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Celebrity Food-Related Baby Names
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We love celebrity weddings and babies, but what we don’t get is why so many celebrities feel the need to exercise their creativity when naming their kids.
This afternoon, a statement was released by new parents Drew Barrymore and husband Will Kopelman about the birth of their daughter: "We are proud to announce the birth of our daughter, Olive Barrymore Kopelman, born September 26th, healthy, happy and welcomed by the whole family. Thank you for respecting our privacy during this most special time in our lives."
While they’re certainly the most recent celebrity couple to name their child based after a food — and perhaps a favorite of ours? — the list is pretty extensive. Let’s divulge.
Apple: Who could forget when Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin dubbed their daughter with this fiber-filled fruit name? The reasoning behind it was that the couple felt it sounded "wholesome" and "clean."
Clementine: Ethan Hawke and Ryan Shawhughes named their baby girl after the citrus. Her full name, Clementine Jane, sounds worthy of a fictional character, doesn’t it? Fun fact — Claudia Schiffer’s daughter shares the same name.
Coco: We know parents Courtney Cox and David Arquette met on the set of Scream, but perhaps they bonded over their love of hot chocolate when they decided their daughter should be called Coco Riley? We’ll never know.
Poppy Honey Rosie: Famed chef Jamie Olivier gave his daughter not one but two food-based names when she was born.
Diva Thin Muffin: Yes, this is a real name. The daughter of singer Frank Zappa is part of a family filled with peculiar names; the others include — wait for it — Moon Unit and Dweezil.
Sage Moonblood: The late son of Sylvester Stallone definitely had a bold name. We wonder what significance, if any, the herb played in his name choosing.
Java: Lost’s Josh Holloway and wife Yessica Kumala must have had coffee on the mind when they named their daughter.
Saffron: One of the world’s most expensive spices provided the inspiration for the name of Duran Duran frontman Simon Le Bon and his model wife Yasmin’s daughter. Think she’s high maintenance? That would be funny, wouldn’t it?
Peaches Honeyblossom: The daughter of Bob Geldof and Paula Yates bears just one of the wacky names in her family. The others include Fifi Trixibelle and Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily.
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