Food inspired baby names

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Trying to pick the sweetest name for your wee one? Why not take baby name inspiration from these delicious foods!

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Have any weird or constant food cravings during pregnancy? Why not toss around the idea of naming your sweet babe after one of these delicious foods. At the very least, this list of food-inspired baby names could prove helpful in figuring out what to have for a snack.

1. Barry/Berry
Like most names, this one has different meanings in different cultures. In Gaelic, Barry is a male-given name meaning “spear.” In English culture, the rugged name means “fair-haired.” We like to think of it as meaning “fat, juicy fruit.”

2. Clementine
Meaning “mercy” or “clemency,” this is one sweet name. It’s a classic, old-timey name, too. Does the lyric “Oh my darling, Clementine” ring a bell?

3. Cocoa/Coco
Perhaps most well known as the moniker of the woman behind the French design house Chanel, this name originated as a pet name—oh, my sweet Coco! Fun fact: Coco Chanel’s real name was Gabrielle Chanel.

4. Kale
Traditionally, this name has been the shortened version of Kaleb and Kaley. But thanks to the popularity of the leafy superfood, many parents are naming their sweet babes Kale.

5. Hazel
Okay, maybe this is a bit of a stretch, but we derived Hazel from hazelnut and think it’s so adorable. The old-fashioned name means “commander.” Julia Roberts’s daughter dons the name and, more recently, Emily Blunt, chose this name for her new babe—she says her and her husband like “old-lady names.” In pop culture, the heroine from The Fault in Our Stars rocks the name.

6. Chuck
Commonly a shortened form of Charles, this name has English and German roots. Famous Chucks include rock ’n’ roll pioneer Chuck Berry and basketball player Chuck Taylor, who inspired the iconic kicks. It’s also the name of a delicious cut of steak. Mmm!

7. Sherry
In French, chéri means “dear one” or “darling” (Stevie Wonder’s “My Cherie Amour,” anyone?). For our purposes, it’s a Spanish wine. Treat yourself to some after you get that baby out, Momma!

8. Colby/Colbie
Does anyone else get hungry when they meet someone with this name? If you weren’t already aware, Colby cheese (named for the city in Wisconsin where it was invented) is delicious. The name itself definitely isn’t cheesy—just ask Colbie Caillat.

9. Cherry
This name doesn’t really have any profound meaning beyond “delicious, pitted fruit.”

10. Reuben
The Hebrew name means “behold, a son.” More commonly—like, say, at the deli—a Reuben is warm corned beef with sauerkraut and Swiss cheese sandwiched between toasted rye bread. Having a craving? Sorry….

11. Olive
Olive is the female version of Oliver, and we think it’s beyond adorbs as a baby name. Famous Olives include Drew Barrymore’s daughter and Isla Fisher’s babe.

12. Peach/Peaches
Known mostly as a nickname, Princess Peach from Nintendo’s Mario is one cool chick.

13. Rosemary
The old-timey name is Latin based and mentioned in Greek mythology and Shakespeare’s Hamlet. George Clooney’s aunt (who was quite famous in her own right—White Christmas, guys!) wore the name well. Horror buffs will be familiar with the moniker from the book/movie Rosemary’s Baby. And foodies will be familiar with it as a fragrant herb.

14. Maple
Known for their hearty strength and sweet syrup, maple trees represent great traits for a little lady. This name isn’t very common—yet—but it was catapulted into the spotlight by Jason Bateman after the arrival of his little girl, Maple Sylvie, in 2012.

15. Benedict
Hearing the name Benedict used to conjure up thoughts of brunch and the weekend, but now it probably makes your knees tremble as you picture heartthrob and good guy Benedict Cumberbatch. The name itself is ancient—it’s a Latin name meaning “blessed.”

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57 Baby Names Inspired by Food

Question: Where were you when you found out Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin named their eldest child Apple? FWIW, I was in a corner deli with my dad on a Sunday morning and read it on the cover of the New York Post. It’s stuck with me ever since.

While The Post roasted the now “consciously uncoupled” couple’s choice, the name was the talk of the town for…ever, really. I mean, we’re still talking about it now! And it’s actually hella cute.

