When People Named Their Babies “Cheese”

We can understand when George Costanza on Seinfeld wants to name his first child "Seven." It is, after all, a sitcom. What’s harder to understand is why someone would name their beautiful new baby “Cheese.” In 2013, a sign of the increasing “Georgeification” of American, baby names came with a 450% increase in the number of newborns saddled with the name Cheese. There were about 4 million babies born in the United States in 2013, which means a whopping 72 babies wound up with a stinky name. Equally alarming is the number of babies in 2016 who were named after specific cheeses. Parents were channeling their inner-foodie when they named their babies Colby, Brie, Fontina, Feta and Ricotta. Thankfully, no one chose to saddle their baby with the moniker Limburger.