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22nd Jul '17 9:29:32 AM DouglasFir
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Common English language plant names for girls include Angelica [[note]] it's a celery[[/note]], Dahlia, Daisy, Erica, Ginger, Hazel, Heather, Holly, Iris, Ivy, Jasmine, Lily, Marigold, Olive [[note]]along with the related Olivia and Oliver[[/note]] Petunia, Poppy, Rose, Rosemary, Veronica, Violet and Willow. Creates something of a problem if they later have a son, since there are not many plant names that could work for boys, though Ash, Basil, Herb [[note]]this works better in written works than spoken works, as at least in American English the plants herbs are pronounced without the "H" while Herb the name is.[[/note]], Joshua, Logan and Rowan are some examples.

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Common English language plant names for girls include Angelica [[note]] it's Angelica[[note]]it's a celery[[/note]], genus, along with Erica and Veronica[[/note]], Dahlia, Daisy, Erica, Ginger, Hazel, Heather, Holly, Iris, Ivy, Jasmine, Lily, Marigold, Olive [[note]]along with the related Olivia and Oliver[[/note]] Olive, Olivia, Petunia, Poppy, Rose, Rosemary, Veronica, Violet and Willow. Creates something of a problem if they later have a son, since there are not many plant names that could work for boys, though Ash, Basil, Herb [[note]]this Herb[[note]]this one works better in written works than spoken works, as at least in American English the plants herbs are pronounced without where the "H" while Herb is silent in the plant herb but not the name is.Herb.[[/note]], Joshua, Logan Logan, Oliver and Rowan are some examples.
19th Jul '17 1:38:38 PM darkemyst
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* The Rose sisters from ''Webcomic/CharbyTheVampirate'' all have Rose in their name and the Bensons are a fairy family with the names Azelea, Oleander, Hydrangea and Begonia.
20th Jun '17 11:14:41 AM erforce
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-->-- ''Film/TheWickerMan''

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-->-- ''Film/TheWickerMan''
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* In both the original and the remake of ''Film/TheWickerMan'' the citizens of Summerisle all have plant names to reflect their Pagan religion, including rare male examples like Ash, Oak, and Alder. (This is especially noticeable when Howie is [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/wicker_names_2784.jpg browsing the list of students]] at the school.) While in the remake it's Lampshaded with the page quote, in the original Howie remarks on it when he looks up the death certificates for the family of the missing girl.

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* In both the original version of ''Film/TheWickerMan1973'' and the remake of ''Film/TheWickerMan'' [[Film/TheWickerMan2006 its 2006 remake]] of the citizens of Summerisle all have plant names to reflect their Pagan religion, including rare male examples like Ash, Oak, and Alder. (This is especially noticeable when Howie is [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/wicker_names_2784.jpg browsing the list of students]] at the school.) While in the remake it's Lampshaded with the page quote, in the original Howie remarks on it when he looks up the death certificates for the family of the missing girl.
21st May '17 2:16:45 AM Darkjade
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* Thistle from ''Webcomic/DaughterOfTheLilies'' manages to do this all on her own, by [[http://www.daughterofthelilies.com/dotl/34 serially picking flower-themed aliases]].
5th May '17 8:30:13 PM karstovich2
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* Australian actress Poppy Montgomery (whose full name is Poppy Petal Emma Elizabeth Devereaux Donahue) has sisters named Rosie Thorn, Daisy Yellow, Lily Belle, and Marigold Sun. She also has a brother named [[OddNameOut Jethro Tull.]] In 2013, she gave birth to a daughter and named her Violet.

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* Australian actress Poppy Montgomery (whose full name is Poppy Petal Emma Elizabeth Devereaux Donahue) has sisters named Rosie Thorn, Daisy Yellow, Lily Belle, and Marigold Sun. She also has a brother named [[OddNameOut Jethro Tull.]] Tull]] (although the original Jethro Tull--no, not [[Music/JethroTull that one]]--was an agriculturalist, so it's sort of related). In 2013, she gave birth to a daughter and named her Violet.
30th Apr '17 12:55:03 PM nombretomado
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* ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'':
** The local flower shop in ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon64'' is owned by a family consisting of Basil, Popuri, and Lillia. In ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonBackToNature'' they are chicken farmers (though they still love plants) and keep their theme, however Rick ruins it (in ''64'' he was related to Ann, not Popuri).

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* ''Franchise/HarvestMoon'':
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''VideoGame/HarvestMoon'': The local flower shop in ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon64'' is owned by a family consisting of Basil, Popuri, and Lillia. In ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonBackToNature'' they are chicken farmers (though they still love plants) and keep their theme, however Rick ruins it (in ''64'' he was related to Ann, not Popuri).
22nd Apr '17 11:28:55 PM PaulA
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* In ''Literature/TheSecretGarden'' musical, Colin's mother Lily has a duet at the start of act two (as part of a quartet) with her sister, Rose.

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* In ''Literature/TheSecretGarden'' ''Theatre/TheSecretGarden'' musical, Colin's mother Lily has a duet at the start of act two (as part of a quartet) with her sister, Rose.
12th Mar '17 8:39:09 PM Malady
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* ''VideoGame/AVeryLongRopeToTheTopOfTheSky'': [[FamilyThemeNaming Ivy, Mint, and their mother, Rose]] are all named after plants. Lampshaded in Rose's soul tear, where Claire jokes that Rose always has her mind on the garden.

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* ''VideoGame/AVeryLongRopeToTheTopOfTheSky'': [[FamilyThemeNaming Ivy, Mint, and their mother, Rose]] are all named after plants. Lampshaded in Rose's soul tear, where Claire [[spoiler:Claire]] jokes that Rose always has her mind on the garden.
12th Mar '17 8:30:39 PM Malady
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* ''Literature/TheBlissBakery'': [[FamilyThemeNaming Rosemary, her brother Thyme, and their Aunt Lily]] are all named after plants, and Rosemary, Thyme are also both plants used as seasoning.


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* ''VideoGame/AVeryLongRopeToTheTopOfTheSky'': [[FamilyThemeNaming Ivy, Mint, and their mother, Rose]] are all named after plants. Lampshaded in Rose's soul tear, where Claire jokes that Rose always has her mind on the garden.
12th Mar '17 6:07:16 AM anza_sb
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* In ''Webcomic/CucumberQuest'', the denizens of the Flower Kingdom are all named after flowers, as per the series' tradition of ThemeNaming its characters based on the kingdoms they live in.
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