Just the thought of a newborn is reminiscent of nature. Wrinkled new skin. Hairy ears and back. Miniature toes and fingers. It all just reeks of nature. What better way to celebrate the beauty of creation than through names that highlight the natural world around us?
We just named our newest baby Whitley. I learned it means "White meadow". We also considered Pearl, Laurel, and Gail. Our boy considerations were Reed and Craig.
Here are some names ranging from subtle (with meanings included) to intense and obvious that have natural meaning or origins... They exclude the nature names that are more "overdone" like Heather, Ashley and Dale... enjoy!