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This post features names that convey a botanical feel (flowers and trees, including some fruit trees, too!)
(You can click on each name to see a picture)
Amaryllis – When offered, chosen for its dramatic touch. Nicknames: Amy, Mary, Lys, Lizzy.
Azalea/Azalée – Symbol of abundance (Azalea Banks, singer) Nicknames: Lea, Azy, Zalea.
Camélia/Camellia – Symbolic for its graciousness (Camélia Jordana, singer)
Daffodil/Jonquille – Chivalry, courage, valiance.
Dahlia – Pretty choice, mysterious and feminine.
Daisy/Marguerite/Margaret/Margarida – Means “pearl”. Innocence. Airy, light
Fleur/Flora – Vintage and flowery but not frilly!
Gardenia – Joyful.
Hyacinth – Sincerity.
Iris – Inspiration.
Ivy – Symbol of fidelity (Ivy Sullivan, character on the tv-show 90210, The Next Generation)
Jasmin(e)/Yasmin(e) – Grace and elegance (Disney princess in Aladdin).
Juniper – Bolder alternative to June, Junia.
Lavender – Symbol of distrust (Lavender Brown, character in Harry Potter).
Lilac/Lilas – Offered to a first love.
Lily/Lillian/Susannah/Susana – A favorite in England and rightfully so! (Lily Collins, actress, Lily Cole, actress/model, Susannah Shakespeare, daughter of William Shakespeare).
Lotus – An unusual but nice pick (Lotus Elodie Spelling, Randy Spelling’s daughter)
Magnolia – dignity. Nicknames: Maggie, Nola (Magnolia Breeland, character on Hart of Dixie)
Maple – Really cute, has a vintage feel due to its similarity to retro Mabel and similarly-sounding, Fable.
Marigold – Goldie is a possible nickname
Orchid – Delicate beauty.
Poppy – Consolation (Poppy Montgomery, actress)
Primrose/Primevère – Nicknames: Prim, Rosie, Vera (Primrose Everdeen, Katniss’ sister in Hunger Games)
Rose – A timeless and tasteful choice.
Tigerlily – Bold choice maybe but the flower is REALLY pretty
Violet/Violette/Viola/Violetta/Ianthe – Means purple. Symbol of faithfulness
Willow – (Willow Smith, daughter of Will Smith, Willow Hart, Pink!’s daughter)
Zinnia – Different and feminine with its Z beginning and A ending.
Bodhi – Tree of wisdom (Bodhi Ransom Green and Bodhi Rain Palmer, Megan Fox and Teresa Palmer’s newborn sons!)
Leif/Leaf – Leif makes the reference less “obvious” but both are beautiful for a little boy.
Sage/Saige – Unisex, good alternative to Paige
I hope you enjoyed reading my post. If you want to know more about the story behind a particular name, I’ll be glad to make a research for you.
Feel free to comment and share your personal favorites (and the reason why) or additionnal choices.
Oakley – Unisex, the oak tree association provides a good nature name option
Heather – Symbol of admiration and good luck.