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Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:38 PM
I know a Leuca who was named (and it was spelt that way) after the melaleuca tree.....
Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:39 PM
a tract of open and uncultivated land; wasteland overgrown with shrubs.
any of various low-growing evergreen shrubs common on such land, as the common heather, Calluna vulgaris.
any plant of the genus Erica, or of the family Ericaceae.
Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:40 PM
Brook ( I know a couple of male Brooks)
Dare I suggest Thorn???!
Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:41 PM
Heath as a word is generally used by the English .. Here we'd just call it the "scrub" sadly not as romantic sounding
Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:51 PM
Edited by Gudrun, 26 February 2013 - 04:34 PM.
Posted 26 February 2013 - 01:59 AM
Posted 26 February 2013 - 04:58 AM
I met a Bracken last week. About 2yo.
My pick from the suggestions so far are Reed and Ash.
Posted 26 February 2013 - 06:17 AM
Palmer? Just looking around the garden...
Posted 26 February 2013 - 06:31 AM
I'm quite Partial to Cedar and Love Jasper, but DH won't have Jasper thanks to Twilight. All the name I like are never going to be used thanks to that movie.
Posted 26 February 2013 - 08:34 AM
I love the name Heath.
There are multiple men named Moss I know, but I suspect it started as a contraction of Moses/Moishe rather than a literal plant reference. I like it anyway.
I don't know any Jarrahs in real life, but I don't mind it. I learned it on EB within the last week so probably everyone knew it already.
I like Hawthorn but EB says it reminds them of some suburb somewhere. I like Linden.
I know many Ilans/Elans (and female Ilanas), which means "oak" and an Oren which means "pine tree."
I have seen Huon mentioned on baby name sites but I don't know if anyone actually names babies Huon.
I like Forest with one r better than with two, which for some reason is pulling up a KKK reference in my mind.
Edited by la di dah, 26 February 2013 - 08:36 AM.
Posted 26 February 2013 - 03:05 PM
I like Hawthorn but EB says it reminds them of some suburb somewhere. I like Linden.
I appreciate that Hawthorn probably brings images of hedges to you, la di dah - but would not be a nature name in Australia - not because it is a suburb, many suburb names work fine as names - but because it is an AFL football team (based in the suburb of Melbourne)
Posted 26 February 2013 - 09:20 PM
Our friends just called their baby boy Leif and pronounce it 'Leaf' - I see that's already been suggested.
Another friend was going to use Onyx for a boy but had a girl.
Posted 26 February 2013 - 09:28 PM
I know a Huon - he'd be in his late 70s/early 80s - I really like it
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