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#1 of 67 Old 05-27-2009, 02:36 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Ack! I am sooo stuck for names, completely lost! I really for some odd reason just can't seem to find anything that I like. We're having a girl, and I love pretty-sounding feminine names (such as names that end in 'a'), love nature-inspired, and not-too-popular. Does anyone have any suggestions for me??
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Tara
Jasmine
Ember
Ria
Sylvia
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Opal
Ruby
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I knew a girl named Autumn - not ending with an a, though. Ava, Avalon, Fauna, Hazel, Gardenia, Azalea, Sylvia (an ancient nature goddess), Camilla or Camellia (LOVE that one..), Dahlia, Lilly, Skyla, Wren, Robin, Calla, Jasmine, Olivia, Aurora, Tara, Sierra, Maya (that one's picked out for my first daughter - lol) ...

That was fun Good luck!
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Audra?

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my daughter is Eva (Eve - ah).

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I once knew a really lovely woman named Terra (which means Earth). Very pretty name, but with strength to it -- not too flowery.

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my oldest dd is Laurel

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River
Rain
Denali
Sierra
Sienna
Jade
Opal
Pearl
Pacifica
Willow
Rose
Cirrus
Flora
Fauna (actually, that one is kind of cool)

And Sylvia is my personal favorite!

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I have a dear friend named Torreya. People always think it's short for Victoria, but it's not. Her parents are biologists. It's the latin name for a genus of pine trees. Try looking in a botany textbook for more names like that.

Other ones I can think of that are pretty-sounding feminine names (such as names that end in 'a'), nature-inspired, and not-too-popular.
Laurel (tree)
Mica (a kind of mineral), other gems: Ruby, Pearl, Sapphire, etc.
Aurora (dawn)
Iris, Daisy, Gardenia, Magnolia, Holly...flower names
Cedar, Aspen, Cypress...tree names
Delphine/Delfina (dolphin)
Marina, River, Brooke, Rain...water names
Byrdie, Robin, Lark, Wren, Raven...bird names

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Phoebe
---a bird and a moon goddess

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Lillian
Mia
Carissa

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I remember seeing someone on here with a dd with a really pretty name... Magnolia

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Antonia
Aurelia
Cassia
Aurora
Sienna
Zinnia
Gaia
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Magenta
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I like Daisy. Jamie Oliver's brand new daughter is named Petal.

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I like Daisy. Jamie Oliver's brand new daughter is named Petal.
I love the name Daisy. I'm not sure if I could bring myself to name a baby Daisy (I worry that it wouldn't wear well in north america as a child grew up), but it's a short form for Margaret. I've been thinking about Margaret properly, and Daisy for short.

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What about Poppy? I love this name! And Papaya, it's uncommon, but if put to the right little face would be awesome!

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Aurora
Calla
Elise

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California
u can call her Cali.

Aurora- and you can call her Rory
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Here are a few more:
Rosemary
Mika (Japanese name meaning "sweet fragrance")
Sora (unisex Japanese name meaning "sky")
Finula (Irish name)
Paloma (Latin meaning "dove")
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#23 of 67 Old 05-28-2009, 01:23 AM
 
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I think we may have similar tastes? I could be way off but I think I "get" what you are looking for. We have 3 girls and 2 more on the way. Our girls are....

Lilith (Lily)
Mable (usually spelled Mabel)
Olive
and the twins will be Byrdie/Birdie (not sure on spelling) and we are throwing around Georgina for the other one.

Other names we have thought of for girls...

Willa
Clementine
Tess/Tessa
Juniper
Felicity
Coral
Opal
Pearl
Fern
Rosemary
Rose
Eleanor

HTH in some way!

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Flora
Fauna (actually, that one is kind of cool)
You forgot Merriweather! Sorry I couldn't help myself.

I thought of some more

Poppy
Penelope
Cora
Gemma
Pippa
Augusta

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I did not read them all so sorry if repeats...

Meddow (there is a Meddow in Ds's preK and I love that name)

Crystal

Ruby

Opal

Emerald

Rain

Skye

Rose (That would have been Ds's name if he was a girl or even Rosemary or Roselynn)

Violet

Pearl

Daisy

Jade

Those are a few I can think of let us know what you choose

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Here are a few that are real people that I know Meadows(someone else said Meddow), Surya(Sun) and my favorite Nora(my DD's name, which means "pure light"). I also know a guy named Yarrow-which was very close to being my name, it can be either.

Here's one nobody has said and I always though it would be a lovely girl name Arnica, nature-y and feminine.

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Our DD is River. We're looking for another nature name for this next baby that we hope is also another girl. I'm loving this thread - lots of good ideas.
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This is my dd's name (different sp though).

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Ziva: means brightness/radiance, and is also the name of a beautiful, fragrant Daffodil that flowers very early in spring

Oh, and Surya is Sanskrit/Hindi for sun, but is masculine in gender.
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