box set I may have watched during my final months of pregnancy.
The name was already in the family, but I cannot deny the persuasive ways of the late James Gandolfini.
(Incidentally, there's much to learn about running a family from Mr Soprano). Possibly following where parents of Chardonnay, Brie and Reuben (it's a sandwich, though also the name of one of Jacob's 12 sons in the Bible, and also the 35th most popular name for British babies born in 2012), have gone before, the number of parents naming their children Cheese soared by 450 per cent in America last year.
But here's what we should worry about: British name trends - the rise and rise of Ava, Eva, Olivia and Amber, and the flood of Biblical names that shows no sign of letting up - Noah tops the list for boys this year, with Jacob and Isaac hot on his heels - all follow trajectories set first in the United States. In America, 2013 was a big year for naming your child Cheese. British parents: look ready and keep your wits about you.The Big Short, the film adaptation of Michael Lewis' book of the same name about the causes of the financial crisis, opens in UK cinemas this weekend.The middle class penchant for retro-kitsch names must have trickled down and out to all branches of society, as Alfie, Florence, Archie and Evie maintain a strong presence on a recently compiled list of the top 40 names in Britain. This prompted others to bemoan the infrequence of bestowing Nelson as a given name (only three babies listed in the Telegraph births column since the Fifties have been given this as their Christian name, according to one eagle-eyed reader).Completing the homage to names of Edwardian parlour maids, Elsie comes in at number 37! If the retro trend continues, we should be seeing plenty of Agneses and Nelsons befriending Elsies in a few years at the primary school gates.Parents continue to give a nod to the Duke of Cambridge (William is number eight on the list) and his fun-loving brother (while Prince Charles's second son was actually christened Henry - number 15 on the list - his nickname, Harry, comes in at number nine).But despite the media hype, and their apparently popularity, Prince George of Cambridge and his mother, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, have failed to set a major trend.