Floral names, a family tradition
I named this topic in a novelesque way because naming my baby due in spring has been a long and winding family saga a la “The Thorn Birds”. Floral names for girls have been a tradition in my husband’s family for generations and since the day we found out baby’s sex we’ve been trying to find a name that appeals to us both but that still honors this tradition, while also not being a repetition of names belonging to grandmothers, aunts, cousins and a niece. So far, the names we cannot use in the realm of flowers are Lily, Violet, Calla, Dahlia, Primula (I kid you not), Daphne, Iris and the simple but lovely, Rose.
We want something that is unique, packs a bit of punch, but that isn’t trying too hard in terms of uniqueness. We have debated the likes of Marigold but have decided that it’s far too cutesy. We’ve thought of using Camellia (a hassle, we’ve since learned, due to it being confused with Amelia, Camille, and even Camilla), Primrose (too prim and cutesy) and Xanthe, which I recognize is quite a stretch but has the hip and edgy feel I like in names, but isn’t at all something we imagine on our child.
We could really use some fresh ideas!
Mon, 01/14/2019 - 7:47pm