Awhile back I did a thread on unusual or unexpected floral names for girls and have been wanting to do one for boys for awhile, but wasn’t finding the time to really sit down and compose.
Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been looking through gardening and horticulture books for inspiration and now I’m finally ready to share my list.
Like with the last thread, everyone is welcome to respond with their favorites and any gems I might have missed.
Arum- another name for the calla lily.
Dianthus- the masculine form of Diantha, this name is associated with multiple flowers in the carnation family, including sweet william. With names like [name_m]Atticus[/name_m] in popular use, this seems like a bold but very wearable choice.
[name_u]Foxglove[/name_u]- a romantic middle option.
Ipheion- also called spring starflower, this plant is related to [name_f]Amaryllis[/name_f].
Linseed- another name for flax flower.
Phlox- could be mistaken for [name_u]Fox[/name_u], may be safest as a middle name option.
[name_f]Rose[/name_f]- many other linguistic variants of [name_f]Rose[/name_f] are commonly used as masculine or gender neutral names in their respective cultures and english [name_f]Rose[/name_f] feels like it could easily cross into neutral usage. Much like [name_u]James[/name_u] for girls, it could be a fresh gender code-swapped middle name. For fans of cottagecore type names, a combination like [name_u]Wilder[/name_u] [name_f]Rose[/name_f] could be very appealing.
Salal- [name_u]Sal[/name_u] seems like exactly the sort of short, sweet, vintage nickname that’s making a comeback like [name_u]Kit[/name_u], [name_u]Jem[/name_u], or [name_u]Cass[/name_u].
Solidago- a variety of goldenrod with a punchy sound similar to [name_m]Santiago[/name_m], [name_m]Salvador[/name_m], and [name_m]Solomon[/name_m].
Zephyranthes- the shorter [name_u]Zephyr[/name_u] is a root of this flower name and so could be used instead- [name_u]Zephyr[/name_u] [name_m]Anthony[/name_m] could be a clever nod to Zephyranthes.