13 Unusual Baby Names Inspired by Food

When Gwyneth Paltrow named her daughter Apple, everyone was completely shocked. Maybe there’s a case for naming your kid after a herb, fruit or even vegetable? We’ve all heard the expression, ‘I could just eat your baby!’ – why not take that saying to the next level by giving your newborn a gourmet baby name!

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Honey

Nothing is as sweet as your baby, right? The name Honey is a good choice (and also a nickname for Honora which means ‘endearment’).

Pepper

Sneeze no more – this English name may refer to a herb, but your little baby girl will grow to love this spicy gem!

Olive

An oldie-but-goodie; even Drew Barrymore named her daughter after this Latin name! For a peaceful baby experience, try extending the branch to this classic yet oh-so chic title.

Candy

We couldn’t think of anything sweeter than this! Not a bad name option for a child who’ll always loves her confectionery.

Jasmine

This fragrant flower is also popular in hot drinks and a variety of recipes — don’t forget princess Jasmine!

Patty

From Patricia to Patty, this name is known from Peanuts character Peppermint Patty. We also love a good meat patty burger from time to time – just saying!

Saffron

We are in love with this one – this English name evokes the spice commonly used in dishes like paella, as well as the bright orange dye.

Benedict

Benedict sounds so holy, right? Your baby boy will be blessed with a refined culinary taste – maybe with a little hollandaise on poached eggs perhaps? Call him Ben for short!

Chip

Who doesn’t enjoy a chocolate chip cookie? Maybe a crunch here or there to fill that tummy? This name is great for parents looking for something retro but still fresh.

Alfredo

The affluent version of Alfred, Italian-food lovers can agree on Alfredo for all types of things – fettuccine maybe? Not to worry, your baby boy will definitely be a wizard in the kitchen.

Colby

Not for the lactose-intolerant, Colby is a great dairy-inspired name. We think this is absolutely cute — not cheesy at all!

Basil

For all you BBC lovers, who didn’t laugh at Basil Fawlty’s antics on Fawlty Towers? This herb-inspired name also means ‘brave’ in Arabic.

Rye

The name Rye is perfect for parents looking for a unique yet classic-sounding name. It can also be connected to J.D. Salinger’s classic novel, The Catcher in the Rye.

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