Celebrity Parents Gwyneth Paltrow Reveals Chris Martin 'Came Up' with Their Daughter's Name Apple "I thought it was original and cool," Gwyneth Paltrow told Instagram followers of her daughter's name Apple By Shafiq Najib Published on April 23, 2022 08:52 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Gwyneth Paltrow is sharing the story behind her daughter's name. During an Instagram Q&A on Friday, the Iron Man star revealed her ex-husband, Chris Martin, was the one who suggested the former couple name their daughter, now 17, Apple. When asked by a fan how she came up with the name, Paltrow, 49, replied, "Her dad came up with the name and I fell in love with it." Gwyneth Paltrow / Instagram Gwyneth Paltrow Reveals the Sex Advice She Tells Her Kids: 'Stay Really Close to Your Own Truth' "I thought it was original and cool," she added. "I can't imagine her being called anything else." Paltrow shares Apple and son Moses, 16, with Martin, 45, and is also stepmom to her husband Brad Falchuk's children, son Brody and daughter Isabella. Last month, in honor of International Women's Day on March 8, the Shallow Hal star paid tribute to her daughter Apple with a heartwarming post on Instagram. Gwyneth Paltrow with kids Apple and Moses. gwyneth paltrow/instagram Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from juicy celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. "Happy international womens day. I've been spending the morning thinking about all of the incredible women I love, who love me back hard. I keep thinking about the women I have known since kindergarten or 7th grade, who are more strongly in my life than almost ever," Paltrow began her caption alongside a photo of her FaceTiming her daughter. "But today I want to pay tribute to one (technically almost) woman on the cusp of it," she continued, speaking of Apple. "This woman gives me hope for the future of sisterhood, and for the future of our planet. And this woman has made me the woman I am today more than anyone else." Last September, the Goop founder honored her daughter again with another post on Instagram on National Daughters Day. RELATED: Gwyneth Paltrow Says She 'Almost Died' During 'Emergency' Delivery of Daughter Apple "Oh man do I love you #nationaldaughtersday," she captioned a selfie of the look-alike duo. Days later, she celebrated Moses on National Sons Day, sharing a cute selfie of the pair riding in a car together. "Total heart melter #nationalsonday," she captioned the photo.