Nature Boy Name Help?!

Hello all! I’m not expecting yet, although I do have baby on the brain, which is why I’m here!

Hubs and I are really struggling to find a boys name. We have two daughters [name_u]Juniper[/name_u] and [name_f]Rosemary[/name_f]. We already know that if we have another girl she will either be [name_f]Althea[/name_f], [name_f]Magnolia[/name_f], or [name_f]Olive[/name_f].

The boys names is where things get tricky for us. We want to keep the nature theme going. We want a boys name that will fit in nicely with our girls but we have some caveats:

•We don’t want any names that end in -er (we have many cousins with -er names, [name_u]Juniper[/name_u], [name_u]Skyler[/name_u], [name_u]Hunter[/name_u], [name_u]Harper[/name_u]…etc
•We currently call [name_u]Juniper[/name_u], [name_f]Junie[/name_f] and [name_f]Rosemary[/name_f], [name_f]Rosie[/name_f] and it would be an added bonus if the name fit in with this nickname scheme.
•I am from the [name_m]Pacific[/name_m] Northwest and would love a name that reflects that. I love names like [name_u]Zephyr[/name_u] and [name_m]Rainier[/name_m], but again they end in that -er sound.

Thank you!

Oh nature names are the best! I love [name_u]Juniper[/name_u] and [name_f]Rosemary[/name_f]. :heart_eyes:

[name_m]How[/name_m] about:

[name_m]Sylvan[/name_m]/[name_m]Silvan[/name_m]/[name_m]Silas[/name_m] nn [name_u]Si[/name_u] (means ‘forest’ but also references Mount [name_u]Si[/name_u])
[name_u]Oberon[/name_u]/[name_u]Auberon[/name_u] nn [name_m]Obie[/name_m]?
[name_u]Cypress[/name_u] (nn [name_m]Cy[/name_m]? Reminds me of Mount [name_u]Si[/name_u])
[name_m]Olympus[/name_m]/[name_m]Olympio[/name_m] nn [name_u]Ollie[/name_u]?
Hemlock nn [name_f]Lockie[/name_f]? (official [name_m]Washington[/name_m] state tree)

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[name_f]Welcome[/name_f] to nameberry @HumbleHippieMom!
[name_u]Juniper[/name_u], [name_f]Rosemary[/name_f] and…
[name_u]August[/name_u] ([name_u]Gus[/name_u] or [name_m]Auggie[/name_m])
[name_m]Linus[/name_m] (‘[name_f]Linny[/name_f]’)
[name_m]Casper[/name_m] (‘[name_m]Cas[/name_m]’)
[name_u]Lincoln[/name_u] (‘[name_m]Link[/name_m]’)
[name_m]Finnian[/name_m]/[name_u]Finnley[/name_u] ([name_u]Finn[/name_u])
[name_m]Leonidas[/name_m] ([name_m]Leo[/name_m])
[name_m]Hugo[/name_m] (‘Huggy’)
[name_m]Fitzgerald[/name_m] ([name_m]Fitz[/name_m])
[name_u]Rowan[/name_u] (‘Row’)

[name_f]Welcome[/name_f] to Nameberrt, @HumbleHippieMom!

[name_u]Juniper[/name_u] and [name_f]Rosemary[/name_f] are so sweet and nature names are fun!

I apologize for any repeats…

[name_f]Hope[/name_f] you find something you love!

Too bad about no -er endings! [name_u]Cedar[/name_u] and [name_u]Harbor[/name_u] are other PNW-reminiscent names.

I love the suggestions of [name_m]Atlas[/name_m], [name_u]Cypress[/name_u], [name_u]Everest[/name_u], [name_m]Hawthorn[/name_m], [name_u]Peregrine[/name_u] and [name_m]Sylvan[/name_m].

A couple of ideas that haven’t been mentioned yet:

[name_u]Douglas[/name_u] (as in the fir)

Also [name_m]Pacific[/name_m] Northwest girl! Loads of Junipers up here! [name_u]Love[/name_u] zephyr! I want to second [name_m]Huckleberry[/name_m] nn [name_m]Huck[/name_m] and hawthorn nn hawk and sparrow nn [name_f]Roe[/name_f].

