🥀 Dark floral + nature names

Lately I’ve been loving nature names more and more, but I’m also interested in names with a more dark or “moody” feel to them. So I’m curious, what nature (or even nature-adjacent) names have a dark/moody vibe for you?

Here’s a quick moodboard I made that encompasses what I’m going for.

Summary

Also, please do include nature names from languages other than [name_f]English[/name_f]!

Thanks if you take part! I can’t wait to see what you all come up with.

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[name_m]Elwood[/name_m]
[name_f]Misty[/name_f]
[name_f]Lilac[/name_f]
[name_f]Pomme[/name_f]
[name_u]Evergreen[/name_u]
[name_u]Forest[/name_u]
[name_f]Ambrosia[/name_f]
[name_u]Birch[/name_u]
[name_f]Carnation[/name_f]
[name_m]Moss[/name_m]
[name_u]Rhodes[/name_u]
[name_u]Yarrow[/name_u]

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for me a lot of greek floral names fit the vibe you seem to be going for!

wisteria
rosalind
lavender
calanthe / calantha
florian
ianthe
demeter
persephone
evanthe
sylvian

non-floral suggestions

cassander
alaric
wolfgang
amadeus
dorian
octavia
julius
fabian
rowena
isidore
morticia
thomasin
leontine
penrose
victorie
drucilla
vespertine

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[name_m]Dacre[/name_m]
[name_m]Ingram[/name_m]
[name_m]Taranis[/name_m]
[name_m]Jaskier[/name_m]
[name_m]Altair[/name_m]
[name_m]Aramis[/name_m]
[name_m]Beltrano[/name_m]
[name_m]Cadell[/name_m]
[name_u]Corin[/name_u]
[name_m]Colver[/name_m]
[name_m]Deveraux[/name_m]
[name_m]Kelso[/name_m]
[name_m]Sylvan[/name_m]
[name_m]Kester[/name_m] (reminds me of kestrel?)
[name_m]Carnelian[/name_m]
[name_m]Miro[/name_m]
[name_m]Tarka[/name_m]
[name_m]Aridius[/name_m]
[name_m]Tolvar[/name_m]
[name_m]Liodor[/name_m]
[name_u]Rowan[/name_u]

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Forgot to mention that [name_f]Primrose[/name_f] and [name_f]Rosalia[/name_f] could work with the right mn or ln as well :wink:

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[name_m]Draco[/name_m]
[name_m]Narcyz[/name_m]
[name_m]Silvester[/name_m]
[name_m]Valerian[/name_m]
[name_m]Wolfram[/name_m]

Blodeuwedd
[name_f]Eglantine[/name_f]
[name_f]Hyacinthe[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosamund[/name_f]

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oh this is a really fun question!! if you see any repeats, consider me seconding the previous poster (:
amaranth - amaranthine
blackbird
bluebird
daffodil
edelweiss
hyacinth on a boy
lilac
moon
nightingale
oleander
ocean, oceantide
penrose
rosefinch
thistle
thyme
wildflower
wolfe
carnation
amethyst
aquamarine
khione (“snow” in greek)
thalassa (“sea” in greek)
rosamund
swanhilde
cygnus (“swan” in greek)
cheimon (“winter” in ancient greek)
rodanthe (a greek name that translates to “rosebud”)
violanthe
violet
violetta (greek for “violet”)
daphne (greek for “laurel”)
thalassine (greek names that roughly translates to “of the ocean”)
ianthe
aurora
coralie
narcissa
dahlia
syrin (“lilac” in norwegian)
klementin (“clementine” in norwegian)
asphodel

