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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.
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  • Harbor

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    If you like names that are not really names -- some say, the wave of the future -- Harbor has an attractive sound as well as an appealing meaning and image.  Read More 

  • Hyacinth

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    Though it may not be as sweet and gentle as, say, Violet, the purple-hued Hyacinth still might hold some appeal for the parent seeking a truly exotic flower name. In Greek mythology Hyacinthus w... Read More 

  • Jonquil

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    Jonquil is an unusual flower name that is less outlandish than Daffodil and less common than Daisy. It just might appeal to parents seeking a singular botanical option. Unlike most flower names, ... Read More 

  • Land

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    One of the simplest, most down-to-earth yet evocative of the word names, which could work — especially as a middle. Read More 

  • Lapis

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    Exotic gemstone name derived from lapis lazuli, which is said to enhance awareness and intellect, impart ancient wisdom and cure many ailments, making it an interesting possibility for a blue-eyed ... Read More 

  • Leaf

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    Leaf is a hippieish choice that, for girls, still retains an evergreen quality. Read More 

  • Magnolia

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    Magnolia, a sweet-smelling Southern belle of a name made famous via the iconic Edna Ferber novel and musical Showboat , is one of the latest wave of botanical names, along with exotic blossoms Azal... Read More 

  • Maize

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    Would be more appealing if so many similar names -- Maisie, Maeve, May -- weren't even better. And then there's the corn connection. Read More 

  • Marigold

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    Marigold, once found almost exclusively in English novels and aristocratic nurseries, is beginning to be talked about and considered here; it does have a sunny, golden feel. The marigold was the sy... Read More 

  • Onyx

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    Unlike Pearl and Ruby, this is one gem name suited for boys, the final x making it sound strong and virile.  Read More 

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