Nature & Whimsy Middles

[name_m]Hi[/name_m] All! Today is my due date but I have a feeling little [name_f]Cricket[/name_f] isn’t ready to make her grand entrance for a few more days.

Not much has changed since my Name [name_u]Sage[/name_u] post. Our two front-runners are still [name_f]Adia[/name_f] and [name_f]Elowen[/name_f]. DH, it turns out, also likes Tetra and Austra. I think the former is more usable than the latter.

As for middles, it turns out he is really into nature ones. He likes Firefly, [name_f]Arbor[/name_f], Meadowlark, [name_f]Spring[/name_f], Wildflower, [name_f]Lilac[/name_f], [name_f]Sparrow[/name_f], [name_f]Opal[/name_f]…

What are some other middles that fall into the above category that would sound good with [name_f]Adia[/name_f] and [name_f]Elowen[/name_f]? I really like whimsical names as well, so feel free to share some of those.

Thanks so much for your help! Can’t wait to share what we finally decide on once we meet her (hopefully this week!).

[name_f]Elowen[/name_f] [name_f]Opal[/name_f]
[name_f]Elowen[/name_f] [name_f]Arbor[/name_f]
[name_f]Elowen[/name_f] [name_f]Lilac[/name_f]
[name_f]Elowen[/name_f] [name_f]Topaz[/name_f]
[name_f]Elowen[/name_f] [name_f]Azura[/name_f]
[name_f]Elowen[/name_f] [name_f]Aurora[/name_f]
[name_f]Elowen[/name_f] [name_f]Wisteria[/name_f]
[name_f]Elowen[/name_f] [name_f]Tigerlily[/name_f]
[name_f]Elowen[/name_f] Daylily
[name_f]Elowen[/name_f] Arolilja (lily of the steppes)
[name_f]Elowen[/name_f] [name_f]Cerelia[/name_f]
[name_f]Elowen[/name_f] [name_u]Harbor[/name_u]
[name_f]Elowen[/name_f] Libellule (dragonfly)
[name_f]Elowen[/name_f] [name_f]Araluen[/name_f] (place of the water lily)
[name_f]Elowen[/name_f] Hollyhock
[name_f]Elowen[/name_f] [name_f]Primrose[/name_f]
[name_f]Elowen[/name_f] Figaro
[name_f]Elowen[/name_f] [name_f]Cambria[/name_f]
[name_f]Elowen[/name_f] [name_f]Camellia[/name_f]
[name_f]Elowen[/name_f] Rosebud

I like the PPs suggestions, plus these:

[name_f]Elowen[/name_f] /[name_f]Adia[/name_f] [name_f]Bryony[/name_f]
[name_f]Elowen[/name_f]/[name_f]Adia[/name_f] [name_f]Briar[/name_f]

I love [name_f]Elowen[/name_f] by the way! Congrats

I love [name_f]Adia[/name_f] [name_f]Soleil[/name_f] (so-[name_m]LAY[/name_m] means sun).

I’m partial to the softer, gentler [name_f]Elowen[/name_f], but both choices are lovely. :slight_smile: Tetra reminds me of tetris; instead of Austra, what about Ostara? Ostara/Oestara is related to [name_f]Easter[/name_f] and fitting for a spring baby.

[name_f]Elowen[/name_f] [name_f]Aster[/name_f] or [name_f]Elowen[/name_f] [name_f]Astraea[/name_f] or [name_f]Elowen[/name_f] Adastra (Latin ad astra = to the stars)
[name_f]Elowen[/name_f] [name_f]Buttercup[/name_f]
[name_f]Elowen[/name_f] Centaury
[name_f]Elowen[/name_f] [name_f]Daffodil[/name_f]
[name_f]Elowen[/name_f] Dittany
[name_f]Elowen[/name_f] [name_u]Dove[/name_u]
[name_f]Elowen[/name_f] Hyssop
[name_f]Elowen[/name_f] Ostara (too much O?)
[name_f]Elowen[/name_f] [name_u]Prairie[/name_u]
[name_f]Elowen[/name_f] [name_f]Primrose[/name_f] (I like [name_f]Primrose[/name_f] for early spring babes)
[name_f]Elowen[/name_f] Starbloom (common name for Spigelia marilandica)
[name_f]Elowen[/name_f] [name_f]Sunniva[/name_f] or [name_f]Elowen[/name_f] [name_f]Sunshine[/name_f]
[name_f]Elowen[/name_f] Sweetbrier
[name_f]Elowen[/name_f] Sweetpea

