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  1. #1
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    "Sweet Spot" Nature Names for Boys

    I'm looking for some nature names for boys that are unusual, with a poetic touch, but still altogether usable and wearable. The sweet spot between slightly-lackluster Oak and slightly-excessive Evergreen. Girls get names such as Juniper and Amaryllis - distinctive and romantic, but wearable, nature names - but what is there for boys in the same category?

    Lark, or Ashley, perhaps...

    I will look forward to having some suggestions!
    Summer Musings: Boys

    Saffery ⋆ Larkin ⋆ Yves ⋆ Juniper ⋆ Giles

  2. #3
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    My favorite nature names for boys are Banyan and Lorcan.
    Mommy to Audrey Jeanine and Ezra Marvin


    Naming Style: Classic Unusual


    Clementine Pearl ~ Eliza Marigold ~ Lucy Devorah ~ Nora Lucille ~ Opal Evangeline ~ Violet Lenore

    Arthur Frederick ~ Franklin Robert ~ Gideon Taylor ~Jasper Lee ~ Obediah Burton ~ Oscar Theodore

    Names in italics are honor names

  3. #5
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    I'm looking for the exact same type of boy names. It's tough! I wish Juniper was a bit more unisex because I really like it for a boy but I think he'd hear "isn't that a girl's name?" his whole life. But some days I want to use it anyway.

    Names that fit the description for me:

    Sage (I know, it's more common lately, but I do think it fits this vibe otherwise)
    Sylvan (meaning "of the forest")
    Linden
    Florian
    Lucien/Lucian (not exactly a nature name, but means "light")
    Sequoia (maybe a bit too out there for a first name?)
    Vale
    Sterling (calling this a nature name is a stretch maybe)
    Starling
    Peregrine
    Hillary | 26 | Cat Mama to Lily | Graduate student of Children's Literature

    Aurelia Jasmine | Fiona Willow | Athena Gabrielle
    Leona Raquel | Alina Verity | Aria Gwendolyn | Lucia Willow


    Sylvan | Damien Sage | Wesley Rowan | Theodore Jean-Luc
    Sebastian Lierre | Calvin Juniper | Diego Florian | Flynn Sequoia

  4. #7
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    I always have this issue too!

    Oleander (a little more 'out there' but he can go by Ollie, Andy or Anders)
    Kit
    Rowan
    Briar (maybe a bit feminine to some but it's closeness to Brian makes it less so to me)
    Parker (not quite naturey but parks are in nature lol)
    Thorn/Thornley
    Cove
    Jasper
    Topaz (a little more out there)
    Wren
    Robin (again, feminine for some but I have a grandpa named this so not for me)
    Forest/Forrest
    Flint
    Cliff
    Griffin
    Leif
    Lake
    Oliver
    Archer (he could go by Archie)
    Arrow
    Pierce (means 'rock')
    Reed
    Ash/Asher
    Arbor
    August (not technically naturey but reminds me of summer which is ?)
    Linden
    Grove/Grover
    Hawk
    Talon
    Quill
    River
    matilda valentine "tillie" / beatrix scout "bee" / elowen briar "winnie"
    freya louise / piper clementine / waverly june

    roswell kit "wells" / caspian apollo "casper" / evander cove "van"
    henry cosmo / felix jupiter / alistair cousteau


    eloise, thisbe, lilo, callista, lavender - atlas, orion, roscoe, zigmund, max

  5. #9
    Join Date
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    Lots of lovely suggestions so far! I’d love to see names like Juniper, Willow, Briar and Wren used more for boys too.

    Yarrow
    Osier
    Corbin
    Griffin
    Aubin
    Pepper
    Helios
    Cypress
    Swift
    Speedwell
    Heath
    Aster
    Bay
    Poplar
    Cedar
    Betony
    Jupiter
    Nova
    Rosewood
    Rue
    Siskin
    Pippin
    Golden
    Tansy
    Tallow
    Pipit
    Garland
    Fennec
    Lynx
    Wolfram
    Bluejay
    Meander
    Borealis
    Sol
    Ray
    Enfys
    Aster
    Rocket
    Dell
    March
    Winter
    Zephyr
    Lumen
    Drake
    J. M. (2015) + K. V. (2017) ♂
    ?? (Feb 2019)

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