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Spice (& Other Food) Baby Names

Apple launched the trend toward food-oriented baby names, with lots of tasty names joining the menu.
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  • Honey

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    Save it for a term of endearment.  Read More 

  • Olive

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    Though greatly overshadowed by the trendy Olivia, Olive has a quiet, subtle appeal of its own -- and is now enjoying a remarkable comeback. It returned to the Top 1000 in 2007, and has jumped quite... Read More 

  • Peaches

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    Unlike the other fruit names that are just coming onto the baby name menu, Peaches is an old-timey nickname previously reserved for spangled showgirls, and now would be considered an outrageous -- ... Read More 

  • Pepper

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    Parents are beginning to scan the whole spice shelf for inspiration, picking up on Saffron, Sage, and Cinnamon -- and opening up a chance for this spiciest possibility of all; used for peppy TV cha... Read More 

  • Plum

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    British-born novelist Plum Sykes has taken this rich, fruity name out of the produce section and put it into the baby name basket. It's more appealing than Apple, more presentable than Peaches. The... Read More 

  • Quince

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    'Q' names are hot, and this is an intriguing fruit name that could be used for a girl or boy. The quince often appears in Greek myth, in tales of Aphrodite, Paris and Atalanta. Can also be a nick... Read More 

  • Rosemary

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    One of the original smoosh names, this amalgam of two classics projects a sweet, somewhat old-fashioned sensibility; it could come back as an aromatic nature/herb name. In ancient legend, Rosemary... Read More 

  • Saffron

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    Spice names are increasingly appealing to the senses of prospective parents; this one, belonging to a precious spice derived from the crocus has a vaguely orange-scented-incense sixties feel. Eng... Read More 

  • Sage

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    Sage is an evocatively fragrant herbal name that also connotes wisdom, giving it a double advantage. It entered the Top 1000 at about the same time for both genders in the early nineties, but it h... Read More 

  • Yarrow

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    Yarrow is an unusual herb used for healing, but also has had such ancient nicknames as "bad man's plaything" and "devil's nettle." Better to stick with one of the more benign herbs on the spice sh... Read More 

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