Long gone are the days of calling your baby Steven or Wayne or Kevin, with parents these days choosing far more exotic and modern names for their little ones.
Well US site BabyCenter has released their annual list of the biggest names of the year, and we noticed a serious spike in the number of babies being named after FOOD in 2018.
That’s right, all sorts of fruit, vegetables, herbs and spices inspired parents all over the US over the last 12 months. And while some of the names - such as Rosemary - have appeared on baby name lists for many years, there have been some notable newcomers. Such as, er, Kale.
‘For girls, Kale (up 35 percent), Kiwi (up 40 percent), Maple (up 32 percent), and Clementine (up 15 percent) are on the rise,’ BabyCenter’s press release explains.
It went on to explain that other food-y named spiked as well: ‘Saffron (up 31 percent for girls), Rosemary (up 20 percent for girls), and Sage (up 15 percent for boys).’
And while we’re not sure if the names Kale and Kiwi will take off in Australia, the mind does boggle at other possibilities. What’s next - Cumin, Mandarin and Cauliflower? Or perhaps Pizza, Steak and Curry? Gulp!
Either way, it seems the trend is taking shape with social media user suggesting that she call her baby Zucchini - or ‘Zooky’ for short.
And of course we’ve seen Aussie celebrities embrace the food naming trend already - TV chef Pete Evan’s daughter’s name is Chilli and Lara Worthington’s son is called Rocket.
But you know as long as the baby is healthy and happy, who cares what their name is right?