[name_f]Adia[/name_f] [name_f]Blossom[/name_f]
[name_f]Adia[/name_f] [name_f]Bluebell[/name_f]
[name_f]Adia[/name_f] Celandine
[name_f]Adia[/name_f] Cleome
[name_f]Adia[/name_f] [name_f]Cricket[/name_f]
[name_f]Adia[/name_f] Dandelion
[name_f]Adia[/name_f] [name_f]Honey[/name_f] or [name_f]Adia[/name_f] Honeysuckle
[name_f]Adia[/name_f] Larkspur
[name_f]Adia[/name_f] [name_f]Lavender[/name_f]
[name_f]Adia[/name_f] [name_f]Marigold[/name_f]
[name_f]Adia[/name_f] Meadowsweet
[name_f]Adia[/name_f] Meriwether
[name_f]Adia[/name_f] Moonbeam
[name_f]Adia[/name_f] Nightingale
[name_f]Adia[/name_f] [name_f]Plum[/name_f]
[name_f]Adia[/name_f] Rosebay
[name_f]Adia[/name_f] [name_f]Snowdrop[/name_f]
[name_f]Adia[/name_f] Vervain (English form of [name_f]Verbena[/name_f], a healing herb)

[name_f]Adia[/name_f] is a bit easier to pair names with, partly because [name_f]Elowen[/name_f] is already a nature name (elm) so a tree-related middle like [name_f]Elowen[/name_f] [name_f]Arbor[/name_f] or [name_f]Elowen[/name_f] [name_f]Hazel[/name_f] seems repetitive. Good luck!

Beautiful name choices!

Middle ideas for [name_f]Elowen[/name_f] -

[name_f]Elowen[/name_f] [name_f]Emerald[/name_f]
[name_f]Elowen[/name_f] [name_f]Marina[/name_f]
[name_f]Elowen[/name_f] [name_f]Ivy[/name_f]
[name_f]Elowen[/name_f] [name_f]Poppy[/name_f]
[name_f]Elowen[/name_f] [name_f]Petunia[/name_f]
[name_f]Elowen[/name_f] [name_u]Dove[/name_u]
[name_f]Elowen[/name_f] [name_f]Audra[/name_f] (means ‘storm’)
[name_f]Elowen[/name_f] [name_f]Meadow[/name_f]
[name_f]Elowen[/name_f] [name_f]Coral[/name_f]
[name_f]Elowen[/name_f] [name_f]Valley[/name_f]
[name_f]Elowen[/name_f] [name_f]Primrose[/name_f]
[name_f]Elowen[/name_f] [name_f]Maple[/name_f]
[name_f]Elowen[/name_f] [name_f]Lotus[/name_f]

Middles for [name_f]Adia[/name_f] -

[name_f]Adia[/name_f] [name_f]Jade[/name_f]
[name_f]Adia[/name_f] [name_u]Everest[/name_u]
[name_f]Adia[/name_f] Palm
[name_f]Adia[/name_f] [name_f]Violet[/name_f]
[name_f]Adia[/name_f] Callalily
[name_f]Adia[/name_f] [name_f]Hazel[/name_f]
[name_f]Adia[/name_f] [name_f]Breeze[/name_f]
[name_f]Adia[/name_f] [name_u]Canyon[/name_u]
[name_f]Adia[/name_f] Bloom
[name_f]Adia[/name_f] Twine
[name_f]Adia[/name_f] Wind
[name_f]Adia[/name_f] [name_f]Gem[/name_f]
[name_f]Adia[/name_f] Wind

And of course many of these can intertwine! For example, [name_f]Breeze[/name_f] with [name_f]Elowen[/name_f] or [name_f]Valley[/name_f] with [name_f]Adia[/name_f]. I personally just love the name [name_f]Elowen[/name_f], but both choices are gorgeous! [name_f]Hope[/name_f] I helped Xx

[name_f]Reverie[/name_f], whisper and evening are on our list for whimsy middles, that I don’t believe are mentioned already.
Best of luck with choosing her name!

Thank you all so much for the great suggestions! I really appreciate y’all taking the time to help us with names.

@yuma- [name_f]Elowen[/name_f] [name_f]Primrose[/name_f] is stunning. [name_f]Elowen[/name_f] Rosebud is also amazing! My middle name is [name_f]Rose[/name_f] so I like that connection :smiley:

@ziggy2112- [name_f]Bryony[/name_f] and [name_f]Briar[/name_f] are both lovely. [name_f]Adia[/name_f] [name_f]Briar[/name_f] has such a charming feeling to it.

