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Autumn vs. Baby vs. Names?

Hi, I’m expecting a little girl in a month or so. She’ll be born during Fall, so we would like to find a name that reminds you of Fall. It’s harder than we thought it would be; all we’ve come up with so far is Autumn. Can you help us think of names that remind you of Fall? Your help is greatly appreciated. Thanks :)

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posted by guest: Kourtney :: 2011-09-01 13:00:15 | report
Aki is the unisex Japanese nme meaning Autumn.
posted by guest: : :: 2011-09-01 13:00:44 | report
Wheatley, or Wheatleigh, is a name meaning "from the wheat meadow."
posted by guest: Karen :: 2011-09-01 13:02:07 | report
posted by guest: guest :: 2011-09-01 13:02:37 | report
Like any?
posted by guest :: 2011-09-01 13:04:05 | report
posted by guest: Kourtney(again) :: 2011-09-01 13:04:06 | report
posted by guest :: 2011-09-01 13:04:18 | report
Think about Fall colors. Scarlet, Russet, and Gold are Fall colors. Aurelia means "gold" and Orvilla means "gold town."
posted by guest :: 2011-09-01 13:05:06 | report
Ember is nice, Wheatleigh, Aurelius, Aura, Paisley, Luna, Prudence, Cordelia.
posted by guest :: 2011-09-01 13:05:25 | report
Although these might be too boyish, Leaf, Forest, and Forrest are evergreen names. As[removed] the name for a tree that turns gold in the Fall. Kaeda means "maple leaf" in Japanese.
posted by guest: Tulip :: 2011-09-01 13:07:58 | report
Velvet and Paisley are the Fall fabrics. They also have deep colors that remind us of Midnight, Dusk, Twilight, Garnet, and Vermilion. Only 5 girls were named Garney last year, so it’s definitely an unusual name.
posted by guest: J. Basket :: 2011-09-01 13:10:24 | report
Thanks; we like Sienna, Scarlet, and Aurelia. We also like the way Aki sounds, but we aren’t Japanese, so we’re worried it might sound weird.
posted by guest: Poster :: 2011-09-01 13:11:53 | report
The birthstones for September, October, and November are Sapphire, Opal, and Topaz. Sapphira is a nice variation on Sapphire. Any jewel tone name is appropriate for Fall: Ruby, Pearl, Emerald, and Jade.
posted by guest: Nosson :: 2011-09-01 13:14:18 | report
I don’t know why it romoved my name suggestion. It was Aspen.
posted by guest: Tulip :: 2011-09-01 13:16:27 | report
Apple! ...Just kidding! But Melora means "golden apple" in Greek.
posted by guest: Grover :: 2011-09-01 13:20:31 | report
Thanks; we like Ruby and Aspen as well :)
posted by guest: Poster :: 2011-09-01 13:21:46 | report
Octavia has the same root as October and is much prettier.
posted by guest: Lipsis :: 2011-09-01 13:24:02 | report
Fall can bring Halloween inspired names like Samantha and Tabitha... hmmm... Endora, Sabrina. Stuff like that. Just let your imagination take it away.
posted by guest: Karen :: 2011-09-01 13:26:40 | report
posted by guest :: 2011-09-01 13:26:48 | report
Opal is the birthstone for october and is a very very pretty name.
My sister is naming her daughter Opal Renee.
posted by guest: JESSIKA :: 2011-09-01 13:29:44 | report
Because of the harvest moon, names that are inspired by the moon seem Autumn-y to me-- Selene/Selena, Luna, Aylin, Diana, and Cynthia (but Cindy is an old tired nickname. I like the modern Thia as a nickname for Cynthia).
posted by guest: Any name: :: 2011-09-01 13:30:18 | report
Thanks; we like Selena :)
posted by guest: Poster :: 2011-09-01 13:33:04 | report
Fall is time to get to working. So names would work if they mean "industrious" or imply dedication: Emily, Amalia, Emmeline, Emilia, Milia, Amelia, Amelie, Melia. Emira means "worthy of merit." You could name her after a titan of industry, like Morgan after J.P. Morgan.
