It’s gotten quite trendy to name your kids after food. Visit any playground in Brooklyn and it’s sure to be overrun with little Saffrons, Dijons, and Clementines arguing over who gets the last slice of artisanal pizza. But some parents take things a step further and name their offspring after actual food products. Because sometimes brand loyalty knows no bounds and influences the most important decision you will ever make on behalf of another person. Here are some of the craziest examples of people whose names were chosen in honor of candy, bottled water, Swedish meatballs, and more.
When Renee Cupp found out she was pregnant, she considered a ton of different baby names, but ultimately it came down to she and her husband’s love of candy. And voila, Reese E. Cupp was born. According to an interview in People Magazine, a now 8-year-old Reese loves her name and is never without a chocolate and peanut butter snack on hand.
Frankly we’re a little disappointed Justin and Jordan Garton didn’t go all the way when naming their child in honor of Olive Garden. Even though they settled on the subtler Olivia Garton, their daughter still got her name in part because of their love of unlimited salad and breadsticks. After all, they did own a $100 pasta pass.
One couple loved the chocolate hazelnut spread so much, they attempted to name their daughter after it. But then a French judge intervened and ruled the name was against the child’s best interest. They finally settled on the abbreviated Ella. Yes, this really happened. And yes, we beg to differ. Naming your child after the breakfast of champions is setting them up for the sweetest life imaginable. Instead of being bullied, they’d be revered.
While not exactly a food product, IKEA is our favorite purveyor of Swedish meatballs, so we had to include it on this list. Little Ikea Dagless was born in 2002. Her mom came up with the name while flipping through the catalogue.
More people are naming kids after bottled water than ever before. In fact, Dasani was the 5,894th most popular girl’s name in 2017. While it’s still pretty low on the list, it’s still 5,894 places too high. I guess it’s better than Evian, which peaked in 2,000 when 17 children were named after the bougie brand. We’re betting LaCroix will have a moment next.
Header image courtesy of Nutella.