@whitegardenia- I [name_f]ADORE[/name_f] [name_f]Soleil[/name_f]! Unfortunately, DH has rejected it. Ugh.

@tanaquil- You are spot on with [name_f]Aster[/name_f] (Larkspur, too). We are saving [name_f]Aster[/name_f] for a future boy. I also really like [name_f]Elowen[/name_f] [name_u]Prairie[/name_u]. It has such a sweet image. I really enjoy [name_u]Prairie[/name_u], Dandelion, [name_f]Plum[/name_f], and Moonbeam!

@violet89- You picked some fantastic middles! I adore [name_f]Poppy[/name_f], [name_f]Valley[/name_f], and [name_f]Maple[/name_f]. [name_u]Canyon[/name_u], Bloom, and Wind are so original. [name_f]Elowen[/name_f] is my favorite too, but [name_f]Adia[/name_f] is DH’s… We’ll see what we decide on ;D

@troublewithsully- Ohmygosh [name_f]Whisper[/name_f] is so cool! I have [name_f]Reverie[/name_f] tucked away and [name_f]Evening[/name_f] has such a peaceful quality to it.

Thanks again! You all are so amazing.

I love [name_f]Elowen[/name_f] and some of the above suggestions are beautiful. I particularly love:

[name_f]Elowen[/name_f] [name_f]Bryony[/name_f] ([name_f]Briony[/name_f])
[name_f]Elowen[/name_f] [name_f]Tigerlily[/name_f]
[name_f]Elowen[/name_f] Wildflower

Many stunning combos have already been mentioned. But I love [name_f]Elowen[/name_f] Thistle.

@dingleberry- I agree that [name_f]Elowen[/name_f] Wildflower is particularly lovely. Unfortunately, with a last name starting with “W” I fear it’s too much of a mouthful…

@medfordkung- Thistle!!! That is an entirely new one to me. It’s so unique and fun to say. And I love how it gives the soft [name_f]Elowen[/name_f] a spunkiness around the edges. I actually kind of like our native [name_u]Texas[/name_u] thistle, because of it’s beautiful purple color.

Thank you both for chiming in!

I don’t know if your still looking for more ideas… you have got so so many amazing suggestions! But I happen to absolutely adore names like this, and collect them so I couldn’t help but chime in too :slight_smile:

[name_f]Elowen[/name_f] [name_f]Aphrodite[/name_f]
[name_f]Elowen[/name_f] [name_u]Blue[/name_u]
[name_f]Elowen[/name_f] [name_u]Bright[/name_u]
[name_f]Elowen[/name_f] [name_f]Divine[/name_f]
[name_f]Elowen[/name_f] [name_u]Fable[/name_u]
[name_f]Elowen[/name_f] [name_f]Happy[/name_f]
[name_f]Elowen[/name_f] [name_f]Astoria[/name_f]
[name_f]Elowen[/name_f] [name_u]Rue[/name_u]
[name_f]Elowen[/name_f] [name_u]Sequoia[/name_u]
[name_f]Elowen[/name_f] Shenandoah
[name_f]Elowen[/name_f] [name_f]Amidala[/name_f]
[name_f]Elowen[/name_f] [name_f]Ambrosia[/name_f]
[name_f]Elowen[/name_f] [name_f]Gwyneira[/name_f]
[name_f]Elowen[/name_f] Hespera
[name_f]Elowen[/name_f] [name_f]Morgana[/name_f]
[name_f]Elowen[/name_f] [name_f]Blossom[/name_f]
[name_f]Elowen[/name_f] [name_f]Tulip[/name_f]
[name_f]Elowen[/name_f] [name_f]Starling[/name_f]
[name_f]Elowen[/name_f] [name_f]Luneth[/name_f]
[name_f]Elowen[/name_f] [name_f]Amadea[/name_f]
[name_f]Elowen[/name_f] [name_f]Pandora[/name_f]

