Many a father has named or nicknamed his daughter after flowers. My dad is particularly fond of summer flowers because they beautiful and survive the summer heat without much care. He wishes he could grow roses as easily as they do in England, but Japanese beetles and black mold make it not worth it. Instead he plants hollyhocks, the poor man's rose. I was nicknamed hollyhocks because I was born in the summer, grew up tall, and Dad thought "sunflower" was too obvious.
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