Food Babies: 10 Outrageous Baby Names Inspired By Food

Photo by: Daniel James

 
Don’t get us wrong, we love Nutella… but probably not enough to name our baby after it.

A couple in France recently tried to do just that and had their dreams dashed by a judge. He decided it was  “contrary to the child’s interest” to be named after the hazelnut spread, adding, “to be wearing a name like that can only lead to teasing or disparaging thoughts.”

While the French bébé was renamed the less noticeable “Ella,” there’s a long history of food-loving parents-to-be naming their offspring after foods—from the classics (Rosemary) to the new and trendy (Kale).

The food baby trend is booming, and in 2013 there were a whopping 30 food names given to US babies.

Whether or not this trend puts a bad taste in your mouth is your call, but here are a handful of our favorites—along with recipes inspired by their namesakes that they should be dishing up at birthday parties for years to come.

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1. Kale

(257 boys named in 2013) - Kale Chips
 

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2. Basil

(56 boys, 21 girls) - Basil Pesto
 

3. Maple

(44 girls) - Maple Glazed Salmon
 

4. Brie

(51 girls) - Brie Bread
 

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5. Sundae

(7 girls) - Hot Fudge Sundae Cake
 

6. Dijon

(19 boys) - Roasted Honey Dijon Potatoes
 

7. Romaine

(6 boys) - Strawberry Romaine Salad
 

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8. Curry

(7 boys) - Chicken Curry in a Hurry
 

9. Danish

(6 boys) - Peachy Cheese Danish
 

10. Bison

(5 boys) - Buffalo Pot Roast
 

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