This was posted on Coldplaying.com today:
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow named her baby girl Apple after the little girl of partner Chris Martin’s North American booking agent, it has emerged. Apple is the name of the daughter of Marty Diamond, who gave the idea his approval. The baby takes her second (Blythe) and third names (Alison) from the mothers of Gwyneth and Chris respectively. Source: ITV
But over at Page Six, it’s a slightly different story:
Marty Diamond, Coldplay’s agent at Little Big Man Booking, and his wife named their daughter, who was born last year, Apple Sadie. And they have an explanation–following the Jewish tradition of taking the first letter of a recently deceased relative, the A is after Diamond’s late father, Alan, and the S is from his wife’s late mother, Sylvia. Diamond, also a close friend of Martin’s, downplayed any connection. “My daughter and their daughter have nothing to do with each other,” he said. “I’m excited that they named their daughter Apple . . . I think it’s wonderful.”
Frankly, I don’t care anymore. This whole Why-did-they-name-the-baby-Apple? business is officially over.
(Coldplay as the Nappies.)