Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Say it with me: Moses Martin

Chris Martin (29, Coldplay) and Gwyneth Paltrow (33) just had their 2nd baby...and as a follow up to their highly mentioned 1st childs name, Apple, they have named their new son Moses.

Well according to an article I found about Apple Martin, apparently Paltrom told Oprah Winfrey part of the reason they chose the name Apple almost 2 years ago was because: "It conjured such a lovely picture for me - you know, apples are so sweet and they're wholesome and it's biblical - and I just thought it sounded so lovely and clean."

Biblical? Well the word Apple appears in the New International Version of the Bible 10 times (click here to see the verses). It usually appears in the phrase "apple of your eye" or in Song of Solomon referring to the beloved as having breath like apples, or being conceived under an apple tree.

Now Moses on the other hand is not the type of name I associate with a white kid who's last name is Martin. (C'mon say it "Moses Martin.") The name Moses occurs 803 times in the New International Version of the Bible. Also it's a little more popular than Apple being the 514th most popular name for babies born in 2004. (Apple has yet to make the top 1000).

Picture with Paltrow and Moses from BBC article here. Picture of apples from here.

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Frank Partisan said...

I wonder if too much creativity is a good thing.

Paula said...

I think "Apple" is pretty. Of course, this is coming from someone who named her daughter "Meadow".


AWG said...

I noticed the Paltrow-Martin's have a thing with apples. Hmmm. Just listen to some Coldplay lyrics ...

Moses Martin - sounds like the shortstop for the Mariners.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if the corporate apple will sue apple when she grows up. Or she may just sue back or even change her name to Sue Apple.

Virenda said...

LOL I agree with Andrew it does sound like a baseball name.

I think Apple is a ridiculous name for a child but it's better than Moses.