But you don’t have to be a celebrity of Gwyneth caliber to give your baby a name inspired by your favorite fruit, herb, or five-course meal! In fact, names inspired by food are probably more common than you think. I mean, it’s hard picking out a name for a tiny person you haven’t even met yet. So why not give them a name inspired by something you actually know and love? Like cheese. No, I’m not telling you to name your child Parmigiano. But Brie? Now that’s adorable as f*ck and the star of every charcuterie board.

Below, find 57 of the best baby names inspired by food that aren’t weird (no one’s gonna name their kid Broccoli).

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1. Rye

A cute gender-neutral name for bread lovers everywhere. It’s usually short for Ryder, but Rye is cute enough to stand on its own.

2. Plum

This fruity name just oozes chicness in a way that other food-inspired names don’t. I know I’m right. Bonus points if you dress them in purple.

3. Poppy

Whether you’re a fan of the British socialite Poppy Delevingne or you really like poppyseed bagels, this choice is aggressively cute.

4. Java

I know you’ve joked about naming your firstborn Coffee during an 8 a.m. meeting, but what if I told you that you actually could without getting weird looks? Java is the perfect ode to your favorite beveragino.

5. Lemon

Perfect for a summer baby. According to, around 25 babies are named Lemon every year. But I’m really in it for the matching outfits à la Kris Jenner and Penelope Disick.

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6. Julienne

Okay, not technically a food but it’s a tangentially related technique! This French name means “youthful” or “sky father” and looks so elegant written on the page.

7. Graham

This super-popular name most recently ranked #180 in the U.S. It’s short and dignified, and it will always remind you of your favorite snack: Teddy Grahams.

8. Honey

This sweet name may have been made famous by Honey Wilkes, Ashley Wilkes’s sister in Gone With the Wind, but Susan Sarandon brought it back to life when she revealed that her granddaughter calls her Honey instead of Grandma.

9. Melina

If you’re not ready to fully commit to the food name with Honey, then go with this one! “Melina” actually means “little honey” in Greek. It’s perfect for that little touch of sweetness.

10. Maple

Currently, Maple sits at #801, but given that Jason Bateman named his second daughter after the tree in 2012, Nameberry predicts the name will continue to rise the ranks in the coming years. A famous block of Brie.

15. Clove

This spice-inspired name is short and sweet, and it will certainly keep you inspired in the kitchen.

16. Ginger

If you’re not intimidated by the idea of giving your baby the same name as a Spice Girl, Ginger is an adorable name for any child.

17. Dijon

A sweet and spicy name, Dijon is the capital city in the Burgundy region of France, which is famous for its wine and, yep, mustard.

18. Basil

Sitting at #431 is Basil, which, as we all know, tastes delicious on all the things, including pastas, salads, and pizzas. Not exactly mainstream yet, the name Basil, which means “royal and brave,” has been cropping up recently.

19. Charlotte

Yep, the über-popular name Charlotte is actually a dessert involving ladyfingers. Currently, it’s ranked #6, which is pretty dang high! And it’ll likely only continue to gain popularity thanks to Princess Charlotte.

20. Barack

The first name of our former POTUS—a name he inherited from his Kenyan father—is also a Hungarian brandy made from apricots.

21. Coco

Parents, including celebs like Courteney Cox and David Arquette, often opt to spell Coco without the “a” at the end, but the name sounds the same any way you spell it. Coco is ranked #499. (And for moms and dads who aren’t sure they want to commit, don’t forget that you can always use Coco as a nickname.)

22. Jasmine

Often associated with Princess Jasmine from Aladdin, Jasmine, which was ranked #136 in 2015, is the name of a spice and a Persian flower.

23. Bartlett

Fine, it’s not the same as naming your kid Pear, but it is a variety of the fruit. It also means “son of the earth.”

24. Madeleine

Calling to mind those pretty French cookies (and also meaning, quite literally, “woman from Magdala”), Madeleine is ranked #376. Note though: If you’re looking to name your baby after the girl in the old house in Paris that was covered with vines, she spells it without the second “e.”

25. Amandine

This name isn’t particularly common in North America, but it’s actually a French derivative of a name that is definitely familiar to you: Amanda. Amandine is a culinary terms that simply means something is prepared or garnished with almonds.

