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  1. #1
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    The noun-name conundrum?

    When it comes to naming children, I have realized that I prefer names that are nouns/words. For the most part, I lean toward plant/flower/nature names, especially for girls.

    Some examples of my favorite girl names: Daisy, Azalea, Lily, Ivy, Willow, Juniper, Violet, Dove. I also love (guilty pleasure) Hyacinth, Poppy, Bay, Laurel.

    I tend to like softer names, or names with L's in them.

    As far as non-noun/nature names go, I'm sort of a mixed-bag. I do like *some* more common names because the names are beautiful, but I don't think I'd want to use them for a child just because… well… they're common :P

    Beatrice, Charlotte, Josephine, Katherine

    Do you know guys have any suggestions for names (noun names or otherwise) that might fit somewhere between these two categories I seem to like? My husband is "anti-flower-names" though I think he's coming around to the name Daisy, which is my current favorite as far as flower names go.
    Allie & Daniel -- Married since 08/2012 and TTC #1 since 04/2013

    Daisy - Azalea - Josephine - Charlotte - Katherine - Zoe - Marie
    Luca - Eli - Evan - Ezra - Mica - Silas

  2. #3
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    Simon Valor | Eloise Lily | Judah Sage | Thea Marina | Felix Orion | Iris Cordelia | Roscoe Benjamin | Lydia Wren | Jasper Conroy | Phaedra Naomi | Adrian Bruno | Lucinda 'Indie' Jane | Wallace Finnegan | Sylvie Winifred | Charles 'Charlie' Elliot | Juniper Faye | Julian 'Jules' Atlas | Matilda Sailor | Marlowe Charles | Alice Elizabeth | Jack Mariner | Marigold 'Maggie' Susan

    Just a grad student, dreaming ahead...

  3. #5
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    Wheee, okay. Let's see. First - I really love Laurel in theory but I wouldn't use it as a name just because my R's sometimes turn to W's when I'm not paying attention to how I'm speaking and that could get annoying very quickly. Plus, hubby doesn't like it.

    I'll separate these out into like, meh, and dislike

    Like:
    Ivy
    Rosalie (same R problem)
    Willa
    Olive
    Magnolia
    Seren
    Nova
    Stella
    Lyra
    Holly
    Phoebe
    Faye
    Thea

    Somewhere in between:
    Esme
    Seraphina
    Coral or Coralie or Coraline
    Melody
    Iris (R problem)
    Arden
    Calla
    Thalia
    Wren (R problem)
    Fiona

    Meh/Dislike:
    Linden
    Winter
    Clover
    Viola
    Rosemary
    River
    Marina
    Saffron
    Pearl
    Lavender
    Sage
    Jade
    Senna
    Cassia
    Aster
    Aspen
    Dahlia
    Amarantha
    Paloma
    Larkin
    Opal
    Clover
    Flora
    Linnea
    Averil
    Estella or Estelle
    Celeste
    Oakley
    Leonie
    Gaia
    Liliosa
    Amoret
    Lola
    Aveline
    Florence
    Clarion
    Verity
    Amity
    Tatiana
    Acadia or Arcadia
    Eden
    Merit
    Lorelei
    Bryony
    Serena or Serenity
    June
    Aurora
    Bianca
    Solana
    Cyra
    Mae
    Harmony
    Jasmin or Yasmin
    Sapphira
    Mireia
    Gloria
    Gala
    Amabel
    Raina
    Clara
    Augusta
    Laura
    Felicity
    Vesper
    Vita
    Minerva
    Ondine
    Nixie
    Aurelia

    This also reminded me that I do like the name Tess, also. I had mice named Faye and Tess so that reminded me :'D
    Allie & Daniel -- Married since 08/2012 and TTC #1 since 04/2013

    Daisy - Azalea - Josephine - Charlotte - Katherine - Zoe - Marie
    Luca - Eli - Evan - Ezra - Mica - Silas

  4. #7
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    Well, you could go with a name that's similar to a flower name but not quite. I suggest:

    Maisie
    Jessamine
    Rosalind or any Rose name
    Lila/Lilias/Liliana/Lilac
    Heather
    June
    Marguerite
    Pearl
    Sienna
    Dahlia
    Hazel
    Marigold
    Daphne
    Sorrel
    Aspen
    Primrose
    Isla

    Good luck.
    A writer and a student. Just another berry, probably under-ripe.

    (\__/)
    ( o.o ) Helping Bunny to world dominance.
    ( >< )

  5. #9
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    Have you considered using the name Marguerite? 'Daisy' used to be a common nickname.
    Simon Valor | Eloise Lily | Judah Sage | Thea Marina | Felix Orion | Iris Cordelia | Roscoe Benjamin | Lydia Wren | Jasper Conroy | Phaedra Naomi | Adrian Bruno | Lucinda 'Indie' Jane | Wallace Finnegan | Sylvie Winifred | Charles 'Charlie' Elliot | Juniper Faye | Julian 'Jules' Atlas | Matilda Sailor | Marlowe Charles | Alice Elizabeth | Jack Mariner | Marigold 'Maggie' Susan

    Just a grad student, dreaming ahead...

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