Pretty and slightly unusual flower names?

(81 Posts)
CheerfulYank Sat 26-Jan-13 03:52:12

Would be a middle name. I thought a flower name would be nice for a spring baby. (Am due in May)

I quite like Primrose but don't know if it's too, well, prim!

Bearandcub Sat 26-Jan-13 04:10:45

Bluebell
Hyacinth
Petal
Blossom
Petula
Iris
Zinnia
Petunia

Primrose Violet Anemone Iris Magnolia narcissa Larkin!

Bearandcub Sat 26-Jan-13 04:11:21

I think Primrose is very nice.

KB02 Sat 26-Jan-13 04:11:30

How about ' May'? It is the middle name of two of my family members and I think it is lovely. And apt for the timing of your little one.

KB02 Sat 26-Jan-13 04:12:54

Blossom nice too

Bearandcub Sat 26-Jan-13 04:16:18

Second for May here. Just re-read my posts and am incoherent, sorry. Sleep, must have sleep.

deleted203 Sat 26-Jan-13 04:18:21

I like Primrose. How about Marguerite (which is French for Daisy)?

CheerfulYank Sat 26-Jan-13 04:27:11

We may name her Margaret soworn, so Marguerite wouldn't do! smile

I do like May but our preferred nickname is Maggie and Maggie May is a bit...something. smile

Bearandcub Sat 26-Jan-13 04:28:28

I like Maggie May. No I love it.

DrRanj Sat 26-Jan-13 04:30:03

Violet

sleepywombat Sat 26-Jan-13 04:33:54

Camellia, Calantha

Lavender
Heather
Freesia
Rosemary
Jasmine
Pansy

ohfunnyhoneyface Sat 26-Jan-13 05:17:26

Ohhhh I like Lavender!

We're having Ivy-Rose if it's a girl (still haven't decided if that's a first name or first and middle name) and a flower middle name could be overkill- but Lavender is now a contender for the potential DD2!

TheSloppelganger Sat 26-Jan-13 05:24:38

Aster
Laurel
Clover
Flora
Daisy
Delphine
Calla

ScumbagCollegeDropout Sat 26-Jan-13 05:31:04

Not strictly a flower but I love the name Fern.

Primrose is awesome too.

Yakshemash Sat 26-Jan-13 05:33:03

Primrose Shipman

Lavender Patten

Don't do it!

I'd go for Viola or Columbine. [romantic]

Dahlia

CheerfulYank Sat 26-Jan-13 05:50:43

So many great choices here, thanks!

Our surname is rather...prosaic. Think a journalist quite convinced of her own gorgeousness. So I don't know if a flowery middle would sound odd? But I love them!

Columbine is beautiful Yak but unusable in America due to the school shooting. sad

TanteRose Sat 26-Jan-13 05:54:47

Primrose is lovely (the Shipman connection mentioned above would be unknown in the US)

Maggie Rose is also spectacular!

I do quite like Maggie May (even though I was sort of joking when I wrote to you before) smile

TanteRose Sat 26-Jan-13 05:56:52

Oh what about Rosalind?

Margaret Rosalind is beautiful

LeMousquetaireAnonyme Sat 26-Jan-13 06:23:43

Sakura (cherry blossom) very apt for a may baby...

sashh Sat 26-Jan-13 07:04:04

Jonquil
Hebe

BikeRunSki Sat 26-Jan-13 07:50:04

Jonquil
Rosita
Tiger Lily
Magnolia
Laurel
Rowan

solittletime Sat 26-Jan-13 07:52:40

Sage
Even though not a flower!

DizzyPurple Sat 26-Jan-13 07:55:49

Amaryllis. I love it but wasn't right for us to use. I called dd that through most of my pregnancy though. Beautiful flowers too!
I know someone called Primrose and its always shortened to Prim. Not quite so lovely!

Badvoc Sat 26-Jan-13 07:56:13

Heliotrope

Wereonourway Sat 26-Jan-13 07:56:17

I knew a Sorrell once, it's a wild woodland flower

Seabright Sat 26-Jan-13 08:05:06

Kangaroo Paw? It's very pretty.

Maybe not <gets coat>

greenandcabbagelooking Sat 26-Jan-13 08:10:30

Pansy
Tansy
Alyssa (sweet Alyssum)
Heather

birdofthenorth Sat 26-Jan-13 08:23:49

Iris
Orchid
Fuschia
Calla (Lily)

RooneyMara Sat 26-Jan-13 08:25:53

Oh I was going to suggest Columbine - it was going to be my girl's middle name, but I had another boy. But even here I wondered about using it due to the sad events in the USA.

The flower is lovely and the name - it wants reclaiming imo. But I understand why you can't sad

JugsMcGee Sat 26-Jan-13 09:03:49

Iris is beautiful.

greenhill Sat 26-Jan-13 09:15:34

Rosebay Willowherb
Rosemary
Bluebell
Rosamund
Sorrel
Saffron (stems of crocuses, very expensive herb)

Baffledandbewildered Sat 26-Jan-13 09:53:11

Sorrel not a flower ...do herbs count ??? Love this name

labtest Sat 26-Jan-13 10:32:54

How about Jessamine. Think it's old English for Jasmine.

NowPlayingZone Sat 26-Jan-13 10:39:52

Primrose is lovely & love Jessamine. How about tulip or cherry?
Or you could go or a flower that blooms in may: www.flowers.org.uk/flowers/flowers-by-month/may/

I know a little girl called Maggie May. Not sure if the parents knew of the song of the same name...!

I like Amaryllis. My DD's middle name is Lily because its my mums favourite flowers.

GW297 Sat 26-Jan-13 11:46:31

Lotus

Startail Sat 26-Jan-13 11:53:05

Hazel-spring catkins
Bryony

Nemesia?

