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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.

  • Almond

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    Gwyneth Paltrow's Apple has opened the world of botanical names beyond flowers to trees, herbs, fruits, and -- why not. -- nuts. Read More 

  • Amandine

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    This fragrant, almond-scented name has hardly been heard in this country, which is a pity--we've loved it since John Malkovich used it for his now grown daughter.

    A French diminutive of... Read More 

  • Ambrosia

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    Ambrosia combines some of the more whimsical qualities of more popular Aurora and Isabella, with a heavenly meaning.Read More 

  • Angelica

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    Angelica is by far the choicest form of the angelic names -- more delicate than Angelina, more feminine than Angel, more modern than Angela. But though Angelica is so lacy and poetic, it lags... Read More 

  • Anise

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    Name of the licorice plant, this spice comes in the shape of a star, giving this name an extra level of sweetness.Read More 

  • Apple

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    When people talk about unique baby names, Apple is often one of the first examples they mention. Apple made international headlines when Gwyneth Paltrow chose this wholesome fruit name for her... Read More 

  • Apricot

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    A very unique fruit name heard more often on peachy-colored dogs than on baby girls.Read More 

  • Araminta

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    Araminta is an enchanting eighteenth-century invention familiar in Britain and just beginning to be discovered here. It was used in 1693 by William Congreve in his comedy The Old... Read More 

  • Banana

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    Banana is one fruity name we wouldn't recommend. Pick Plum instead. There is a Japanese novelist whose pen name is Banana Yoshimoto--birth name Mahoko.Read More 

  • Bancroft

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    An upper-crusty-sounding name with humble origins. Read More 

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