Gwyneth Paltrow Finally Shared The Story Behind Her Daughter Apple's Unique Name

Danielle Broadway
Gwyneth Paltrow and Apple Martin
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Many people eat apples, enjoy apple scented fragrances and even go apple picking — but few name their children, Apple. Yet, actor Gwyneth Paltrow, opted to name her daughter after the popular fruit and for a long time people didn't know why. Paltrow recently revealed on Instagram what led her and her former husband, Chris Martin, to choose that name, and it's incredibly sweet.

Apple was born in 2004.

While she's 17-years-old now and probably very well-versed on the origins of her name, there was likely a time when someone told Paltrow's daughter that Apple is an unusual name. However, during a recent Instagram Q&A with People, Paltrow revealed that the idea was actually from her ex-husband, Martin.

Paltrow thought the name was "original and cool".

Unique names have become trendy, and that was no exception for Paltrow when she heard the name Apple. She explained to People that she "immediately loved it" for her daughter.

Paltrow adores her daughter.

It would seem that Apple is as special as her name is, and Paltrow wastes no time celebrating her. Apple is a regular on Paltrow's Instagram page and they seem to have an incredibly powerful mother-daughter bond.

She honored Apple for National Daughter's Day.

It doesn't get much cuter than this. Paltrow took the time to dote on her daughter for National Daughter's Day. She wrote, "Happy #NationalDaughtersDay Apple Martin, it’s like i conjured you from a dream, you make my life."

Apple uses social media to promote her mom's brand.

Paltrow's beauty brand, Goop Glow, got some seriously great advertising when Apple stepped in to do some promotion on TikTok. She also took some jabs at her mom for comedic effect, but it was all in good fun. It seems like Apple and Paltrow are the dream team.

In the past, Paltrow didn't post about Apple.

While Paltrow posts pictures with Apple all over her social media now, when her daughter was a little girl, she was stern about privacy. People wanted to know everything about Paltrow's daughter, but she felt that is was important for her little girl to have space for a normal childhood.

Apple isn't very present on social media.

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Apple seems to value her privacy and keeps a low profile online. While her mom posts about her pretty often, Apple seems content not being in the public eye. Being the child of celebrity doesn't mean the life of fame is also their path in life.

People call Paltrow and Apple look-alikes.

You know what they say, Apple doesn't fall far from her family tree. People are swearing that Apple looks just like Paltrow, and we can't say that they're wrong. She's even got her mom's signature blonde hair.

This is a reminder that there's a entire fruit basket of baby names.

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There's no limit on which names are out there, and if we're lucky, some of us may even find an apple or two. Paltrow and Martin knew what they wanted to name their daughter, and it looks like they made the perfect choice.

Let us know what you think of Apple's name in the comment and if you like names that are outside the box.