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  • yes - definitely usable!

    70 88.61%
  • no - this would be a burden on a child

    9 11.39%
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  1. #1
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    Zinnia - yes or no? Also....favorite less common flower names

    Hi Everyone!

    As a "Heather", I am partial to flower names. Two of my more unusual favorites are Amaryllis and Zinnia, especially Zinnia. However, is this a name that will cause unnecessary hardship to a little girl? She will have an uncommon last name, if that makes a difference.

    Also, what are your more unusual flower name favorites?

    Thanks for your thoughts!
    Last edited by gatoamiga; October 16th, 2011 at 02:49 PM. Reason: forgot to add my follow-up question!

  2. #3
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    Personally, I think a girl named Zinnia would have an easier time than Amaryllis. I would use Amaryllis as a quirky middle name for another girl. Zinnia is a certainlty more exotic than Lily and Rose but I think it's usable. One of my favourite unusual flower names is Jonquil.
    Last edited by mischa; October 17th, 2011 at 10:42 AM.
    All the best,
    Mischa.

  3. #5
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    I love Zinnia! It's definitely my favourite uncommon flower name (Iris is my #1 girl name but that isn't exactly uncommon), and in my top 10 in general. I think it's great!
    I don't care for Amaryllis at all, though.
    Lucia
    Eleanora, Iris, Maeve, Sela
    Balthazar, Bastian, Caius, Gideon

  4. #7
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    I'm not a huge fan of Zinnia - I think I'd prefer it as a middle name.

  5. #9
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    I think it's the Z that makes Zinnia seem odder than some other flowers.

    Favorite less-used flower name I'd actually want to use? Lilac.
    Beautiful in principle, but I don't think I'd actually use*? Hyacinth.

    *I'm not sure if that's because I consider it too odd (which would be strange, as that's rarely my reason for rejecting anything) or simply because it wouldn't just have to compete in its own class but against equally uncommon non-florals.

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