Wildest Wildflower Baby Names for Spring

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With the coming of spring, many prospective parents' fancies turn to thoughts of flower baby name possibilities. What's new and interesting right now is that they're moving beyond the popular common garden varieties like Lily and Daisy, the ubiquitous-as-middle-name Rose, and even the recently revived Iris and (thanks to Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck) Violet, to ever-more exotic blossoms.

These wilder flowers come in two levels of exoticism, the first group being somewhat familiar botanicals that have been heard as people names in the past:

Bryony
Calla
Camellia
Clover
Dahlia
Ivy
Magnolia
Marigold
Pansy
Poppy
Primrose

The second group might appeal to the more adventurous parents who are looking for something truly unusual and showy:

Acacia
Amaryllis
Aster
Azalea
Bluebell
Buttercup
Hyacinth
Jonquil
Lilac
Lotus
Orchid
Petunia
Tulip
Zinnia

And beyond these individual varieties, there are also some generics up for consideration:

Blossom
Flora
Petal
Posy

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The Name Babes are Pamela Redmond Satran and Linda Rosenkrantz, founders of Nameberry.com, innovators of baby-name content on the Web. Got a name craving? Learn more about baby names at Nameberry.com.
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