posted by guest: Poster Dee :: 2011-09-01 13:34:34 | report
The harvest time brings celebration and festivals and a time to express gratitude and gather with family and friends. Virtue names were early American favorites: Charity, Faith, Grace, Honor, Hope, Benevolence "Bennie", Temperance ("Tempe") Constance "Connie," or other word names that spoke of humility, love, and devotion. Just don’t be the couple that names a daughter Chastity.
posted by guest: Anon :: 2011-09-01 13:41:24 | report
What is wrong with Autumn? I have always thought that was a beautiful name
posted by guest :: 2011-09-01 13:41:28 | report
Names from other cultures that provide a newer route to Autumn include the Japanese girls’ names Aki and Akiko, the Turkish girls’ name Hazan, the Vietnamese Thu, and, in Chinese, Qiu for either girls or boys.
posted by guest: : :: 2011-09-01 13:48:48 | report
"Autumn" is the star of season names. It’s been in the top 100 for a decade. It started out as a hippy name when it hit the charts for 1969.

...sorry. I’m a name geek.
posted by guest :: 2011-09-01 13:50:36 | report
Wow... I was thinking about how you can use month names and it can still be cute, like March, May, June, August, April, and even January.. But September is one ugly named month. The Latin Septima sounds oh, so very Harry Potter-ish, and yet, at the same time, reminds me of septic blood. Hmph! This is a hard one.
posted by guest :: 2011-09-01 13:56:14 | report
Hipster writers Dave Eggers and Vendela Vida gave October a bit of cool when they named their daughter after the chilly month. More usable/attractive options might be Octavia, which means (as does October) “eighth.” Other variations you might consider: Octaviana, Octavienne, the Italian Ottavia, or the nicknames Tavy or Tavia.
posted by guest :: 2011-09-01 14:01:02 | report
What a fun poll! You’re so lucky! It’s on the most comment page and not because of any arguing. Not everyone gets to say that. Lol. Well, I just had to had my two cents in since it was getting so popular. Any of the Ash names. Ashley was a sensation in the 1980s and 1990s, and it hit number 1 in 1991. It’s still in the top 20, and it’s still pretty, but not really stylish, so you’d probably want to look into an updated variation. Versions I know of are Ash, Ashe, Ahshlee, Aishlee, Ashala, Ashalee, Ashalei, Ashaley, Ashely, Ashien, Ashla, Ashlan, Ashlay, Ashlea, Ashleay, Ashlee, Ashleigh, Ashleye, Ashli, Ashlie, Ashly, Ashlye, Ashton, Ashten, Ashtin, Ashtine, Ashtyn, and Ashtynne
posted by guest: nameaholic :: 2011-09-01 14:13:23 | report
Cedar is still a unisex word name, though it’s more apt to be given to a boy.
posted by guest: Kourtney :: 2011-09-01 14:16:53 | report
I can’t believe no one’s suggested Hazel. If you’re one of those that like to change up the spelling, or use variations, there’s Hayzel, Hazell, Hazelle, Hazie, Hazyl, Hazzell. Then there’s the French version, Aveline and its nickname Ava.
posted by guest: Poll Poster Jessica :: 2011-09-01 14:21:49 | report
I really like Juniper. To me it has a fresher feel than the traditional Autumn nature names.
posted by guest: : :: 2011-09-01 14:25:04 | report
For some reason the name Audra reminds me of fall.
posted by guest :: 2011-09-01 14:25:45 | report
Laurel. It takes Laura back to its fall-nature roots.
posted by guest: Karen :: 2011-09-01 14:27:52 | report
I like Leaf for a girl. In a boy, it sounds too much like Leif and like you’re pretending to be Norwegian.
posted by guest: guest :: 2011-09-01 14:31:23 | report
Linden-- it’s a beautiful shade tree that changes colors with the season, and it sounds new and up to date unlike Linda and Lynn. Other spellings are Lindenn, Lindon, and Lynden.