[name_u]Juniper[/name_u] ‘[name_f]Junie[/name_f]’ and [name_f]Rosemary[/name_f] ‘[name_f]Rosie[/name_f]’ are so sweet. I also adore [name_f]Olive[/name_f], and [name_f]Magnolia[/name_f] is really lovely too. A lot of great names have been suggested but I wanted to throw [name_m]Caspian[/name_m] ‘[name_m]Cas[/name_m]’/‘[name_m]Kip[/name_m]’ into the mix ([name_m]Caspian[/name_m] [name_u]Sea[/name_u]). And I love the previous suggestions of [name_u]August[/name_u], [name_m]Atlas[/name_m] and [name_m]Hawthorne[/name_m]; [name_u]Orion[/name_u], [name_u]Fox[/name_u] and [name_m]Jasper[/name_m] would be cool too.

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[name_u]Juniper[/name_u] ‘[name_f]Junie[/name_f]’ and [name_f]Rosemary[/name_f] ‘[name_f]Rosie[/name_f]’ are lovely names!
Previous poster already did a lot of great suggestions, but here are some more ideas:

[name_u]Ash[/name_u] ‘Ashie’
[name_m]Basil[/name_m] ‘Bassie’
[name_m]Bear[/name_m] ‘Bearie’
[name_u]Birch[/name_u] ‘Birchie’
[name_u]Elm[/name_u] ‘Elmie’
[name_u]Falcon[/name_u] ‘Falcie’
[name_u]Fennel[/name_u] ‘Fennie’
[name_m]Filbert[/name_m] ‘Fillie’
[name_m]Harris[/name_m] ‘[name_f]Harrie[/name_f]’
[name_u]Heron[/name_u] ‘Herie’
[name_u]Jay[/name_u] ‘Jayie’
[name_u]Kit[/name_u] ‘[name_f]Kittie[/name_f]’
[name_m]Lewis[/name_m] ‘[name_m]Lewie[/name_m]’
[name_m]Martin[/name_m] ‘[name_f]Martie[/name_f]’
[name_m]Merlin[/name_m] ‘[name_f]Merrie[/name_f]’
[name_m]Newt[/name_m] ‘Newtie’
[name_u]Peregrine[/name_u] ‘[name_f]Perrie[/name_f]’
[name_u]Raven[/name_u] ‘Ravie’
[name_u]Robin[/name_u] ‘[name_u]Robbie[/name_u]’
[name_u]Sage[/name_u] ‘Sagie’
[name_u]Thyme[/name_u] ‘Thymie’
[name_m]Vireo[/name_m] ‘Virie’
[name_u]Willow[/name_u] ‘[name_u]Willie[/name_u]’
[name_u]Wolf[/name_u] ‘Wolfie’

Oh this list makes my heart soar!!

I love [name_m]Huckleberry[/name_m] with nn [name_m]Huck[/name_m], but hubby is not so enthusiastic :joy:

[name_u]Auberon[/name_u] has a really nice ring to it. I don’t think I’d ever seen it spelled like this, but I love it.

[name_m]Olympus[/name_m] with [name_u]Ollie[/name_u] is also a new one but I actually love it!

Hemlock is on our list as I love the PNW roots, but I can’t get over the fact that it’s a poisonous plant.

Thanks so much for these! I love coming across new names that excite me!!

Thanks for this!

We love [name_u]August[/name_u] with the nn [name_u]Gus[/name_u] or [name_m]Auggie[/name_m], but we sometimes call [name_u]Juniper[/name_u] [name_u]June[/name_u] and don’t really want a month pattern.

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[name_m]How[/name_m] about…
[name_u]Kestrel[/name_u] (nn Kes)
[name_u]Corbin[/name_u] (type of bird)
[name_u]Robin[/name_u] (nn [name_u]Robbie[/name_u] or [name_m]Rob[/name_m])
[name_f]Hope[/name_f] these help! :relaxed:

Hello! Thanks for your suggestions!!

I really like [name_m]Hawthorne[/name_m]! It’s got a nice ring to it.

