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September 20, 2010

I don’t like to judge, but . . .

Filed under: Personal — Tags: , — llcall @ 10:00 pm

The celebrity chef Jamie Oliver and his wife Jools have 4 kids.  Their names are:

Poppy Honey Rosie

Daisy Boo Pamela

Petal Blossom Rainbow

Buddy Bear Maurice

Does this seem appropriate?



  1. It’s amazing that those are each wonderfully, believably ridiculous!

    Comment by Nikki Cragun — September 20, 2010 @ 10:29 pm

  2. Yeah, those are pretty bad. I went to school with a girl named Chanda Lear and another girl named Candy Barr. Candy changed her name to Catherine the day after she turned 18.

    Comment by kohakuscorner — September 20, 2010 @ 10:42 pm

  3. I don’t like to judge either. And furthermore, I’m a fan of super-quirky names. But one thing I believe in is showing love for your kids in every action, including the action of naming. Sooooo … if those names were chosen in love, then great, but the judge-y part of me suspects that they were chosen more for the coolness, “check out how unique our family is” factor.

    All that said: I actually like “Buddy Bear Maurice” and “Daisy Boo Pamela.” Judge away! =)

    Comment by Sara Katherine Staheli Hanks — September 20, 2010 @ 11:04 pm

    • Oh thank goodness, there’s at least a little judge-y part of you 🙂

      Comment by llcall — September 21, 2010 @ 8:50 pm

  4. It so depends on the kids. If they teach the kids to be cool about their names, then that can be a distinguishing factor. It could be very cool.

    Comment by Audrey — September 21, 2010 @ 1:13 am

    • Distinguishing factors can certainly be cool…I guess I especially think Petal Blossom Rainbow sounds a little generic-hippie-child-ish, and thus not that unique.

      Comment by llcall — September 21, 2010 @ 8:52 pm

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