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In JRR Tolkien's 'Lord of the Rings', Peregrin Took's mother's name is Eglantine.
-- Enelya_Greenleaf  10/26/2005
Eglantine Price is the name of Angela Lansbury's character in Bedknobs and Broomsticks.
-- Larissa_Evans  3/19/2006
I love this name! It sounds like eggplant, but I don't mind.
-- nelirosala  6/10/2006
In "To Say Nothing of the Dog" by Connie Willis: four daughters of a Victorian lady are named Rose, Lily, Hortense and Eglantine, and they are referred to as "Flower Garden".
-- Anonymous User  7/7/2006
Could be pretty but the EGG sound is a bit much.
-- claraelizabethann  7/31/2006
In the language of flowers, Eglantine/sweetbriar means "I wound to heal" or "poetry".
-- Aqua  4/7/2007
There is a childrens book series called "Guardians of Ga'Hoole," which is about the adventures of a group of owls. The lead character of the series, Soren, has a little sister named Eglantine, who has been the central character of at least one book.
-- Ouaie  6/2/2007
I know an Eglantine, but since she is not American it is pronounced more like "AUG-lahn-teen". I don't think I would ever use the name personally, but I have very good associations with it and I would love to meet little Eglantines every now and then.
-- Sabrina  7/10/2007
This would probably sound like a Briticism to American ears. To me, it sounds like one of those names used occasionally by the Victorians. I'm yet another one to avoid using a name like Eglantine.
--  8/30/2007
This is French for "wild rose."
-- avalah  4/27/2008
The full name sounds a bit snobby, and the girl would probably be called Eggie or something.
-- slight night shiver  5/22/2008
I like the name "Sweetbrier" better than "Eglantine."
-- Anonymous User  8/29/2008
Eglantyne Jebb was a social reformer in England at the beginning of the 1900s. Her daughter, with the same name, founded the charity Save the Children.
-- Rhona J  4/28/2009
Other spellings include: Eglentine, Eglentina, Eglentyne, Eglantyne and Aiglentine.
-- Rhona J  4/28/2009
Brilliant name! Love Bedknobs and Broomsticks! Angela Lansbury's amazing (Eglantine, Eglantine, oh how you shine.) :D
-- walesgal92  6/26/2009
The name Eglantine derives from Latin *aculeatus* "thorny" via Old French *aiglant*.

Also, the Eglantine Rose had two symbolic meanings in the Victorian language of flowers: "a wound to heal" and/or "simplicity".
-- Anonymous User  8/13/2009
Elegant Eglantine! A refreshing alternative to the less original, more popular Evangeline. Nicknames for Eglantine could be: Glenna or Glen; Tina; Lena; Letty; or Glee. : )
-- Anonymous User  8/25/2009
Ugly, and the only nickname I can think of is 'Eggie.'
-- -Julia-  8/27/2009
The witch in Bedknobs and Broomsticks is named Eglantine.
-- lillyanna  12/12/2009
In The Language of Flowers the Eglantine Rose means "A Wound to Heal".
-- Antique_Cherub  8/30/2010
Flower names are pretty trendy now, and Eglantine is a great alternative to overused ones. It makes me think of tea and cupcakes.
-- bathos  2/11/2011
I just love this name! I loved it more after seeing Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'hoole :)
-- Anonymous User  10/7/2011
Alternative, Eglentina.
For example, Eglentina de Clare (d.1257), daughter of Richard de Clare, 5th Earl of Hertford.
-- SilveryRow  7/23/2013
Pretty, but a bit cumbersome and outdated these days, even by my standards. It would work well for the plucky heroine of a Gothic novel, though.
-- FriarTuck  10/6/2013
A beautiful name! The "Guardians of Ga'hoole" books are a positive association to me. :)
-- raevynstar  8/22/2014
Sounds like a food or a drink...

"I'm having Eglantine for dinner' or 'I'm drinking Eglantine'

\: I can't get over how much this name makes me laugh.
-- ThatMazerunnerfan  10/1/2014
To me, it sounds like something you'd order for breakfast. "Can I have the Eglantine with toast?" That's all I think of, unfortunately.
-- silly_rabbit  10/28/2015
I read the Guardians of Ga'Hoole, and have loved this name ever since! I love how it is so cute for a little one and can still sound sophisticated for a adult. I'm definitely going to name a pet, if not a daughter, this.
-- The Dancing Pen  12/27/2016

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