Your favorite botanical names?

What are your favorite floral or botanical names?

My favorites I’d use for a daughter
[name_f]Rosalie[/name_f]/[name_f]Rosemarie[/name_f]/[name_f]Rose[/name_f]
[name_f]Linnea[/name_f]

Names I could only use for a middle
[name_f]Lily[/name_f]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f]
[name_f]Willow[/name_f]/[name_f]Willa[/name_f]

Guilty pleasures
[name_f]Rosamund[/name_f]
[name_f]Dahlia[/name_f]
[name_f]Iolanthe[/name_f]
[name_f]Bryony[/name_f]/[name_f]Briony[/name_f]

[name_f]Iris[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosalind[/name_f]
[name_f]Hazel[/name_f]
[name_f]Holly[/name_f]
[name_f]Briony[/name_f]
[name_f]Verda[/name_f]
[name_u]Aspen[/name_u]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f]

In that order!

I love [name_f]Violet[/name_f], [name_f]Rosamund[/name_f] (not technically a botanical, but sounds like one!), [name_f]Dahlia[/name_f], [name_f]Willa[/name_f] and [name_f]Linnea[/name_f] too.

Other florals:

[name_f]Rosa[/name_f]
[name_f]Viola[/name_f]
[name_f]Aster[/name_f]
[name_f]Ianthe[/name_f]
[name_f]Ione[/name_f]
[name_f]Calla[/name_f]
[name_f]Zinnia[/name_f]
[name_f]Lilith[/name_f] and [name_f]Lillian[/name_f] (again, not technically a botantical)
[name_f]Florence[/name_f] (ditto)
[name_f]Iris[/name_f]
[name_f]Azalea[/name_f]
[name_f]Susannah[/name_f]
[name_f]Veronica[/name_f]
[name_f]Madelief[/name_f]
[name_f]Elestren[/name_f]
[name_f]Soley[/name_f]
[name_f]Tigerlily[/name_f] (GP!)
[name_f]Capucine[/name_f] (GP)
Vivendel (GP)

Other botanicals:

[name_f]Briar[/name_f]
[name_f]Cassia[/name_f]
[name_f]Ivy[/name_f]
[name_f]Cicely[/name_f]
[name_f]Fern[/name_f]
[name_f]Vera[/name_f]
[name_f]Mimosa[/name_f]
[name_f]Elowen[/name_f]
[name_f]Hazel[/name_f]
[name_f]Lavender[/name_f]
[name_f]Olive[/name_f]
[name_u]Rue[/name_u]
[name_f]Laurel[/name_f]
Lupin or Larkspur (for a boy)

[name_f]Rose[/name_f] and [name_f]Violet[/name_f]. (I have [name_f]Rosalind[/name_f] and [name_f]Violetta[/name_f] on my list. Can we count them too?)

[name_f]Linnea[/name_f]
[name_f]Lily[/name_f]
Edelweiss
Celandine
[name_f]Marigold[/name_f]

[name_f]Marigold[/name_f]'s probably my favourite, and I also like/love:
[name_u]Rue[/name_u]
[name_f]Lilac[/name_f]
[name_f]Lavender[/name_f]
[name_f]Viola[/name_f]
[name_f]Iris[/name_f]
[name_f]Tansy[/name_f]
[name_f]Tulip[/name_f]
Calluna
[name_f]Azalea[/name_f]
[name_f]Elowen[/name_f]
[name_f]Ivy[/name_f]
[name_f]Violet[/name_f]

Sorry for any repeats!
I love Rosamay but not sure if that counts.
[name_f]Daphne[/name_f], [name_f]Liliana[/name_f], [name_f]Dahlia[/name_f], [name_f]Acacia[/name_f], [name_f]Aster[/name_f], [name_f]Magnolia[/name_f], [name_f]Marigold[/name_f], [name_f]Poppy[/name_f], [name_f]Violet[/name_f], [name_f]Daisy[/name_f], [name_f]Camellia[/name_f], [name_f]Amaryllis[/name_f], [name_f]Marguerite[/name_f]/[name_f]Margaret[/name_f], [name_f]Ivy[/name_f], [name_f]Maple[/name_f], [name_f]Columbine[/name_f], [name_u]Aspen[/name_u]. If you go to lists there’s a whole section for flower names for girls that may give you some fresh inspiration. :slight_smile:

I love so many! On my list is [name_f]Daisy[/name_f], [name_f]Hazel[/name_f], [name_f]Iris[/name_f], [name_f]Ivy[/name_f], [name_f]Lilac[/name_f], [name_f]Lily[/name_f], [name_f]Magnolia[/name_f], [name_f]Marigold[/name_f], [name_f]Olive[/name_f], and [name_f]Poppy[/name_f], but I like loads of others too!

[name_f]Violet[/name_f]
[name_f]Daisy[/name_f]
[name_f]Rose[/name_f]
[name_f]Holly[/name_f]
[name_f]Eila[/name_f]

[name_f]Delphine[/name_f] I really like as a middle, but it’ll probably stay GP like the rest.

[name_f]Rosalie[/name_f]
[name_f]Zinnia[/name_f]
[name_f]Magnolia[/name_f]
[name_f]Laurel[/name_f]
[name_f]Poppy[/name_f]
[name_f]Pansy[/name_f]
[name_f]Tulip[/name_f]
[name_f]Delphine[/name_f]/Delphinium

Mine are:

[name_f]Zinnia[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosalie[/name_f]
[name_f]Lily[/name_f]
[name_f]Hazel[/name_f]
[name_f]Ivy[/name_f]
[name_f]Flora[/name_f]

[name_f]Rose[/name_f], [name_f]Rosaleen[/name_f], or [name_f]Rosalind[/name_f]
[name_f]Laurel[/name_f] or [name_f]Daphne[/name_f]
[name_f]Flora[/name_f] or [name_f]Fleur[/name_f]
[name_f]Spring[/name_f] (my favorite season name)
[name_f]Myrtle[/name_f]
[name_u]Juniper[/name_u] ([name_m]Donovan[/name_m] song anyone?)
[name_f]Poppy[/name_f]
[name_f]Clover[/name_f]
[name_f]Pearl[/name_f]
[name_u]Ruby[/name_u] (really popular right now but so cute!)

[name_f]Olive[/name_f]… I think it’s beautiful…

[name_f]Secret[/name_f] botanicals:
Calluna
[name_f]Fiora[/name_f] / [name_f]Fiorella[/name_f]
[name_f]Sylvie[/name_f]
[name_f]Ffion[/name_f]
[name_f]Hadassah[/name_f]
[name_f]Rosa[/name_f]

Word names:
[name_f]Rosemary[/name_f]
[name_f]Ivy[/name_f]
Betony
[name_f]Briar[/name_f]
[name_f]Bryony[/name_f]
[name_f]Eglantine[/name_f]
[name_f]Magnolia[/name_f]
Nettle
[name_u]Rue[/name_u]
Bloom
[name_u]Elm[/name_u]
[name_f]Gardenia[/name_f]
[name_f]Marigold[/name_f]
Mint (or the Norwegian Mynte)
Vivendel (Norwegian for Honeysuckle)
[name_f]Plum[/name_f] / Plumeria
Thistle
Vetiver
[name_f]Anemone[/name_f]
[name_f]Amaranth[/name_f]
[name_f]Marjolaine[/name_f] ([name_m]French[/name_m] for Marjoram)

I’m also currently crushing on a lot of compound word botanical, Meadowsweet, Elderberry, Pennyroyal, Wintergreen, Sunflower, Wildflower, Wildrose, Foxglove, Larkspur, Honeysuckle, [name_f]Snowdrop[/name_f] and Cloudberry.

(I know it’s a pretty long list, but I absolutely adore word names, and I’ve already removed about half :O)

I know a little girl named Rosebud. I would have never thought of using it as a name but it’s adorable on her. She. Goes by Rosebud now but she always has [name_f]Rose[/name_f] to fall back on.

Your names can be inspired by botony as well - sorry I should’ve made that clear :smiley: so yes, names like [name_f]Rosemary[/name_f] and [name_f]Lillian[/name_f] are perfectly acceptable