showers bring not only May
flowers, but thoughts of water names
, a category which more and more parents are finding refreshingly appealing. These include generic bodies of water appellations like Lake
(e), the names of individual lakes and rivers and, finally, names whose meaning relate to water. Here are the Nameberry Picks for the 12 best water names.
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There are several names relating to the largest body of water. Actor Forest Whitaker, an inspired and inventive child namer, has a son called Ocean Alexander-- and the name does seem more male than female. Oceane is the French feminine version, wildly popular there at the moment, and the LatinÂ Oceanus is the name of the child who was born during the voyage of the Mayflower.