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A Little Spice in Moon Bloodgood's Life with New Daughter Pepper

A Little Spice in Moon Bloodgood's Life with New Daughter Pepper

It looks like actress Moon Bloodgood's holiday season had a little extra spice in it. The Falling Skies and The Sessions actress welcomed her first child last month with husband Grady Hall. They named their new daughter Pepper.  

We've had a lot of fun covering spice, nature and color names over the years, suggesting everything from Periwinkle to Basil and seeing names like Sage, Saffron, Juniper and Poppy go on the rise. One of the most common spices however, Pepper, hasn't received much attention thus far. 

Although a popular name for fictional characters, such as the cartoon Pepper Ann and Iron Man's secretary and love interest in the comics and movies, Pepper Potts, it has not been a particularly common moniker in reality. 

We can't help but be a fan though. It's an adorable name, fits with the current trend in rising spice and nature names and although it's still fairly unusual to encounter, it's common enough in pop culture not to be completely lambasted as a ludicrous choice. Bloodgood must have known what she was going for, in possession of a very unusual name herself (her given name is Korinna Moon Bloodgood).

What do you think of the name Pepper? Are you a fan of spice names? We don't think we'll be seeing many Salts in the future, but what about some of the more unsual ones, like Tarragon, Cumin, Anise or Coriander? 



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January 7, 2013 11:51 AM
By Anonymous (not verified)

Pepper seems more like a kicky nickname rather than a given name. While the name on its own is cute, assuming the baby got dad's last name, Pepper Hall sounds like a building on a college campus to me!

January 8, 2013 4:14 PM
By Maranda (not verified)

Super cute! A great fit with the Poppys and Saffrons on the rise.

I think Ginger is due for a comeback.

January 8, 2013 7:25 PM
By Anonymous (not verified)

My name is Pepper, and I love my name. It was really irritating when I was a kid and no one believed that that was my real name. And yes EVERY ONE of my boyfriends got called Salt.

January 8, 2013 9:18 PM
By Anonymous (not verified)

I've been a fan of the girl's name Pepper long before anyone was talking about it. I had only boys, so I named my cat Pepper!

January 11, 2013 4:44 PM
By Andrea (not verified)

I love Coriander as a name.

January 12, 2013 11:01 PM
By PJR (not verified)

Wasn't Angie Dickinson's character on Police Woman named Pepper? Back in the 70s.

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