Celebrating Celebrity Baby Birthdays – Moses Martin

04/08/2007 at 05:00 AM ET

Name: Moses Bruce Anthony Martin

Birthday: April 8th, 2006

Famous for:

Being the second child and first son of actress Gwyneth Paltrow and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin.


Older sister Apple Blythe Alison Martin was born in May 2004. Her naming sparked much debate with the reason for the choice being that Chris liked it, it was wholesome and had biblical connotations.

Name meaning:

If tradition follows, Moses’ middle names are Bruce and Anthony after Gwyneth and Chris’ fathers, but this is unconfirmed. Apple’s name was announced as Apple Blythe Alison Martin, after her grandmothers.

Birth story:

Moses was born via a scheduled cesarean section in New York City. This was apparently due to the almost 3 days of labor Gwyneth experienced with Apple, which is rumored to have led to a c-section – blind item #2 is believed to be about Gwyneth.

What they said:

Gwyneth spoke out about Moses name meaning and what they call him.

Well, I think he’s the man to live up to it! When we were pregnant with Apple, if she was a boy, she would’ve been named Moses. We just always had the name…Moses to me is just such an amazing name. Plus, he was born on the holiest Sabbath of the year, which is the Saturday before Passover. And he was born at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York…And it was my father’s Hebrew name. [But they do sometimes call him his Yiddish name – Moishe].

Gwyneth reveals that Moses is not the best sleeper.

My son hasdecided sleep is just not for him, really, so I don’t sleep…he justtalks and goes back to sleep but I wake up and then I can’t go back tosleep. I need so much caffeine at this point in my life.

Does she let her children eat McDonald’s?

She answered that she tries to feed them whole grains, but laughed, ‘No McDonald’s. Never. Over my dead body!’


Chris and Gwyneth split their time between their houses in NYC and London. Gwyneth’s mother, Blythe Danner, lives in LA, and they therefore spend a large proportion of their time there as well. Additionally, due to Chris’ band commitments and tours and Gwyneth’s filming locations, they are often living at other places around the world for small periods of time.

Gear and Fashion:

RobeezRobeez Navy sandals ($26).

Combi_ultra_savvyCombi Ultra Savvy in silver pearl ($180).

NettoNetto Moderne crib ($1650).

Bugaboo_diaper_bagThe Paltrow/Martins appear to be huge fans of the Bugaboo brand. They have the Bugaboo Frog in black ($759), Bugaboo Frog diaper bag in black ($100), Bugaboo Cameleon in both the dark gray and red ($899 each), Bugaboo Cameleon canopy in pink ($46) and the Bugaboo wheeled board ($80).

Apple and Moses both use Primo Viaggio infant car seat in black ($220). The model is from 2004 and no longer available. They have the new ones though and they retail for around the same price.

Dr_brownGwyneth and Chris use Nature Boy and Girl diapers ($60 per case), Huggies Little Swimmers ($50 per case) and Dr. Brown’s wide neck bottle ($14 for 3).

UggGwyneth shops at Baby Style, love uggs (they start at $40) and is also a fan of such brands as Paul Frank, Robeez and Converse.

Pictures and links:

Moses out with mom and Apple in LA.

Leaving a party in Beverly Hills with mom.

At the airport with mom.

Out in London with mom.

Out and about in NYC with mommy and Apple.

Continue reading for photos in the extended post.

What brands do you love using with your children or wish you could use? Diapers, strollers, bottle, pacifiers, clothing?


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xxLostGirl92xx on

Happy birthday Moses!

Elisabeth on

I wish I could say no Mcdonalds ever. If I had cooks and nanny’s I would love to be whole grain all the time. But when you are a working tired Monmmy sometimes I find Mc D’s a savior so I can have a coffee and the kids can play in playland. We live in Canada and got dumped on this winter. Mc D’s came through for us :o)