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Nature Baby Names

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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  • Mesa

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    Mesa is the term for a flat-topped mountain. Better geologic choices: Sierra, Savannah, Lake, Ocean.  Read More 

  • Oak

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    Oak, a symbol of solidity, strength, and longevity, is joining Cedar and Pine as a viable name, one that would work especially well in the middle. If you'd prefer to take the longer route to the n... Read More 

  • Ocean

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    Rarely heard since the hippy-dippy sixties and seventies, names like Ocean and River are flowing back into favor, especially with nature lovers and green-oriented parents. Forest Whitaker, an ins... Read More 

  • Oriole

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    A bird or a baseball player. For a girl, better to look to feminized versions such as Aurelia.  Read More 

  • Petunia

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    Literary heritage: the "Loony Tunes" girlfriend of Porky Pig. But with the increasing popularity of all kinds of unusual botanical names, Petunia may be a name we start to hear more of. Perhaps-m... Read More 

  • Pike

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    The field of nature names is constantly expanding to include all species of flowers and trees and animals and birds — and even fish. In addition to its appeal for anglers, Pike recalls Zebulon Pike... Read More 

  • Pine

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    Worthy sibling for Oak, Elm, Juniper, and Spruce. Read More 

  • Prairie

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    Unspecific place-name with a wonderfully wide-open, spacious, western feel; used for a character in Thomas Pynchon's novel Vineland .  Read More 

  • Primrose

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    Still found in quaint British novels, and until recently considered a bit too prim for most American classrooms, some adventurous namers are suddenly beginning to see Primrose as an attractive memb... Read More 

  • Quarry

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    Has the offbeat quality and macho feel -- like Stone and Flint -- that appeals to increasing numbers of modern parents.  Read More 

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