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[name_u]Starling[/name_u]
[name_u]Nightingale[/name_u]
[name_u]Peregrine[/name_u]
[name_u]Kestrel[/name_u]
[name_u]Merlin[/name_u]
[name_u]Falcon[/name_u]
[name_u]Dove[/name_u]
[name_f]Ursula[/name_f]
[name_f]Ursa[/name_f]
[name_f]Azalea[/name_f]
[name_f]Dahlia[/name_f]
[name_u]Juniper[/name_u]
[name_m]Hawthorne[/name_m]
[name_m]Thorne[/name_m]
[name_u]Oak[/name_u]
[name_u]Cedar[/name_u]
[name_u]Larkspur[/name_u]
[name_u]Evergreen[/name_u]
[name_m]Petrichor[/name_m]
[name_f]Emerald[/name_f]
[name_f]Sapphire[/name_f]
[name_u]Garnet[/name_u]
[name_f]Amethyst[/name_f]
[name_f]Luna[/name_f]
[name_f]Elara[/name_f]
[name_f]Andromeda[/name_f]
[name_f]Cassiopeia[/name_f]
[name_f]Astraea[/name_f]
[name_f]Io[/name_f]
[name_f]Lyra[/name_f]
[name_u]Orion[/name_u]
[name_m]Arcturus[/name_m]
[name_f]Rosalia[/name_f]
[name_u]Willow[/name_u]
[name_f]Roxana[/name_f] (“dawn”)
[name_f]Petra[/name_f] (“stone”)
There are definitely more celestial names that would work but there were the first ones to come to mind.

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some poisonous (and therefore possibly dark/moody) flowers, plants, fungi, fauna, etc - tried to do only the ones i didn’t see mentioned:

pennyroyal
amanita
salamandra
arachne
reclusa
marginata
crocus
mercury
galerina
delphinium
hydrangea
arnica
belladonna
hemlock
jimson
jessamine
nettle
jasmine
baneberry
poinsettia
laurel
ivy
aconite
castor
orellani
parsnip
fennel
leiurus
adder
viper
synanceia
amarilla
lacey
daffodil
atrax
atropa
nerium

back in '19 i may or may have not had a poison-inspired UC because at that point i was truly unhinged :skull:

@tallemaja also totally unrelated, but seeing my name (aurora) mentioned as dark/moody instead of princessy/frilly made me so excited! someone gets it lol.

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[name_f]Ravenna[/name_f]
[name_u]Endellion[/name_u]
[name_u]Nightingale[/name_u]
[name_f]Oona[/name_f]
[name_f]Sylvaine[/name_f]
[name_f]Liadan[/name_f]
[name_u]Rosamel[/name_u]
[name_f]Adalet[/name_f]
[name_u]Isra[/name_u]
[name_u]Harvest[/name_u]
[name_f]Viola[/name_f]

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[name_f]Cassia[/name_f]
[name_f]Wisteria[/name_f]
[name_u]Sorrel[/name_u]
[name_m]Sycamore[/name_m]
[name_u]Onyx[/name_u]
[name_f]Narcissa[/name_f]
[name_f]Amaryllis[/name_f]
[name_f]Calanthe[/name_f]
[name_f]Anthea[/name_f]
[name_u]Zephyr[/name_u]
[name_f]Amaranth[/name_f]
[name_u]Adair[/name_u]

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sorry for repeats!

[name_f]Desdemona[/name_f]
[name_u]Raven[/name_u]
[name_f]Narcissa[/name_f] (means Daffodil)
[name_u]Briar[/name_u]
[name_m]Hawthorne[/name_m]
[name_m]Thorne[/name_m]
[name_m]Castor[/name_m]
[name_u]Oleander[/name_u]
[name_f]Belladonna[/name_f]
[name_f]Calla[/name_f]
[name_u]Larkspur[/name_u]
[name_f]Bryony[/name_f]
[name_f]Jessamine[/name_f]
Plumeria

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Ambrosial / [name_m]Ambrosius[/name_m]
[name_f]Clematis[/name_f]
[name_m]Narcissus[/name_m]
Floriven
[name_m]Alven[/name_m] (rainy dark forest vibes, plus the meaning ‘friend of the elves’)
[name_m]Viorel[/name_m]
[name_u]Vetiver[/name_u] (a type of grass)
[name_f]Acantha[/name_f] / Acanthus
[name_m]Acacius[/name_m]
Rosvilda
Roslindis
[name_m]Chrysanthos[/name_m]
Ravenwood
[name_m]Florestan[/name_m]
[name_m]Florizel[/name_m]
[name_m]Crow[/name_m]
[name_m]Zephyrus[/name_m]

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