26. Bran

Whether you’re a fan of the fibrous cereal ingredient or the Game of Thrones character, Bran is a cute gender-neutral name that’s been growing in popularity in recent years.

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27. Tamarind

This sweet-and-sour fruit is a relatively uncommon name, but that’s what makes it special. The name translates from Arabic to mean “date from India,” so your little Tamarind might have some traveling in her future.

28. Angelica

Ranked at #546, the herb Angelica makes for a pretty name. And no, you don’t have to scream “CYNTHIAAA” if you’re named this like Angelica from Rugrats did, but it certainly helps.

29. Fig

If you’re a literary buff, you’ll know that Fig was the name of a character in Curtis Sittenfield’s novel Man of My Dreams.

30. Roe

Whether or not you’re a fan of the classic sushi accoutrement, Roe is a truly adorable name.



While the drink has remained consistently popular, the name for babies peaked way back in the ’60s. But that just means there won’t be three other kids in the same class with the same name.

32. Candy

With a name like this, you’d really have no good reason not to blast Aaron Carter’s “I Want Candy” 24/7.

33. Harissa

The spicy chili pepper paste is a staple in North Africa, and it’s also a very pretty name.

34. Daisy

Daisy originally was primarily seen as a nickname for Margaret, but thanks to loads of pop culture inclusions (The Great Gatsby, Driving Miss Daisy, Mystic Pizza, to name a few), it’s now a popular name all on its own. Coming in at #169, a daisy is an edible flower that makes for a tasty addition to any salad.

35. Juniper

Channel your love of gin and tonics in a slightly more subtle way. Juniper ranks at #281 and is a great nod to the earthy, piney flavors of your favorite drink.

36. Anise

The spice anise tastes similar to black licorice (which is underrated!), but the sweet name is definitely a gem.

37. Dill

Not just your favorite kind of pickle. Dill is a solidly cute name that, of course, was held by Dil Pickles from Rugrats. (His full name was technically Dylan, go figure.)

38. Cinnamon

The perfect baby name for the parent who rushes out to get a PSL the second Starbucks starts offering ’em. Cinnamon isn’t super popular yet (it’s not even ranking on Nameberry), so if giving your kid an unusual name is important to you, you should definitely consider it.

39. Katniss

The name is famously associated with the badass Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games. Hard-core fans will remember that she was named after an edible plant.

40. Cherry

Cherry is a sweet name for a baby, although it has fallen in popularity over the years. But here’s hoping that the Harry Styles song of the same name boosts its popularity again.

41. Pepper

If you’re a fan of the Marvel Universe, you’ll recall Pepper Potts, played by the queen of food names herself, Gwyneth Paltrow. We love.

42. Reese

Okay, first of all, let’s not even pretend that Reese’s aren’t the best kind of candy. And it makes for a cute name for everyone. It ranks at #159, and I assume we have Reese Witherspoon to thank in part for its success.

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43. Benedict

Benedict Cumberbatch is the only person I can think of right now with this name (even though it ranks at #981 in popularity), but I can easily think of at least five kinds of eggs Benedict I’d love to devour right now.

44. Chip

Who wouldn’t want to be named after the best character in Beauty and the Beast AND the most delicious form of snack food?

45. Quince

The quince fruit itself may be a bit lumpy and oddly shaped, but it sure does make for a cute name for babies of any gender.

46. Barley

A subtle nod to the unsung hero of grains that brings us the magic that is beer.

47. Hazel

If the prettiness of the name itself doesn’t convince you, consider that Emily Blunt and John Krasinski named their first bb Hazel. The rest of the world has followed suit, and now the name ranks #42 in popularity.

48. Reuben

Yes, the Reuben is a delicious smoked meat sandwich, but who could forget the iconic season 2 American Idol winner Ruben Studdard? If you’re looking for a relatively uncommon name, know that Reuben ranks only #927, so you’re good there.

49. Lotus

The flower and its tubers are a staple in salads, soups, stir-fries, and teas, but it’s also a delicate name for an infant.

50. Saffron

British actress Saffron Burrows may have put this name on the mainstream map, but Saffron, which currently sits at #714 on Nameberry’s list, has seen an increase in popularity over the years.

