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PippityPip Thu 27-Mar-14 20:50:38

Hello all,

DH and I expecting first baby on April 20th (Easter sunday.) I'd love a name that somehow relates to spring. I have suffered from seasonal depression for as long as I can remember so have always loved spring. My mum, brother and I are April babies, dad and sister are May and DH is June..so spring is all round a happy time for me!

Neither of us care for April or May.
We know of the obvious flower names like Daisy, Poppy, Lily, Rose, Iris..not too keen on these either. Perhaps Rose/Rosie but looking for other options too.

If not related directly to spring, just something sunny and cheerful sounding! But not cheesy lol DH has suggested

Aurora
Dahlia
Violet/Viola
Dawn

I also saw Denver in a book which means "green valley" but probably too connected to the place?

Any input would be really appreciated! Thanks all smile

squoosh Thu 27-Mar-14 21:05:29

Happy names:

Cara - means 'friend' in Irish
Joy
Bonnie
Felicity

Nature names:

Wren
Tansy
Laurel
Briar
Willow (maybe not 'weeping willow' though!)

Spring names:

April
Nova - means 'new'
Aviva - 'springlike'
Freya - Nordic fertility goddess
Maia - Greek goddess of spring
Olwen - Celtic goddess of sunlight

FrumiousBandersnatch Thu 27-Mar-14 21:29:46

Fleur?

JollyGolightly Thu 27-Mar-14 21:36:01

Celandine
Iris
Gentian
Hazel
Blossom
Rain
Dew
Camellia

Personally I'd go for Violet

littlebluedog12 Thu 27-Mar-14 21:37:54

Alba- Spanish for dawn (and used in the books the Time Traveller's Wife and The House Of The Spirits) I would have so used it if it worked with our surname!

Or nature names like Rowan or Heather? Or Hazel?

beela Thu 27-Mar-14 21:46:53

Ooh, we have the same due date smile

beela Thu 27-Mar-14 21:48:48

Lucia or Lucian mean light.

PippityPip Thu 27-Mar-14 21:51:55

Thanks everyone! squoosh I really love Briar but DH is not so keen. I never really liked Freya..I just immediately think "frail". I know that's silly but I've always been a bit over sensitive with name connections lol

Haze is nice..will suggest that to DH. Fleur is a no-go. My brother's ex-wife was a Fleur and she was a little crazy to say the least lol.

Aww beela that's fab. I was actually born on Easter Sunday myself so will be funny is she pops out Easter sunday also...my mother so wonderfully reminded me that a certain German dictator was born on April 20th but trying not to dwell lol

PippityPip Thu 27-Mar-14 21:52:13

oops Hazel**

OverAndAbove Thu 27-Mar-14 21:52:27

Avril
Primrose
Misty

meditrina Thu 27-Mar-14 21:53:16

Pascal or Pascale if s/he turns up on Easter Day.

KatherinaMinola Thu 27-Mar-14 21:55:09

Pascale is lovely. How about Persephone (bringer of Spring)?

MyChemicalGerard Thu 27-Mar-14 21:56:33

Dawn, Willow, Fern

Gannetgob Thu 27-Mar-14 21:58:34

Go with Violet, it's a beautiful name. I have a Violet!

FuckyNell Thu 27-Mar-14 22:00:07

I like primrose

guineapig2014 Thu 27-Mar-14 22:03:34

My personal faves from the thread and a few of my own choice:

April
Mae
Laurel
Fleur
Lily
Daffodill
Hazel
Rose
Belle
Bella
Also Persephone although I know it has already been mentioned.

beela Thu 27-Mar-14 22:04:27

How lovely about your birthday PippityPip. I have always loved Easter, so I am really excited that our due date is Easter sunday. But yes, we've had the same comment re the German dictator, including a 'helpful' name suggestion for if it is a boy!

Just think though, 3 days late and we get St George's day and Shakespeare's birthday, and just think of all the name possibilities that opens up grin

guineapig2014 Thu 27-Mar-14 22:04:33

Oh and I. Also love dawn, willow, violet and primrose.

MyNameIsKenAdams Thu 27-Mar-14 22:05:28

Flora

mummybare Thu 27-Mar-14 22:08:43

Was also going to suggest Lucia/Lucy, meaning light
Thea - goddess of light
Raye/Raya
Primrose
Bluebell
Sylvia/Sylvie - meaning woods/forest

PippityPip Thu 27-Mar-14 22:08:48

gannetgob it's the one I am leaning toward the most at the moment, DH prefers Viola though.

beela me too..always LOVED Easter! As a little girl it was my favourite holiday..more so than Christmas!! Everyone thought I was odd haha.
Yes that's very true! And 1 day later, Queen's birthday!! Funny you mention Shakespeare because DH actually suggest Juliet if she does come on the 23rd which I thought was a sweet idea.

Dawn is pretty, as is Fern. I really like nicknames though or affectionate variations and Dawn and Fern would be a bit tricky in that sense. Laurel is lovely..am writing all these down to suggest to DH later!

PippityPip Thu 27-Mar-14 22:12:23

ooh mummybare I never knew that's what Sylvia meant.. sweet name!

Ok so far my faves are

Violet/Viola
Rose/Rosie
Briar

I think Willow is lovely but it's on the rise in popularity. Dawn and Fern are beautiful also but I like nicknames/affectionate names which would be tricky with these two.

minipie Thu 27-Mar-14 22:13:22

Chloe means "little green shoot" - very spring like

beela Thu 27-Mar-14 22:14:05

Aah, we were both meant to have Easter babies smile

KatherinaMinola Thu 27-Mar-14 22:17:47

If she does come on Shakespeare's birthday then Viola is perfect! smile

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