Babycenter is out with the top baby names for 2012 and while the top ten list does look promising, some parents’ choices are a bit strange, to say the least.
The mommy-centric site has released its annual Baby Names Survey and the Top 100 Baby Names of 2012 based on the names of 450,000 babies born in 2012 to moms registered on the BabyCenter website.
Aiden was the most popular boy name, and Sophia topped the girls’ list. So far so good.
Some parents, however, go to extremes. As Babycenter puts it, “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.”
That’s right. Some Apple-loving parents are not only naming their kids after the company, the percentage this year rose by 15 percent for girls. 12 percent for boys called Mac, “and parents sure like the sound of Siri,” says the parenting company, adding that, “The company's voice-enabled personal assistant climbed 5 percent on the list of girl names.”