November 30, 2012
BabyCenter is out with their annual list of the most popular baby names for boys and girls. The usual names are still there (Jacob, Isabella), but there are also new ones making the list. And these are ones that just make Tim Cook feel like a proud papa. No, Gwyneth Paltrow hasn't birthed another Apple, but others have. The name Apple rose 15 percent for girls, "vaulting a whopping" 585 spots. Also popular: Mac, which is up 12 percent. And yes, Siri also made the list. The name is up 5 percent from last year. Meanwhile, names inspired by space, politicians, and yes, even the "50 Shades of Grey" trilogy, made the list. In a few years, for example, there may be a quite a few men named Christian asking a Skylar out. And don't be surprised to see Reagan holding hands with a Kennedy in time for the 2030 presidential election. The top 10 names of 2012 are:
GirlsThankfully, Maps didn't make the list! Have you ever considered naming a child after your favorite tech company, book, or politician?