Inspire me - girls' names from nature or literature...

(37 Posts)
lurcherlover Sat 12-Jan-13 20:10:44

Dd due in April and we're struggling for a name. But we both love reading and nature (especially birds) so perhaps there's something there...I've looked through Shakespeare, and love Emilia, but DH isn't keen. My other literary heroines don't have names I particularly like (Lydia, Josephine, Nell...) and we don't like flower names. So ruling those out, can anyone think of names with a literary connection or which link to nature?

delilah88 Sun 13-Jan-13 09:30:42

Josephine
Jane
Alice
Kate
Laura
?
Or on the wilder side:
Daphne
Viola
Ariadne
Isolde!!

delilah88 Sun 13-Jan-13 09:31:27

Sorry - saw you'd got Josephine down as a no-go after posting. I will retract it and give you Marianne instead. And Dorothea.

Yika Sun 13-Jan-13 09:39:11

Jay
Fern
Summer (etc)
Skye
Muriel (means shining sea)
Oceane
Raine
Jade

mumzy Sun 13-Jan-13 09:42:32

Rosalind
Wren

Bonsoir Sun 13-Jan-13 09:43:47

My DD is Flora. I looked at all the Shakespearian names too, but for one reason or another none of them would do.

DebK2012 Sun 13-Jan-13 10:19:54

What about April!

schplappo Sun 13-Jan-13 16:19:52

How about:
Flora
Laurel
Juniper
Starling
Linnet (Linnie for short)
Fern
Fawn(?)
Bea
Holly
Ivy
Rosemary
Sorrel
Plum
Hazel
iris (if not too flowery)

Or:
Rebecca
Jane
Emma
Elizabeth
Rosamund
Sara
Nancy
Peggy
Anne
Anna
Georgina
Charlotte
Emily
Bronte
Cressida
Viola
Dinah
Agatha

Sorry if these are repeats - haven't read all the other posts!

OliviaPeacein2013Mumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 13-Jan-13 16:25:38

Friend has a middle name of Sage
Also Melissa has honey-roots.

LittleBoxes Sun 13-Jan-13 16:32:28

My dd's name covers both - it's Sorrel. It's from Curtain Up by Noel Streatfeild, now annoyingly known as 'Theatre Shoes'.

Willabywallaby Sun 13-Jan-13 18:09:28

I think I like Sorrel.

telsa Sun 13-Jan-13 19:21:49

Bird related names that I think pretty

Avila
Evelyn
Oriole
Philomena
Phoebe
Raven
Rima
Sirena
Zipporah

SVN Sun 13-Jan-13 20:03:20

Oh yes, I like Sorrel as well.

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