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Parents Increasingly Naming Children Apple, Mac and Siri

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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.

 

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    memadmax , December 1, 2012 3:09 AM
    Pathetic...
  • 38 Hide
    bavman , December 1, 2012 3:10 AM
    WTF? is this real? Who the hell does this to their children?
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    jupiter optimus maximus , December 1, 2012 3:13 AM
    If you are going to name your child after a product, then you aren't ready to bear children.
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  • 39 Hide
    memadmax , December 1, 2012 3:09 AM
    Pathetic...
  • 38 Hide
    bavman , December 1, 2012 3:10 AM
    WTF? is this real? Who the hell does this to their children?
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    kingnoobe , December 1, 2012 3:11 AM
    I could see siri, but the rest.. Apple/google.. Come on now think of the kids! If you want your kid to have something stupid in it's name at least make it the middle name.
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    steve360 , December 1, 2012 3:12 AM
    Let's not forget the Egyptian dad that named his daughter "Facebook" in honor of their uprising which didn't turn out so well.

    It's things like this that I wish there was some way we could remove these people from the gene pool (without having to kill them).
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    jupiter optimus maximus , December 1, 2012 3:13 AM
    If you are going to name your child after a product, then you aren't ready to bear children.
  • 27 Hide
    bllue , December 1, 2012 3:16 AM
    Those kids named Apple are gonna get so much crap 10-15 years from now when Apple will no longer be relevant lol
  • 25 Hide
    steve360 , December 1, 2012 3:18 AM
    Also, good luck to these kids trying to land jobs with oddball names on their CVs.
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    alxianthelast , December 1, 2012 3:19 AM
    so if my baby mamma decided our child should be named Excel.. and he decided to change it later in life.. wouldn't his nick name be XXL? bwahahaha
  • 22 Hide
    mjcpoquiz , December 1, 2012 3:19 AM
    Is Zak Islam paid to write and build apple brand?
  • 26 Hide
    fonzy , December 1, 2012 3:20 AM
    I wouldn't be surprised if Apple sued them or even worse try and claim their children as their own.
  • 26 Hide
    livebriand , December 1, 2012 3:22 AM
    fonzyI wouldn't be surprised if Apple sued them or even worse try and claim their children as their own.

    There's probably something about that in those EULAs that no one reads... :D 
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    yorgos , December 1, 2012 3:29 AM
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2231924/Are-getting-stupid-Researchers-claim-longer-need-intelligence-survive.html
    They shouldn't waste mental resources and time to research for something that obvious
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    Gundam288 , December 1, 2012 3:33 AM
    mjcpoquizIs Zak Islam paid to write and build apple brand?

    That or he has stock in Apple.
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    zybch , December 1, 2012 3:34 AM
    This is why applying for a license before people have a child should be mandatory.
  • 18 Hide
    bustapr , December 1, 2012 3:35 AM
    google and apple are going to be bullied for life...
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    MisterZ , December 1, 2012 3:45 AM
    Apple are a joke. I'm naming my 3 sons i3, i5, and i7.
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    mrmez , December 1, 2012 3:46 AM
    I guess its better than naming your baby Android, Ice Cream Sandwich, or Surface.
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    JOSHSKORN , December 1, 2012 4:02 AM
    My kids will have the initials LGA and BGA, guess I'd better change my last name, as well.
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    jerm1027 , December 1, 2012 4:44 AM
    JOSHSKORNMy kids will have the initials LGA and BGA, guess I'd better change my last name, as well.

    ZIF might be good initials for a daughter. Giggity!

    But seriously, why are these people having children?
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    Kami3k , December 1, 2012 4:51 AM
    And such parents need to have their kids taken away from them, Google, Apple, etc are not names for a human being to actually have....

    These people are mentally unstable and I fear for the kids...
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