Botanical names are wildly popular with new parents at the moment: beloved for their fresh, natural, summery feel. But for babies born in the winter months, seasonal options can — like winter blooms — feel rather few and far between.
Of course, there’s nothing wrong with calling your December baby Rowan or Rose, but (as a recent survey of British parents shows) we like the idea of giving winter-born children a name which somehow ties in to the season. It’s why classic Christmas-themed choices like Holly and Ivy shoot up the popularity charts in December: the former ranked #52 overall last year, but #8 in the last month of the year. That’s a huge leap!
But if you’re looking for fresh inspiration for a baby born during the winter months (technically, from late December to early March), then check out this master list of botanical names: from flowers to fruits and vegetables; from berries to herbs and spices — all associated with the winter season.
What would you name a winter-born baby from this list? I’d have to go with Bay for a boy and Primrose for a girl!