Twin Baby Girls #7 and #8

I have a bit of a problem my due date is in 10 days and with my past 4 births I seem to have babies on little girls don't have any names yet and I love my mothers families tradition of naming their children after flowers, but I'm slightly limited, my grandad was a Briar, my mother was Rosalind, I'm Acacia, my sister is Violet, my other sister is Lily, my brother is Oaklan. My children are Ivyana, Juniper, Sage, Ashden, Zinnia and Rowan.

I need desperate help here!!


August 5, 2015 5:42 PM

Other flowers: Poppy, Marigold, Magnolia, Marguerite, Iris, Lys, Azalea, Jonquil, Hyacinth, Diantha, Daisy, Anthea, Linnea, Dahlia, Fleur, Flora, Ione, Rhoda, Shoshana/Susan/Susanna/Suzanne, Vered/Varda, Camellia, Amaryllis

August 5, 2015 5:49 PM

How do you pronounce Amaryllis?? And Camellia? I do like the names Rhoda and Hyacinth, but I'm not sure if they would go with Ivyana, Juniper and Zinnia.

August 5, 2015 6:14 PM

A (as in at)-muh-RILL-is 

Cuh-MEEL-ya or Cuh-MEEL-i-a

I had both in my yard, and they are beautiful.

I'm not sure what you mean by "go with"-they are all botanicals: Ivy is a vine, Juniper an evergreen, Zinnia, Rhoda, and Hyacinth flowers.

Other thoughts: Bryony, Rosemary, Aster, Veronica, Angelica, Jasmine, (aloe) Vera, Jade (it's a succulent as well as a gemstone), Lilac, Wisteria


August 5, 2015 6:22 PM

As in would they sound right together... I do likeAster, Vera, Jade and Lilac but I feel that their too short...I can't use Rosemary as its too similar to my mothers name...if I did got with Rhoda though, is therw any lengthened version of it out there?? And I, like my family, love simple middle names like Alice, Ellen, Mary, Quinn...would any simple names work with Amaryllis, Hyacinth, Rhoda and Cemellia

August 5, 2015 7:30 PM

I don't think that the length makes a bit of difference, especially since you've got a very marked botanical theme going which will override people's perception of (slightly differing) length.  BTW Rosalind is not a flower name--it's a horse name.  Rosemary is, however, a botanical. 

As for Rhoda, there is Rhododendron, but as a personal name that's quite a mouthful.  Rhoda is a rose, but rhododendrons belong to the heath/heather (two good names) family, and azaleas are a branch of rhododendrons.  Rhododendrons grow wild where I grew up, and they are beautiful.  The mountain laurel (another good botanical name) is the state flower of Pennsylvania, my home state.

I think that names like Ann(e), May/Mae, Lynn, Jeanne, Jane, Joan, even short nicknames like Sue and Jo would work as middles for most first names.

Forgot to mention that Erica is another name for plants in the heath/heather family.

August 5, 2015 9:14 PM

Amaryllis is the name of one of the characters in the Music Man. 

Other suggestions (I don't know if these are repeats): Willow, Calla, Marigold

August 9, 2015 3:24 AM

That's quite a pattern, I love all your children's names though. They all sound original, but not totally out there.

I would suggest

Azalea, Primrose, Posy, Holly, Lavender, Peony, Clover, Dahlia, Fleur, Delphine, Senna, Cassia, Milla, Cyprus, Fern, Lillian, Kerria, Meadow, Valerie, Viola. 



August 13, 2015 12:12 AM


August 23, 2015 11:55 PM

I just discovered dahlias & they're my favorite flower. I don't like the spelling though. Are you open to alternate spellings. Dallia Dalliah

October 5, 2015 6:30 AM

Sorry I've Not posted, been so busy - not easy having 8 children


Hyacinth Annie ( we call her Cinthy)

Amaryllis Claire (we call her Ary)

October 5, 2015 6:45 PM

Oh, wow, those are lovely names! Congratulations, and thank you for the update!

October 5, 2015 9:32 PM

Fantastic news! I love their names. Best wishes.

October 10, 2015 11:35 PM

This is obviously made up.