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“April showers bring May flowers,” as the adage goes. While there are a variety of naming schemes for people in the world, like religious names, familial names and virtue naming, one of the most popular has for a long time been floral names. Since it is now the month of May, we wanted to look at some of our favorite floral characters and provide you with links to the flowers they are named after to build your ultimate floral garden.

 

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Primrose Everdeen from The Hunger Games

Without Prim, there would have been no Hunger Games story. During her first year in the tribute lottery, Prim’s name is pulled to fight in the games. but her sister, Katniss (also a floral name) volunteers to take her place. Though the book series focuses heavily on Katniss and her struggles in the games, Prim grows into a confident and powerful young woman whose actions really drive the direction of the books.   

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Rosie Thorn from Bookish and The Beast

Poor Rosie Thorn. She has had a rough go of things. After a blow up at work that costs her her job, Rosie is in dire straits to get some money to pay for college. When an opportunity comes along to work for celeb Vance Reigns, cataloging his library, Rosie can’t pass it up. But Vance is a total jerk, is there more to this man than meets the eye or is he just as terrible as she thinks he is?

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Tulip O’Hare from Preacher

Tulip has got to be one of the toughest women around. She is in love with a preacher who is imbued with powers from a half demon half angel entity residing inside him. She hangs out with a vampire, and she is on a mission to help her love hold the all-powerful God to account. This woman can shoot, fight, and drink anyone under the table. Her name may be floral, but she is not a delicate little flower.

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Lily Munster from The Munsters

Descended from the line of Dracula, married to a monster of Frankenstein and the mother of a werewolf, Lily Munster is no ordinary housewife. A vampire herself, Lily does the best she can to fit in with the regular world, but she can only do so much. Lily is a kindhearted soul who really just wants people to get along and accept each other for who they are. She even has made a home with her family for her niece, Marilyn a simple normal human. An amazing mother, daughter and wife, Lily Munster is one class act.

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Princess Jasmine from Aladdin

While the story may be Aladdin’s, so much of it revolves around Jasmine that it is hard to separate the two. Jasmine is a woman of self-determination. She will not be told what to do nor whom to marry. When she finds her one true love and learns that he is not a prince, she holds out until her father, the sultan literally has to change the law so that she can marry the man she loves.

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Buttercup from The Princess Bride

Perhaps one of the greatest love stories ever told, The Princess Bride has everything in it, adventure, excitement, love, hate, revenge, comedy and even a six fingered man. The titular character, also known as Buttercup, is tough. She fights monsters, beats back pirates and rejects the most powerful man in the land, Prince Humperdinck. She even helps in the end to save her one true love.

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