Today’s Question of the Week is another two-parter:Â How do you feel about nature names in general and what are your particular favorites?
This subject obviously covers aÂ broad field, encompassing botanical and zoological names, water and weather, earth and sky. Is there one that particularly conjures up for you a special Â beachy or prairie landscape, aÂ favorite flower or bird?
Many namesÂ provided by Mother NatureÂ have become so widespread andÂ acceptedÂ as people names Â that they’ve moved a step awayÂ from their direct associationÂ with theirÂ origins–Lily, say, orÂ Laurel or Willow,Â so that perhaps Â most flower namesÂ might beÂ exempt from the discussion.Â Â UnlessÂ maybeÂ there’s a line to be drawnÂ between Rose and Primrose, Â Daffodil and Daisy?
Then there are thoseÂ green namesÂ that still retain the groovy-hazy-Hippie-Flower-Child aura of the sixties (eg Sunshine, Rainbow), which they’ve never quite managed to shake off and which might make them offputting to some.
What is you favorite nature name?
Would/did you use one for your child?