Earth Sciency Baby Names

We need more geographers and earth scientists. One way to do this is to give them a name to grow into. Here are some baby names for you to choose from. Hopefully in a decade or two we'll have a boom in earth scientists.

  • Ait
  • Arête
  • Arroyo
  • Aurora
  • Ayre
  • Barchan
  • Bay
  • Berg
  • Bornhardt
  • Brazil
  • Chad
  • China
  • Cirrus
  • Claudia (Cloudier)
  • Cliff
  • Corrie
  • Dale
  • Dallas
  • Dell
  • Delta
  • Dune
  • Eddy
  • Esker
  • Firth
  • Flint
  • Florence
  • Foibe
  • Galaxy
  • Gale
  • Geneva
  • Geo
  • Georgia
  • Glen
  • Gneiss
  • Gossan
  • Hill
  • India
  • Jet
  • Jordan
  • Kenya
  • Lagoon
  • Lahar
  • Lake
  • London
  • Luna(r)
  • Marl
  • Misty
  • Moon
  • Moulin
  • Noel (Knoll)
  • Oasis
  • Ocean
  • Paris
  • Pluto
  • Potrero
  • Rain
  • Ria
  • Rio
  • Ridge
  • Ruby
  • Rynier (Rainier)
  • Sandy
  • Saturn
  • Savannah
  • Skye
  • Storm
  • Strath
  • Summit
  • Tepui
  • Tor
  • Tuff
  • Tuya
  • Venus

Some earth sciency names to avoid:

  • Cleavage
  • Butte
  • Creep
  • Leach
  • Orifice
  • Plain
  • Alas
  • Hogback
  • Scowle
  • Night
  • Blowhole
  • Bluff
  • Kame
  • Spit
  • Maar
  • Machair
  • Vent
  • Wackestone

(With thanks to the effervescent Southern African Geography Teachers Google group.)

 

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