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.