[name_f]Adia[/name_f] [name_f]Boheme[/name_f]
[name_f]Adia[/name_f] [name_u]Cedar[/name_u]
[name_f]Adia[/name_f] [name_u]Dream[/name_u]
[name_f]Adia[/name_f] [name_f]Endellion[/name_f]
[name_f]Adia[/name_f] [name_f]Glimmer[/name_f]
[name_f]Adia[/name_f] [name_u]Golden[/name_u]
[name_f]Adia[/name_f] [name_u]Story[/name_u]
[name_f]Adia[/name_f] [name_u]Willoughby[/name_u]
[name_f]Adia[/name_f] [name_u]Lyric[/name_u]
[name_f]Adia[/name_f] [name_f]Magi[/name_f]
[name_f]Adia[/name_f] [name_f]Moon[/name_f]
[name_f]Adia[/name_f] [name_m]Seraphim[/name_m]
[name_f]Adia[/name_f] [name_f]Cassiane[/name_f]
[name_f]Adia[/name_f] [name_f]Ismene[/name_f]
[name_f]Adia[/name_f] [name_f]Pomeline[/name_f]
[name_f]Adia[/name_f] [name_f]Zephyrine[/name_f]
[name_f]Adia[/name_f] [name_f]Indie[/name_f]
[name_f]Adia[/name_f] [name_f]Ottoline[/name_f]
[name_f]Adia[/name_f] [name_f]Nimue[/name_f]
[name_f]Adia[/name_f] Lumen
[name_f]Adia[/name_f] [name_f]Fawn[/name_f]
[name_f]Adia[/name_f] [name_f]Kismet[/name_f]
[name_f]Adia[/name_f] Lullaby
[name_f]Adia[/name_f] [name_f]Olwen[/name_f]

I’m afraid I could go on too long, so I will stop! I tried not to repeat any previous suggestions, but I have the feeling I probably did get a few that have been mentioned already… I didn’t stick with word/nature names only, but I ventured in to what I’d classify as Whimsical territory:). I really love the sound and look of [name_f]Adia[/name_f]! I’m pronouncing it Ay dee ah, but is that correct?
All the best!

[name_u]Love[/name_u] your style! I’m partial to whimsical middles too!

[name_f]Starling[/name_f]
Nightingale
[name_u]Fable[/name_u]
[name_f]Soleil[/name_f]
[name_u]Ember[/name_u]
[name_f]Peaches[/name_f]
[name_f]Pixie[/name_f]
[name_f]Poem[/name_f]
[name_f]Solstice[/name_f]
[name_f]Fawn[/name_f]
Dusk
[name_f]Tigerlily[/name_f]
[name_f]Whisper[/name_f]
Thistle
[name_f]Thisbe[/name_f]
Wildrose
[name_u]River[/name_u]
[name_f]Whimsy[/name_f]
[name_f]Winsome[/name_f]
[name_u]Wren[/name_u]
[name_f]Wisdom[/name_f]
[name_u]Winslow[/name_u]
[name_u]Waverly[/name_u]
[name_u]Seren[/name_u] ("[name_f]Star[/name_f]")
[name_u]Sequoia[/name_u]
[name_f]Eyre[/name_f]
[name_f]Blythe[/name_f]
Moonlight
[name_f]Soleil[/name_f]/Solaris ("[name_f]Sun[/name_f]")
[name_f]Isla[/name_f]
[name_f]Primrose[/name_f]
[name_f]Doe[/name_f]
Equinox
[name_u]Lyric[/name_u]
[name_f]Nephele[/name_f]
[name_f]Ferelith[/name_f] ("[name_u]True[/name_u] Sovereignty" or “[name_u]True[/name_u] [name_f]Princess[/name_f]”)
[name_f]Evening[/name_f]
[name_f]Meadow[/name_f]
[name_u]Aspen[/name_u]
[name_f]Pearl[/name_f]
[name_f]Sonnet[/name_f]
[name_f]Snow[/name_f]
[name_u]Silver[/name_u]
[name_f]Feather[/name_f]
Aether (“Upper [name_f]Air[/name_f]” - Greek Mythology)
Nightfall
[name_f]Sapphire[/name_f]
[name_f]Sable[/name_f]
[name_f]Willow[/name_f]
[name_m]Moss[/name_m]
[name_f]Lark[/name_f]
[name_u]Rain[/name_u]

