Flower Children 🌸

Continuation of my word name obsession… get ready for a POLL EXPLOSION!

I’ve broken down my favorites into categories sorted by statistically-perceived usability (number of births in 2018/rankings). Please select your favorites from each list!

Usable (within the top 1000 / > 259 girls given the name)

  • Scout
  • Willow
  • Winter
  • River
  • Ivory
  • Phoenix
  • Meadow
  • Sage
  • Ember
  • Magnolia
  • Marina

0 voters

Uncommon (between 100–258 girls given the name)

  • Indigo
  • Indie
  • Arrow
  • Lavender
  • Aura
  • Maple
  • Sterling
  • Navy

0 voters

Rare (between 51–100 girls given the name)

  • Story
  • Lux
  • Atlas
  • Echo
  • Onyx
  • Storm
  • Harbor

0 voters

Unique (between 10–50 girls given the name)

  • Marvel
  • Savvy
  • Dove
  • Reverie
  • Fable
  • Zen
  • Summit
  • Hero
  • Nyx
  • Peregrine
  • Odyssey
  • Valor
  • Aster

0 voters

Unheard of (< 10 girls given the name)

  • Saga
  • Sorrel
  • Starling
  • Solstice
  • Poet
  • Boheme
  • Mauve
  • Quill
  • Larkspur
  • Novel
  • Halcyon

0 voters

What are your favorites? Any suggestions? I’ve removed some of the names that already make my shortlist (such as [name_f]Iris[/name_f] or [name_u]Piper[/name_u]).

Thanks for your votes!

STARLING!!! One of my favourites but it never gets much love!

Other faves are:
[name_f]Aster[/name_f]
[name_u]Dove[/name_u]
[name_u]Larkspur[/name_u]
[name_u]Poet[/name_u] (I knew a girl named [name_u]Poet[/name_u] in elementary school!)
[name_u]Sterling[/name_u]
[name_f]Mauve[/name_f]
[name_f]Reverie[/name_f]
[name_u]River[/name_u]

I think you might also like:

Arbor
[name_f]Tawny[/name_f]
[name_u]Arden[/name_u]
[name_f]Xanthe[/name_f]
[name_f]Lumi[/name_f]
[name_f]Alouette[/name_f]

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I hadn’t considered the name [name_f]Maple[/name_f] before, but I really love it! It’s perfect with nn [name_f]Mae[/name_f].

Fable, nn [name_f]Fay[/name_f]/Fae, and [name_u]Quill[/name_u] are on my list as well!

I agree that [name_u]Starling[/name_u] is a great one with nn [name_f]Star[/name_f].

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Oooh I am currently crushing on [name_f]Aster[/name_f] so hard!! I love a lot of the names you listed but most would be GPs for me. Of the ones I’d use, [name_u]Sage[/name_u] is my favorite. So sweet and down to earth.

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I love a lot of these! Most of them I’d only be brave enough to use as a middle though. [name_f]My[/name_f] favourites are:

Scout
[name_f]Magnolia[/name_f]
[name_u]Willow[/name_u]
[name_u]Winter[/name_u] (I forgot to vote for this one)
[name_f]Lavender[/name_f]
[name_u]Indie[/name_u]
[name_u]Lux[/name_u]
[name_u]Story[/name_u]
[name_u]Dove[/name_u]
[name_u]Hero[/name_u]
[name_f]Nyx[/name_f]

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I voted for…

Winter, Willow, [name_u]Ivory[/name_u], Magnolia, Sage, [name_u]Indie[/name_u], [name_f]Maple[/name_f], [name_u]Navy[/name_u], Story, [name_u]Harbor[/name_u], [name_u]Dove[/name_u], Aster, [name_f]Reverie[/name_f], [name_u]Fable[/name_u], [name_f]Boheme[/name_f], [name_u]Starling[/name_u], Poet, Larkspur and [name_u]Quill[/name_u].

My faves are in bold. I don’t know if I’d actually use most of them as first names, apart from [name_f]Aster[/name_f] which I adore and is on my top list at the moment. I also have [name_u]Arbor[/name_u] on my list so I love that suggestion!

