Jamie and Jools Oliver are expecting baby number five! The celebrity chef and his model-turned-designer wife are known for choosing quirky, bold and delightfully British baby names.聽The Olivers are the parents of Poppy Honey Rosie, Daisy Boo Pamela, Petal Blossom Rainbow聽and Buddy Bear Maurice. The kids鈥 first names are pretty mainstream. Poppy and Daisy have been favorites with English parents over the last two decades; Buddy fits perfectly with the preference for nickname names; and while Petal is unusual, nature names of all kinds are more common than ever.聽Jools and Jamie, if you鈥檙e stumped for a name, here are nine baby names for your new addition!


1.聽Coco:聽It鈥檚 close to cocoa, and edible names seem right for a chef鈥檚 daughter. It also brings to mind Coco Chanel 鈥 which works with Jools鈥 current project, designing a line of children鈥檚 clothing. Coco has the same playful feel as Poppy, Daisy and Petal. Other names so nice you say them twice could work, too, like Lulu, Zuzu and Mimi.

2.聽Saffron: It works for many of the same reasons as Coco, and has the same tailored-but-feminine feel as Petal. Saffron Monsoon was the level-headed daughter on long-running Britcom Absolutely Fabulous, though perhaps that rules the name out in the UK.

3.聽Bijou:聽Bijou translates to jewel in French. In English, it refers to something small and elegant, and brings to mind actress Bijou Phillips. It鈥檚 an unconventional, nickname-proof choice.

4.聽Tulip:聽Chances are that a fourth Oliver daughter will receive another botanical name. Poppy, Daisy, Petal聽and Tulip are pretty great together. Some choices 鈥 like Posey聽鈥 are too close to their older girls鈥 names to consider. Another name that has an outside chance? Bluebell. Jools Oliver penned a children鈥檚 book a few years ago called, The Adventures of Dotty and Bluebell. It鈥檚 a slightly out-there choice that feels right for their family.

5.聽Sonny:聽Sonny is currently in the Top 100 for boys in the UK, and I can easily imagine it as a name for Buddy鈥檚 brother. Spelled Sunny, it might be an interesting nature-name choice for a girl, especially since Jools is due this summer. They wouldn鈥檛 be the first high-profile parents to make the choice. Jason Lee鈥檚 youngest is son Sonny, and Adam Sandler has a daughter named Sunny Madeleine.

6.聽Bertie:聽Or maybe the couple will go with an old school nickname name? Harry, Alfie, Archie, Freddie, Teddy聽and Bobby are all stylish in England. Bertie is even more retro. It鈥檚 a little bit regal too, as it鈥檚 the nickname of King Edward VII, as well as聽King George VI, born Albert Frederick Arthur George.

7.聽Woody:聽Woody is the hero of Toy Story and its sequels, a name seldom heard on a real boy since Woodrow Wilson left the White House. But in the UK, it鈥檚 slowly catching on. It鈥檚 a little bit of a nature name, and it sounds just right as a brother for聽Buddy.

8.聽Ned:聽While three of their four kids鈥 names end in y, that鈥檚 no guarantee that they鈥檒l stick with the sound for another child. Something as spare and simple as Ned might have a lot of appeal for the Olivers. It sticks with their nicknames-as-names preference, and has a certain vintage appeal.

9.聽Huck:聽Even though Huckleberry Finn is American, that hasn鈥檛 hurt other literary baby name exports, like Harper. It鈥檚 edible, just like Honey. And the couple has become more daring as they鈥檝e named more children. There鈥檚 no reason to think they鈥檒l play it safe when naming baby number five.

What鈥檚 your favorite quirky British name? Tweet us @BritandCo, and let us know!

This post was previously published on Nameberry by Abby Sandel. Photo via Getty.