Did you know that in 2012, it’s become completely acceptable to name your newborn after an Apple product? In fact, it’s not only acceptable, it’s become quite trendy.

BabyCenter just published their list of this year’s most popular baby names. And while choices like Siri and Apple didn’t make the top 100, they did shoot up the charts…

The name Apple, though a rather unusual choice, rose 15% for girls this year, vaulting it 585 spots up the popular baby names list. That’s a pretty big jump for 12 months.

The name Mac, which to me is a much more common choice, also saw a decent increase with a 12% climb. And Siri, Apple’s lovable digital assistant, scaled up 5%.

Now, I love my Apple gadgets as much as the next person. But I can’t imagine naming my daughter Apple. C’mon parents, these kids have to live with these monikers forever.

You know what the most popular baby name of 2012 was? Sophia.

[The Next Web]

  • ..and “sophia” means wisdom in Greek.

    • Falk M.

      Too bad the name is less exciting than its meaning. :/

  • I agree! I mean calling you’re baby Siri? WTF???

    • Mohammad Ridwan

      Siri means “beautiful woman who leads you to victory” in Norwegian

      • i know a girl named Osiry

      • Thorasgard


  • “Siri, whats the weather like?” .. “No, no I wasn’t talking to you honey!”

  • A couple in the UK called their baby ‘Hashtag’ a few days ago… WHY?!

    • lol

    • Mirko

      people like that shouldn’t be allowed to breed

      • haha, I completely agree but it is funny that every time they talk to their kid it’s-
        (funny for us, sad for the kid)

  • Picture a meme baby named Siri after 20 years: “OH GOD… WHY?”

  • I was expecting Steve or something.

  • Falk M.

    In Germany the names you want to give your children have to be either on a list of legally accepted names or you have to apply for them to become a part of it if I’m not mistaken.

    Obviously you won’t hear such news from here, but whilst Apple and Mac seem like rather insensible choices, I can kinda see “Siri” working out to be a good name.
    Wouldn’t want nor use it though.

  • Lol at the URL…

  • I would name my daughter Lisa. Real Apple fans know what I’m talking about.

  • I’ve heard the name Apple before, I think it is a cute girl’s name that doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with Apple Inc. (or the Beatles.)

    • Thorasgard

      Yeah, give your daughter a stripper name. I knew one named Apple, she was cute also.

  • im naming my daughter google

    • Thorasgard

      You are thinking to small

  • Thorasgard

    How about Lightning ? Spotlight, Mini, Bounce, NoSD, Profit.

    This is stuff you name your cat, dog or hamster. Not a person.

  • hhhhhhhhh u know i’ll call my daughter iPoda 😀