Famous Foodies with Tasty Names

Though the season of justifiable stuffing our faces is finally officially past, that doesn’t mean we have to stop thinking about food. So let’s take this opportunity to sublimate by saluting some of the most famous foodies of the past and present. Of course, the Nameberry accent is on those with particularly noteworthy names—so, with apologies to Julia, Jamie, Jacques, Mario, Alice, Anthony, Daniel, Bobby and Gordon— here are our Top Chef choices.


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Auguste Escoffier, born Georges Auguste was a French chef (1846-1935) who was one of the pre-eminent leaders in the development of modern French cuisine. Parents have recently been flocking to the traditional month name August—perhaps some would like to give it a Gallic twist and pronounce it ow-goost.

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name-obsession Says:

January 11th, 2013 at 12:25 am

My favorite foodie is and always will be Julia Child.

Poppy528 Says:

January 11th, 2013 at 3:18 am

You could do a follow up blog called Famous Foodies with No Taste in Names (eyes on you Jamie Oliver). Also, I have such a girl crush on Giada; her name too!

skizzo Says:

January 11th, 2013 at 10:53 am

Wylie is one of my favorite boy names, I love it.

Flick Says:

January 11th, 2013 at 11:15 am

We’re big food fans in our house, and this list is interesting. I have a love / hate relationship with Giada’s name. I love her name, but I really really dislike her, so it kind of colors the name for me. I love Cat and I think her name is neat, I would totally use Catherine nickname Cat / Kittie. I also really love Nigella, I love her and I think she is so incredibly stunning, too, which I am sure helps me like the name more.

Poppy – LOL, Jamie’s Oliver’s children’s names ARE truly awful. It’s like he got confused and thought maybe his wife was giving birth to My Little Ponies. (Yes….even the boy).

BrittanyM Says:

January 11th, 2013 at 1:18 pm

Confession: I secretly love Jamie Oliver’s names. I know, I know, they are ridiculous. But mostly because of the middle names. Poppy, Daisy, and Petal (ah, Petal!) are totally usable.

Buddy, I just think of Elf.

Flick Says:

January 11th, 2013 at 4:56 pm

I agree – I think the girls first names are usable, but together as a sibset? Totally tacky lol.

maggiemary Says:

January 12th, 2013 at 4:27 pm

I really like Maida.

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