Northwest Baby Names?

I am 16 weeks pregnant with my 3rd child and I want to give this baby a name as unique as my hometown (Seattle).
Can you help me with some Northwest sounding names?

Maybe something like [name]River[/name],[name]Rain[/name],[name]Emerald[/name]? Too Hippie dippy?

Your thoughts? Help!

Hmm. What are some things you love about Seattle? [name]River[/name], [name]Rain[/name], and [name]Emerald[/name] are a bit literal for my taste but work well for some people. Are you looking more to convey a feeling?

[name]Roscoe[/name] and [name]Sylvan[/name] both make me think of forests and deer and dew. [name]Sylvan[/name] comes with cool guy [name]Sly[/name] nn or laid back [name]Van[/name].
[name]Irving[/name] - green water/friend - hip nn [name]Ving[/name] built in.

I’m sure some others who are better at matching names with imagery will chime in. This is @ottilie’s realm of expertise :smiley:

Can’t help you as I’ve never been there, but if Sessha comes for a visit to this thread she might have some ideas. All I know about Seattle is that it rains a lot (I’ve been to [name]Victoria[/name] in [name]Canada[/name] and that’s pretty close so I’m imagining some of the same), and that there’s a spaceneedle. However, I am at the moment looking at photos from [name]Washington[/name] and Oregon, and it is crazy beautiful.

[name]Rainier[/name]'s on my boylist (there’s a mt [name]Rainier[/name] nearby) and I like [name]Tara[/name]'s [name]Sylvan[/name] and [name]Irving[/name] suggestions.

I went to school with a girl named Sahalie (S-ah-H-[name]AH[/name]-l-ee), after Sahalie Falls in Oregon. I always thought that was really pretty.

I spent a lot of time on mt. rainier growing up hiking and picnicking with family. Never thought of [name]Rainier[/name] as a name tho. hmm… very interesting.

That’s a toughie. I do like the names [name]North[/name] and [name]West[/name] for boys though.
Some ideas:
[name]Pearl[/name] ([name]Jam[/name])
[name]Alice[/name] (in Chains)
[name]Indie[/name] (music)

I did residency in Seattle and love it. Really love it, deeply. I too think [name]Rainier[/name] is beautiful-- it’s on my own list-- but I’m not sure how usable it is actually in Seattle, where every third thing is named after the mountain.

I think [name]Emerald[/name] would be a nice homage to Seattle, as would [name]Ravenna[/name], [name]Redmond[/name], [name]Olympia[/name], [name]Ballard[/name], [name]Clyde[/name] [[name]Hill[/name]], [name]Belle[/name] [vue], [name]Anne[/name] [[name]Queen[/name]], or Sammamish [kidding].

Then there’s [name]Kofi[/name] /Covey [coffee]; [name]Raines[/name]; [name]Tal[/name] [“rain, dew” in Hebrew]; [name]Tulia[/name] [heavy rain, downpour]; [name]Jorah[/name] [“first autumn rain”]; [name]Silvia[/name]/[name]Sylvia[/name]/[name]Sylvana[/name]/[name]Sylvan[/name] [“of the forest”]; and [name]Arden[/name] [“Great forest,” used by [name]Shakespeare[/name]].