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Larch ??

(37 Posts)
Comerscroft Thu 10-Jul-08 17:54:00

I have a cousin named Larch (her mother was a bit bats).

Larch has a daughter whom she named Willow, (which is more reasonable, I think).

Willow has just had a little girl and is determined to continue the tree theme with a selection of Ebony, Maple, Linden or Poplar.

My suggestions of Cherry, Hazel, Laurel and Apple were dismissed out of hand.

Any suggestions?

hf128219 Thu 10-Jul-08 17:55:46


UnquietDad Thu 10-Jul-08 17:56:02

I would say, but you'd only get Sycamore suggestions.

claricebeansmum Thu 10-Jul-08 17:56:38

What a family tree gringrin

ButterflyMcQueen Thu 10-Jul-08 17:57:57

Larch is divine
Poplar sounds sweet but would get Poppy
Maple is lovely

I think they are all lush but am a frustrated hippy

slayerette Thu 10-Jul-08 17:58:30

Rowan or Holly.

Failing that, tell her that those names are all a bit passe these days and that she should go for something a little less bourgeois such as Oak, Chestnut, Plane, Pine, Conifer or Dutch Elm.

savoycabbage Thu 10-Jul-08 17:58:55

Am Stumped......

MadamAnt Thu 10-Jul-08 17:59:19

Alder, Camellia, Juniper, Cypress, Mimosa...

Actually, what's wrong with the names she's chosen? It's her baby, not yours

LynetteScavo Thu 10-Jul-08 17:59:29


claricebeansmum Thu 10-Jul-08 17:59:53

LOL Savoy

tortoiseSHELL Thu 10-Jul-08 18:01:08

Definitely Rowan. Or Robinia - Robin for short?

MadamAnt Thu 10-Jul-08 18:01:24



claricebeansmum Thu 10-Jul-08 18:02:19



Leilandii (sp?)
No not sure that would be good everyone would hate her

Boco Thu 10-Jul-08 18:05:21

I know two girls named after trees called Rowan and Tilia.

Nice but I always think that Tilia sounds like a very very tiny bone in the ear.

My nickname used to be Larch - still is with certain friends.

bogie Thu 10-Jul-08 18:06:29

UnquietDad grin that made me laugh out loud

ButterflyMcQueen Thu 10-Jul-08 18:07:39


UnquietDad Thu 10-Jul-08 18:11:47

As long as your surname is not Redwood.

StressTeddy Thu 10-Jul-08 18:11:48

Ivy - not quite a tree but still gardenish

claricebeansmum Thu 10-Jul-08 18:13:01

Ooo. Off to pedant's corner Stress! wink

filthymindedvixen Thu 10-Jul-08 18:13:17

Sigh, I wanted Rowan but I had two boys....and in my head it is a girl's name.

StressTeddy Thu 10-Jul-08 18:16:36

Just realised why u said that - hadn't seen Ivy earlier on. Thought I was the first say it
Sorry babe blush

Tnoog Thu 10-Jul-08 18:18:36

I like this idea and love the name Larch.

How about Plum or Honeysuckle?

rosealbie Thu 10-Jul-08 18:22:18

That's funny filthymindedvixen, to me Rowan is a boys name (ds's name) but I do have a friend with a girl called Rowan too.

We have a bit of a tree theme going as well with dd's name, and I love a lot of the suggestions. Perhaps I am just an old hippy as well!

StressTeddy Thu 10-Jul-08 18:26:59

I love, love the name Acer - but I've only known it to be used for a boy

filthymindedvixen Thu 10-Jul-08 18:30:45

I love tree names (deffo old hippy here)

I had to be firmly disuaded from calling ds1 Oak grin [pg hormones]

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