This morning during breakfast, my girls were discussing names and we got on the topic of the meaning of names. Of course both wanted to know they meaning of their names.
Liliana – of Latin and English origin meaning Lily “flower.”
Naomi – of Hebrew origin meaning “pleasant.”
I explained to Lili that a lily is a type of flower and then we went online to see pictures.
I think a Tiger Lily is also a good description of Lili.
Then I found a lily named after her favorite fruit. Meet the Mango Lily.
There are so many different varieties . . . .
Lily of the Valley
Lily of the Nile
Just to name a few.
Then the conversation took a left turn as Lili began to brag about all the flowers named after her (I didn’t have the heart to tell her that these flowers were named long before she was born). The conversation began to upset Naomi because she didn’t have a flower named after her (or more accurately, named before her). So I did another search and discovered that there are indeed Naomi flowers.
There is the Naomi Ruth Daylily
The Naomi Calla lily
The Red Naomi rose
With each flower found, we began to plan out our future homestead flower garden. Obviously, it will include many different lilies, the Dahlia Naomi and the Red Naomi rose. And just like my girls, the garden will be beautiful!