Fall Foliage Names: Colorful choices from Aspen to Zinnia
The Japanese and Fall-Blooming Anemone are autumn flowers that retain a spring-like palette of pink, white and pale purple in contrast to the deeper tones of other seasonal flowers. Anemone is a Greek nymph name that’s beginning to pop at the most extreme edge of the appellation garden, along with Azalea and Amaryllis.
- Anemone are autumn flowers that retain a spring-like palette of pink, white and pale purple in contrast to the deeper tones of other seasonal flowers. Anemone is a Greek nymph name that’s beginning to pop at the most extreme edge of the appellation garden, along with Azalea and Amaryllis." >
- Autumn Purple Ash is the only shade tree that turns purple for fall; the leaves first turn red, then take on a definite purple shade, with golden inner leaves. Not just a nickname for Ashley or Ashton, Ash can stand on its own as a handsome Southern-inflected boy’s name." >
- Aspen leaves turn throughout the Rocky Mountains, the spectacular yellow leaves creating a brilliant contrast with the surrounding pine trees. Aspen is a handsome, rarely used name that conjures up not only the graceful tree but the chic Colorado ski resort and film festival held there." >
- September-- these charming daisy-like blooms come in a wide array of colors, from white to red to mauve to purple. Aster was used by comedian Gilbert Gottfried as a middle name for daughter Lily. Spelling it Astor makes it less floral, more upscale surname" >
- Birch’ tree has triangular dark green leaves that turn a beautiful golden-yellow in autumn. As slender, elegant, and graceful as the tree, the name Birch is associated with a US Senator who sponsored the Equal Rights Amendmen, Birch Bayh." >
- Fall, and as they drop, they're joined by spidery yellow flowers. Since Julia Roberts chose it for one of her twins in 2004, Hazel has made a great comeback, climbing close to 800 places in recent years." >
- Juniper species start to blush with hints of red, bronze or purple hues. Juniper made its debut on the US Top 1000 in 2011, turning from hippieish to fashionable in one fell swoop." >
- Lily, including toad lilies and red spider lilies that burst out of the ground and produce clusters of bright red flowers. The name Lily, though, is not seasonal but a perennial, loved for its delicacy and cool elegance." >
- Maple is fairly new to the baby name world; it got the celeb seal of approval when the Jason Batemans called their daughter Maple Sylvie." >
- October. A quaint Mary name with a bright, sunny feel, Marigold has already made her presence felt on Nameberry—and we’re sure other namers will follow." >
- Sage has been definitely tilted towards the girls’ side: Toni Collette’s daughter in Sage Florence." >
- Zinnia made a rare appearance as a character in Roald Dahl’s Matilda." >
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on September 26th, 2013 at 10:26 pm
I absolutely love all of these
on September 26th, 2013 at 10:28 pm
The pictures are really beautiful, and I love Anemone!
on September 26th, 2013 at 10:29 pm
Marigold and Juniper are two of my favorite names! So glad to see them on this lovely list.
on September 27th, 2013 at 1:21 am
I like Ash, Birch, Aspen, Maple, Hazel, and Juniper but wouldn’t use them. I have Marigold is one my list and Sage is on my sister’s.
on September 27th, 2013 at 1:24 am
*I have Marigold on my list
on September 27th, 2013 at 1:47 am
Love Marigold and Sage!
on September 27th, 2013 at 3:29 am
Such a lovely post and gorgeous images!!
My favourites are:
Sage (I love this as a middle name for a boy combinations like Jasper Sage are great)
on September 27th, 2013 at 8:29 am
I’m Amazed you could overlook “Autumn” itself. I think it’s one of the most beautiful words in the English language – and while I’m never sure if a bit /too/ artsy to inflict on a real child, I would be permanently tempted.
on September 27th, 2013 at 10:24 am
I’ve like Aster for a couple of years now, so I’m glad to see if spotlighted here. I don’t know that Aspen is that rare, since I’ve met at least one at work.
@Fox: I’ve met a little Autumn and she was just the cutest. I was skeptical when I first hear people were using it as a name, but it does work on a real child.
on September 27th, 2013 at 12:06 pm
some nice suggestions too..
on September 27th, 2013 at 5:11 pm
I like Lily and Hazel. Juniper I quite like too, it reminds me of the song ‘Jennifer Juniper’ that my dad used to play for me when I was younger (yes, I am one of those many Jennifers from the late 70s). I could never name my child Marigold though, as in British English ‘Marigolds’ are what we call those yellow rubber gloves used for washing dishes 🙂
on September 28th, 2013 at 3:32 am
This post is just wonderful. The pictures are gorgeous and the topic is so whimsical and lovely. Way to nail it, Nameberry!
I like Hazel, Aster, Juniper, Lily and Maple, and I would like to see Ash and Sage on someone else’s kids.
Although I love the flower anemones, the first thing that comes to mind when I hear that word are the little sea creatures that look like a flower but close up when you touch them. I spent a lot of time poking them at the aquarium as a kid… I don’t think it’s in the realm of reality, honestly.
on September 28th, 2013 at 1:30 pm
The photo on Juniper is NOT of a juniper tree. Why not?
I love most of these, especially Hazel (my niece’s name!).
on September 29th, 2013 at 6:40 am
I love Maple, Hazel and Sage.
on November 7th, 2013 at 10:09 pm
I love Hazel (always have since I was little), Juniper, Lily, Maple, Sage, and Zinnia. I like the name Marigold but it makes me think of an old lady, not a little girl, i’m not sure why.
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