100 Best Baby Names for Crunchy Moms

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flower babyChoosing a name for your baby is one of the most important things you will do. The name is for LIFE. Mess that up and your child is stuck with something terrible forever ... or until she grows up, legally changes her name, and never speaks to you again. But names are a delicate thing. I'd never bash a name choice ... mostly because I loved the names Nova, Sunshine, and Gypsy for my little girl. (My husband said no.)

Perhaps you lean toward the hippie and the crunchy mama in you wants baby to have a name that reflects nature and peace and love. If so this list of 100 baby names for crunchy moms is for you.

Girl Names

  1. Willow
  2. Petunia
  3. Aurora
  4. Meadow
  5. Flower
  6. Sunshine
  7. Butterfly
  8. Breeze
  9. Magnolia
  10. Rain
  11. Star
  12. Moon
  13. Luna
  14. Granola
  15. Gypsy
  16. Rainbow
  17. Harmony
  18. Marley
  19. Feather
  20. Earth
  21. Peace
  22. Love
  23. Dharma
  24. Paisley
  25. Cloud
  26. Clover
  27. Nova
  28. Karma
  29. Mystic
  30. Saffron
  31. Opal
  32. Shanti
  33. Sage
  34. Sonnet
  35. Jade
  36. Berry
  37. Daffodil
  38. Daisy
  39. Dove
  40. Rae
  41. Gaia
  42. Rana
  43. Journey
  44. Juniper
  45. Marigold
  46. Melody
  47. Velvet
  48. Windsong
  49. Nico
  50. Venus

Boy Names

  1. Jupiter
  2. Moss
  3. Freedom
  4. Lark
  5. Shea
  6. Wren
  7. Reed
  8. Mountain
  9. Spirit
  10. Zen
  11. Lucky
  12. Catfish
  13. Tiger
  14. Basil
  15. Om
  16. Leaf
  17. Ocean
  18. Watson (after Captain Paul Watson of Sea Shepherd)
  19. River
  20. Forest
  21. Phoenix
  22. Coyote
  23. Storm
  24. Eagle
  25. Wolf
  26. Hawk
  27. Oak
  28. Sparrow
  29. Zephyr
  30. Lake
  31. Patchouli or just Patch for short
  32. Bear *See Alicia Silverstone
  33. Cosmic
  34. Bird
  35. Green
  36. Canyon
  37. Echo
  38. Lyric
  39. Banjo
  40. Hendrix
  41. Nash
  42. Morrison
  43. Harrison
  44. Lennon
  45. Arlo
  46. Ziggy
  47. Garcia
  48. Jagger
  49. Joaquin
  50. Jude

Which names are your favorite?


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nonmember avatar Brooke

We almost named our daughter meadow. Not because we're crunchy, just big sopranos fans lol!

PonyC... PonyChaser

I *love* Willow, and also Heather (how did that name not get on the list?). I could never do Petunia. I'm too much of a Potterhead!!


I also think the 'crunchy' names work better with girls. Catfish? Banjo??? Really??? To me, those names invite a pile of humanity on the playground. It's setting that kid up for a lifetime of name-calling and bullying.

Felip... FelipesMom

haha, this could be a How Crunchy Are You quiz - if you like 90-100 of these names, you are super crunchy etc LOL!!


anyway, I love them ALL, except Granola, Earth, Peace, Catfish, Patchouli, and Cosmic. Granola??? SRSLY??? That's the only one I thought was totally insane. And actually, Catfish is kinda growing on me! Patchouli seems silly, but I do like the nickname Patch! 

nonmember avatar Gertie

Granola and Catfish? Really?

i.hea... i.heart.nerds

Please don't name your child half of these names. Om? Really?

ceciliam ceciliam

I wanted to find at least one I liked but I really don't like any of these.

aneela aneela

ha ha some are great

ashjo85 ashjo85

95% of these are completely awful. Your kid has to make their way in the world, in whatever way they choose to, and saddling them with a name like Oak Patchouli is NOT going to make that easy. Use your imagination with your dogs, not your kids. JMO!

NicoleFW NicoleFW

Aw, Melody was my mom's name :)

jagam... jagamama0710

I have loved the name Willow since Buffy. I feel like if I'm blessed with another daughter though and I name her Willow people will think I'm naming her after Willow Smith. lol I also like Melody. 


For the boys I only like Shea, Reed, and Nash. The rest of those....really? lol

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