[name]Do[/name] you have any ideas for male flower names? (This would be for a middle name.) The only one I came up with is [name]Hawthorne[/name].
First of all just [name]Florian[/name] comes to mind. Or [name]Florentine[/name], or [name]Florentino[/name].
The following have somewhat masculine sounds to me:
Here’s the website I used: http://www.800florals.com/care/glossary.asp
I’ve starred the ones I like better
Calathium (from a flower website)
[name]Chrysanthemum[/name] - feels pretty feminine to me, there is a famous children’s book with female character, but [name]Chrys[/name] makes it somewhat OK.
Eremurus (found this on a flower website)
Gladiolus (I mean, Gladiola is really femme, but, this kind of works)
Larkspur (girly, but spur feels boyish)
Liatris (looks neutral, but rhymes with [name]Beatrice[/name]…)
Lisianthus (found on a flower website…Lisi sounds femme but ending is masculine)
[name]Myrtle[/name] (used to be tremendously popular for girls but seems clunky enough to be a masculine name now)
Oncidium (a kind of orchid I saw on a flower website)
[name]Orchid[/name] (just be aware that’s a medical term for testicles, too :/)
Ranunculus (Ranuncula is the popular form and it’s femmy, plus I just don’t like the sound, but…)
Snapdragon (dragon is pretty masculine)
Solidaster (makes aster more solid : D - from a flower website)
Statice (flower website - status?)
*Stephanotis ([name]Stephan[/name]-otis? from a flower web site)
*Stock (flower website)
Viburnum (flower website - maybe Viburn is more wearable?)
*[name]Watson[/name] (there is a flower Watsonia - flower website)
*[name]William[/name] (there is a flower Sweet [name]William[/name] - flower website)
Is it just flowers? Other botanical options:
[name]Ash[/name] - ash tree
[name]Cane[/name] - sugar cane
[name]Heath[/name] - associated with heather
[name]Hollis[/name] - associated with holly
[name]Laurence[/name] - laurel
[name]Leaf[/name] - leaf
[name]Oak[/name] - oak
[name]Oliver[/name] - Olives
[name]Pine[/name] - pine
[name]Reed[/name] - reed
There are probably more!
For botanical options for boys:
[name]Heather[/name] (though this might be too popular as a girls name for a guy)
[name]Juniper[/name] (seems more popular for girls but really could go either way)
[name]Linden[/name] and [name]Rowan[/name]! [name]Both[/name] are trees, rather that flowers, but they’re great botanicals for boys.
Other tree-names that would work in the middle for a boy: [name]Ash[/name], [name]Elm[/name], Yew, [name]Beech[/name], Alder, [name]Cedar[/name], [name]Maple[/name], [name]Aspen[/name], [name]Hazel[/name], Poplar.
Some of the latin names are kind of brilliant- Quercus is the term for oak, Cedrus (cedars), Acer (maples, though people will think you’re naming him for the electronics company…), Corylus (hazels), [name]Salix[/name] (willows).
Yay, I love unusual nature names! So nice to see someone else interested in flower names for boys! Plant names ([name]Cedar[/name], [name]Rowan[/name], [name]Linden[/name], etc) are safer but middle names don’t have to be safe. If you want to go out there:
My favorite is Zephyranth with the nn [name]Zephyr[/name]. Also love [name]Thyme[/name] (pretty purple flowers). I’ve also heard of two of my girl favorites, [name]Lotus[/name] and [name]Yarrow[/name], being used for boys
In one of the name games my 2 sons’ mn were Snapdragon and Dandelion, with the nn [name]Draco[/name] and [name]Leo[/name]
Everlasting- love the name [name]Ever[/name] and the flowers are stunning
Alfalfa- if you can get past the [name]Little[/name] Rascals association, these flowers are beautiful
Ophrys- they’re orchids and unfortunately look especially testicular (they’re hairy:eek:)
Here’s a few I kinda like:
[name]Heath[/name] is actually a family of flowering plants.
- [name_m]Anthony[/name_m](Greek for [name_f]Rose[/name_f])
People have made some great suggestions, but for flower that is also a boy name, I like [name_m]Cosmo[/name_m].