Has pregnancy hunger got you dreaming of delicious food baby names for your kid? You’re not alone. In fact, even celebrity moms and dads are jumping on the food baby name bandwagon (or shopping cart)! You can slog through your favorite cookbook (or tabloid!) for name-spiration, or better yet, check out this list of wonderful and weird baby names inspired by food!
Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin either began the naming-kids-after-food trend, or their choice of Apple for their daughter was simply a symptom of this (yummy) rising trend. If they name any subsequent kids Cinnamon, Cherry, Lemon or other delicious names on this list, they could totally open their own pie shop!
Name your daughter Pepper if you’re hoping she’ll add spice and flavor to your life. If you have a second kid, name her Salt and they’ll be all set for a career in hip-hop. (“Push it real good!”)
Comedic stars Sascha Baron Cohen of Borat and Wedding Crashers’ Isla Fischer must have hit the salad bar a ton of times when expecting their daughter. Maybe that’s why they named her Olive?
Check out Isla gushing about what a great daddy Sacha is (aww).
Supermodels must eat healthfully to maintain their awesome figures, so all that time in the produce aisle must have influenced Claudia Schiffer’s name choice of Clementine, which is a small seedless orange. You might also remember this name from the mind-numbing song Oh My Darling Clementine. (Sorry if we got that stuck in your head now!)
Sweet, rosy and covered in soft down–it’s easy to see why parents would pick Peaches as a term of endearment for their baby. But maybe Bob Geldof should’ve thought twice about putting this fruity name on his daughter’s birth certificate!
Reuben is a classic Hebrew first name. It’s also the name of a delicious sandwich made with corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and Russian dressing on toasted rye bread. Legend has it that a New York Deli owner created this sandwich for Charlie Chaplin. (Charlie‘s another cute baby name, but nowhere near as tasty sounding!)
You say “BAY-zul,” I say “BAZ-il,” let’s call the whole thing off. Wait, this food-related baby name actually rocks! In fact, the herbal name of Basil was super-popular for boys in the early 1900s, which means it’s retro-cool and due to make a comeback.
Check out more mommy photos of Courtney and Coco!
Lost’s Josh Holloway and wife Yessica Kumala must have known that they’d be drinking A LOT of coffee as new parents when they chose the caffeinated name Java for their daughter.
Check out Josh picking up Pampers for his little Java.
Often a nickname for the girl’s name Candace, the name Candy on its own sure is sweet. It also lends itself to some pretty sweet nicknames you can give your little darling, like “Baby Ruth,” “Sugar Baby” and other labels encountered when trick or treating.
Sage is not only a fragrant herb that goes well with roast chicken, it’s a classic unisex name and the one
Australian actress Toni Collette and musician husband Dave Galafassi chose for their daughter.
This name is straight outta the liquor cabinet–it’s an alcoholic beverage made from distilled wine. Brandy peaked in popularity in the late 1960s/early 1970s (but the most popular type of brandy—Cognac–never caught on as a first name).
In the United Kingdom, redheads are often called gingers, from the ginger root’s pinkish hue. That’s how “Ginger Spice” Geri Halliwell got her Spice Girl name. Though she herself had a foodie stage name, she chose a floral name for her daughter Bluebell.
Duran Duran front man Simon Le Bon and his model wife Yasmine named their daughter Saffron, one of the most expensive spices in the world.
Country-music singer Josh Turner gave his baby son this cheesy name. And that’s not negative criticism: Colby is a mild yellow cheese similar to cheddar that tastes delicious on pretty much everything!
Feeling this tart and tangy fruit name? ‘Cause whether you’re a celebrity like actress Cherry Jones or just a regular happy mom or dad, a new baby daughter sure can feel like the Cherry on top of this big bowl of ice cream called life!
This classic girl’s name is also the name for a shell-shaped French butter cookie. Its various spellings are also a popular choice amongst celebrity parents–Jon Favreau, David Duchovny and Téa ;a Leoni, even the King and Queen of Sweden chose Madeleine for their daughters.
Cinnamon‘s a dessert-friendly spice but it also makes for an original foodie first name! (But then again, maybe we’ve been watching just a little too much Blue’s Clues: Cinnamon is the name of Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper’s second baby. The first is Paprika!)
Celebrity mom Tina Fey’s daughter is named Alice, but her character Liz Lemon on 30 Rock is making Lemon a juicy trend for two reasons: Lemon fruit names and last-names-as-first-names are both very hot right now.
Honey‘s not just a name you call your partner when you need a back rub or the bathroom painted. It’s a name plucked right from the pantry and it’s rising in popularity. Actress Kate Winslet and Naked Chef Jamie Oliver both chose Honey as their daughters’ middle names.