More:
[name_f]Plum[/name_f]
[name_u]Fox[/name_u]
[name_f]Autumn[/name_f]
[name_u]Rain[/name_u]
[name_f]Blossom[/name_f]
[name_f]Evening[/name_f]
[name_f]Starlit[/name_f]
[name_u]Bay[/name_u]
[name_f]Coral[/name_f]
[name_u]Lyric[/name_u]
[name_u]Rivulet[/name_u]
[name_u]Prairie[/name_u]
[name_u]Bird[/name_u]

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My favorites:

Magnolia “[name_f]Nolie[/name_f]”
[name_f]Meadow[/name_f]
[name_f]Lavender[/name_f] “Lav”
[name_f]Maple[/name_f]
[name_u]Arrow[/name_u]
[name_u]Dove[/name_u]
[name_u]Fable[/name_u]
[name_f]Reverie[/name_f] “[name_f]Evi[/name_f]”
[name_u]Hero[/name_u]
[name_u]Starling[/name_u]
[name_f]Boheme[/name_f] “[name_u]Bo[/name_u]”
[name_u]Solstice[/name_u]
[name_u]Halcyon[/name_u]

Suggestion:
[name_f]Daffodil[/name_f]
[name_u]Temple[/name_u]
[name_f]Jubilee[/name_f]
[name_u]Azure[/name_u]
[name_f]Starlet[/name_f]
[name_f]Mabli[/name_f]
[name_u]Shiloh[/name_u]
[name_u]Journey[/name_u]
[name_f]Sapphire[/name_f]
[name_u]Ocean[/name_u] / [name_f]Oceana[/name_f]
Aurum
Cheramie
[name_f]Toba[/name_f]
Oaka / Oakah
[name_f]Sonnet[/name_f]
[name_f]Valley[/name_f]
[name_u]Cricket[/name_u]
[name_f]Shasta[/name_f]

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My favorites are [name_u]Winter[/name_u], [name_u]River[/name_u], [name_u]Phoenix[/name_u], [name_u]Indigo[/name_u] nn [name_u]Indie[/name_u], [name_u]Arrow[/name_u], [name_u]Storm[/name_u], [name_u]Onyx[/name_u], [name_u]Hero[/name_u], [name_u]Zen[/name_u], [name_u]Larkspur[/name_u], [name_u]Quill[/name_u], and [name_u]Peregrine[/name_u] though I like a lot of them on boys too.

Suggestions:
[name_f]Sakura[/name_f], [name_f]Cherry[/name_f], [name_f]Apple[/name_f], [name_f]Orchid[/name_f], [name_f]Lotus[/name_f], and [name_f]Petal[/name_f]?
[name_f]Azalea[/name_f], [name_f]Hortensia[/name_f], [name_f]Hydrangea[/name_f], Hibiscus, [name_u]Hyacinth[/name_u], Linaria, Lonicera, Lunaria, Saponaria, Torenia, Poinsetta, [name_f]Petunia[/name_f], [name_f]Violet[/name_f], Scaevola, Sororia (all flowers)
[name_f]Fern[/name_f], [name_f]Jasmine[/name_f], [name_f]Ambrosia[/name_f], [name_f]Hazel[/name_f], Lazdona
[name_f]Tundra[/name_f], Chaparral, Taiga, [name_f]Savannah[/name_f], [name_u]Prairie[/name_u]?
[name_f]Fawn[/name_f], [name_f]Swan[/name_f], [name_u]Firefly[/name_u]?
[name_f]Luna[/name_f]/Moon
[name_f]Sequoya[/name_f], [name_u]Juniper[/name_u], [name_u]Forest[/name_u]
[name_f]Emerald[/name_f], [name_f]Opal[/name_f], [name_f]Amethyst[/name_f]

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@rorawhale, I hadn’t considered [name_u]Starling[/name_u] until a couple days ago but it truly is an under-appreciated beauty! I love [name_u]Arbor[/name_u] (although I hesitate using it because I did live in [name_f]Ann[/name_f] [name_u]Arbor[/name_u] for 5 years haha), [name_u]Arden[/name_u] (too close to cousin’s name, unfortunately), [name_f]Xanthe[/name_f], and [name_f]Lumi[/name_f]!

@Elle1, isn’t [name_f]Maple[/name_f] sweet? It has the nature connection but sounds so similar to the classy [name_f]Mabel[/name_f]!

