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The Bachelor and The Bachelorette baby names

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Baby names inspired by The hit reality show

The Bachelor and The Bachelorette have given us some of reality TV's most memorable men and women. Would you consider naming your baby boy or girl after your favorite rose ceremony participant?
Baby with a rose - The Bachelor

Since the first season of ABC's The Bachelor debuted in 2002, America has been mesmerized by the willingness of hopeful singles to put their heart on the line (and on national TV) to find "the one" in the original series as well as the spin-off, The Bachelorette. The ninth season of The Bachelorette premieres on May 20. Will one of these romantic monikers make your list of baby name contenders?

2002

The Bachelor 1: Alex, the original bachelor, pared his list of would-be fiancees to Amanda and Trista. Alex chose Amanda for a short-lived relationship, while Trista went on to star in the first season of The Bachelorette.

The Bachelor 2: Aaron proposed to Helene (instead of Brooke), but their engagement did not last.

2003

The Bachelor 3: Wealthy Andrew picked Jen over Kirsten, but no wedding resulted. Instead, Jen went on to star in the third season of The Bachelorette.

Trista and Ryan SutterThe Bachelorette 1: After The Bachelor 1 sent her home, Trista fell in love with firefighter Ryan, who beat Charlie to win the first season of The Bachelorette. They're still married and have two children. Contestant Bob starred in Season 4 of The Bachelor.

The Bachelor 4: Bob was so well-liked as a suitor on the first season of The Bachelorette that he became the next bachelor. Bob really liked Kelly Jo but preferred Estella, to whom he presented a promise ring. Meredith, who came in fourth, was featured on Season 2 of The Bachelorette.

2004

The Bachelor 5: Football player Jesse chose Jessica over Tara — without a proposal — then dumped her just a few months later.

The Bachelorette 2: Jilted by The Bachelor 4, Meredith chose Ian over Matthew. Their relationship lasted less than a year.

The Bachelor 6: Things looked promising for Byron, who was engaged to winner Mary for five years before they decided to go their separate ways. Tanya was the runner-up.

2005

The Bachelor 7: Actor Charlie and his winner Sarah dated on and off for several years after the show but are no longer together. Krisily was the first runner-up.

The Bachelorette 3: Jen got a second chance at love after The Bachelor 3 rejected her. She chose Jerry over John Paul in a live final rose ceremony, but when Jerry proposed, Jen said, "no."

2006

The Bachelor 8: Travis Stork of The Doctors fame got his TV start on The Bachelor when he wooed Sarah and Moana to the finale. Travis and Sarah took a chance on a relationship but broke up shortly after the show aired.

The Bachelor 9: Prince Lorenzo, a cosmetics entrepreneur, ended up with Jennifer, but just for a few short months. Sadie was the other final contender.

2007

The Bachelor 10: U.S. Naval Officer Andrew called off his engagement to Tessa just one month after the finale aired. Tessa beat Bevin Nichole for that final spot.

The Bachelor 11: Brad whittled the singles down to DeAnna and Jennie before rejecting both of them. DeAnna went on to be featured in Season 4 of The Bachelorette, and a reformed Brad returned to star in Season 15 of The Bachelor.

2008

The Bachelor 12: Matt proposed to Shayne over Chelsea, but the couple never made it to the altar. Finalist Holly, however, wed Julian, who was a contestant on Season 7 of The Bachelorette.

The Bachelorette 4: DeAnna's heart was broken by The Bachelor 11. In turn, she broke Jason's heart when she chose Jesse for a short-lived romance. Jason rebounded quickly as The Bachelor 13, while Jesse went on to marry finalist Ann from The Bachelor 13.

Jason and Molly Mesnick

2009

The Bachelor 13: After The Bachelorette 4 rejected him, Jason was introduced to two dozen new women. He proposed to Melissa on the season finale, but retracted the offer on the After the Final Rose TV special, when he professed his love for runner-up Molly. Jason and Molly are now married. Third-place finalist Jillian starred in Season 5 of The Bachelorette. Another finalist, Ann, is now married to The Bachelorette winner Jesse.

The Bachelorette 5: Jillian, a Canadian, was hurt by The Bachelor 13. Though fans preferred Kiptyn, Jillian found love with Ed. Alas, their relationship was short-lived. Contestant Jake was chosen to be The Bachelor 14.

2010

The Bachelor 14: A rejected suitor from The Bachelorette 5, Jake returned and fell for the very unpopular Vienna over sweet little Tenley. Finalist Ali moved on to star in Season 6 of The Bachelorette.

The Bachelorette 6: Ali walked away from The Bachelor 14 and right into her own reality TV show. She let Chris go the day before the finale and gave her last rose to hunky Roberto. Sadly, they never made it to the altar.

2011

The Bachelor 15: Brad didn't pick a fiancee in Season 11. This time around, however, the bachelor broke Chantal's heart when he proposed to Emily, with whom he's since parted ways. Third-place finalist Ashley starred in Season 7 of The Bachelorette, and Emily starred in Season 8.

The Bachelorette 7: After Brad let her go, Ashley found love with J.P. They wed in December 2012. Runner-up Ben was selected to be The Bachelor 16.

Ben Flajnik and Courtney Robertson2012

The Bachelor 16: Fans were disgusted with Ben when he proposed to Courtney instead of Lindzi. As expected, their engagement didn't last.

The Bachelorette 8: Emily won The Bachelor 15, but when that relationship didn't work out, she was given another shot at love. After narrowing her options down to two, Emily chose Jef over Arie. They've since broken up. Second runner-up Sean was selected to be the next bachelor.

2013

The Bachelor 17: It's been just two months since Sean proposed to Catherine, and the two are still happily engaged and planning a TV wedding. Lindsay was the rejected finalist, and Desiree — who came in fourth — will be featured in the ninth season of The Bachelorette, which will debut on May 20, 2013.

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