Not only are the kids desperately keen to get Apple products, their parents are also naming them after Apple products - we learn from the latest yearly analysis of baby names. The moniker Apple, though still an unusual choice, rose 15 percent for girls, vaulting a whopping 585 spots. For boys, the name Mac jumped 12 percent. And …
" .......their ridiculous parents"
Any reader who has named their child in anyway that represents Apple needs to have them removed and taken into care!
W O W, people really are wankers.
Could be worse...
Could be called "Hashtag.
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Talulah does the Hula from Hawaii - check it out, some sods in New Zealand did this.
The child got made a ward of court.
In France, the registrar has to approve the name of the child to prevent this, which goes to show that there are things we can learn from the French.
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Bit dated that...
"First names are chosen by the child's parents. There are no legal a priori constraints on the choice of names nowadays, but this has not always been the case.
The choice of given names, originally limited only by the tradition of naming children after a small number of popular saints, was restricted by law at the end of the 18th century. Officially, only names figuring on a calendar, or names of illustrious Frenchmen/women of the past, could be accepted. Much later, actually in 1966, a new law permitted a limited number of mythological, regional or foreign names, substantives (Olive, Violette), diminutives, and alternative spellings. Only in 1993 were French parents given the freedom to name their child without any constraint whatsoever.
However, if the birth registrar thinks that the chosen names (alone or in association with the last name) may be detrimental to the child's interests, or to the right of other families to protect their own family name, the registrar may refer the matter to the local prosecutor, who may choose to refer the matter to the local court. The court may then refuse the chosen names. Such refusals are rare and mostly concern given names that may expose the child to mockery."
I was only saying to Chardonnay and Malbec the other day that their mother and I would never do something so stupid as to name our next child something as crass as Siri. But then Pic'n'Mix needed his nappy changing and I had to end the conversation
Could be far worse...
...could be named after anything Linux / Open Source.
Sheep On Meth (blatant rip off of Sheep On Drugs)
BSD (Always read that as BaStarD)
and on and on...
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There are loads!
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@TRT - and why wouldnt you call your child Ninja?
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"@TRT - and why wouldnt you call your child Ninja?"
With a name like Ninja you'd have to be the coolest kid in school (as long as your last name isn't Turtle)
A mate of mines called Lol
but I don’t know a 'you cannot be serious they patented that?'
Nothing new here, please move along
There has always been a section of society who refuse to conform when it comes to the naming of their children.
I can remember when one Liverpool fan named his son after all the team that had just won the League Title.
Then there are 'celebs' who IMHO do it just to get in the press.
Of course there are those who do it for good reasons but honestly 'Peaches?'
My now deceased Father in law was called 'Mac'. His real name was Macintosh Mackay so everyone called him Mac.
I honestly wish that the Fandroids (And other apple Haters) would take a break from this endless slagging off of Apple. In terms of business, I actually think that SamSung is a bigger danger. They are trying to monopolise far more areas of tech than Apple ever could. If Apple go under (As every Fandroid desires) then who is going to compete against SamSung? There really isn't another company with anywhere near the strenght to challenge SS.
Then where will the joys of competition be?
Rant over so let the downvoting begin.
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Reminiscent of Golden Gordon who named his son Barnstonworth United.
And my mate Phil (a long time Man City fanatic) who named his son Asa. Not so controversial, except Philip lives in Denmark and in Denmark, Asa is a girls name - OMG. It required legal appeals to the "names commission" and a shit load of paperwork to get the name accepted as a legal name (it's not just the French who have a "names commission". This, despite the fact that Asa is not all that uncommon a name in the Spanish/Portuguese world.
eye bee em
There was this geezer Oswald who named his son Oswald II or OS/2 for short.
How they laughed with glee when IBM came up with an operating system of the same name.
Like steely but less shiny.
I wonder if parents are aware of the irony of naming their child after a product made by Chinese kids in sweatshops...
