Chris Martin’s Classy Message for New Parents

Far be it from Chris Martin to criticize anyone’s choice in baby names—his own kids with wife Gwyneth Paltrow are saddled with the monikers Apple and Moses.

In a new audio interview posted at Blender’s web site, the Coldplay front-dad is posed with questions from the rock mag’s readers, and one woman from Texas asks him to pick her baby’s name. The choices: Papaya, Chewbacca and Sandal.

“People make a big fuss over names. Names of babies, names of albums, names of bands,” Martin reflects philosophically. “There’s nothing weird about calling your baby Chewbacca if that’s what you want to call your baby. It’s no stranger than Sarah.”

But just when you think he’s done, he emphasizes his point with: “A name is just a noise, and if you like it, then f*** what everyone else says.”

Eloquently spoken, Chris. Perhaps your next batch of songs will be equally bad ass!