posted by guest :: 2011-09-01 14:38:23 | report
Olive or Olivia. Or it that too popular? If we’re borrowing from other cultures, other takes on it are : Oliviane, Olivette (French) Oliwa (Hawaiian) Oliveria (Portuguese) Oliva, Olva, Livia (Spanish). Other takes on it in the game of putting a modern twist on old classics are: Alivia, Alyvia, Liv, Liva, Livrie, Livvie, Livvy, Livy, Liwie, Liwy, Olevia, Olia, Oliff, Oliffe, Olivea, Oliveea, Oliveia, Olivet, Olivetta, Olivi, Olivianne, Olivija, Olivine, Olivya, Ollie, Olly, Oly, Olyvia
posted by guest: Kourtney (again) :: 2011-09-01 14:44:57 | report
Willow. Its leaves are so pretty in the fall. And its this flexible tree that just bends with the elements. I love that, bending with the wind so that you remain unbroken.
posted by guest :: 2011-09-01 14:49:33 | report
Adair is a less obvious choice, as it’s an Irish/Scottish name related to oak trees. I first noticed it as a girl’s name on the long-running daytime drama "Search for Tomorrow" and it has a lot of flair, but it flies farther below the radar than a lot of the other trendy names.
posted by guest :: 2011-09-01 14:54:39 | report
Adair is a less obvious choice, as it’s an Irish/Scottish name related to oak trees. I first noticed it as a girl’s name on the long-running daytime drama "Search for Tomorrow" and it has a lot of flair, but it flies farther below the radar than a lot of the other trendy names.
posted by guest :: 2011-09-01 14:55:20 | report
Daphne means laurel tree.
posted by guest: Tulip :: 2011-09-01 14:57:05 | report
Keziah is a beautiful name that means cassia tree. It’s also in the Jewish Tenach or Christian Pentateuch if you’re into that sort of thing.
posted by guest: J. Basket :: 2011-09-01 14:59:50 | report
Lennox is a Scottish name that relates to the elm tree.
posted by guest: Nosson :: 2011-09-01 15:02:44 | report
Nima, Neema, or Neemah is popular elsewhere, but undiscovered in America. It means margosa tree.
posted by guest: Tulip :: 2011-09-01 16:38:40 | report
Perry means pear tree, it can be used for a girl, but might be too boyish.
posted by guest: Grover :: 2011-09-01 16:40:49 | report
Rowan is a unisex name that’s also the name of a tree with red berries and that means “little redhead.” Related names include Rowena, Rhonwen, Roan, and Rowney.
posted by guest: Lipsis :: 2011-09-01 16:42:56 | report
Carmine means red, so it goes with the Fall colors theme. Related names are Carmel, Carma, Carmaine, Carmaletta, Carmalit, Carmalita, Carmalla, Carman, Carmania, Carmanya, Carmarit, Carmeli, Carmelia, Carmelina, Carmelit, Carmelita, Carmelitha, Carmelitia, Carmella, Carmelle, Carmellia, Carmellina, Carmellit, Carmellita, Carmellitha, Carmellitia, Carmen, Carmencita, Carmene, Carmesa, Carmesha, Carmi, Carmia, Carmie, Carmiel, Carmiela, Carmil, Carmila, Carmile, Carmilla, Carmille, Carmin, Carmina, Carmine, Carmita, Carmisha, Carmit, Carmiya, Carmon, Carmy, Carmyna, Carmynn, Carmyta, Charmaine, Karmel, Karmela, Karmelit, Karmen, Karmia, Karmina, Karmita, Leeta, Lina, Lita, Melina, Melita, Mina
posted by guest: Karen :: 2011-09-01 16:55:38 | report
Crimson is like Scarlett’s competitor without feeling like it came out of Gone With The Wind.
posted by guest: : :: 2011-09-01 16:57:47 | report
Omaira is an intriguing Middle Eastern possibility. It’s Arabic and means "red." You can spell it Omara, Omarah, Omari, Omaria, and Omarra.
posted by guest: JESSIKA :: 2011-09-01 16:59:58 | report

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