The number of babies named after Apple products has soared - Apple, Siri and Mac have all risen in popularity as baby names this year, according to parenting advice site BabyCenter's annual report.
根据育儿网站BabyCenter的一项年度调查显示,以苹果公司产品为名的宝宝数量正在飙升,Apple, Siri 还有Mac 这些新生儿名字正变得越来越主流。

Parents seem to be looking in an unusual place for inspiration for baby names this year - their smartphones and iPads.

Siri - the name of the 'personal assistant' app on iPhone - has risen 5% in popularity, and the name Apple has leapt 585 places up BabyCenter's chart this year.
以苹果手机的语音个人助理Siri 给宝宝取名人气增长了5%,而Apple这个名字在今年的BabyCenter榜单上跃升585个名次。

The huge success of iPhone and iPad seem to be behind the new trend - BabyCenter describes the youngsters as 'iBabies'.

"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," says Linda Murray, the site's global editor in chief.

"The moniker Apple, though still an unusual choice, rose 15% for girls, vaulting a whopping 585 spots."

"For boys, the name Mac jumped 12%. And parents sure like the sound of Siri: The company's voice-enabled personal assistant climbed 5% on the list of girl names."
“对男孩来说,Mac这个名字的使用率上升了12%。而家长们也一定非常喜欢Siri 这个名字的发音:苹果公司的语音私人助手应用在女孩名字榜中攀升了5%的名次。”

Space-themed baby names - perhaps inspired by the publicity around NASA's Mars Curiosity Rover - also rose in popularity.

"It seems space was a huge naming inspiration for parents this year: Sky, Star, Luna, Skylar, Heaven, Stella, and Mars all flew higher than last year. BabyCenter moms aren’t alone; celebrities like Uma Thurman – who named her daughter Luna – are looking to the sky as well," says Murray.