I also love [name_u]Linden[/name_u], but hubby vetoed because he can only think of [name_u]Lynden[/name_u] B. [name_m]Johnson[/name_m] :woman_shrugging: :joy:

Hey there! Given that our final list of baby girl names are almost identical ([name_f]Magnolia[/name_f], [name_u]Juniper[/name_u], and [name_f]Marigold[/name_f] - in that order), I’d like to weigh in on boys!

[name_u]Atwood[/name_u]/[name_m]Elwood[/name_m] NN [name_f]Attie[/name_f] or [name_m]Woody[/name_m]

-this has a special place in my heart since there is a serene lake in [name_u]Indiana[/name_u] called [name_u]Atwood[/name_u]. Also literary references for [name_f]Margaret[/name_f] [name_u]Atwood[/name_u] and [name_u]Gene[/name_u] Stratton-[name_u]Porter[/name_u].

[name_m]Montgomery[/name_m] - cute reference to the mountains NN [name_m]Monty[/name_m]

[name_m]Beaumont[/name_m] - more formal but also wearable! “Beautiful mountain” conjures such a great nature image.

[name_m]Beckett[/name_m] - This has the most precious nature meaning: bee hive, little brook or bee cottage

I’m also a fan of the popular [name_m]Silas[/name_m]!

[name_m]Hi[/name_m] there.

[name_f]Junie[/name_f] & [name_f]Rosie[/name_f] are adorable!

[name_m]How[/name_m] about…

[name_u]Arrow[/name_u]-is that nature? I think it could be. :).






[name_f]Hope[/name_f] this helps. :slight_smile:

Hello, oh my, I love these names!!

[name_m]Beaumont[/name_m] pleasantly surprised me! I’ve considered [name_m]Vermont[/name_m] with the nn “[name_m]Monty[/name_m]”, as it means “green mountain” but we live in MA and think it might be a little too “out there” [name_m]Beaumont[/name_m] is a really lovely alternative and I even love [name_u]Beau[/name_u]!!

[name_m]Beckett[/name_m] is another that really surprised me! I love [name_u]Everett[/name_u] but hubby is not a huge fan as it is not super “naturey”. [name_m]Beckett[/name_m] is a great alternative though! [name_f]My[/name_f] moms name is [name_f]Melissa[/name_f] (which means honey bee) so it would be a beautiful way to honor her.

Thanks so much! You’ve expanded our rather short names list!


Another northwesterner here! For a more urban NW nature name I’ve always liked [name_u]Elliott[/name_u], as in [name_u]Elliott[/name_u] [name_u]Bay[/name_u]. [name_u]Douglas[/name_u] (like the tree) would be cute, and Douggie would be so cute next to the sweet [name_f]Rosie[/name_f] and [name_f]Junie[/name_f].

Your girls have lovely names! And you have some wonderful suggestions already.

I’m sorry for repeats

[name_u]Juniper[/name_u], [name_f]Rosemary[/name_f], & ______:

[name_f]Kodiak[/name_f] “[name_u]Kodi[/name_u]”
[name_u]Aspen[/name_u] “[name_u]Penn[/name_u]” “[name_u]Asa[/name_u]”
[name_u]Barrett[/name_u] “[name_m]Bear[/name_m]”
[name_u]Montana[/name_u] “[name_m]Monty[/name_m]”
[name_u]Denali[/name_u] “[name_u]Denny[/name_u]”
[name_f]Alaska[/name_f] “[name_u]Asa[/name_u]”

Sorry for any repeats…

[name_u]Juniper[/name_u], [name_f]Rosemary[/name_f] and…



[name_m]Woodrow[/name_m] (nn [name_m]Woody[/name_m])
[name_m]Talon[/name_m] (nn [name_u]Tally[/name_u])
[name_m]Hawthorne[/name_m] (nn [name_m]Hawk[/name_m], [name_m]Thor[/name_m])
[name_m]Clayton[/name_m] (nn [name_m]Clay[/name_m])

[name_u]Rowan[/name_u] was my first idea. You could go for [name_u]Rory[/name_u] as a cuter nn (although [name_f]Rosie[/name_f] and [name_u]Rory[/name_u] might not be the best?). What about:

[name_u]Cedar[/name_u] (probably not because of the -r but I like that it’s -ar instead of -er)

Good luck!