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Nature Names – Letter B

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Basil
An herb and Greek name meaning regal.

Bay
A name that brings to mind aquatic images, Bay has Latin roots meaning berry, a nature name through and through.

Beach
Surfs up! This one may be best in the middle name spot.

Begonia
Do you like flower names? Begonia is an unusual choice for the gorgeous flower.

Beech
So Beach is for the water babies and now we have Beech for the forest babes!
Beech trees are part of the fagaceae family.

Berry
Berry berry cute! I love Berry as a middle name. As a child of the 80’s and 90’s I can’t help but see this one and think of Strawberry Shortcake sheets.

Birch
Don’t you just love those white-bark branches? This one-syllable name is strong in sound and imagery.

Blossom
The flowering part of a plant and the coming-of-age 1990’s television show.

Bluebell
This flower name is on many name-lover’s guilty pleasure lists. Split this name up and nicknames Blue and Bell make it easy to wear.

Branch
Hard to see this one and not think of Justin Timberlake in Trolls.
Branch our with this sturdy nature name.

Briar
English for a thorny patch, this one is also associated with Sleeping Beauty who went by the alias “Briar Rose.”

Brook
Often overlooked due to Brooks and Brooke’s popularity. This babbling water name is a great choice.

Bryony
A Latin flower name meaning to sprout. The spelling Briony was used in the film and book Atonement.

Buttercup
It’s hard not to think of The Princess Bride for this quirky, cute flower name.

Which of these names would you use for your little one?

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Nature Names – Letter A

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Acacia
A shrub in the mimosa family.
Greek meaning thorny.

Alder
A tree in the birch family
Dutch surname meaning son of Aldert.

Amarantha
A family of colorful plants and flowers
From the Greek amarantos meaning unfading.

Amber
Golden fossilized tree resin.
Amber became popular in jewelry during the 19th century.

Ash
A tree name. May also be short form of Asher meaning fortunate and blessed.

Aspen
A tree with heart-shaped leaves as well as a place name

Autumn
The season between Summer and Winter.
From the Latin word autumnus meaning autumn or fall

Azalea
A Hebrew flower name.

Which of these names would you use for your little one?

3- #Namemas Countdown: Iris

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Welcome to #Namemas, a collaborative name celebration and Christmas Countdown.

On the 3rd day of Namemas TulipbyAnyName gave to me the baby name Iris

Kate Winslet plays Iris Simpkins in romantic comedy The Holiday.

There’s a lot to love about the name Iris.  In addition to being a flower name, Iris is also a Greek name meaning rainbow.  In Greek mythology Iris was the goddess of rainbows. Currently ranked at Number 217, Iris has steadily been rising in popularity the past five years. Judd Apatow, Jude Lawson, and Renee O’Connor all chose the name Iris for their daughters.

What do you think of the name Iris? Hear my thoughts below:

Winter Botanical Names

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Tis’ the season for Winter Botanical Names!

The Christmas trees are going up and the wreaths are being hung. Nature names need not be limited to the sunny months. Here are some festive winter plant and flower names!

Holly “Dec the Halls with boughs of Holly”. Often used in holiday decor, Holly is a quintessential Christmas baby name. A shrub with glossy green leaves and bunches of small red berries that ripen in winter. This name reminds me of the character Holly Golightly played by Audrey Hepburn in the film Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

Garland – Holiday garlands are often made from pine, though these decorative cords and wreaths can be made from a variety of materials.  Many Christmas trees and banisters are adorned in garlands.  As a name Garland has an old sophisticated charm. It could also honor the beautiful and legendary actress Judy Garland.

Douglas – Douglas might not seem like an obvious winter botanical name, but the Douglas fir is a popular type of Christmas tree in North America.  Named for the Scottish botanist, David Douglas, a Douglas fir was also the icon for the TV show Twin Peaks. Douglas is Scottish name used both as a first and last name, meaning “dark water”.

Amaryllis – A tall, elegant plant with a flowering bulb. Red Amaryllis are often used as holiday centerpieces. Amaryllis is an uncommon Greek flower name that means, “sparkling”.  There are many potential nicknames, such as Amy, Mary, Alice, or Ellis that may make this exotic name feel more usable.

Birch – Bare white Birch trees are evocative of winter.  Branches from these lovely trees are often used for holiday decor. Birch wood is quite strong and is used for furniture, flooring, and much more.  The name Birch fittingly has a strong and stoic sound.

Olive – Olive is a little name that has made a big comeback.  The Olive branch is a symbol of peace, forgiveness, and acceptance.  A white dove carrying an Olive branch can be seen on everything from holiday cards to tree ornaments.  The name Olive steams from a Latin name, meaning “Olive tree”.

Pine – Pine is another type of Christmas tree. The smell of Pine is often used in holiday candles and room deodorizers.  There are also numerous holiday crafts involving Pine cones.  Pine is a simple, one syllable name, more often seen as a surname.

Ivy – Ivy is a sweet, spunky plant name that is currently the most popular it’s ever been in the U.S. at #152.  Ivy leaves are symbolic of resurrection.   The Holly and the Ivy is a British Christmas carol. Beyoncé and Jay-Z choose the name Blue Ivy for their daughter.

Poinsettia – Red and green leaf Poinsettia are one of the most recognizable winter plants.  To the ancient Aztecs the Poinsettia was a symbol of purity.  Bolder than many names on this list, a Poinsettia could use cool nicknames like Etta or Tia.

Evergreen – Evergreen is a plant that keeps green leaves throughout the year, hence its name.  Evergreen is type of Christmas tree and its branches are also commonly used in holiday wreaths.  Similar to names like Everett and Everly, Evergreen also reminds me of the surname Everdeen used in The Hunger Games trilogy.

What are your favorite winter botanical names?

May all you holiday wishes bloom,
~Meagan

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