51. Kale

No, it isn’t just the leafy green that’s having a moment. The name Kale is having one as well. The name peaked in the U.S. in 2008 after Shia LaBeouf played Kale Brecht in the movie Disturbia, but according to the Social Security’s baby name database, it ranked #972 in 2014.

52. Clementine

Both model Claudia Schiffer and actor Ethan Hawke chose the name Clementine, which means “peace and happiness,” for their baby girls. Clementine is sweet and unique, but considering it ranks #685 on Nameberry, don’t be shocked if there’s another Clemmy in your daughter’s school.

53. Peaches

Popularized by the late Peaches Geldof, the British TV personality and model, this name is both hip and cute.

54. Nori

Thanks to Kimye’s eldest daughter, North West, Nori has seen a steady rise in popularity over the past few years. Traditionally thought of as seaweed used for sushi, Nori is being used as a name for both boys and girls.

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55. Kobe

As the story goes, basketball star Kobe Bryant was named after a Japanese steakhouse, which, obviously, served Kobe beef. Clearly, the name has resonated with people, as it’s currently #574.

56. Olive

After Drew Barrymore named her daughter Olive, the world seemed to let out a collective “awww.” And then everyone immediately copied the actress. The Social Security database shows that Olive had a banger year in 2014, coming in at #282.

57. Rosemary

The deliciously scented herb is also a perennially popular name. Although you might think of Rosemary as rather old-timey, the name has had a resurgence recently—as recently as 2014, it was ranking #454, according to Social Security.

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🎖▷ Why you don't need to worry about weight gain with Lamictal


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If you're worried that taking Lamictal (lamotrigine) might cause weight gain, there's good news. It probably won't affect your weight much. If anything, you're more likely to lose weight due to Lamictal than gain weight, but either way, the changes are likely to be pretty small.
The effect of Lamictal on weight has been little studied and various clinical trials have found minimal effect. In fact, some researchers even considered the drug as a possible remedy for obesity and as a remedy for overeating. This information should be reassuring for people with bipolar disorder, as many of the medications used to treat this condition can cause weight gain. nine0003

Lamictal findings and weight gain or loss
Lamictal is an anticonvulsant that can be used to treat seizures such as epilepsy. It is also used as a mood stabilizer for bipolar disorder.
In the first clinical trials with the drug, 5 percent of adults with epilepsy lost weight while taking Lamictal, while 1 to 5 percent of patients with bipolar I disorder gained weight while taking the drug. The researchers do not disclose how much weight patients have gained or lost. nine0007 Meanwhile, a 2006 study comparing the effects on weight of Lamictal, lithium, and placebo found that some Lamictal-treated patients gained weight, some lost weight, and most remained about the same weight. Weight changes are usually not many pounds anyway. Obese patients taking Lamictal lost an average of four pounds, while the weight of non-obese patients remained virtually unchanged.
Relationship between weight gain and other bipolar drugs
Weight gain from medications used to treat bipolar disorder is unfortunately quite common. Some mood stabilizers commonly used for bipolar disorder, especially lithium and Depakote (valproate), carry a high risk of weight gain.
In addition, the atypical antipsychotics Clozaril (clozapine) and Zyprexa (olanzapine) tend to cause significant weight gain in people who take them. Finally, some antidepressants, notably Paxil (paroxetine) and Remeron (mirtazapine), have been associated with weight gain. nine0007 Therefore, if you are already overweight, you and your psychiatrist may want to consider additional weight gain when determining your bipolar medication regimen. Based on this, Lamictal may be a good choice.
Lamictal as a possible treatment for obesity
Lamictal has also been studied as a possible treatment for obesity in people without epilepsy or bipolar disorder.
In a small clinical study of 40 people conducted in 2006, researchers randomly assigned participants to receive either lamiktal or placebo for up to 26 weeks. Each participant in the study had a body mass index (BMI) between 30 and 40, placing them in the obese group to the level of severe obesity. Those who took Lamictal lost an average of just over 10 pounds. Those who took the placebo lost about 7 pounds in the meantime, so while those who took Lamictal lost more weight, they didn't lose all that much more. nine0007 Another study in 2009 looked at Lamictal as a remedy for overeating. This study involved 51 people with the condition that 26 of them received Lamictal, and 25 - placebo.
Those who took Lamictal lost more weight than those who took placebo (about 2. 5 pounds vs. about one third of a pound) and did have significant improvements in blood sugar and cholesterol lab test results. However, Lamictal did not appear to affect other aspects of the eating disorder when compared to placebo. nine0003


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What is this stupid fashion? Fancy names!



