Drew Barrymore: Why We Chose the Name Frankie – and Not Pepper
“My kid is healthy. I have nothing to complain about. I’m so blessed.”
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“She really gets that she has a sister and she says, ‘Frankie, sister,’” Barrymore explains. “And she loves playing with her and she’s not mad about it at all yet. She’s all positive at this moment.”
Barrymore also sheds some light on what went into the baby naming process the second time around — a story that she jokes is “not the most interesting.”
“It was just a name that came to my husband and I a few months before she was born, and we were sort of like, ‘I think this is it,’” she says. “And then we gave ourselves room to change our mind, but we never did. My mother-in-law’s maiden name is Franco and I love her so much that it reminds me of her as well.”
The actress and her husband Will Kopelman did have some other names in mind, but they encountered some conflicts.
“Every [name] started sounding like a color or a food,” she shares. “Hazel’s a great name. No, that’s two shades of green. And I love the name Pepper so much, but we were like, ‘Olive and Pepper. Like that’s two things you find in a pantry.’”