Top "Green" Baby Names for Earth Day

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BabyNames.com announces the top "Green" baby names for Earth Day.

The recent trend of "going green" is even extending to baby names. The popular parenting website BabyNames.com compiled this list of top "green" names for Earth Day, 2008:

River
Avani
Saffron
Jade
Storm
Ivy
Autumn
Aurora
Skye
Sage
Summer
Violet
Hazel
Amber
Savannah
Laurel
Sapphire
Rose
Lilah

These names are compiled from the favorite name lists of over 300,000 website members.

BabyNames.com founder Jennifer Moss says, "Parents are more likely to give nature names to baby girls rather than baby boys. We believe it's because the earth, itself, is identified with the female gender: for example Mother earth, Mother nature, flowers, fruit. The earth is a fruit-bearing, living organism, constantly producing new life -- just like the human female. The more masculine names associated with nature are names with power, like Storm and River."

Even celebrities are jumping on the "green baby name" craze. Actress Gwyneth Paltrow chose the most famous green name, Apple, two years ago for her daughter. And more recently, Nicole Richie and Joel Madden used Winter as a middle name for their daughter, Harlow.

"With the recent trend of earth awareness and conservation, we expect many more green names to top the charts this year," says Moss.

About BabyNames.com
BabyNames.com is owned and operated by sisters Jennifer Moss, Mallory Moss Rustin, Kate Moss Glinsmann, Sue Moss and their mother, Peggy Moss. The site receives over 1.5 million visitors a month and provides a database of over 10,000 names and meanings.

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