Girls names inspired by/meaning nature

(22 Posts)
Iris1 Sun 20-Oct-13 12:20:18

Hi just looking for some inspiration.
Baby girl due soon and having trouble picking a name.

Would love something linked to nature.

So far we like

Avaline (different variants meaning bird/hazelnut tree)
Willow
Lyra (not specifically nature but love the whole constellation and greek myth behind it)

Not specifically trying to be different but so many names just make me go 'meh'. Far too popular even if they are quite nice, just don't love them.

Do worry about people pronouncing/getting her name wrong though especially when she's older and telling herself, might get annoying saying no not Evelyn all the time, dunno if that's a silly thing to worry about though!

SlightlyItchyBraStrap Sun 20-Oct-13 12:29:54

Neta
Gaia
Maia
May
Aurora
Terran

I really like Avaline. is it pronounced ah vah Leen??

TallulahBetty Sun 20-Oct-13 12:55:26

Holly, Willow, Savannah? Love all of those.

dyslexicdespot Sun 20-Oct-13 13:09:17

Linnea
Flora
Rosa
Marigold
Althaea
Daphne
Hebe
Pyrola
Viola
Heather
Ivy
Lilja
Malva
Inula
Aralia
Avena
Bjork
Nigella
Norna
Olivia
Pyrola
Saffron
Tilia
Vide-

These are all names that are used or have been used as names for females in Sweden, although they are obviously not all Scandinavian. Good luck!

littlecloud Sun 20-Oct-13 13:12:24

Savannah
Autumn
Olive
Clementine
Luna
Marina

Littlecherublegs Sun 20-Oct-13 14:55:42

Clover
Autumn
Summer
Winter
Flora
Poppy
Lily
Holly
Fearne
Apple
Peaches
Wren
Robyn
Skylar
Skye
Stella
Willow
Marigold
Hyacinth
Rose
Daisy
Saffron
Petal
Blossom

MortifiedAdams Sun 20-Oct-13 14:58:44

Opal
Olive
Rowan

CordeliaRose Sun 20-Oct-13 16:28:29

Briar
Coral
Fern
Hebe
Jasmine
Juniper
Lark
Lavender
Linden
Marigold
Pansy
Viola
Wren
thanks

gintastic Sun 20-Oct-13 16:36:14

The Welsh names Eira (snow) and Eirlys (snowdrop) are pretty :-)

sonlypuppyfat Sun 20-Oct-13 16:40:29

I have a Ffion it means foxglove I think its beautiful.

LongDivision Sun 20-Oct-13 20:28:38

Sparrow

Rhubarbgarden Sun 20-Oct-13 22:20:47

Linnet

MrsCocoa Sun 20-Oct-13 22:27:52

Xylia - (wood nymph). Didn't discover it in time to give DD a bonkers set of four christian names spelling M.I.N.X.

sleepingbeautiful Mon 21-Oct-13 05:12:28

Alyssa
Mara
Seren
Peony
Tansy
Primrose
Posy
Amber
Beryl
Pearl
Ruby
Opal
Meadow
Brooke

Topaz
Marguerite
Iona
Isla
Persephone
Hazel

lisianthus Wed 23-Oct-13 02:19:25

Cassia, Acacia, Indigo, Talia,

telsa Wed 23-Oct-13 08:56:07

Avaline is very pretty. It won't get mistaken for Evelyn....and anyway, you only have to correct someone once.

What about; Gaia, Azalea, Flora, Juniper, Spring

I have a lovely friend called Gorse!

Aella
Anthea
Selena
Chloe
Daphne
Helen
Ianthe
Violet
Iris
Pearl
Ondine
Philomela

hawkmcqueen Wed 23-Oct-13 16:41:17

sonlypuppyfat I LOVE Ffionn! What a class name, I love foxgloves! Added to short list if you don't mind :-)

RalphtheTimid Wed 23-Oct-13 20:30:18

Dove

sonlypuppyfat Wed 23-Oct-13 23:38:37

Thank you hawkmcqueen glad you like it we call her Fee sometimes too, but I always thought it was a beautiful name.

Cremolafoam Wed 23-Oct-13 23:48:21

Fleur
Marguerite
Heather
Isla
Sandy
Crystal
Opal
Emerald
Luna

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