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Thread: Throw some weird ones at me!
June 21st, 2012 01:07 AM #71
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June 21st, 2012 11:48 AM #75Senior Member
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Here are some weird ones:
Ethne (or Ethna, Eithne)
Laverne (or Laverna)
Silverbell (similar to Bluebell, but I thought you might like this one)
Lilybet (ta, or Lilibeth, Lilabeth, Lilibet...)
EilwynPandora, Tillie, Echo, Flora, Eira, Vienna, Rosalind
June 21st, 2012 11:59 AM #77
♥ Rosa ♥ Milvie ♥ Elsie ♥ Flora ♥ Inga ♥ Adele ♥ Fionn ♥ Odin ♥ Ingo ♥ Thore ♥ Ellis ♥ Vilme ♥
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June 21st, 2012 01:07 PM #79Senior Member
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Busting out, amongst other things, my horticultural Latin, which I don't usually get to use for names outside of sci-fi stories I write as my husband takes a dim view of them.
Also some gemstones but not Ruby or Pearl and some random nature nouns because, well, it's my post.
Cleome. It's a spider-lily. Cleo too close to Clover though?
Kalmia. Mountain laurel. You could call her Kally.
Tamarix. It's a pink flowering small tree/large shrub. It's very pretty. Tammy, etc.
Amarantha - It's a flower and it means immortal and it's not charting anywhere at all.
Zephirine - it means "west wind" and its one of my favourite, nearly thornless, climbing rose variaties. It is a Z though.
Viola - Violets, pansies, johnny-jump-ups are all violas. Also pleasant musical connotations and nobody seems to like this name even though there's many Violets about.
Iolantha - pronounced yo-lan-thuh, it's a more archaic form of Yolanda, and it means "violet" as in the flower.
Rosemary - Probably my favourite herbal name, edging out Saffron.
Ixora - West Indian Jasmine
Esmeralda - means Emerald.
Kestrel, as in the bird. Not nearly as popular as Wren, Lark, etc.
Tamar - Hebrew for date-palm. Biblical, but underused.
Jessamine - an archaic form of the name Jasmine and to my mind the prettiest of all of them, with various Jessie/Jess/Min/Minnie nicknames.
Hedera - the Latin name for Ivy. Not poison ivy, English ivy that grows on cottages, etc. Heddie is cute, IMO.
Laetitia - not a plant, but Latin reminds me of it. It's archaic, but nice, and uncommon.
Tillandsia - Air plant. That odd ghostly beauty that lives on (almost) nothing. Tilly is a nickname but I find Tillandsia much cuter than Matilda.
I should probably show myself out by now. I have more but I feel I've weirded up your thread?