Photo Credit: The Ellen DeGeneres Show
When news broke that Drew Barrymore named her daughter Olive, we speculated all sorts of reasons for the name choice: Was she named after a dog? As an ode to the long list of granny chic names on Drew's family tree? After fellow kooky actress Isla Fisher's daughter?
Nope, nope and nope. As it turns out, People reports that there's a much simpler (and cuter) explanation for the off-beat name choice (which currently ranks number 416 on the Social Security Administration's list of popular baby names): Drew revealed on The Ellen DeGeneres Show that the inspiration came from reading a baby book that linked fetal development stages to fruits and vegetables:
"I was reading a book with my husband. I was three months pregnant, and they said, 'Your baby is the size of an olive.' And that was it. We never looked back," Barrymore told Ellen (who responded: "It could have been named Kidney Bean.") Or rutabaga. Or banana. Or countless other fruits and veggies that developing babies get compared to. Come to think of it, Cantaloupe Kopelman does have a nice ring to it...