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Parents Increasingly Naming Children Apple, Mac and Siri

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
    Pathetic...
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  • bavman
    WTF? is this real? Who the hell does this to their children?
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  • kingnoobe
    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
    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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  • If you are going to name your child after a product, then you aren't ready to bear children.
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  • bllue
    Those kids named Apple are gonna get so much crap 10-15 years from now when Apple will no longer be relevant lol
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  • steve360
    Also, good luck to these kids trying to land jobs with oddball names on their CVs.
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  • alxianthelast
    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
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  • mjcpoquiz
    Is Zak Islam paid to write and build apple brand?
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  • fonzy
    I wouldn't be surprised if Apple sued them or even worse try and claim their children as their own.
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