Coldplay frontman Chris Martin was surprised by the torrent of criticism he and wife Gwyneth Paltrow received when they named their baby girl Apple.

The CLOCKS singer and his OSCAR-winning actress spouse welcomed their daughter into the world in May (04), but were unprepared for the scathing media response that greeted the announcement of her name.

Martin says, "What I call my baby is none of anyone's business.

"When we first told everyone we were Coldplay, they addressed us like we just said we bought a house on Mars. I think it's a cool name so why does it matter?"

06/10/2004 17:52