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Short, "springy" names for girls?

(39 Posts)
CheerfulYank Fri 19-Apr-13 01:00:45

We're having a DD next month and have pretty much decided on the first name Margaret. (She'll be Maggie for short)

DH wants something like Grace in the middle but I'd like something a little different.

We've had five more inches of snow this week angry and I feel like winter is going to last forever!

I'd quite like to give my May baby a middle name that reminds men of Spring.

I like Wren and Lilac...any other suggestions?

KittenofDoom Sun 28-Apr-13 22:39:37

Most birds aren't particularly spring-like, apart from Swallow which is probably not a good choice hmm

I said Celandine. Surprising that hasn't caught on as a name really, it's melodic and a lovely flower as you say.

Rhubarbgarden Sun 28-Apr-13 21:08:14

Wren is so lovely, please use it! Or how about Linnet if you are after a bird name? Or
Celeste - blue skies
Celandine - probably too long but a wonderfully cheery spring flower

amazingmumof6 Sun 28-Apr-13 20:24:30

sorry but I just have to suggest Simpson as the middle name grin

WhispersOfWickedness Sun 28-Apr-13 20:18:58

Primrose is perfect! You are totally right, middle names are made for the 'out there' names, and Primrose sounds fab with Margaret and Maggie grin

mrspaddy Sun 28-Apr-13 20:18:57

ah I am not great with ideas but I just love Maggie. Adorable.

Jane ?

Ps Love Maggie May too.

amazingmumof6 Sun 28-Apr-13 20:15:31

Maggie Spring even? hmmm, not sure either

amazingmumof6 Sun 28-Apr-13 20:13:19

Maggie May is great!

or Maggie Joy - spring is happy

or how about Maggie Ray, as in sun rays, sunshine - I'm not sure

melodyme Sun 28-Apr-13 20:01:58

Margaret Maye (is it too much?)
Margaret Skye
Margaret Lil
Margaret Fay
Margaret Nell
And Margaret Wren is adorable.

baskingseals Mon 22-Apr-13 07:17:04

What about Jonquil?
Beautiful spring flower. Congratulationsgrin

ScumbagCollegeDropout Mon 22-Apr-13 06:56:34


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TwllBach Mon 22-Apr-13 06:52:53

Wren is so lovely... What about Willa? To me it sounds fresh and light, like spring, but it is almost like willow, which is a bit spring-y too grin

(I bloody love the name Willa but dp thinks its awful sad

nooka Mon 22-Apr-13 06:47:39

Not Loon perhaps! Although I love the sound that loons make. It's wonderfully haunting.

CheerfulYank Mon 22-Apr-13 06:30:18

I am Nooka. I love Minnesota but it's getting to be a bit much this year.

I will look at birds. I really like Wren but DH is not sold. hmm

nooka Mon 22-Apr-13 05:31:46

The title just made me think Zebedee grin Margaret Zebedee would be a pretty special name though wouldn't it! I always wanted a 'z' name.

Most of the spring related names seem to be flowers (Iris, Hazel?). One suggestion I quite liked was looking at migrating birds that come your way in spring. Perhaps there's one with a nice sounding name?

Are you in Minnesota CheerfulYank? I've a friend who lives there and it sounds like the weather has been terrible this spring. Maybe you need a summery warm name instead! Or maybe 'Hope'!

You could try something from this list of wildflowers - short options include Rue, Cress (I don't think Cress would really work, but Margaret Cressida sounds nice), Cynthia, Lucy, Cicely, Lily and Violet.

HagsFlungOut Sun 21-Apr-13 15:34:21


CruCru Sun 21-Apr-13 15:02:11

Or what about Posy?

CruCru Sun 21-Apr-13 14:59:52

I know a girl who's middle name is Rainbow.

ipswitch Fri 19-Apr-13 18:58:22

avril?????? I love this one sound spring like to me!

KittenOfDoom Fri 19-Apr-13 17:07:42

Sticky Bud
Pussy Willow

....... maybe not grin

fussychica Fri 19-Apr-13 16:58:23

Laurel, Pernille, Lila, Mai

mathanxiety Fri 19-Apr-13 16:26:44

Daphne always seems very springy to me. It means 'laurel'
Chloe means 'green shoot'.
Roisin (fada accents on O and second I are missing as my number pad is full of something sticky DD4 spilled onto the keyboard) means 'rosebud'. Pronounced ROE-sheen.

KittenOfDoom Fri 19-Apr-13 13:36:34


Sorry, none of these are short but am trying to think of seasonal blooms, rather than random "nature" names. As you are in the USA, OP, perhaps you have some other spring-flowering plants that I'm not familiar with.

thermalsinapril Fri 19-Apr-13 12:24:26

Alyssa - from the flower Alyssum
Calantha - means "beautiful flower"
Crisanta - means "golden flower"
Chloe - means "green shoot"
Elodie - means "marsh flower"
Iolanthe - "violet flower"
Tamiko - "child born in Spring"
Phoebe - means "bright, radiant"

BlueChampagne Fri 19-Apr-13 12:08:44

Zoe (means life)

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