Would You Call Your Child Siri?

Apple, Mac and Siri have shown up on the list of popular baby names in 2012. Seems a bit brand specific. Where's the kids called Intel, PC or Microsoft? Microsoft would be a great name for a boy, as long as he explained he was a grower not a show-er.

Apple is just about OK thanks to Chris Martin and Gwyneth, and Mac is already a name, just say you're named after the guy in CSY: NY. But Siri is a terrible name. You're naming your child after something that people are used to ordering around. Good luck with that when she's in her teens.

YOU: "Siri, what's the weather like today?"
SFX: Ding-ding.
SIRI: "Oh, screw you, I wish I was never born."

BabyCenter published the Top Baby Names of 2012, showing the impact of popular culture on the choices of parents. The name Apple rose 15% for girls this year, vaulting an incredible 585 places.

It's a sorry state of affairs when the verb that follows the name is a far better name for the child.

BabyCenter also found that the name Anastasia when up by 10% because of the success of erotic book series 50 Shades of Grey. People are naming their children after porn? I'll never look at a 34-year-old woman called Debbie in the same way again.

The name Christian, which was the male character in the books, has actually declined in popularity for boys. BabyCenter said that "while mums are physically attracted to Christian, they do not see him as a role model for their sons".

And yet they think Siri is a good role model for their daughters? Someone that you can order to do things, she follows your every command and you can turn her on with just one press... actually, she sounds pretty good.

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