Nature Names

I’ve got a Hippie hiding in me! There are so many Nature names I enjoy. Of course, there are ones I don’t, apparently my inner hippie is very picky, too! I’ve been collecting nature names for a long while, So long, in fact that I have them seperated into types of nature names: Colors, Gemstone, Mineral & Metals, Fabric, Foods, Flowers. Trees & Plants,  The Earth, The Elements, The Seasons & The Weather, And then the Abstract Nouns (Verity, Noble, Clement).  I think I’m going to limit myself to Flowers, Trees & Plants today. If there’s a category up there that you want to see, let me know, I can dig those up and post those too.

 

Without further ado, The Flower, Tree & Plant name I like, (boys in blue):

 Rose
Lily
Angelica
Wisteria
Fuchsia
Lavender
Lilac
Dahlia
Azalea
Amaryllis
Zinnia
Hyacinth
Magnolia
Camellia
May
Bryony
Jonquil
Poppy
PeonyDaisy & Marguerite
Lupin – Why not Lou?
Petal
Flower/Fleur/Fflur
Coriander  – Cory?
Bluebell
Mimosa
Petunia
Clover 
Gardenia
Cress – maybe as a nickname for the Shakesperian Cressida?  
Holly
Primrose
Ash
Saffron
Ivy
Sequoia
Briar
Ebony – Eben works as anickname, by sound.
Sorrel – Always masculine to me, I remember Sorrel Booke.
Rowan
Hazel
Willow
Buttercup
Columbine – I still think it’s pretty despite the trgedy associaiated now.
Violet
Jasmine
Reed- Snappy & snazzy, feels musical as well as naturey. This would be one of my boys if I was a little Hippier!
Aspen – Why would you put this sound on a girl? Ass-pen? All boy to me!
Iris
Marigold
Rosemary
Juniper
Fern
Valerian- Yep, Val on a guy is hot!
Aster
Tiger Lily
Freesia
Larch
Flax
Campion- feels surnamey, sort of.
Rue
Heliotrope
Poinsettia
Hydrangea
Crocus
Rosebay 
Bramble – Don’t know why this one says masculine to me, but it is.
Speedwell – Same with him. Something about speed…
Clary
Honeysuckle
Orchid
Mallow 
Rampion – it’s the ramp- that makes me think boy. here.
Alder – There’s precedent for these four following as male.
Filbert
Cypress
Oak
Periwinkle
Sunflower
Calendula
Cleome
Dianthus
Salvia
Plantain- Maybe I’m odd, but these three just feel strong.
Oregano
Thyme
Tulip
Vervain  – Verve seems masculine as a sound.
Hawthorn- as a surname, he’s clearly manly!
Senna
Dittany 
Gentian – The only Gen- name that strikes me as masculine. Might be the -ian.
Sage – This one’s clearly unisex for me. I could easily use it on either. But more likely because of the nasty smell, boy.
Daffodil
Vanilla
Chrysanthemum
Gillyflower
Lilianthus
Geranium
Carnation
Gladiolus
Aubrieta 
Amsonia – The similairty to Anson, makes it boyish.
Foxglove-  Fox. Easy guy!
Hollyhock
Pine
Anemone
Snowdrop
Celandine 
Larkspur – Lark’s a surname familiar to me, surname sounds go on boys.
Clematis
Calyx-  Just looks masculine.
Dandelion
Hickory- Andrew Jackson makes this masculine.
Barley- just sounds boyish to me. the Bar- sound usually is.
Tarragon  
Birch
Elm – These final three  have precedent as masculine too.
Fennel
Cedar