This post is just purely for fun. I wanted to talk about unusual florwer names. Names that we don’t see used, or rarely used, but that could definitely have some naming appeal.
Some of these may be best suited to a guiltly pleasure list, some you might feel comfortable using as a middle name, and maybe, just maybe some of these have first name potential.
I’ll be doing a list for flower names for boys too but it will take a little longer to put together.
Going in alphabetical order these are the names I’ve compiled
Alyssum- for sweet alyssum. A floral alternative to [name_f]Alyssa[/name_f].
[name_f]Anemone[/name_f]- this one is already in the database but is very underused.
[name_f]Artemisia[/name_f]- I’ve included this one because many don’t know that this is a flower!
Aubrieta- one of the easiest to wear of the names I’m listing and I’m surprised we don’t see it more.
[name_f]Calendula[/name_f]- possibly a bit too much of a mouthful for a first name but could make for an interesting middle.
[name_f]Clary[/name_f]- for clary sage, I could even see someone use [name_f]Clary[/name_f] [name_u]Sage[/name_u] in total as a double barrel or as a first and middle.
[name_f]Daffodil[/name_f]- this is another one already in the database but it is supremely underrated.
[name_f]Gardenia[/name_f]- equal parts clunky and frilly, gardenias are gorgeous and among the top of the list for fragrant flower choices in the garden.
Hepatica- I think this is a workable alternative to [name_f]Patricia[/name_f] for those that like the vintage nickname [name_f]Patty[/name_f]/ [name_f]Pattie[/name_f].
[name_f]Malva[/name_f]- reminiscent of names like [name_f]Alma[/name_f] and [name_f]Melba[/name_f].
[name_f]Marguerite[/name_f]- also a linguistic variant of [name_f]Margaret[/name_f], marguerites are a vibrant daisy-like flower. I’ve certainly seen this in the forums but usually as a middle name consideration and even then, it seems to get very little attention.
Mirabilis- a little bit [name_f]Mirabel[/name_f], a little bit [name_f]Amaryllis[/name_f], this name for a vibrant Peruvian flower that means, “wonderful” could make a very striking middle.
[name_f]Pearly[/name_f]- for pearly everlasting flowers.
Sanvitalia- very frilly but doesn’t feel princessy and has a lot of nn potential.
[name_u]Senna[/name_u]- wild senna is a gorgeous, bright flower that is popular with hummingbirds and bees.
Thunbergia- probably a guilty pleasure in just about all cases, but I wonder if there’s someone out there just waiting to fall in love with this strong choice.
Torenia- a gorgeous flower that can get to nickname [name_f]Tori[/name_f] if [name_f]Victoria[/name_f] isn’t your speed.
[name_f]Tulip[/name_f]- often thought of as too cutesy but has received a little more attention in recent years.
[name_f]Verbena[/name_f]- this one is of course already in the database, but is sorely overlooked.
[name_f]Virginia[/name_f] [name_f]Bluebell[/name_f]- as a combo, denoting a very specific trumpet/horn shaped variety of bluebell. A lovely nature name choice for someone who is maybe looking to have a familiar or classic first name but is bored with [name_f]Rose[/name_f], [name_f]Lily[/name_f], [name_f]Violet[/name_f], and [name_f]Iris[/name_f].
[name_u]Yarrow[/name_u]- one I recommend from time to time. I honestly hope it starts seeing more use.
What are some obscure flower names that you can think of? What ones do you find wearable, which ones are strictly guilty pleasures?
I would love to expand this list further.