Last week actress Drew Barrymore and her husband Will Kopelman welcomed their first baby, a little girl that they have named Olive. Their “people” issued a statement saying:
“We are proud to announce the birth of our daughter, Olive Barrymore Kopelman, born Sept. 26th, healthy, happy and welcomed by the whole family.”
Drew was a shotgun bride, marrying Will Kopelman in June at a wedding in her California home.
So, now let’s get back to the name Olive! It’s a delicious snack, makes a great cooking oil and who can forget the legendary cartoon character Olive Oyl. It’s a name that has been strongly rising in popularity. In 2007 it ranked at #999 but last year it came in at #416. And she’s not the only celebrity who picked the name Olive for their daughter. Check out who else has a little Olive at home and other food inspired names that celebrities have given their delicious bundles of joy right here:
Isla Fisher & Sasha Baren Cohen 1 of 8The other celebrity baby Olive is the first born daughter of Isla Fisher and Sasha Baron Cohen! A cute name for a cute family! And it seems to have been an inspiration to others, the name keeps on becoming more and more popular.
Source: Us Magazine
Gwyneth Paltrow 2 of 8Gwyneth Paltrow gave her first born a name you could really sink your teeth into...she named her Apple! Oprah asked Gwyneth and she said of the name origins:
"Basically it was because when we were first pregnant, her daddy said, if it's, basically one day he just said if it's a girl I think her name should be Apple. And I just, it sounded so sweet, and it conjures such a lovely picture for me, you know apples are so sweet and they're wholesome, and it's bibilical and it's just, they're so, and I just thought it sounded so lovely and…clean, and then I just thought perfect and then she was born and it became like an international outrage, I mean which I found surprising because there are people named Rose or Lily or Ivy or June, or you know lots of pretty nouns."
Photo Source: Parent Dish
Jason Bateman 3 of 8Jason Bateman and his wife named their second baby the very sweet name of Maple.
The Washington Post quoted a tweet from Canadian Family magazine executive editor Robin Stevenson that said, "Jason Bateman's new daughter Maple should marry one of Kevin Bacon's kids. Then she can be Maple Bacon."
Photo Source: Washington Post
Jamie Oliver 4 of 8Jamie Oliver and his wife are quite creative when they selected their baby names; Buddy Bear Maurice, Petal Blossom Rainbow, Daisy Boo Pamela, and Poppy Honey Rosie. While there is a fair share of flower names in the mix, they did throw in a culinary reference with the middle name Honey for their daughter Poppy.
Claudia Schiffer 5 of 8Claudia Schiffer's daughter has an adorable name, Clementine. And really all kids love clementines. Claudia isn't the only celebrity who thought the name was delicious...
Ethan Hawke 6 of 8Ethan Hawke also went for the citrus inspired name. One of his daughters is named Clementine.
Courteney Cox 7 of 8Courteney Cox and David Arquette named their daughter Coco, but was it for the sweet or the designer Coco Chanel? Turns out neither! Dad David said, ""It's sort of an abbreviation of 'COurtney COx' ... 'CoCo'."
Source: Us Weekly
Peaches Geldof 8 of 8Peaches Geldof recently became a parent herself, and was an early example of celebrities having liberties with their kid's names (her siblings are names Pixie, Fifi and Tiger Lily!).