@Scater and @Gia.berry, I’m not sure if I’d be brave enough for some of these on my own, but I definitely would use them with the right spouse!

@Ameliaanwen, I love [name_f]Evening[/name_f] (on my mn list!), [name_f]Starlit[/name_f], [name_f]Coral[/name_f] (also too close to cousin’s name, unfortunately), and [name_u]Rivulet[/name_u]!

@bbmaybe, I love [name_u]Temple[/name_u] (probably too religious but definitely a GP), [name_u]Azure[/name_u] (on my mn list!), [name_f]Starlet[/name_f], [name_f]Mabli[/name_f], [name_u]Shiloh[/name_u], [name_u]Journey[/name_u] (mn list!), [name_u]Ocean[/name_u], Aurum, and [name_f]Sonnet[/name_f] (mn list!).

@KaiLun, I also have [name_u]River[/name_u], [name_u]Phoenix[/name_u], [name_u]Onyx[/name_u], [name_u]Zen[/name_u], [name_u]Quill[/name_u], and [name_u]Peregrine[/name_u] on my boys’ list! I’m loving [name_f]Orchid[/name_f] (on my mn list!), [name_f]Azalea[/name_f], [name_u]Hyacinth[/name_u], [name_f]Violet[/name_f], [name_f]Hazel[/name_f] (firmly on my list so I didn’t include it here!), [name_f]Tundra[/name_f] (drawing inspiration from that NB memes post :wink: ), [name_u]Firefly[/name_u] (mn list!), [name_u]Forest[/name_u], and [name_f]Emerald[/name_f]!

@SparkleNinja18 - I have roots in [name_m]Vermont[/name_m], so perhaps that’s why I see the “benefit” per se, of choosing [name_f]Maple[/name_f] over [name_f]Mabel[/name_f] :blush:

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I really like [name_f]Boheme[/name_f] and [name_u]Larkspur[/name_u]. I think they would be fab middle names.

Sage, [name_u]Phoenix[/name_u] & [name_u]River[/name_u] have been growing on me as first names. It’s time for [name_u]Phoenix[/name_u] & [name_u]River[/name_u] to be girl names.

I far prefer [name_f]India[/name_f] to [name_u]Indie[/name_u]. [name_u]Indigo[/name_u] reminds me of the [name_u]Indigo[/name_u] children which is carries a huge weight of esoteric meaning.

Fable was one of my favorite names years ago. It’s so spritely and fairy like.
I also loved [name_m]Cable[/name_m] for a boy.

I like the idea of using [name_u]Valor[/name_u] & [name_u]Hero[/name_u] for girls. They’re much more empowering compared to [name_f]Hope[/name_f] & [name_f]Temperance[/name_f].

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Haha, I actually already had [name_f]Tundra[/name_f], [name_u]Forest[/name_u], [name_u]Prairie[/name_u], [name_u]Rain[/name_u], and Alpine on my list but Chaparral and Taiga were from that memes post :smile:

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@elfffff, I have a separate list for middle names as well, and [name_u]Larkspur[/name_u] is one of the ones that makes both lists! Unfortunately, I tend to find that [name_f]Boheme[/name_f] dies in the middle and doesn’t nearly shine as much as it does as a first name.

As much as I love [name_u]Indie[/name_u] and [name_u]Indigo[/name_u], I’ve never actually liked [name_f]India[/name_f]. I also don’t think it’s usable for me as someone who is white with no connection to [name_f]India[/name_f]. I’ve never heard of [name_u]Indigo[/name_u] children so that doesn’t bother me.

I also adore those heroic names like [name_u]Hero[/name_u] and [name_u]Valor[/name_u] for girls! I imagine my daughters being the fairytale princess who puts on the armor and slays the patriarchy in the night haha!

omg, [name_f]Savvy[/name_f] is so cute! Also loving [name_u]Sorrel[/name_u] :heart:

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Haha, I think I chose relatively few of the names until I got to the “unheard of” category and chose almost all of them…

I love [name_f]Aster[/name_f], [name_f]Mauve[/name_f], [name_u]Sorrel[/name_u], and [name_u]Halcyon[/name_u] in particular.

