Thank you [name]Elea[/name] & Twinkle
My mind first read it as mor-[name]RAY[/name]-uh but I suppose it depends on which pronunciation you like best.
After much more digging here is what I found the word/name to mean -
“The name Moraea was originally [name]Morea[/name], given by [name]Philip[/name] [name]Miller[/name] to honour [name]Robert[/name] More of Shropshire, but Linnaeus altered it to Moraea. His wife’s name was [name]Sara[/name] [name]Elizabeth[/name] Moraea and her father, Dr [name]Johan[/name] Moraeus.”
Millier and Linnaeus where both botanist.
I also found on this site that the name [name]Morae[/name] is a variation of [name]Mora[/name] - Spanish and means “blueberry”.
I still like Moraea as a middle name. [name]Ruby[/name] Moraea, sounds nice to me.
Does anyone not like this as a name? What are your opinions?
Here are some pictures of types of Moraea. There are so many different colors and all are so beautiful.
Moraea villosa “Peacock Moraea”
Moraea villosa ‘[name]Zoe[/name]’