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Please help us name baby - pagan/nature names

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phoenixrose314 Wed 06-Mar-13 07:01:27

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!

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

btw seth is an old testament name

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

I love the name Raven for a girl.

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

You know Andrew is a Biblical name, right?

phoenixrose314 Thu 07-Mar-13 17:52:16

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.

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)

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

Kirk, Kurt, Curtis

Orla, Malia, Harriet

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


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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

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:

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


both Cornish.

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.

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 23:00:20

Ah, got it. Thank you!

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

As for suggestions:



Congrats and all the best!

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.

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