🥰 Which words that aren't in popular use as names would make great names?

[name_u]Betony[/name_u] - woodland plant

[name_f]Mauve[/name_f] - pretty, lacy, love the colour, and gets trend points for similarity to [name_f]Maeve[/name_f] and [name_f]Maude[/name_f]

[name_f]Poem[/name_f] - pretty word, great for lit lovers. Also nice in the [name_u]French[/name_u] Poème.

[name_u]Sable[/name_u] - love the dark meaning

[name_f]Poesy[/name_f] - archaic term for poetry (rather than alternate spelling of floral [name_f]Posey[/name_f] / Posie)

[name_u]Fable[/name_u] - see [name_f]Poem[/name_f]

[name_u]Golden[/name_u] - pretty sounds and meaning

[name_f]Apple[/name_f] - recently come round to this gp. [name_f]Pretty[/name_f] and autumnal

[name_f]Peach[/name_f] - beyond cute, love the sound, defs middle only territory

[name_f]Plum[/name_f] - adore

[name_f]Bloom[/name_f] (Bloem) - just gorgeous imo

[name_f]Blossom[/name_f] - always had a soft spot for this

[name_f]Arlet[/name_f] - not sure on word-as-name credentials as it’s a name of an apple variety, but I’ve chucked it in regardless

[name_f]Fauna[/name_f] - adore the sounds and meaning

[name_f]Emerald[/name_f] - lesser used gemstone name, one of my favourite stones. I love that emeralds are the only gemstone where inclusions (imperfections) are seen as integral to / expected of the stone without affecting its beauty, even using the beautiful term ‘jardin’ for them.

[name_f]Lavender[/name_f] - lesser used floral

[name_f]Lune[/name_f] - just gorgeous imo, though the associated ‘loon’ from lunatic / lunacy is unfortunate.

[name_f]Laerke[/name_f] - [name_m]Danish[/name_m] ‘lark’

[name_f]Primrose[/name_f]

[name_u]Rune[/name_u]

[name_f]Columbine[/name_f] - hear me out - on paper, just going from sounds alone makes a lovely name and it’s pretty plant, but doesn’t make a great name for obvious reasons

[name_u]Honor[/name_u] - well known word name but not in widespread use

[name_f]Melba[/name_f] - name to dessert to name again, I think most people would think of this as a word name first because of the dessert.

A clutch of the ones beloved on naming sites, but I don’t think it’s translated into real world widespread use yet -

[name_f]Opal[/name_f]
[name_f]Sunday[/name_f]
[name_f]Magnolia[/name_f]
[name_f]Pearl[/name_f]
[name_u]Wren[/name_u]

Oh, and there was also someone on here recently considering [name_u]March[/name_u] as a middle which I really liked - love the dew specked apple-crisp truncated crunchiness of it. (I know apples are [name_f]Autumn[/name_f] not spring but bear with me :joy:). Very buttoned up and [name_f]English[/name_f].

I love [name_f]Tuesday[/name_f]!

Dew - personally I would use it as a middle because it was my grandmother’s initials but I also love the fresh, spring imagery.

[name_f]Symphony[/name_f] - it just sounds so regal and orchestral. [name_u]Love[/name_u] the nickname Simi/Symi, too

Gully - it just reminds me of childhood and frog and mud and fun. I know not everyone loves it but I enjoy it

[name_u]Minnow[/name_u] - I love most any name associated with water but this one seems so underrated to me. It gives me similar vibes as [name_u]Cricket[/name_u], [name_u]Pepper[/name_u], [name_u]Prairie[/name_u] and [name_f]Meadow[/name_f]. Also could be a cool nickname for [name_f]Minerva[/name_f].

[name_f]Selkie[/name_f] - I love the myth of selkies

[name_f]Whimsy[/name_f] - just so whimsical :rofl:

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I live in the UK and the nickname for [name_f]Felicity[/name_f] is [name_f]Flick[/name_f], which I thought was very cute.

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[name_f]My[/name_f] name is [name_f]Chrys[/name_f] but unfortunately not as nn for [name_f]Chrysanthemum[/name_f]. :face_with_diagonal_mouth:

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i love september, rosewood, amethyst, rune, meridian, larkspur, starling, tempest, solstice… i didn’t used to like these more out-there word names, but now i’m obsessed!

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