DizziDoll Sat 26-Jan-13 12:00:30

Aster - I have a friend in Belgium whose daughter is called that

Badvoc Sat 26-Jan-13 13:21:23

Azalea
Daisy
Dahlia
Aster
Honeysuckle
Bluebell
Snowdrop
Lily

Gugglebum Sat 26-Jan-13 14:42:51

I've always secretly wanted to use Bloom as a middle name. Haven't had the chance yet. smile Please use it.

barleysugar Sat 26-Jan-13 14:45:52

Has anyone said Hebe yet? It's so cute and pretty (rhymes with Phoebe).

DessieLou Sat 26-Jan-13 19:16:05

love Margaret primrose! Definitely go for that!

Stixswhichtwizzle Sat 26-Jan-13 20:09:41

I've taught a Posy. She suited her name beautifully!

devonsmummy Sat 26-Jan-13 20:17:43

Viola
Violet
Pansy
Petal
Blossom
Cherry (blossom!)
Buttercup
Clover
Hyacinth
Bluebell
Poppy
Delphi (nium)
Jasmine
Laurel

Globular Sat 26-Jan-13 20:20:48

Azalea
Dahlia
Clover
Fern
Poppy
Violet
Amarantha
Amaryllis
Camellia
Hazel
Iris
Poppy
Pansy

(Congratulations on having a girl! grin)

VBisme Sat 26-Jan-13 20:22:38

Fleur

Posy - I love, love, love this but dp wouldn't let me use it. sad

LoisLame Sat 26-Jan-13 20:35:21

Indigo - Love it but clashes with my surname :-(

Ameybee Sat 26-Jan-13 20:36:46

Fleur! I love that name! grin

PrincessOfChina Sat 26-Jan-13 20:37:09

Acacia.

I love it but DP says Bananaman.

CheerfulYank Sat 26-Jan-13 21:45:17

Thanks for all the suggestions...some lovely names here!

It has been so cold here (-20, snow covering everything, wind that'll knock you down) that I'm really looking forward to spring! I've been looking at all kinds of flowery, bunny-bedecked things for the nursery too. smile All these flower names feel like a bit of sunshine.

Yes, Acacia = Bananaman. Sorry but it always makes me think of Eric! smile We have an Acacia Road near us and it always makes me smile. I think Eric lived on Acacia Drive.

amck5700 Sat 26-Jan-13 23:25:43

Blossom?

monsterchild Sat 26-Jan-13 23:29:15

A good spring flower is Tulip!

I went to school with a Sunflower.

MiniEggsinJanuary Sat 26-Jan-13 23:38:56

I was going to suggest Fleur too!

nicelyneurotic Sat 26-Jan-13 23:41:10

Love the name Primrose, it's very cute, and the names others have suggested - Lavender, Jasmine and Rosalind.

doyouwantfrieswiththat Sat 26-Jan-13 23:45:14
mathanxiety Sun 27-Jan-13 03:37:02

Lilac? Margaret Lilac..
The DDs gave me a little tin of Pacifica lilac rub-on perfume for Christmas and I think of spring every time I pry it open.

Or would the Welsh Eirlys be too far out and unexplainable or unpronounceable? Eirlys is 'snowdrop'.

Zytka is Polish for rosebud.

Linnea? Popular in Scandinavia.

Aven - a small mountain flower.

LeMousquetaireAnonyme Sun 27-Jan-13 06:53:57

anémone,
angélique,
Azalée,
Erica (heather)
Camelia,
Viorica (violet)
Veronique
Capucine,
Hortense, hortensia
Jacinthe,
Narcise,
garance,
églantine,
Mélissa,
Lilas,
Gentiane,
Marjolaine/marjorie
Valeriane
Amaranthe,
Myrtille

BikeRunSki Sun 27-Jan-13 07:32:23

I went to school with a Jacinth and used to teach a Summer (and a Song).

delilah88 Sun 27-Jan-13 08:11:24

Margaret Cassia -- that is cinnamon

Or what about Margaret Ivy?

Peony

Theas18 Sun 27-Jan-13 08:21:34

Jonquil

HilaryM Sun 27-Jan-13 08:28:19

Marigold

WinkyTwinglet Sun 27-Jan-13 08:38:18

There are some great suggestions so far.

How about Madelief (Ma-de-leaf)? Which is the Dutch version of Daisy.

xx

WinkyTwinglet Sun 27-Jan-13 08:40:25

Oh, and Rosmarijn (Rose-mar-yne) which is Rosemary.

xx

doyouwantfrieswiththat Sun 27-Jan-13 11:23:02

Linden- one of my favourite smells

wigglybeezer Sun 27-Jan-13 11:26:35

There was a Cloudberry at my school, always kind do admired her parents's nerve.

wigglybeezer Sun 27-Jan-13 11:27:05

Like Linden.

Branleuse Sun 27-Jan-13 11:28:29

Rowan

Fearne

MoelFammau Sun 27-Jan-13 15:53:35

Phlox! I so so so wanted Phlox for DD but have a deeply dull DH.

HeartShapedSaw Sun 27-Jan-13 16:10:22

Bryony is awesome smile

Katniss

thegreylady Sun 27-Jan-13 16:55:58

Honeysuckle [like the actress Honeysuckle Weekes]
Briony
Heather or Erica

Startail Sun 27-Jan-13 17:04:40

Bryony is awesome, she's also hyper cute.

She's a friends DD

NC78 Sun 27-Jan-13 18:27:22

Poppy

redandyellowandpinkandgreen Sun 27-Jan-13 21:44:42

I wanted Primrose, we had a boy. My mum said if we had used Primrose she would never have called her by her name, would have refused shock

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