Please help us name baby - pagan/nature names

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Hi all - DH and I are expecting our much wanted first and only child (due to fertility reasons I won't be having any more). We don't know if its a boy or girl, but we are finding it absolutely impossible to agree on names.
We have agreed that middle name for girl will be Rose, and for boy will be Andrew (both family names).

However, my husband's first choice of boys names are James and Daniel. Both ok names, but I am a Pagan and would rather not use biblical names. They are also quite popular and I'd prefer something less traditional.

I love the names Cory, Rowan and Leo. Hubby hates them all!

Please can you help us find names that are traditional/normal sounding enough for DH, but have a non-Christian meaning behind it?? I am 39+1 and freaking out that we are still at odds on naming baby!

FriggFRIGGisPoorlySick Fri 08-Mar-13 09:03:53

But Paganism is an umbrella term,so it depends which 'path' OP has taken,Wicca,Occult,Druidry,Heathenry,shamanism etc..and even within those there are often differing opinions.

MsAkimbo Thu 07-Mar-13 23:05:46

As for suggestions:

Girls:
Caia
Chloe
Cordelia
Ava

Boys:
Lachlan
Bryn
Phoenix?

Congrats and all the best!

MsAkimbo Thu 07-Mar-13 23:00:20

Ah, got it. Thank you!

FriggFRIGGisPoorlySick Thu 07-Mar-13 22:55:01

It's often more to do with worshiping the elements,than a particular deity...

MsAkimbo Thu 07-Mar-13 22:44:43

OP, I don't know exactly how it goes on Paganism, but is there a particular...ugh, I don't want to sound ignorant, but certain diety you connect with? I only ever knew one pagan and she said she strictly worshipped Celt gods/goddesses.

Again, I apologise if that sounds stupid. I really do find Paganism fascinating.

mathanxiety Thu 07-Mar-13 20:58:11

Kerenza
Loveday

both Cornish.

LentilAsAnything Thu 07-Mar-13 19:24:03

I found a wonderful blog by a Wiccan naming enthusiast. Maybe you can find a name you like from these lists:
Girls
Boys
Unisex

lalabaloo Thu 07-Mar-13 19:11:10

Just seen Esau as a suggestion, that is a name with strong biblical associations. How about:

Hazel Rose
Holly Rose
Willow Rose
Lowenna Rose (I think it is Cornish for happy?)

Felix Andrew
Blaze Andrew
Storm Andrew

mathanxiety Thu 07-Mar-13 18:58:51

Lochlann
Elliott
Emmett
Marshall
Struan

mathanxiety Thu 07-Mar-13 18:56:33

Charis
Penelope
Alice
Matilda
Cosima

cityangel Thu 07-Mar-13 17:57:32

Kirk, Kurt, Curtis

Orla, Malia, Harriet

MortifiedAdams Thu 07-Mar-13 17:57:25

Love love Rose! Girls wise along your nature theme - Amber, Olive, Pearl, Fern/Fearne, Holly, Robyn, Fleur

Boys - really stuck!! Hmmm....... Morgan (means dark sea if I recall)

Yes I do know Gwennan, but the middle names were chosen because they were family names - Andrew for DH's brother who died last year, and Rose for the little girl I lost in 2nd trimester five years ago. It's only the first names we want to choose based on meaning.

Gwennan Thu 07-Mar-13 12:41:39

You know Andrew is a Biblical name, right?

snuffaluffagus Thu 07-Mar-13 12:14:13

I love the name Raven for a girl.

pineapplesherbert Thu 07-Mar-13 11:59:20

btw seth is an old testament name

Thank you SO much for all your suggestions ladies!!

Am going to show this thread to DH later and see if he likes any of the suggestions - hope so as I've fallen in love with some of them! Thanks again for helping with an unusual baby name quest!

Varya Wed 06-Mar-13 20:00:27

Girls

Lila
Riola
Candina
Nandine

Boys

Warwick
Brodie
Coran
Lucas

ErikNorseman Wed 06-Mar-13 19:45:38

Lilith or Loki

NC78 Wed 06-Mar-13 16:38:20

Arthur

dopeysheep Wed 06-Mar-13 12:31:05

I like River but think it suits a girl more than a boy even though I think it is a boy's name.

dopeysheep Wed 06-Mar-13 12:28:34

I love Gaia
Skye?
No help on boys as I would choose Leo. Or maybe Colt or Magnus.

FriggFRIGGisPoorlySick Wed 06-Mar-13 12:26:37

*Estelle (sorry,auto correct is on a mission to destroy my spelling)

FriggFRIGGisPoorlySick Wed 06-Mar-13 12:24:17

Luna
Hera
Willow
Aurora
Phoebe (bright,moon)
Maya
Isis
Anya
Estel (star/hope)

FriggFRIGGisPoorlySick Wed 06-Mar-13 12:20:46

Oh, Gaia it means 'earth' or 'mother earth' smile

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