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Thread: Boy flower names
September 18th, 2012 10:36 AM #1Junior Member
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September 18th, 2012 10:49 AM #3Senior Member
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First of all just Florian comes to mind. Or Florentine, or Florentino.
The following have somewhat masculine sounds to me:
Here's the website I used: http://www.800florals.com/care/glossary.asp
I've starred the ones I like better
Calathium (from a flower website)
Chrysanthemum - feels pretty feminine to me, there is a famous children's book with female character, but Chrys makes it somewhat OK.
Eremurus (found this on a flower website)
Gladiolus (I mean, Gladiola is really femme, but, this kind of works)
Larkspur (girly, but spur feels boyish)
Liatris (looks neutral, but rhymes with Beatrice...)
Lisianthus (found on a flower website...Lisi sounds femme but ending is masculine)
Myrtle (used to be tremendously popular for girls but seems clunky enough to be a masculine name now)
Oncidium (a kind of orchid I saw on a flower website)
Orchid (just be aware that's a medical term for testicles, too :/)
Ranunculus (Ranuncula is the popular form and it's femmy, plus I just don't like the sound, but...)
Snapdragon (dragon is pretty masculine)
Solidaster (makes aster more solid : D - from a flower website)
Statice (flower website - status?)
*Stephanotis (Stephan-otis? from a flower web site)
*Stock (flower website)
Viburnum (flower website - maybe Viburn is more wearable?)
*Watson (there is a flower Watsonia - flower website)
*William (there is a flower Sweet William - flower website)
Is it just flowers? Other botanical options:
Ash - ash tree
Cane - sugar cane
Heath - associated with heather
Hollis - associated with holly
Laurence - laurel
Leaf - leaf
Oak - oak
Oliver - Olives
Pine - pine
Reed - reed
There are probably more!
September 18th, 2012 11:08 AM #5
For botanical options for boys:
Heather (though this might be too popular as a girls name for a guy)
Juniper (seems more popular for girls but really could go either way)Expecting Our First.....
DH doesn't want to discuss names until
we know if it's a boy or girl. GRRRRR ARGH!
September 18th, 2012 11:40 AM #7Senior Member
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Linden and Rowan! Both are trees, rather that flowers, but they're great botanicals for boys.
Other tree-names that would work in the middle for a boy: Ash, Elm, Yew, Beech, Alder, Cedar, Maple, Aspen, Hazel, Poplar.
Some of the latin names are kind of brilliant- Quercus is the term for oak, Cedrus (cedars), Acer (maples, though people will think you're naming him for the electronics company...), Corylus (hazels), Salix (willows).
September 18th, 2012 11:59 AM #9Senior Member
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Yay, I love unusual nature names! So nice to see someone else interested in flower names for boys! Plant names (Cedar, Rowan, Linden, etc) are safer but middle names don't have to be safe. If you want to go out there:
My favorite is Zephyranth with the nn Zephyr. Also love Thyme (pretty purple flowers). I've also heard of two of my girl favorites, Lotus and Yarrow, being used for boys
In one of the name games my 2 sons' mn were Snapdragon and Dandelion, with the nn Draco and Leo
Everlasting- love the name Ever and the flowers are stunning
Alfalfa- if you can get past the Little Rascals association, these flowers are beautiful
Ophrys- they're orchids and unfortunately look especially testicular (they're hairy)
Fox * Rohan * Jade * Shea * Eden * Blaise * Greer
Lotus * Noor * Tallulah * Jasper * Linden * Arden