This list looks like it's compiled by an American website and is based "on the names of 450,000 babies born in 2012 to moms registered on the BabyCenter website".
The official UK list takes a while for the ONS to compile and the latest one is here:
Clearly none of these parents have heard the Ice T song where he names his ho Apple coz her ass is kinda fat.
Cam't believe noone has mentioned
The potentially amusing but not Apple related ones that are Intel CPU code names or a brand name.
A boy named Sue
Given how litigious Apple are, "sue" would be a good choice. Although it's not a product, it can't be long before Apple patents a method for extracting obscene amounts of money from unsuspecting competitors for very little effort and zero original work.
Shortly after, they'll be sending nasty letters to Johnny Cash's executors asking for retrospective everything.
Had a nose around
Amelia top but no Rory, does this mean DW fans have more daughters?
Definately a few F1 fans with Lewis and Jenson.
Kyle above Reece was funny, I was going to joke about Terminator fans until I saw a nearly surname there.
Lola, have they heard the song?
As to TV fans I have found Isaac, Dexter, Blake.
A lot of us must have children found half of the Tweenies, no Fizz or Milo
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Amelia, have they heard the song?
I named my son Deb and my daughter Ian -- half marks?
I will give you full marks, halgf each ;)
My first child will be named "Vectrex", regardless of gender
Whats so new about this
Just the other day I was telling little Oric-1 and his sister TRS-80....
the best techie given name
> They'll both be mocked relentlessly and have whole areas of the world shut off to them because of their ridiculous parents.
Talking from personal experience there? Guess the environmental cleanup industry was never a option.
what's wrong with naming your child after an Apple product?
I think Crap Map App has a nice ring to it
I called my first daughter "take 1" , and my second daughter "take 2" ......
What's wrong with good old names?
Wang, for example.
Not so good for Mr and Mrs Kerr
There was a couple with that name called their son Wayne - he was once my CEO.
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"...he was once my CEO."
I suppose that your name could be seen to limit your career opportunities. With that one, your only options are CEO or Traffic Warden.
"What if little Mac grows up and just wants to run Linux? Or Siri wants to become an Android Developer? They'll both be mocked relentlessly and have whole areas of the world shut off to them."
Doesn't take much. Apparently.
AC to avoid inviting the eternal ire of the open sores types incessantly beating their heads against the garden wall.
I'm calling my daughter Plaintalk Microphone.
How accurate are the babycenter statistics - comparing their 2011 list ( http://www.babycenter.com/top-baby-names-2011 ) with the official one ( http://www.babynamestats.com/top100.html ) they're somewhat different.
Possibly that's partly down to slightly different timespans, but when I picked half a dozen names I'd have thought of as traditional-but-not-overtly-biblical English name, they were all significantly further down the babycenter list than the official one.
Some kind of reporting bias might be at work, and possibly that might particularly apply to the less common names.
My oldest kid will never have a unix account with his name. We named him Daemon.
First middle is Daemon Aloysius.
Second kid, a girl, was almost called Ima Roflcopter. I had to talk HER out of it.
An Appropriate Apple Appellation (Alliteration Always Absolutely Acceptable!)
I'll name my child (the one with the rounded corners)
(walk this way...)
I can't believe it
Three pages of comments and nobody's considered the new ipad mini and the possibility of a new wave of kids named... "Mini Me"? It works for boys and for girls!
This line of thought does sort of assume that parents want to name their kids after the iMini (ok, let's not go there: Apple didn't, and I don't think parents would either) so as to conjure up positive connotations, though... I can see why nobody pounced on it sooner.
My sister and I had a pet rabbit called Acorn when we were young, named after our computer.
and even worse
we allow these product brand-obsessed morons to vote. making long term decisions that affect other people based on how successful short term marketing has influenced their impulses. From Black Friday violence to self-inflicted corporate worship forced onto the helpless.
Explains a lot, doesn't it?