Maple is on trend with a new category of nature names that we've seen emerge. Now that just about every flower in the garden has been adopted as a baby name—from old favorites like Lily, Rose, and Daisy, to fresher blooms like Camellia, Azalea, and Zinnia--some adventurous parents are looking to the forest (specifically trees) for inspiration.
We've heard of babies named Oak, Pine--and now there's a Maple. But while most tree names are strong and masculine, Maple, with its ties to sugar and syrup, has a much sweeter, more feminine image. Middle name Sylvie, the French version of Sylvia that is gradually gaining favor in the U.S., ties in very well with Maple; its sylvan meaning also relates to the forest.
What do you think of baby Maple's name?
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