[name_f]Alouette[/name_f]
[name_f]Alcyone[/name_f]
[name_f]Amaryllis[/name_f]
[name_f]Aurora[/name_f]
[name_f]Avis[/name_f]
[name_f]Bluebell[/name_f]
[name_f]Celestia[/name_f]
Chrystanthe
Cosmos
[name_f]Daffodil[/name_f]
Dandelion
Derin
Deren
[name_f]Gaia[/name_f]
[name_f]Hestia[/name_f]
[name_f]Iris[/name_f]
[name_f]Ivy[/name_f]
[name_u]Juniper[/name_u]
[name_f]Luda[/name_f]
[name_f]Luna[/name_f]
Marigol
[name_f]Mirielle[/name_f]
[name_f]Nova[/name_f]
[name_f]Odessa[/name_f]
[name_f]Olive[/name_f]
[name_f]Paloma[/name_f]
[name_f]Peony[/name_f]
[name_f]Primrose[/name_f]
[name_f]Poppy[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosemary[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosetta[/name_f]
[name_u]Sage[/name_u]
[name_u]Sorrel[/name_u]
[name_f]Soleil[/name_f]
[name_f]Snowdrop[/name_f]
[name_f]Wisteria[/name_f]
[name_f]Zinnia[/name_f]

[name_f]Elowen[/name_f] [name_f]Spring[/name_f] ”

Austra makes me think of [name_f]Austria[/name_f]
Tetra, we use it for people who have a motor handicap :confused: I’d not use it as a name.

Wildrose? Louve (feminine [name_m]French[/name_m] word for [name_m]Wolf[/name_m])? [name_f]Cerise[/name_f] (cherry)? Asphodel? Atlantic? [name_f]Swan[/name_f]?

[name_u]Poe[/name_u]
[name_f]Ciel[/name_f] ([name_u]Sky[/name_u] in [name_m]French[/name_m])
[name_f]Boheme[/name_f]
[name_f]Perle[/name_f] ([name_f]Pearl[/name_f] in [name_m]French[/name_m])
[name_u]Lyric[/name_u]
[name_f]Prima[/name_f]
Monnet
[name_m]Eb[/name_m]ène ([name_f]Ebony[/name_f] in [name_m]French[/name_m])

@columbiacharm- There have been some beauties in this thread but I’m thrilled you are offering more! I adore so many of the names you included: [name_u]Bright[/name_u], [name_u]Fable[/name_u], [name_u]Rue[/name_u], [name_u]Sequoia[/name_u], [name_f]Tulip[/name_f], [name_u]Dream[/name_u], [name_f]Glimmer[/name_f], [name_u]Willoughby[/name_u]… I am definitely pushing for [name_f]Starling[/name_f] and [name_f]Zephyrine[/name_f] too. Also, your signature names are delightful.

@wildmoonchild- Yaaas your style is amazing! [name_u]River[/name_u] [name_m]Atticus[/name_m] [name_u]Vale[/name_u] is especially fantastic. [name_f]Solstice[/name_f] makes me swoon, as does Dusk, Moonlight, and Nightfall (wow!). I am trying to convince DH of Wildrose, [name_f]Primrose[/name_f], and [name_f]Meadow[/name_f]. [name_m]Moss[/name_m], [name_f]Lark[/name_f], and [name_u]Rain[/name_u] are also on my list because they are so simple and beautiful.

@elifsu- Oooo there are some sparkly names here! I especially like Cosmos, [name_u]Juniper[/name_u], [name_f]Marigold[/name_f], [name_f]Mirielle[/name_f], and [name_f]Nova[/name_f]. Also [name_f]Aurora[/name_f] [name_f]Primrose[/name_f] and [name_m]Henry[/name_m] [name_u]Orion[/name_u] [name_m]Wolf[/name_m] in your sig line are utterly wonderful.

@mccharlie- Ohmygosh [name_f]Elowen[/name_f] [name_f]Spring[/name_f] is quite charming! Noted about Tetra. It’s feeling more and more sharp to my ears. You contributed some brand new possibilities. Louve is super cool, [name_f]Swan[/name_f] is so adorable, and [name_f]Ciel[/name_f] is so sweet.

Thank you all so much! I am ecstatic to have so many amazing ideas! The more possibilities there are, the more likely DH and I will find SOMETHING we agree on :smiley:

Thank you @brianerose! :smiley: Your post is like name heaven to me so it’s a pleasure to help!! I wish you lots of luck picking your names.

@adelina_sophia- You shared some really lovely combinations. [name_f]Snowdrop[/name_f] is stunning, [name_f]Magnolia[/name_f], [name_u]Lake[/name_u], and [name_u]Sage[/name_u] are all great!!! Thank you so much :smiley:

@wildmoonchild- Thank you, dearie! It’s quite fun for me too and I can’t wait to let everyone know what we decide on. P.S. I am also in love with [name_u]Ember[/name_u] [name_f]Soleil[/name_f] & [name_f]Ianthe[/name_f] Nightengale.