We need more flowers in our lives this time of the year. I love, or actually loved walking into someone’s home this time of year and there’s fresh cut flowers on the dining room table or in the living room. (I say loved instead of love because I can’t remember when I was in someone’s home) My wife if much better at it then I am. Time was though that I used to buy flowers weekly for this time of the year. Today for sure.  Fresh flowers and Powerball and Mega Millions lottery tickets on the way home.

"A rose by any other name would smell as sweet" is a popular reference from William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, but Rose was also the most popular Flower name for babies for 40 years. But going way back. Rose was the most popular female baby flower name between 1900 and 1939.  Then it was Susan for 30 years, from 1940 to 1970. Most popular flower baby name from 1970 to 1990 was Heather. Then Jasmine til 2006. Lily was most popular after that til 2019.  Will it continue in 2020 and into 2021.

Here’s the full story about flower baby names.  And state to state the most popular flower names for babies does change. Susan wins in Maine. If it's a boy, name him Sue.

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