Monday, April 10, 2006

And yet, still not the worst of the Hollywood names

The Paltrow-Martins name their latest offspring: Moses.

There is definitely a Huh? factor, but overall, it could have been worse for the poor boy. And, though you know it pains me to say this, Apple really wasn't that bad either.

Did I just say that? Clearly, I am off my game this morning.

6 Comments:

Blogger TadMack said...

Hey, he could've been called Pomegranate...

I always wonder what kind of nicknames you can come up with for names like Apple and Moses... Ap? Mo?

Mon Apr 10, 02:37:00 PM EDT  
Blogger MeiMeiLn said...

Because I have a cousin named Apple and former schoolmates named Peaches and Cherry, Apple Martin was not a surprise to me. (Although I should add that naming your children after fruit is a common Filipino custom.) Also, I know a modern-day baby named Moses, so either I'm off my game with Seren or I know a lot of fruit loop parents.

Mon Apr 10, 02:55:00 PM EDT  
Blogger TadMack said...

I have a cousin? Second cousin once removed? named Peaches, but I'm hoping that's a nickname, because really bad Steve Miller band songs come to mind ("really love your peaches, wanna shake your treeee..."). I like Apple as a nickname as well. But the real lulus I've heard recently are the names Precious, Special and Blessed -- Yikes! (What if no one else agrees?! What if your child is a horrid brat? And "Special"? Like Special Olympics...?!) At any rate, for true parental naming mockery I refer you to my all-time favorite collection of wonky baby names Baby's Named A Bad, Bad, Thing for hours of weeping hysterical laughter when you're supposed to be working...

Mon Apr 10, 11:34:00 PM EDT  
Blogger LLA said...

I guess my biggest problem with it is that I am a firm believer that you should try to give your kids equal names. Ideally names that sound OK together - although I do think that when you meet those families who have 5 kids and they all have names that start with the letter J - well, that's just a little freaky.

What do I mean by "equal" names? Well - you should not have a daughter Desdemona, and her sister Ethyl. You know? Either everyone gets a flowery, flowing name, or no one does....

And somehow when one of your kids gets the name of a legendary liberator/leader/lawgiver/prophet and your other kid gets the name of the fruit that is most likely to languish uneaten in the complimentary fruit basket??? It just seems uneven to me...

That having been said, I actually like the name Moses, and have no real gripe about Apple. Just don't love them as siblings....

Tue Apr 11, 04:31:00 PM EDT  
Blogger TadMack said...

Nobody ever really does eat the apples, do they. Too true...

Wed Apr 12, 05:56:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Tea said...

I'm not sure which I laughed more at--the post or the comments here. Fruit loop parents, definitely. Yes, I have spent hours of hysterical laughter while I should have been doing work but was instead reading Baby's Named a Bad Bad Thing. And no, nobody ever wants to eat the friggin' apples that were probably picked nine months before they made it into that fruit basket.

And I'll let you in on a little secret--my brother's middle name is Moses. He's so grateful to Gyen and Chris for finally making it hip.

Does anyone know how many baby Apples were born in the past two years?

But really, much better than Dwezil and Moon Unit.

Tue Apr 18, 04:19:00 PM EDT  

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