Naked Chef Jamie Oliver & wife welcome daughter Petal Blossom Rainbow

Jools Oliver, Jamie Oliver

The Naked Chef Jamie Oliver and his wife Jools have welcomed another daughter, their third. Baby Petal Blossom Rainbow was born at 2:46 a.m. Friday in England. I actually know that Petal was due on Wednesday – because it was the same day that Jamie Oliver was asked to cook for the G-20 leaders at 10 Downing Street (the British Prime Minister’s residence/office). Security precautions meant that Oliver had to give up his cell phone for the duration of his time in 10 Downing Street – so he had no idea if his wife had gone into labor. Thankfully, baby Petal knew her dad had some important work to do, so she chilled out an extra two days.

It’s a third girl for celebrity chef Jamie Oliver, who became a father again on Friday.

Oliver’s wife, Jools, gave birth to Petal Blossom Rainbow at 2:46 a.m., PEOPLE has confirmed. The baby, who weighed 6 lb., 10 oz., joins sisters Poppy Honey, 7, and Daisy Boo, 5, in the Oliver household. Her anticipated arrival was first announced in September.

Oliver, who only two days ago was cooking for world leaders at 10 Downing Street, was at his wife’s side at London’s Portland Hospital for the birth

A statement from a rep for Oliver, who is best known in the U.S. for his Naked Chef TV shows, said, “Both [Petal] and Jools are doing well. The Olivers would like to thank midwives Linda Ordish and Elaine Porter and also obstetrician William Dennis for their wonderful help and support.”

It went on to say: “Jamie and Jools are both completely smitten with Petal already, and Jamie is looking forward to two weeks paternity leave to spend quality time with his four beautiful girls.”

News of the baby’s delivery first broke Friday morning in Britain’s The Sun.

[From People Magazine]

So their girls are Poppy Honey, Daisy Boo and now Petal Blossom Rainbow. Hippies! No, they’re perfectly lovely names – certainly not the worse. Personally, I always love a husband and father who can’t get away from being surrounded by women. It’s so sweet – Jamie has his wife and now three daughters. He’s probably going to be covered in glitter for the next 12 years. Congratulations to the happy family!

Here’s Jamie and Jools Oliver heading to the doctors in London on Tuesday. Images thanks to INF News and Features.
Jools Oliver, Jamie Oliver

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  1. photo jojo says:

    Congrats to them, I always liked him but… Petal Blossom Rainbow? Wowza.

  2. Patrice says:

    Giod love these two with the names They must be TOTAL hippies at heart : )(Love the name Poppy)!

  3. Ellen Smith says:

    I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that Petal Blossom Rainbow Oliver won’t be the CEO of a major company someday. Hopefully his children will be horticulturally inclined.

  4. Granger says:

    Other than “Boo,” I think they’ve chosen really sweet names for their kids. Boo just doesn’t do it for me. I know some people use it as a term of endearment, though.

  5. Larissa says:

    time to adopt that little boy you´ve been wanting Jamie!
    congrats to the lovely family!!!!

  6. HEB says:

    I like the name Petal.
    And Im glad her name matches her sisters.

  7. kubi says:

    Beautiful names for baby girls, but would you feel entirely comfortable if your bank manager/brain surgeon/school principal was called “Petal”?

    Irrational prejudices aside, congrats to Jools and Jamie!

  8. yadira says:

    Petal Blossom I can do…but Rainbow?

  9. Jess says:


    Wearing that ridiculous diaper in hopes for a boy proved to work really well.


  10. geronimo says:

    Petal is used as a term of affection in the same way that honey or darling or love is used, kind of an East End/Cockney thing. Not sure about the name, any of it, bit of a mouthful.

  11. lisa says:

    That is very sweet. Congrats to the couple! I am a big fan of his and would love to spend some time at his country English estate…amazing!

  12. kiki says:

    really she wont be the head CEO I think out of the ordinary Mary and Susan blah names not so common names are great. and not a hinderance to their future in your lifetime you will meet , hopeully, many people with unique names

  13. Larissa says:

    Petal Blosson, its kinda of ok…I would go for Petal Rose, even tho Rose is over used these days, it´s a classic!
    Rainbow is definetely over the top!!!!!

    now with these extremely girlie-ish names, if they had a boy, what would they name the baby?

    Trucker Rugby Pint??
    or would they go for the soft side , something like
    Hamlet Elton Sunny Charm???

    hahahaha, seriously tho! its makes me wonder…

  14. SweB says:

    Lol @ Larissa – Trucker Rugby Pint that was hilarious… I wish I had thought of that one for my lad.I love their names, because they really suit their pretty little girls. My only complaint would be that they don’t really flow well except for Daisy Boo. Petal Blossom works but when you add Rainbow it just gets to choppy.

  15. Kimble says:

    I love that they thanked the midwives for their care too!

    Congrats Jamie and Jools!

  16. Sue D. Nimm says:

    I really, really hope she becomes a punk or something.

    Still, congrats to the family.

  17. gg says:

    These two are the Geldofs of England with the doggie names.

    lol @ Larissa! I was thinking the same thing. Boys name – Bam-Bam Truck Scooby.

  18. Orangejulius says:

    This reminds me of wanting at age 13 to name my future daughter Bluebell…maybe I’m not as out of it as I thought!

  19. Shannon says:

    I think it’s an awesome name, personally. It’s very happy and bright.

  20. Leandra says:

    Adopt a boy for heaven’s sake! Or is it some macho thing where it has to be biological? Did you know some men cannot make anything but girls? That is true.

  21. Kat says:

    Wonder why they decided to tack “Rainbow” on the end? Must of been a brain cramp.

  22. TinaWithPom says:

    Poppy Honey, Daisy Boo, Petal Blossom sound like the names of middle school classrooms’ pet rabbits.

    I hope their girls turn out as pretty, sweet and feminine as their names. Imagine a butch-looking, sloppy Joe chompin’, trailer-tractor drivin’ woman called Petal Blossom. Would be interesting.

  23. Mairead says:

    Congrats to the family on the birth of a healthy happy daughter etc. etc.

    But I am completely and utterly disappointed in them and they couldn’t quite muster the courage to name the child what they really wanted – Hyacinth Bucket – pronounced “bouquet”!
    😆 😆 😆

    (in case there are people who haven’t a clue what I’m on about – she was the heroine in a comedy series “Keeping Up Appearances” and was a champion of manners, etiquette, candlelight suppers and Royal Doulton with the hand-painted periwinkles” – which she always mispronounced as doulton rather than “dalton”)

  24. Camille says:

    Awful name, all I can think of is that one of my mothers cats is called Petal! That poor child having such a dippy name.