Unusual Nature Baby Names

There are lots of great nature baby names around these days, some of them mainstream -- Lily, River -- and many more off the beaten track. Here, some of the most unusual baby names drawn from nature.
  • Crane

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    This elegant surname has great potential to turn into an unusual first name, especially with its literary associations to both Stephen and Hart Crane.

    Crane is a surname that originated... Read More 

  • Dove

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    One of the new bird names, like Lark and Wren, this one's associated with the billing and cooing sounds of love. Soft and gentle, Dove also has the admirable association with peace. ... Read More 

  • Dune

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    Sibling of Beach and Ocean. Read More 

  • Eagle

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    Solemn but soaring name with patriotic symbolism. Read More 

  • Ember

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    Unlike Amber, which is in decline, this name still has a bit of a glow left -- though confusions between the two will inevitably arise.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 

  • Finch

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    A possible bird name option, though it feels a bit pinched. 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 

  • Granite

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    There's a whole quarry of rocky names parents are now considering: Slate, Flint, etc. , but this one is particularly hard-edged and problematic. Read More 

  • Grove

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    If you find Grover too fusty and furry, this is a much cooler-sounding alternative. Read More 

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