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Peaches Honeyblossom Geldof and Family–Methinks the Lady Doth Protest Too Much

My monthly contribution to The Blog of Funny Names!

The Blog of Funny Names

“I hate ridiculous names;  my weird name has haunted me all my life.”–Peaches Geldof

Peaches Honeyblossom Geldof, (March 13, 1989–) is a British Journalist, model and TV host.  She may also be the one and only personage ever honored on these pages who actually claims to dislike her name.  As for the excess of protestation alluded to in the title of this post (thanks Will Shakespeare!) we’ll deal with that later in the article.

But first let’s get with the origins of the name and her celebrity.  The middle daughter of British punk rocker Bob Geldof and Paula Yates,  Peaches is situated between younger sister Pixie Geldof and older sister Fifi Trixbelle Geldof.  Let’s also not forget her younger half-sister, Tiger Lily Hutchence Geldof.  It seems that her parents just couldn’t bring themselves to name their girls Mary or Sarah or Jennifer.  Pixie…Fifi…Peaches…Tiger Lily…these names sound like a…

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  1. She doesn’t have a bad name compared to Frank Zappa’s kids (Moonunit and Dweezle).

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