Nature names? But not just any nature names!

(34 Posts)
BananaHammocks Thu 16-Jan-14 19:26:02

My favourite girls name at the moment is Saffron but before I make a definite decision I wanted some suggestions for other nature names that I might like but I have stricter criteria than just any nature names:

Actual nouns NOT names that just have some sort of nature link/meaning

NOT very popular nature names e.g. Lily, Ruby, Poppy, Daisy, Summer, Jasmine, Rosie, Holly, Brooke, Amber, Willow, Skye,

NOT trendy/hipster old lady nature names e.g. Ivy, Violet, Clementine, Hazel, Iris

NOT waaay out there names e.g. Rainbow, Sunflower

I'm thinking something along the lines of Fern, Autumn, Coral but I don't like any of those enough to use!

KuppiKahvia Thu 16-Jan-14 19:42:48

Storm
Bracken
Clover
Laurel
Primrose
Robin
Venus
Dawn
Olive

But if you love Saffron then use it!

shartsi Thu 16-Jan-14 19:47:46

Eartha

KuppiKahvia Thu 16-Jan-14 19:49:29

Final 3; (you started me thinking..)
Cicely
Veronica
Rosemary.

ZenNudist Thu 16-Jan-14 20:44:24

Briar
Blossom

myfriendbill Thu 16-Jan-14 20:46:04

Why do you want a nature name? Are you an explorer?

Flora
Clover
Rose

Nessalina Thu 16-Jan-14 20:48:19

Great names! I love Clover smile

TwoLeftSocks Thu 16-Jan-14 20:52:50

Not that I can think of any off the top of my head, but there are some lovely Latin plan names. Would that be an option?

TeaAndFag Thu 16-Jan-14 20:59:09

Eden!! Heard it today and LOVE it!

NancyinCali Thu 16-Jan-14 21:51:40

Blossom
Dahlia
Fleur
Lilac
Zinnia

clara26 Thu 16-Jan-14 21:55:55

April?

clara26 Thu 16-Jan-14 22:07:06

I also love Eden

Oubliette0292 Thu 16-Jan-14 22:09:29

Heather or Juniper?

ThatBloodyWoman Thu 16-Jan-14 22:11:21

Hebe

dashoflime Thu 16-Jan-14 22:15:27

Rowan
Heather
Fern
May
Cherry
Lea

telsa Thu 16-Jan-14 22:18:25

Opal, Beryl, Jade, Sorrel

perplexedpirate Thu 16-Jan-14 22:23:18

I like Briar so much I want to get upduffed!
Gorgeous name.

Bryony
Echo (probably too hippy, but she wasn't)

MissPryde Thu 16-Jan-14 22:27:50

I knew a lovely Moss. Is that too hippyish?

Aspen
Dove
Laurel
Wren

badtime Thu 16-Jan-14 22:37:40

Aurora

badtime Thu 16-Jan-14 22:39:56

If you don't mind unisex names, Linden or Dale.

MrsBungle Thu 16-Jan-14 22:41:10

Wren

Fishandjam Thu 16-Jan-14 22:47:36

I always fancied Robinia as a girl's name (sounds posh, I think grin)

Erica (another name for Heather)

badtime Thu 16-Jan-14 23:03:34

Raven
Ash
Bay
Linnet
Cinnamon
Lavender
Indigo (it's a plant as well as a colour)
Sorrel
Oriole
Lilac
Lark
Jay
Rhea
Ria (it is a coastal landform)
Marine

and tbh, I have always thought River sounds like it should be a girls' name.

Bettercallsaul1 Fri 17-Jan-14 00:29:42

I once knew a family where the surname was Wood and the three girls were called Rowan, Cherry and Hazel!

MummyBeerest Fri 17-Jan-14 00:51:13

Ooh I love Linden!

Also Olive.

Lake?
Sky/e?
River?

Turvytopsy Fri 17-Jan-14 01:20:38

Ebony
Amber
Raine
Storm
Anaise
Lavender
Teasel
River
Willow
Blossom
Wren
Robyn

sleepingbeautiful Fri 17-Jan-14 04:00:49

Tansy
Gaia
Soleil
Garnet
Cassia
Amethyst
Nova
Calla
Ginger
Azalea
Daphne
Meadow
Lark
Lavender
Stella
Tempest

sonlypuppyfat Fri 17-Jan-14 04:09:21

I've got a Ffion that's Welsh for foxglove

BananaHammocks Fri 17-Jan-14 05:29:18

Lots of nice names but none jump out at me as much as Saffron.

I think Saffron is a bit like India in that it used to be a bit of a posh hippy name but now rather than having gone very downmarket it could be used by anyone so it's not too pigeon-holed, do you agree? I'd like a name that doesn't scream to loudly about a particular background!

I like the idea of 3 sisters called Azalea, Zinnia and Dahlia!! Awesome!

MissPryde Fri 17-Jan-14 05:39:00

Oh, go with Saffron if you love it! I think I missed the first line of your post when I read it before, I didn't realize you had a name choice in mind.

I agree, it's a beautiful name, and while it isn't too common it's not a hmm name.

ApplesAndStares Fri 17-Jan-14 12:20:38

Angelica

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