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More babies named after Apple products in 2012

Posted by Kristi Palma  November 30, 2012 04:45 PM

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It seems new parents this year have technology on the brain.

Earlier this week we told you about a baby named Hashtag, a popular Twitter term.

Now Babycenter.com has released its annual Baby Names Survey and it shows that Apple-inspired names are among the hottest baby name trends. The following names are increasing in popularity: Mac, Siri, and, well, Apple.

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Gwyneth Paltrow famously named her daughter Apple back in 2004 and the world was shocked by the unusual choice. She told Oprah at the time that she named her daughter after the fruit because "It conjured such a lovely picture for me -- you know, apples are so sweet and they're wholesome and it's biblical -- and I just thought it sounded so lovely and … clean." (Photo:Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

Eight years later, there are more little Apples being born. And parents have more reasons to choose the name. According to Babycenter, which is reporting a 15 percent increase in the name Apple for girls, parents "are paying homage to industry leader Apple."

Furthermore, the name Mac for boys has increased by 12 percent. And the name Siri, the name of the Apple company's voice-enabled personal assistant, has climbed 5 percent.

By the way, the most popular boy name for the eighth year in a row is Aiden and the most popular girl name for the third year in a row is Sophia.

Read Babycenter's Top 100 Baby Names of 2012.

What do you think of these Apple-inspired names? Would you choose one for your child?

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Kristi Palma, Boston.com Moms producer, is the mom of a first grader and a preschooler. She is a writer who enjoys cooking her grandmother's Italian recipes (when her son isn't launching paper airplanes into them). Follow her on Twitter @kristipalma.
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