Starting a blog

[name_m]Hi[/name_m] all. I am thinking about starting a name blog for out of the box nature names and am looking for suggestions. I am going to profile the names, discussing their history. I will include my favorites but need ideas. I already have the following planned:

Girls

[name_u]Juniper[/name_u]
Nettle
Goldenrod
Chicory
Catkin
Foxglove
Mallow
[name_f]Cricket[/name_f]
Dandelion
[name_f]Verbena[/name_f]
[name_u]Elm[/name_u]
[name_f]Chrysanthemum[/name_f]
[name_f]Plum[/name_f]
Mint - Calamint and Rosemint
Sweetbriar
Meadowsweet
[name_f]Snowdrop[/name_f]
[name_f]Fauna[/name_f]
[name_f]Flora[/name_f]
[name_f]Artemisia[/name_f]
[name_f]Daffodil[/name_f]
[name_f]Tulip[/name_f]
Hemlock
[name_f]Primrose[/name_f]
[name_f]Gardenia[/name_f]
[name_f]Begonia[/name_f]
[name_m]Pine[/name_m]
[name_f]Freesia[/name_f]
[name_f]Forsythia[/name_f]
[name_f]Mahogany[/name_f]
Phlox
[name_f]Elowen[/name_f]
Eirlys
Hollyhock
Ixia
Cornflower
[name_f]Bluebell[/name_f]
Sassafras
[name_f]Wisteria[/name_f]
Amaranth
[name_f]Anise[/name_f]
[name_f]Saffron[/name_f]
[name_f]Anemone[/name_f]
[name_f]Maple[/name_f]
[name_f]Orchid[/name_f]
[name_f]Zinnia[/name_f]
Betony
[name_f]Mazarine[/name_f]
[name_f]Marigold[/name_f]
Asphodel
Pennyroyal
Wildflower
[name_u]Rue[/name_u]
[name_f]Lavender[/name_f]
[name_f]Lilac[/name_f]
Lazuli
[name_f]Amethyst[/name_f]
Olallie
Rhoswen
Fjola
[name_f]Tallulah[/name_f]
[name_f]Lark[/name_f]
Wedelia
Epona
[name_f]Solstice[/name_f]
[name_f]Linnet[/name_f]
[name_f]Amaryllis[/name_f]
[name_f]Hyacinth[/name_f]
Poplar
[name_f]Tansy[/name_f]
Celandine

Boys

Pyrus
Bramble
[name_u]Yarrow[/name_u]
[name_m]Huckleberry[/name_m]
Thistle
[name_f]Copper[/name_f]
[name_m]Sol[/name_m]
[name_m]Peregrine[/name_m]
Carnelian
[name_m]Hawthorn[/name_m]
Hickory
[name_m]Birch[/name_m]
[name_u]Finch[/name_u]
[name_m]Moss[/name_m]
Larkspur
Nimbus
Arum
Ilex
Oleander
Alfalfa
[name_m]Basil[/name_m]
[name_u]Fennel[/name_u]
[name_u]Clove[/name_u]
[name_u]Oak[/name_u]
Coriander
Mandrake
[name_f]Cypress[/name_f]
Obsidian
Feldspar
[name_m]Arvid[/name_m]
Alder
[name_f]Philomel[/name_f]
Equinox
[name_m]Bear[/name_m]
[name_f]Sparrow[/name_f]
Fennec
[name_u]Cobalt[/name_u]
[name_m]Crane[/name_m]
[name_u]Onyx[/name_u]

Lilikoi, Plumeria, Dracaena, [name_m]Hawthorn[/name_m], Kornoelje, Vivendel, [name_f]Jessamine[/name_f], [name_f]Clover[/name_f], [name_f]Briony[/name_f], [name_m]Cotton[/name_m], Seawillow, [name_f]Acacia[/name_f], [name_f]Maple[/name_f], [name_f]Pomeline[/name_f], Moschatel, Eruca

You have a great lineup, with names that really should be profiled. I hope you do start a blog.

Bewitching Names did an excellent post on Seawillow: Bewitching Names: Seawillow

Boys:

Griflet
Lot
Monarch (As in the butterfly)
Pellinore
[name_u]Rigel[/name_u]
Auseklis
Kresnik

Girls:

[name_f]Nuala[/name_f]
Belisama
Brigantia
Verbeia
Radha
Austėja
Alabatis

Unisex:

Inari

I love this idea!

Girls:
Rosefinch
Tulsi

Boys:
[name_m]Oriol[/name_m] / [name_f]Oriole[/name_f]

Off the top of my head:

[name_m]Birk[/name_m] (Danish for ‘birch’ and a character in the [name_f]Astrid[/name_f] Lindgren book [name_f]Ronia[/name_f], the Robber’s Daughter)
[name_u]Robin[/name_u] (for the bird)

Kastanje (Danish for ‘chestnut’)
Lilje (Danish for ‘lily’)
Mynte (Danish for ‘spearmint’)
Svale (Danish for ‘swallow’)

Sorry for any repeats :slight_smile:

These are all approved Danish names and I know people (mainly kids) with most of these name (nature/botanic names are rising rapidly here).

Boys:
Ask (Danish for ‘ash’)
[name_m]Birk[/name_m] (Danish for ‘birch’ and a character in the [name_f]Astrid[/name_f] Lindgren book [name_f]Ronia[/name_f], the Robber’s Daughter)
Bjørn (Danish for ‘bear’)
Eg (Danish for ‘oak’)
[name_f]Fjord[/name_f]
Ravn (Danish for ‘raven’)
[name_u]Robin[/name_u]
[name_u]Storm[/name_u]
Timian (Danish for ‘thyme’)
[name_m]Ulv[/name_m] (Danish for ‘wolf’)

Girls:
Akeleje (Danish for ‘columbine’)
Birka (female form of [name_m]Birk[/name_m])
[name_f]Kamille[/name_f] (Danish for ‘chamomile’)
Kastanje (Danish for ‘chestnut’)
Lilje (Danish for ‘lily’)
[name_f]Linnea[/name_f]
[name_f]Lotus[/name_f]
Lyng (Danish for ‘heather’)
Lærke (Danish for ‘lark’)
Mynte (Danish for ‘spearmint’)
Nælde (Danish for 'nettle)
Papaya
Pil (Danish for ‘willow’)
Røllike (Danish for ‘yarrow’)
Spire (Danish for ‘sprout’)
Svale (Danish for ‘swallow’)
Tidsel (Danish for ‘thistle’)
Timian (Danish for ‘thyme’)

Oh good luck! [name_m]Feel[/name_m] free to PM me, or post a quick message on my blog with the link to your new blog so I can put it on my blog roll and start following it. :]

Great list! I would just start with those and see what happens, that’s an ocean of names!

I’m working on a blog too, but not these fun nature names. I can’t wait to read your blog, it does sound very very cool!

Thanks everyone. I am looking to start it sometime within the next week. I’ve been busily gathering information on many of these.

Hey everyone, the blog is up. here is the link.

http://bloominggardenofnames.blogspot.com/

Looks good! I do find the title to be a bit hard to read. Maybe something other than white, or making it bigger, or lightening the background just a bit? It’s a good first post. I love [name_u]Juniper[/name_u]. It goes on and off our short list.