We (me and my girlfriend) have a daughter on the way in five months' time, and we've decided that we want to name our little girl after a flower. We're looking for a name that's cute, lovely and unique, without being too freakish or weird; I've got a few shortlisted names, in the poll. What do you think of them- which do you think would be the best one? If you've got any other suggestions which haven't already been done to death (e. g, not names like Rose, Daisy, Holly, Ivy, Poppy, Violet, Lavender, Melissa etc), then please, feel free to put them forward instead.
- Ixia19% (4)20% (1)19% (5)Vote
- Jacaranda10% (2)0% (0)8% (2)Vote
- Kalanchöe5% (1)0% (0)4% (1)Vote
- Montbretia0% (0)0% (0)0% (0)Vote
- Puya0% (0)20% (1)4% (1)Vote
- Sampaguita0% (0)0% (0)0% (0)Vote
- Zinnia66% (14)60% (3)65% (17)Vote
Jasmine (which Sampaguita's a type of anyway)
Would any of these be improvements upon the poll options?
Most Helpful Girl
None of these make a good name... think about the fact that the poor kid is gonna have to learn to spell her name in the first place and then go the rest of her life explaining to people how to pronounce it, how it'd spelled and what it means. Don't do that to your kid!
If you want a floral name, keep it simple with something like Lily, Iris or Petunia.0
Most Helpful Guy
The only one that seems more or less appropriate for a human being is Zinnia. I think that one might sound quite nice and unique without being too weird.
As for the others... please don't.
Ixia --> How would you even pronounce this? Would you pronounce the "x" as in "exit"?
Jacaranda --> I guess this one works but it sounds like a black ghetto name.
Kalanchöe --> Since this is a German name and I'm a native German, I would be curious how you'd pronounce this because the way it's pronounced in German sounds horrible for a human being. The "ch" is not a k-sound as English speakers often think, it's a velar fricative (like when you're clearing your throat). And the "ö" at the end is not an "o" as English speakers often think, it's an Umlaut, similar to the initial sound in "earl".
Montbretia --> No... just no.
Puya --> Sounds like a Spanish swear word.
Sampaguita --> Will be too difficult for most people. They will just call your daughter Sam.