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It looks like 2019 was the year when foodies took there passion to the next level. HuffPost rounded up the Social Security Administration’s data on baby names and found a grocery list. More specifically, a list of 21 herbs and spices used as baby names. Ready?

  • Basil (71 boys, 28 girls)
  • Thyme (6 boys)
  • Saffron (26 girls)
  • Sage (666 boys, 1,164 girls)
  • Anise (10 girls)
  • Ginger (57 girls)
  • Pepper (144 girls)
  • Rosemary (760 girls)
  • Cayenne (10 girls)
  • Clove (6 girls)
  • Mace (60 boys)
  • Juniper (22 boys, 1,526 girls)
  • Curry (12 boys)
  • Cassia (54 girls)
  • Poppy (628 girls)
  • Lavender (114 girls)
  • Jasmine (2,092 girls)
  • Bay (7 boys, 15 girls)
  • Rue (41 girls)
  • Angelica (508 girls)
  • Yarrow (6 girls)

Some of those names are not unusual at all, such as Angelica, Ginger, Rosemary, and Jasmine. On the other hand, Thyme, Cayenne, Yarrow, and Anise will take a little more explaining on the first day of school.

There are some other seasonings that might work. Coriander isn’t a bad name for a girl. She could be Cori, for short. Or how about Chipotle for a boy? You could call him Chip. But I would draw the line at naming a child after Dill Weed.