If you are of a certain age, you may remember 2004, when Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin blew the minds of society-at-large by naming their daughter Apple. “WTF kind of a name is Apple?!” cried the burgeoning baby blogosphere. “What’s next… banana?!” joked some uninspired comedians. “But… that’s a fruit!” declared fact checkers.
What many didn’t realize was that food-inspired baby names were already coming into vogue. Bob Geldof’s daughter Peaches (tragically now deceased) was already a lovely example of a fruit name from 1989. And Honey Hollman (daughter of Jack Nicholson) got her sweet moniker back in 1981. But with Apple Martin came a whole new era of maternity wards that sounded more like grocery stores.
Here are 21 of our favorite celebrity baby names that seem to be inspired by food.
Apple (daughter of Gwyneth Paltrow) – The most famous of fruity offspring.
Nori (daughter of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West) – Kimye’s nickname for North is also a synonym for sushi seaweed.
Olive (daughter of Drew Barrymore) – An old-school food name that’s enjoying a renaissance.
Peaches (late daughter of Bob Geldof) – Of her name, Peaches once said, “It’s definitely not boring. I like to think it gives me an air of mystery.”
Poppy Honey Rosie (daughter of Jamie Oliver) – Wait, her dad is a chef? You don’t say!
Clementine (daughter of Rachel Griffiths) – The original produce name, Clementine has doubled in popularity in the past two decades.
Speck (son of John Mellencamp) – Hard to say if this is in honor of the ham, but we want to believe it is.
Maple (daughter of Jason Bateman) – He’s not even Canadian. (We checked.) So maybe just a breakfast enthusiast?
Coco (daughter of Courtney Cox and David Arquette) – A covetable combo of food, fashion, and portmanteau.
Java (daughter of Josh Holloway) – Perfect for “Is the baby keeping you up all night?” jokes.
Sage (daughter of Toni Collette) – She’s very wise and can also clear your house of bad juju.
Peanut (son of Ingo Rademacher) – Apparently, this is what the Rademachers called him in utero and then it stuck after he was born. (This naming technique is not recommended).
Huckleberry (son of Bear Grylls) – We would expect nothing less from this man of the wild.
Madeline (daughter of Stephen Colbert) – Much like its namesake cookie, Madeline is sweet, delicate, and well loved.
Graham (son of Sam Waterston) – We know it’s a name, but it also immediately makes us crave s’mores.
Colby (son of Josh Turner) – Our second-favorite cheese-inspired name! (Brie ranks first.)
Honey (daughter of Jack Nicholson) – Perhaps the sweetest of all possible food names, barring Sugar.
Kobe (son of Donald Faison) – Before it was associated with basketball’s MVP Bryant, it was one of the most highly coveted brands of beef.
John Basil (son of Patricia Heaton) – You’ve reached the part of the list where the foods become the middle names… but there’s no hiding an herb like “basil.”
Frances Bean (daughter of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love) – …or a legume like “bean.”
Ella Bleu (daughter of John Travolta and Kelly Preston) – or a stinky cheese like “bleu.”
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