Many are or have recently finished harvesting their honey for the year. Who doesn't love honey? Or the magic and interconnectedness that bees readily display for us? Bees and honey have a rich history in human myth, symbolizing the highest of virtues, the mystical and the divine, making this harvest time abuzz with naming inspiration.
If you haven't already seen this Kinfolk "Honey Harvest" video, or the documentary on Colony Collapse Disorder, Vanishing of the Bees, now is a great time of year to experience (or reexperience) them.
Here is my list of bee and honey inspired names for those of you moved by the history, process or symbolism of one of nature's most symbiotic and rewarding relationships.
Bee (and all the ways to get to her: Beatrix, Willabee, Phoebe, Elisabeth, Roberta, Tabitha, really any name with a B and E sound)
Buzz (so many great B names to get here: Barnaby, Bellamy, Balthazar)
Queenie (from Jaqueline maybe? I bet there are lots more names that could lead to Queenie, as well.)
Delphi (the priestess at Delphi was often referred to as the "Delphic Bee")
Demeter ('queen bee' of the Milissae goddesses - latin word for 'bee')
Rhea (part of the Milissae goddesses - latin word for 'bee')
Cyble (part of the Milissae goddesses - latin word for 'bee')
Abelard ('Bee' or 'Abe') (meaning)
Ambrose (patron saint of beekeepers)
Beebe (bee keeper)
Honey (or names that yield the nickname, such as Heloise, Henriette, and Harriet)
Jarah (boy) (meaning)
Madhu (Hindu "honey")
Hachi (Japanese "honey")
Miel (French "honey")
Demeter (she's also a goddess of the harvest)
Flower related (some of you may know exactly what type of honey you have, but here are some of the most common sources of nectar for our winged friends):
Margosa (or Neem)
Wildflower (I love this for a middle name)
What else am I missing? I know some of you bee/harvest/moon/myth/sacred geometry loving readers have more insight!