10 Baby Names Inspired by Common Pregnancy Cravings

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Cravings go hand in hand with pregnancy, and it's one of the first questions people tend to ask pregnant ladies: What are you craving?

If you're still on the hunt for the perfect baby name, why not focus on inspiration that's all around you, like those pregnancy cravings? Think of the adorable story you can tell your child when they're older about why you chose the name you did for them.

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If you're all about ice cream or chocolate or one of the other top pregnancy cravings, there are some amazingly cute names that may be the perfect one you've been looking for.

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Ice Cream

Pregnancy and ice cream go together like peanut butter and jelly! While it may not be a food every pregnant woman wants to devour, it has to be one of the first cravings many think about for a reason.

If you're a fan of ice cream, two adorable names for your baby-to-be can be found right in the ice cream brand.

Robin – After Baskin-Robbins, this name is perfect for boy or girl.

Ben – Who doesn't love their Ben & Jerry's ice cream? If you're a fan of any of their awesome flavors, Ben is a great name that's not too obvious where the inspiration came from.

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Salty Food

For some women, pregnancy brings a craving for all things salty. If you're a fan of the potato chips, the pickles, or other salty goodness, there are some fun names for your baby that can totally show off your love for the sodium.

Chip – While you may think of this more as a nickname, the name on its own is adorable and spells out your pregnancy craving.

Kale/Cale – If you're more all about the kale chips, which can still be really salty, this name is perfect for your little boy who will soon be in your arms.

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Chocolate is like any woman's best friend and when you're pregnant, the love just grows. If you're a fan of chocolate, whether it was a real pregnancy craving or not, inspired baby names are totally acceptable.

Reese – Peanut butter and chocolate go amazingly well together, and we know this thanks to Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.

York – If you're more all about the mint and chocolate, this name inspired by York Peppermint Patties is too cute to pass on.

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I craved so much fruit when I was pregnant with boys that I swear I could eat my weight in strawberries, melons, and apples. If you are as big as a fan as I was, these names are cute for your baby.

Apple – While this name isn't one that was considered person-worthy a few years ago, it's been repurposed for cute girl names, and it works.

Huckleberry – They look kind of like blueberries and taste amazing. Also, how cute is Huck for a nickname?

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Spicy Food

If you're not plagued by heartburn in pregnancy and you can tolerate spices, you're awesome. For about one week only in my last pregnancy, I was craving curry, but for the most part, I wanted blander foods. If you crave the spice, there are many more of you out there, too.

Pepper – When I think of this name, I think of Pepper from the Iron Man series, and it's also one of my favorite spices! It's a cute name for a sweet little girl and an ode to your love for the spice.

Ginger – Spice Girls unite! This spice gives just the right amount of kick without sending taste buds into over-drive, and it's an adorable baby name, too.

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What is your biggest pregnancy craving? Share in the comments!

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10 Baby Names Inspired by Common Pregnancy Cravings

Devan McGuinness is the founder of the online resource Unspoken Grief, which is dedicated to breaking the silence of perinatal grief for those directly and indirectly affected by miscarriage, stillbirth and neonatal death. Using her own experience of surviving 12 miscarriages, Devan has been actively supporting and encouraging others who are wading through the challenges associated with perinatal and neonatal loss. Winner of the 2012 Bloganthropy Award and named one of Babble's “25 bloggers wh ... More

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  1. Vanessa says:

    Please dont tell me people are naming their kids “kale!” I think “huckleberry hound” pretty much killed that name. I had trouble ttc and heard that one girl named her baby “cieveasy” after the conceiveeasy she used to get pregnant! I was on it too, but theres no way I’d name my baby that. People need to think of legacy over “cutesy”…

  2. verochka31 says:

    interesting article!

  3. Yaminah says:

    I’m naming my son Kiyan, mainly due to the fact that I am a HUGE Carmelo Anthony fan. Kiyan is his sons name and his middle name. But, Kiyan is also the name of a spicy pepper just spelled differently. It’s more or less a coincidence, but it’s such a cute name for a little boy.


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