Namespotting: Nine of the Best Flower Names
Sure, Elon Musk and the so-called namers-of-the-future are calling their children Lux, Flux, X, Y, Z, and whatnot. But these fun, floral names are far from wilted. Here is a visual guide to these stunning names.
The youngest Bridgerton daughter, she is fresher than Violet but has the visual impact of a purple gentian. Use it with Cindy as a retro but ready-to-return to the mainstream nickname.
If you need a reason to namesake the likes of this Blush Zinnia, Z-names for girls are gaining in popularity.
Dahlias are members of the plant family that includes daisies. There's also a noir association with "The Black Dahlia" murder case, but the association isn't a very well-known one.
This "twinflower" name would be great for a girl who has a boy twin named Thomas ("twin"). The accent over the "e" is not necessary. Pick the Linnaea species spelling for maximum plant power.
A sleek name that would make a good sister to an Elise.
This fragrant flower comes from a deciduous tree or large bush.
Spring-blooming azaleas are associated with the Southeastern United States, Asia, and parts of Europe.
This name is a classic (and the name of everyone's favorite Golden Girl) for good reason. The Just-Joey variety (above) is a showy example of its loveliness—Josephine Rose, nicknamed Joey, is worthy of the flower.
It sounds a little bit like "chameleon", but Cammie is cute. Camellia is a Southern character of one of the girls from Before We Were Yours. Camellia leaves are used to make tea, and this bush grows into a small tree.
Spotted (or overheard) at a park in Soquel: Striker, someone’s son of about six or seven.