Parents Increasingly Naming Children Apple, Mac and Siri
One pair of parents named son 'Google'.
Parents are increasingly naming their children after Apple, as well as associated products related to the brand including 'Mac' and 'Siri'.
Out of the three aforementioned names, Apple witnessed the largest increased in the baby name charts for girls, consequently jumping 585 positions; it was up by 15 percent when compared to the previous year. Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin, for one, named their child Apple.
Mac, meanwhile, is technically short for Mackenzie or Macaulay. It experienced a 12 percent increase on the previous year.
Siri, Apple’s voice-activated assistant for its iOS products, also had its popularity grow by increasing 5 percent on the list of girls names. That said, it's proved to be an increasingly common name in Norway, where it means "beautiful victory".
Joining the above names in the survey of 450,000 new baby names this year were Ace -- perhaps related to the Samsung Galaxy Ace, Excel for parents who just can't get enough of spreadsheets, while one unfortunate boy was given the name Google.