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This is simply awful. What's on people's minds? Aurelia, Stefania, Milana, Milena, Amelia, Leia, Mia Camila, Ariel Eptat. Maybe there are still those who are adherents of adequate names such as Julia, Yana, Anna, Elena, Evgenia, etc.? nine0003

I know one mother who, throughout her pregnancy, dreamed of naming her baby in an unusual way. Definitely Ophelia, and that's it.

Of course, they dissuaded her, gave reasons, arguments, but a mother is a mother. The registry office also cannot refuse registration, even if the name is frankly idiotic, or does not match the surname. And so the girl became Ophelia Teploukhova, or something like that. Everyone laughed, well, they forgot.

A few months later a misfortune happened to the little girl. Some kind of illness, like the flu, with complications. Complications went to her ears, and in the end I don’t remember what they got there, but the girl walks with a hearing aid. To be honest, everyone understands that it is very difficult to be Ophelia Teploukhova in a cruel children's environment, and even with such a feature. nine0003

The mother, unfortunately, did not stop fulfilling her ambitions in the girl. And until the child had a school uniform, she dressed her exclusively in long "princess" dresses made of velvet and chiffon, dragging along the floor, with long trains. And then he will fasten the crown. In a good way, I think that for this it is necessary to send mothers for compulsory treatment in a circle of anonymous idiots with elephantine ambitions. However, such a bill has not yet been drafted.

In general, I have a twofold attitude towards unusual names. Sometimes it seems to be beautiful. Here you look at some Angela, and her hair is black, curly, her eyes burn, sweeping gestures, large earrings, a loud voice. Well, that's right, Angela. Or such Margarita is sitting - long curls, a gentle voice, a pleasant smile, green eyes. Margaret, I understand. nine0003

And sometimes you just can't get over the feeling that your parents were showing off. Especially if the patronymic and surname are clearly not combined with an overseas name, like that of Ophelia. Here sits Milana Krivonogova, and now what? Or Snezhanna Kosaya? Or Afrodita Makarovna Pupkina ... Well, do parents really not understand that this is the first target for ridicule?

Besides, I don't really like it when parents give names based only on fleeting fashion. Previously, workers and peasants inspired by the revolution sinned in this way, giving children names like October or Dazdraperma. But I am surprised to learn that such enthusiasts have not died out so far, and in some villages there are ladies named Privatization. But most of all, the parents of a girl named Trepoza distinguished themselves - from their point of view, this meant "We demand an increase in wages." Also questions - why name a child in such a way that in 20-30 years the child will become a meme? nine0003

And, of course, one more thing. Ease of pronunciation. Okay, some Leah, or Nicole. They don't even need to be reduced. But what about Aphrodites? Caesarins? Julie? How to call them? Crooks? Tsezachki? African girls?

If you really want to get creative in the unusual naming of everything and everything, maybe it's better to practice on a cat first? And funny, and unusual, and ambitious, and without consequences.

In a word, I am not against complex names, but against collective farm tasteless show off, when, for the sake of the fast-moving fashion, a child is called an unpronounceable pretentious name, which, moreover, is incompatible with the surname and patronymic. And you? nine0003

Morena Morana.

We had just a natural tragic drama: a crazy mother named her long-awaited daughter Epistemeya. In short - Pisya ... or Yopa ... At school, of course, classmates extracted all the juice from this name, although when receiving a passport, the girl applied for a name change. What upset my mother to the core.
After all, the name was unique - she lamented, and now some kind of Irina!
I asked her - why was it so bad at all? nine0007 So, the explanation was as follows:
A child could get very sick, but doctors, well, you know these doctors, they don't remember anything or anyone. And with such a unique name, they would remember us and treat us more attentively!

In my opinion, this is a dislocation of the head.

Bearing the affectionate name of Pisya throughout childhood is much worse than being Venus Spartak-Koblyadskaya (also real name) or Cylinder Srulevnaya Gravedigger (also real name).

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