Category: Nature, Place and Word Names
By Nicole Aube
For centuries, parents have been drawn to flower names for their little girls, because they strike a perfect balance between romantic and grounded sensibilities. The most obvious examples are Rose and all her variants – Rosalind, Rosamund, Rosetta, Rosa. You’ve probably met one or two. What about parents who love the idea of a flower name and don’t want something as traditional, but want a certain familiar sound?
Here is a list of the most traditional flower names, with fresh alternatives that don’t stray too far, sound-wise.
With word names from Genesis to Justice, Miracle to Heaven now used for thousands of children every year, we have to ask where the craze for turning words into baby names will end. The answer? Nowhere, as proven by these words-turned-names from the extended Social Security list for 2014. Here, our picks for the most outrageous words that parents are using to name their babies.
What are the best colleges in America? Well, you could consult rankings published by U.S. News & World Report and others. They’ll probably tell you the answer is Harvard or Princeton or some other predictable choice.
But in my view, no college is worth anything if people aren’t naming their children after it. That’s why I’ve created the First Annual College Baby Name List — a ranking of the most popular university-themed monikers in America.
Botanical names have been beloved for many generations. We’re all familiar with Rose, Violet, and Lily, but the scientific (genus and species) names for plants are actually a gold mine for beautiful, unique baby names. Hundreds of thousands of plant species exist, so here are just a few lovely finds from this enormous list.
By Linda Rosenkrantz
Here’s the list: