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Nature baby names come from several categories: flower names, tree names, water, weather, and animal names. The popularity of nature names has risen along with the green movement, which has made us more appreciative of all things connected with nature. We have also seen a rise in nature baby names as parents look for names beyond the usual first name boundaries. Here are some of the coolest nature baby names for girls and boys today.
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  • Dune

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    Sibling of Beach and Ocean.  Read More 

  • Elm

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    Strong, straight, and leafy, one of the new tree names used mostly as middles.  Read More 

  • Falcon

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    There is a whole new species of bird names open to the baby namer, from the light and feminine Lark to the sleek and powerful Falcon.  Read More 

  • Feather

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    Feather, though it was used for a character in a Walter Mosley novel, seems too light and fluttery for a real-life girl.  Read More 

  • Fern

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    Of all the botanicals, Fern has never really moved from the front parlor into the nursery, despite the appealing girl character in the children's classic Charlotte's Web.  Read More 

  • Field

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    More unusual than Forest or Forrest, Field is a nature name that is simple, evocative, and fresh--sort of the male equivalent of Meadow. Field and Fields are both relatively common surnames, noted... Read More 

  • Fjord

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    The Old Norse and modern Norwegian word name Fjord, which refers to a passage in the sea, could work -- or perhaps, not work -- for children of both genders. Better stick with Ford. Read More 

  • Flint

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    Flint is one of the new macho names on the rise today, part old-school tough guy, part rebel. You won't find a tougher, steelier-sounding name; it's part of a genre on the rise along with cousins ... Read More 

  • Flora

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    Flora, the name of the Roman goddess of flowers and spring, who enjoyed eternal youth, is one of the gently old-fashioned girls' flower names we think is due for a comeback--alongside cousins Cora ... Read More 

  • Forest

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    The Forest variation of Forrest, used by actor Whitaker, nudges the meaning more toward the woods and away from the woodsman. Read More 

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