Edible Baby Names – Tasty or Tacky?

In a couple years from now, a classroom roll call might sound a lot like reading off a grocery list, with food-inspired baby names trendier ever.

Edible baby names - tasty or tacky?

From the health-conscious superfood Kale and vegetable Pepper, to the more decadent Champagne, Éclair and Dolce (Italian for ‘dessert’), some edible titles are objectively delicious, and others – while great in a sandwich – don’t quite roll off the tongue as a baby name: Bacon & Banana, anyone? And, as always, there’s those monikers that are just plain tasteless; think Amstel, Kellogg and Chiclet. (Really.)

Check out a few of the most popular names for foodie parents to chew over:

Baby boy names

  • Ale
  • Alfredo
  • Angus (steak)
  • Baker
  • Barack – (Hungarian brandy made from apricots)
  • Barley
  • Basil
  • Bing – (cherry)
  • Caesar – (salad)
  • Cajun
  • Capers
  • Chai
  • Chili
  • Cobb – (salad)
  • Colby – (cheese)
  • Dijon – (mustard)
  • Dom – (champagne)
  • Filbert – (nut)
  • Frito
  • Herb
  • Ice
  • Kale
  • Kobe – (beef)
  • Maize
  • Mulligan – (stew)
  • Ray – (type of fish; also known as skate)
  • Sage
  • Vin – (French word for wine)
  • Waldorf – (salad)
  • Wellington – (preparation for beef)

Baby girl names

  • Absinthe
  • Almond
  • Amarantha – (seeds, leaves, and stems of the amaranth plant; used in Asian cooking)
  • Ambrosia – (dessert)
  • Anise – (spice)
  • Apple
  • Bean
  • Bellini – (cocktail)
  • Berry
  • Blanche – (from the cooking term, blanch)
  • Cassis – (liqueur)
  • Clementine
  • Clove
  • Coriander – (herb)
  • Cress – (green, leafy vegetable in the mustard family)
  • Fig
  • Ginger
  • Honey
  • Jelly
  • Julienne – (style of cutting food)
  • Lilikoi – (Hawaiian name for passion fruit)
  • Martini
  • Melba – (toast)
  • Merlot – (wine)
  • Nori – (seaweed)
  • Olive
  • Paprika
  • Peach / Peaches
  • Pear
  • Pepper
  • Rosemary
  • Saffron
  • Sage
  • Sultana
  • Taffy
  • Thyme

While fun to play imaginary baby-naming with, what’s really interesting about this culinary name craze is what it says about the modern relationship with food. Eating is not just about sustenance (or physical pleasure) anymore; what we choose to plate up – and how we do so – is also about an implicit ethos, an aspirational attempt, even art. Food has achieved an unprecedented level of meaning.

From this perspective, naming your child after your favourite foodstuff doesn’t seem so ridiculous.

But don’t blame anyone else when your precious Pumpkin won’t eat her veggie namesake. There’s really no accounting for taste.

Source: http://www.babycenter.com/0_baby-names-inspired-by-food-and-drinks_10310050.bc