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I am looking for inspiration in the form of baby name ideas, and wondering if you could share your Waldorf inspired and preferably also nature inspired names-either ideas that you have, names you have seen in Waldorf schools, or something that you have named your daughter! Actually, please feel free to share ideas for boys and girls, as other readers may be interested in names for boys.....
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any of the flower names - Rose, Daisy, Poppy, Lily, Violet, Iris, Petal
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I don't really think there's really such a thing as a "Waldorf-inspired name." I mean, as long as you're not naming your kid after a cartoon or movie character. Although maybe Rainbow Bright would be OK. Are you looking for nature names or old-fashioned names or ??? My kids have old-fashioned, no-frills names: Michael, Katie Grace, Nicholas, and Daniel.

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: unless maybe you use a german name or name your child rudolph after steiner or something :

my 3yo is kaulini (pronounced ka-lean-y) which is sanskrit (she was named after someone very dear to me). it has many many different meanings but some are:

one who is close to the earth
one of the 1,000 names of radharani
one who takes birth in a royal family

her middle name is priya which is also sanskrit and means beloved. that was also named after someone else. a beautiful soul that i helpd care for when she lived in the temple for hospice

my other daughter is named ciara (the original gaelic spelling, pronouced keer-a) but that was more for our irish heritage

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I realized my post may have sounded snarky. I guess my intent was that there's so much dogma that seems to surround the Waldorf movement, I would hate for people to feel like they had to pick a certain kind of name for their child on top of everything else.

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Annettemarie, I wholeheartedly agree with you in regards to the dogma that surrounds the Waldorf movement. In fact, I would not consider us a Waldorf family at all, perhaps a little Buddhist, a little Earth based spirituality, a bit of unschooling, and so on. My post may be a little misleading, but I simply have noticed that creative parents who name their kids creative names are sometimes drawn to Waldorf schools, and would like ideas from these parents and other parents who have noticed unique and nature inspired names while in a Waldorf School. Hope that makes sense!
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Tons of sense! Thanks for understanding me.

You may want to try the pregnancy forum. MDC membership on the whole tends to come up with some interesting and unique names!

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My daughter's middle name is Snow... FWIW!

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I think there are such a wide variety of names at a Waldorf school.
There are traditional Christian names as some children are named after saints and they will come up in main lesson topics/festivals (Michael, Bridget, Lucy). German names like Gretchen (means pearl) seem to be popular. Others are nature inspired.
Others are from different cultures. Others are juniors and named after family members. I think there is a good mix.
I think most people who come to know about Waldorf do so after they have their first child, so the child will have already been named.
My daughter has an Irish first name (Kelly), Sanskrit middle name (Lalita)
which combined phonetically create another meaning in sanskirt and and Irish last name.
Here's some interesting names from the 3 kindergartens this year:
Harper
Cezanne
Gigi
Neveah
Inaki
Theodora
Jet
Declan
Mercer

So name your child what you like....my child's name fits well.
Kelly is a little choleric leader with a beautiful and playful side (Lalita).

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my 3yo is kaulini (pronounced ka-lean-y) which is sanskrit (she was named after someone very dear to me). it has many many different meanings but some are:

one who is close to the earth
one of the 1,000 names of radharani
one who takes birth in a royal family

I've always wondered if I'm pronouncing it right in my head....thanks!
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I think there are such a wide variety of names at a Waldorf school.
There are traditional Christian names as some children are named after saints and they will come up in main lesson topics/festivals (Michael, Bridget, Lucy). German names like Gretchen (means pearl) seem to be popular. Others are nature inspired.
Others are from different cultures. Others are juniors and named after family members. I think there is a good mix.
I think most people who come to know about Waldorf do so after they have their first child, so the child will have already been named.
My daughter has an Irish first name (Kelly), Sanskrit middle name (Lalita)
which combined phonetically create another meaning in sanskirt and and Irish last name.
Here's some interesting names from the 3 kindergartens this year:
Harper
Cezanne
Gigi
Neveah
Inaki
Theodora
Jet
Declan
Mercer

So name your child what you like....my child's name fits well.
Kelly is a little choleric leader with a beautiful and playful side (Lalita).
: her name is like my 2 girls combined!

Waldorf mama to Autumn DD 9/05 and my Spring DD 4/08 Winter baby due 2/11
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I've always wondered if I'm pronouncing it right in my head....thanks!
tee hee! yay! were you close?

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tee hee! yay! were you close?

I think so! The 'u' always threw me off.
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I have a friend who's daughter's name is Epiphany. I love that name!
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We go for traditional German names at our house, but I met a family yesterday with a little Juniper and her older sister, Caliope. I thought those were just gorgeous!
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Thanks for the wide range of name ideas. We finally have it-we are going to name her Starry. Now it's on to middle names!!!
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Starry is a beautiful name!
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