10 Unique Nature-Inspired Dog Names
Are you looking for a name for your new dog that’s a little different? A name that, when you call it at the dog park, won’t have 3 different pooches running up to you? Here are some nature-inspired ideas if you just can’t quite come up with something unique on your own.
A genus of bog-dwelling flowers that contains a single species, Calla palustris, native to cool temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere. This species is the true "calla lily", whereas what most people know as calla lilies are actually in the genus Zantedeschia.
Tungsten is a chemical element with the symbol "W" on the periodic table. It is a rare metal found naturally on Earth almost exclusively combined with other elements in chemical compounds. It has the highest melting point of all known elements, melting at 3,422 °C (6,192 °F).
Mount Jannu, also known as Mount Kumbharkarna is the 32nd highest mountain in the world with an elevation of 7,710 m (25,300 ft). This mountain is part of the Himalayas and is found in eastern Nepal. The first ascent of this rugged mountain was in 1962 by a team led by the French alpinist Lionel Terray.
A Ria is a type of landform, defined as a coastal inlet formed by the partial submergence of an unglaciated river valley. Essentially, it is a drowned river valley that remains open to the sea, often with a branched, tree-like shape.
Turbo is a genus of large sea snails in the family Turbinidae, the turban snails. Shells of snails in the genus Turbo are often used in the pet trade for hermit crabs.
Maples are trees in the genus Acer, totaling approximately 128 species. Most maples are native to Asia, although others grow in Europe, northern Africa, and North America. Maples serve an important role for honeybees and humans, providing pollen, timber, decoration, and syrup.
Kobuk Valley (pronounced "Koh-book") is an American National Park in northwest Alaska, located in the Arctic region about 25 miles from the Arctic Circle. Human habitation in the valley is believed to extend back at least 12,500 years when people of the Paleo-Arctic Tradition would go to the area to hunt caribou.
A breeze is a light, gentle wind, technically between 4 to 31 miles (6 to 50 kilometers) an hour.
Emus are giant, flightless birds who are native to Australia. It is the second largest bird in the world, reaching a height of over 5 feet and a weight of over 100 pounds. Fun fact: emu eggs are huge, dark green, and look like avocadoes.
"Syksy" is the Finnish word for "autumn".