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26th Jun '16 10:35:48 AM MissConduct
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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, 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 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.
26th Jun '16 10:21:12 AM MissConduct
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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, Petunia, Poppy, Rose, 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 a celery[[/note]], Dahlia, Daisy, Erica, Ginger, Hazel, Heather, Holly, Iris, Ivy, Jasmine, Lily, Marigold, 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.
26th Jun '16 10:16:23 AM MissConduct
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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, Petunia, Poppy, Rose, 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 a celery[[/note],] celery[[/note]], Dahlia, Daisy, Erica, Ginger, Hazel, Heather, Holly, Iris, Ivy, Jasmine, Lily, Marigold, Petunia, Poppy, Rose, 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.
26th Jun '16 10:15:38 AM MissConduct
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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, Petunia, Poppy, Rose, 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 a celery[[/note]] celery[[/note],] Dahlia, Daisy, Erica, Ginger, Hazel, Heather, Holly, Iris, Ivy, Jasmine, Lily, Marigold, Petunia, Poppy, Rose, 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]] [[/note]], Joshua, Logan and Rowan are some examples.
26th Jun '16 10:13:37 AM MissConduct
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Common English language plant names for girls include Angelica [[note: it's a celery]] Dahlia, Daisy, Erica, Ginger, Hazel, Heather, Holly, Iris, Ivy, Jasmine, Lily, Marigold, Petunia, Poppy, Rose, 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, Joshua, Logan and Rowan are some examples.

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Common English language plant names for girls include Angelica [[note: [[note]] it's a celery]] celery[[/note]] Dahlia, Daisy, Erica, Ginger, Hazel, Heather, Holly, Iris, Ivy, Jasmine, Lily, Marigold, Petunia, Poppy, Rose, 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.
26th Jun '16 10:03:19 AM MissConduct
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Common English language plant names for girls include Dahlia, Daisy, Erica, Ginger, Hazel, Heather, Holly, Iris, Ivy, Jasmine, Lily, Marigold, Petunia, Poppy, Rose, 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, Joshua, Logan and Rowan are some examples.

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Common English language plant names for girls include Angelica [[note: it's a celery]] Dahlia, Daisy, Erica, Ginger, Hazel, Heather, Holly, Iris, Ivy, Jasmine, Lily, Marigold, Petunia, Poppy, Rose, 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, Joshua, Logan and Rowan are some examples.
7th Jun '16 6:52:12 PM Doug86
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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', women from the Beifong family seem to be named after flowers. Toph’s name means “lotus” and her mother is called Poppy. It’s not averted by Toph’s own daughter, Lin, from the sequel series ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' despite appearances. For the name Lin different Chinese characters can be used, one being the same character for Lotus.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender'', women from the Beifong family seem to be named after flowers. Toph’s Toph's name means “lotus” "lotus" and her mother is called Poppy. It’s not averted by Toph’s own daughter, Lin, from the sequel series ''WesternAnimation/TheLegendOfKorra'' despite appearances. For the name Lin different Chinese characters can be used, one being the same character for Lotus.



* During UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne and [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII II]], the Royal Navy used "Flower" class ships which could be built quickly as convoy escorts. The WWI class was originally a type of minesweeper (5 sub-classes, 120 units in all), while the WWII class was a corvette (267 units in all).

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* During UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne UsefulNotes/WorldWarI and [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII II]], the Royal Navy used "Flower" class ships which could be built quickly as convoy escorts. The WWI class was originally a type of minesweeper (5 sub-classes, 120 units in all), while the WWII class was a corvette (267 units in all).
2nd Jun '16 8:35:18 AM Andrewjpet12
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** The Pokemon Professors are all named for trees: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oak Oak]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elm Elm]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birch Birch]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rowan Rowan]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juniper Juniper]], and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ficus_sycomorus Sycamore]].

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** The Pokemon Professors are all named for trees: [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oak Oak]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elm Elm]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birch Birch]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rowan Rowan]], [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juniper Juniper]], and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ficus_sycomorus Sycamore]].Sycamore]], and [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aleurites_moluccanus Kukui]].
15th May '16 11:21:04 AM Pichu-kun
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* In the Japanese and English version of the ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}'' anime, Misty's three sisters are named after flowers. In the Japanese version, they're Sakura (cherry blossom), Ayame (iris), and Botan (peony), while Misty's Japanese name, "Kasumi," can mean either "baby's breath" or "mist." In the English version, the sisters are Daisy, Violet, and Lily. Misty loses out on the theme naming in order to keep her MeaningfulName relating to her being the water-type Gym Leader.

