10 Baby Names Inspired by Trees

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Inspiration is all around, us and now that the weather is nicer, we are reminded of the beauty that comes from trees.

Growing up, I used to think trees were magical. I know it sounds silly, but there was something about the large plants — so strong and different that I was always drawn to. I loved to sit outside under a tree on a sunny day with a book, and taking my kids to the park now, I still do the same thing.

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If you have a love for trees, they're full of inspiration for baby names. Check out these 10 baby names inspired by trees:

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BOYS:

Ash: Whether you choose this to be baby's full name or just a nickname, it's an excellent choice. It's not too common, and your child will be able to spell it no problem when they're older.

Elm: As long as your mind doesn't immediately go to Nightmare on Elm Street, this name could be perfect for a rambunctious little boy.

Forest/Forrest: Some people think forests are scary or haunted, but really, they're quite magical and the perfect name choice.

Leif/Leaf: It doesn't matter how you decide to spell it. Leif is a name that's not too common and not too out there, but totally cute.

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GIRLS:

Apple: Who cares if a celebrity chose this name for her daughter? That doesn't mean you should totally discount this cute girl name!

Fern: Whether your love of this name is due to the fern tree or an affection for the story Charlotte's Web, this name is perfect because it's unique but normal.

Olive: A more modern take on the very popular name Olivia, inspired by the beautiful, green olive tree.

Willow: When I was a little girl, weeping willows held a magical power in my eyes because they looked like nothing else.

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UNIQUE:

Acacia: Named after a little shrub, this is a name we don't see a whole lot and could be perfect for a small girl.

Alder: I love this boy's name, but can't really explain it. It sounds like a name we'd hear in a mythical movie, but it totally works for today's time.

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What is your favorite tree-inspired baby name? Share in the comments!

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10 Baby Names Inspired by Trees

Devan McGuinness is the founder of the online resource Unspoken Grief, which is dedicated to breaking the silence of perinatal grief for those directly and indirectly affected by miscarriage, stillbirth and neonatal death. Using her own experience of surviving 12 miscarriages, Devan has been actively supporting and encouraging others who are wading through the challenges associated with perinatal and neonatal loss. Winner of the 2012 Bloganthropy Award and named one of Babble's “25 bloggers wh ... More

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