by Pamela Redmond
If you love nature names for girls, you have a world of choices beyond the obvious River and Rose.
The choices here live below the US Top 1000 baby names, yet are not so far out on the limb — like Apple, literally — that people will be shocked.
We looked for girls’ names that referenced plants and animals, the ocean and the sky. We also included names of places known for their beautiful natural features and times of year rich with natural qualities.
Some of these names, such as Clover and Ocean, announce their connection to nature in plain terms. Others, such as Acacia and Sedona, are more subtle.
All are worth consideration if you love unusual nature names.