Name for today-Flora

English, German, Italian, Roman Mythology.

Derived from Latin flos meaning “flower”. Flora was the Roman goddess of flowers and spring, the wife of Zephyr the west wind. It has been used as a given name since the Renaissance, starting in France.(

The Baby Name Wizard- Laura Wattengerg suggests siblings of

Adela, Olive, Rhea, Althea, Violet , Rudolph, Jules, Leo, Foster & Albin (The boys are weird but I like Adela, Olive, Rhea & Violet)

Baby Name Wizard Online site

  • #36 in Hungary
  • #257 in Scotland
  • #470 in Canada (Quebec)

11 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    SarahInJune said,

    I think Flora is so beautiful, light, airy… I think it sits beautifully with Violet. While i’m not one for matchy sibsets, I really like Flora & Phebe together.

    • 2

      babynamelover said,

      Flora & Phebe is nice 🙂 Flora is in our top five at the moment the everchanging top 5, we have so much more boys than girls that we like. Whats your top five/ten still looking like? Flora & Eulalie are pretty together, I find Flora & Violet too flowery for me.

  2. 3

    Bewildertrix said,

    Nope. I’m still thinking the most popular Kiwi marg makes this a no go for me. Not fair.

    Also, I do dislike the ‘bacterial colonies’ response some people have brought up with this name. I loved my microbiology paper at uni but I can separate the two very easily in my mind.

    • 4

      babynamelover said,

      It doesn’t put me off even though its sitting in the fridge hehe, I’m quite suprised hubby likes it 🙂

    • 5

      babynamelover said,

      I had never heard of it as a bacterial colony, what did you study?

      • 6

        Bewildertrix said,

        A few things 😉

        Microbiology and parasitology were my favourites. Microbial life is frequently referred to as flora e.g the intestinal gut flora composition was moderately affected by the introduction of amoxicillin.

        I just wish the marg would go out of production.

      • 7

        babynamelover said,

        🙂 Hubby has studied a variety of things too. Parasitology sounds gross! 😛 I wonder if the marg will go out of production? I wonder if many people would get the marg connection?

      • 8

        Bewildertrix said,

        It’s fascinating although actually preparing parasite infested faecal material (just one example) for analysis under the microscope ain’t so hot I can tell you 😉

        They’re amazing creatures, really.

        Here’s hoping sales go down and Flora either gets rebranded or goes out of production.

        I’m sorry to say that almost everyone I’ve mentioned the name too has mentioned the margarine straight away. I like to counteract with the Roman mythology and floral connection but it’s still healthy marg through and through for most Kiwis. For a while there I no longer cared but it’s just too powerful a connection for me right now. Hopefully things will change because the name is divine.

      • 9

        babynamelover said,

        EWw yuck I am trying to eat re-heated pizza 😛 I’m sure they could re-brand it maybe I should write them an email 😛
        Aww thats sucky maybe I should do a survey see what people think that live around me.

  3. 10

    shay120 said,

    I love Flora. She is so sweet and utterly feminine. I am surprised she is not that common in the US.

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