While fans may have been a bit surprised when actress Gwyneth Paltrow and her husband, Coldplay front man Chris Martin, chose the unusual name Apple for their baby girl, it turns out the moniker isn't so original after all.
Apparently there are two other little Apples in the Martins' circle of acquaintances – the daughters of both Coldplay's booking agent, Marty Diamond, and Gwyneth's Shallow Hal director Peter Farrelly, are blessed with the off-beat name, reports a US magazine.
While Marty told a New York newspaper the copycat baby name is strictly a coincidence, sources say the famous couple asked the manager for his permission to dub their own daughter Apple.
Chris Martin, however, has a very simple explanation as to why he and his wife chose it. "It's a very cool name," he said. The musician made his comments as he left the family's Belgrave home, where well-wishers have left a number gifts – including a large basket of apples – in celebration of the new arrival.
Source: Hello Magazine