In greek mythology, roses are considered a symbol of eternal love. Aphrodite, the goddess of love, was often depicted with roses adorning her head, feet, and neck. Roses are used by Shakespeare in “Romeo and Juliet” to depict Juliet’s boundless love for Romeo despite his affiliation with the rival family. Show your love for your daughter by naming her Rose.
Kai is a great name for either a boy or a girl. It means “ocean” in Hawaiian and allows your child to be forever connected with the magic of the sea. In Burmese, the name Kai means “unbreakable.”
The ivy plant is known for being extremely strong, and can withstand the harshest conditions without faltering. Various religious beliefs say that ivy symbolizes eternity due to the way it continues to grow in all conditions. The name has spiked in popularity in recent years due to Beyonce naming her daughter Blue Ivy. Give your daughter a name that signifies unwavering strength and everlasting beauty.
Rain is another option for a name inspired by water. It indicates individuality without being too strange. Your daughter or son will feel inclined to “go with the flow” with a name like this. An alternate meaning of rain is “abundant blessings from above.”
In literature, the willow tree often symbolizes impermanence or endless wisdom. The trunk of the tree represents strength and stability while the branches are able to bend under pressure without breaking. It is a top pick among celebrities as well, with Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith giving the name to their daughter. Willow is the perfect name to instill confidence and strength into your child!
Storm can be used for a girl or a boy. This name indicates a strong personality and your child will carry the power of a storm with them through their life. The name is commanding yet endearing all at the same time.
Reed means “nature itself.” It is perfect if you want a unique name while still holding onto traditional roots. It is a relatively common name for boys but it is still innately inspired by nature.
The name Skylar can be used for a girl or a boy. The image behind the name signifies a deep connection to nature and the sky itself. This name will inspire a free-spirit in your daughter or son.
Forrest is a wonderful name for your baby boy. The name was first used in England to indicate a “wanderer of the woods.” We can only hope he has the same perseverance and integrity as one of the fellow Forrests, Forrest Gump!
Hazel is an old-fashioned name with roots in Old English. In Celtic mythology, the hazel tree is believed to carry wisdom and inspiration. It is widely used in pop-culture but is still unique and uncommon in the rest of society.
Nature-inspired names will give your child a story to tell- it will be unique and carry the same emotions of the chosen name. Whether you choose a name inspired by the flora, fauna, or the elements, you can’t go wrong!
For this year’s Women’s Day in South Africa, we want to introduce a woman in sustainability who inspires us daily. After earning a Master’s degree in Development Studies, she joined Greenpop in 2014. When she is not heading up programmes across Sub-Saharan Africa, you can find her spending time with her family, tending to her garden, practising Italian, and searching for the best pizza in the Mother City. Get to know Zoë Gauld-Angelucci!
World Environment Day is organized by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and has been held annually since 1974. The goal of the day of action is to promote environmental awareness and draw attention to crucial concerns around our planet’s survival, that require active engagement and commitment. Today, the day represents one of the largest global platforms for environmental action, with millions of participants from around the world. Each World Environment Day focuses on a specific issue that reflects urgent problems and challenges of our time, such as climate change, biodiversity loss or pollution.
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