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* ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'':
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In the Japanese and English version of the ''{{Anime/Pokemon}}'' anime, Misty's three sisters are named after flowers. In the Japanese version, they're Sakura (cherry blossom), Ayame (iris), and Botan (peony), while Misty's Japanese name, "Kasumi," can mean either "baby's breath" or "mist." In the English version, the sisters are Daisy, Violet, and Lily. Misty loses out on the theme naming in order to keep her MeaningfulName relating to her being the water-type Gym Leader.Leader.
** Gary Oak's name is also a pun; there's a type of tree called a Garry Oak. He is the rival of Ash, who also happens to have a tree name. His game counterpart Blue has a sister named "Daisy" however [[AdaptedOut Gary seems like an only child]].



* In FanFic/Gensokyo20XX, it is interesting to note that both Ran and Ren are named after some kind of flower, as Ran's name could either translate to "orchid" or "indgo", and Ren's name could translate to "water lily" or, as a favorite way of writing his name dictates, "lotus". It should also be noted that both are wife and husband.

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* In FanFic/Gensokyo20XX, ''FanFic/Gensokyo20XX'', it is interesting to note that both Ran and Ren are named after some kind of flower, as Ran's name could either translate to "orchid" or "indgo", and Ren's name could translate to "water lily" or, as a favorite way of writing his name dictates, "lotus". It should also be noted that both are wife and husband.



* Deconstructed and then reconstructed in the children's picture book ''Chrysanthemum.'' The title character loves her name until her first day of school comes, at which all the other students laugh at her because her name is so long and doesn't fit on her name tag ("I'm named after my grandmother; you're named after a ''flower''!") However, the music teacher, who the students admire deeply, comes to Chrysanthemum's rescue by showing them that ''she's'' also named after a flower.

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* Deconstructed and then reconstructed in the children's picture book ''Chrysanthemum.'' The title character loves her name until her first day of school comes, at which all the other students laugh at her because her name is so long and doesn't fit on her name tag ("I'm named after my grandmother; you're named after a ''flower''!") However, the music teacher, who the students admire deeply, comes to Chrysanthemum's rescue by showing them that ''she's'' also named after a flower.flower and wants to name her daughter after the same one as the protagonist.



** In the English version of Platinum, the Frontier Brains have plant-based names.

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** In the English version of Platinum, ''[[VideoGame/PokemonDiamondAndPearl Platinum]]'', the Frontier Brains have plant-based names.



** Gary's name is also a pun; there's a type of tree called a Garry Oak. He is the rival of Ash, who also happens to have a tree name.
15th May '16 10:47:51 AM Pichu-kun
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** Popuri's family in ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon64'' is Basil, Popuri, and Lillian. They're flower farmers. In ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonBackToNature'' they are chicken farmers (though they still love plants), however Rick ruins the theme (in ''64'' he was related to Ann, not Popuri).

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** Popuri's family The local flower shop in ''VideoGame/HarvestMoon64'' is owned by a family consisting of Basil, Popuri, and Lillian. They're flower farmers. Lillia. In ''VideoGame/HarvestMoonBackToNature'' they are chicken farmers (though they still love plants), plants) and keep their theme, however Rick ruins the theme it (in ''64'' he was related to Ann, not Popuri).



* In ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill,'' Bill Dauterive's seductive cousins-in-law [[KissingCousins and cousin]] are named Rose, Lily, and Violetta. (For additional theming, each wears a [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience color suggestive of the flower she is named for]].)
** Also counts as OddNameOut, since the actual cousin, Violetta, is the only one whose name isn't exactly the same as a flower.

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* In ''WesternAnimation/KingOfTheHill,'' Bill Dauterive's seductive cousins-in-law [[KissingCousins and cousin]] are named Rose, Lily, and Violetta. (For additional theming, each wears a [[ColorCodedForYourConvenience color suggestive of the flower she is named for]].)
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) Also counts as OddNameOut, since the actual cousin, Violetta, is the only one whose name isn't exactly the same as a flower.



* The first six named Flutter Ponies in ''MyLittlePonyAndFriends'' were: Rosedust, Honeysuckle, Morning Glory, Forget-Me-Not, Lily, and Peach Blossom, and all had appropriate cutie marks (Or symbols, as they were known back then) for their names.

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* The first six named Flutter Ponies in ''MyLittlePonyAndFriends'' ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyAndFriends'' were: Rosedust, Honeysuckle, Morning Glory, Forget-Me-Not, Lily, and Peach Blossom, and all had appropriate cutie marks (Or symbols, as they were known back then) for their names.
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