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I’m kind of shocked that [name_u]Poet[/name_u] was only given to less than 10 girls! I would have figured there were much more.

My favorite is probably [name_u]Winter[/name_u], followed by [name_u]Poet[/name_u], [name_f]Reverie[/name_f], [name_u]Sage[/name_u], [name_u]River[/name_u], [name_u]Scout[/name_u], and [name_u]Indigo[/name_u]. I love [name_u]Atlas[/name_u], too, but for a boy.

Some others I like that weren’t in the polls are [name_u]Snow[/name_u], [name_u]Fox[/name_u], [name_u]Rain[/name_u]/Reign, [name_u]Lake[/name_u], [name_u]Vale[/name_u], [name_u]Lark[/name_u], and [name_u]Bay[/name_u].

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@blaise11, I adore [name_f]Savvy[/name_f] as well! I’m not a fan of [name_f]Savannah[/name_f] (not a bad name, just grew up with soooooooo many) but I saw [name_f]Savvy[/name_f] suggested as a sort of “new age virtue name” and fell in love.

@hyacinthbucket, haha that’s okay! I probably wouldn’t expect any different from you, given the names I’ve seen on your threads!

@ChloEmChar, yup [name_u]Poet[/name_u] was given to only 9 girls in 2018! [name_f]Poetry[/name_f] was given to slightly more, at 11. [name_u]Atlas[/name_u] is also on my boy name list so I love it for either! [name_u]Snow[/name_u] is on my middle names list.

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I voted for [name_u]Willow[/name_u], [name_f]Magnolia[/name_f], [name_u]Sage[/name_u], [name_u]Ember[/name_u], [name_u]Phoenix[/name_u], [name_u]Ivory[/name_u], [name_u]Indigo[/name_u], [name_u]Indie[/name_u], [name_f]Aura[/name_f], [name_u]Arrow[/name_u], [name_u]Sterling[/name_u], [name_u]Story[/name_u], [name_u]Echo[/name_u], [name_u]Lux[/name_u], [name_u]Storm[/name_u], [name_u]Onyx[/name_u], [name_u]Dove[/name_u], [name_u]Fable[/name_u], [name_u]Hero[/name_u], [name_f]Nyx[/name_f], [name_f]Marvel[/name_f], [name_u]Peregrine[/name_u], [name_u]Valor[/name_u], [name_u]Zen[/name_u], [name_f]Savvy[/name_f], Summit, [name_u]Sorrel[/name_u], [name_u]Solstice[/name_u], [name_f]Saga[/name_f] and [name_u]Novel[/name_u].

My absolute favorite is [name_f]Marvel[/name_f]!! I absolutely love that name and I’m not complaining about the comic and movie association as I love that kinda stuff. [name_f]My[/name_f] runner ups are [name_u]Dove[/name_u], [name_u]Echo[/name_u], [name_u]Hero[/name_u], [name_f]Nyx[/name_f], [name_u]Lux[/name_u], and [name_u]Storm[/name_u]. You have an amazing list!

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This is exactly how I feel about [name_f]Marvel[/name_f]! It has such a beautiful sound and connotation, and I’m also a fan of the movies (not really a comics person but I don’t mind the association there either). Thank you!

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my votes went to:
[name_f]Magnolia[/name_f]
[name_u]Sage[/name_u]
[name_u]Scout[/name_u]
[name_f]Meadow[/name_f]
[name_u]Phoenix[/name_u]
[name_f]Lavender[/name_f]
[name_u]Indigo[/name_u]
[name_u]Indie[/name_u]
[name_f]Maple[/name_f]
[name_f]Aura[/name_f]
[name_u]Navy[/name_u]
[name_u]Story[/name_u]
[name_u]Echo[/name_u]
[name_u]Harbor[/name_u]
[name_u]Fable[/name_u]
[name_f]Aster[/name_f]
[name_f]Marvel[/name_f]
[name_u]Valor[/name_u]
[name_u]Zen[/name_u]
[name_f]Savvy[/name_f]
[name_u]Poet[/name_u]
[name_u]Starling[/name_u]
[name_f]Boheme[/name_f]
[name_f]Saga[/name_f]
[name_u]Solstice[/name_u]
[name_u]Novel[/name_u]

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