More parents named their children "Apple," "Mac" and "Siri" in 2012. (Kimihiro Hoshino/AFP/GettyImages)
The Apple empire has extended to the baby crib.
A new baby name report released this week by BabyCenter, a pregnancy and parenting information website, shows more parents named their children after Apple-related products in 2012.
The name "Apple" was used for at least six girls in 2012, twice as many as in 2011. "Mac," meanwhile, was used for at least 49 boys, up from 25 a year ago. And at least 17 girls were named "Siri" this year, up from 11 last year.
"The smart phone may just be the best parenting tool since diapers, and some moms and dads are paying homage to industry leader Apple in their choice of baby names," the baby name report says.
The names are calculated based on the 450,000 babies born in 2012 to moms registered with BabyCenter. You can see all of this year's 100 top baby names for boys and girls here.
None of the three Apple-related names came close to cracking the top 100 for either gender, but still, 17 babies named "Siri" is about 16 more than we would have expected.
Los Angeles times