Category: mineral names
Outside of the baby name world I enjoy jewelry design. I love gemstones in jewelry and as names. Ruby, Pearl, Emerald… there are so many lovely jewel names for girls that gemstone names for boys are often overlooked. Today let’s check out some gemstone names for the fellas!
Jasper – Jasper is one of the most recognizable and used gemstone names for boys. A variety of quartz, Jasper is a spotted stone that comes in a wide array of colors. A Persian name, meaning “treasurer,” Jasper is a name on the rise, reintroduced in the Twilight trilogy. Jasper is currently #248 in the U.S.; it hasn’t been this popular since 1914.
Nameberry commemorates Earth Day with this guest blog contributed by Elisabeth Wilborn, creator of one of our favorite blogs, You Can’t Call It “It” . Elisabeth, a writer, artist, and mom, lives in Brooklyn, New York
Milkvetch. Wallflower. Toothwart.
Yes, the Earth is indeed a wellspring for baby names.
Actually I skipped those. Here are a few favorites culled– believe it or not– from endangered species lists. Morbid as that may seem, I promise they’re quite nice! Famous conservationists and a few other notables help bring it back down to Earth. I’d love to see Audubon or Fossey as firsts or to meet an all-American infant Sigurd.
Truly though, the names are of minor importance. Gasp! The most we can hope for is that our children do better than we did.
John James Audubon