I met a woman named Laurel today. She’s young and pleasant. I began wondering about her name. I’ve never met anyone named Oak or Maple as a first name. No Pine or Spruce. I’ve heard of Willows and Magnolias but have never met them.
What about Spruce? It’s in use, but way down at #12,611 in 2018 according to BabyCenter, and it’s a boy’s name.
I can imagine a female named Spruce. “Hello, I’m Spruce.”
“Oh, pleased to meet you, Spruce. Lovely name, by the way.”
We shake hands. “Thank you. I’m named after a tree.”
Works for me.