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    Boy flower names

    Do you have any ideas for male flower names? (This would be for a middle name.) The only one I came up with is Hawthorne.
    Last edited by alwaysbeflowers; September 18th, 2012 at 09:42 AM.

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    Hmm.

    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

    Aster
    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)
    *Yarrow


    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!

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    For botanical options for boys:
    Flowers/Plants:
    Birch
    Heather (though this might be too popular as a girls name for a guy)
    Huckleberry
    Vine

    Other Nature:
    Irwin
    Dove
    Wren
    Erie
    Forester
    Gardner
    Havelock
    Heathcliff/Heath
    Heron

    Spices:
    Coriander
    Tarragon
    Basil
    Bay
    Cardamom
    Juniper (seems more popular for girls but really could go either way)
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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).

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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

    Others:
    Everlasting- love the name Ever and the flowers are stunning
    Alfalfa- if you can get past the Little Rascals association, these flowers are beautiful
    Foxglove
    Ophrys- they're orchids and unfortunately look especially testicular (they're hairy)
    Mandrake
    Speedwell

    Fox * Shea * Jade * Azure * Eden * Greer * Arden
    Lotus * Tallulah * Noor * Jasper * Blaise * Linden

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