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Mar 9, 2012 8:10 AM CST
Name: bb
north of boston on the coast
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1
Grrrrr..... frustrated. Sad

Just heard from the registrar. A question mark is not allowed in a daylily name even though I and others already have registered daylilies in the past with a question mark. So 3 of my proposed names sent in this week for 2012 need to be amended without the <?> , which of course changes the inflection of pronouncing the name and kinda the fun of the name (making it distinctive)

I gave permission. He is only following international rules.

But, my WHAT'S UP? 2007 has been requested as one to change as well.

Bummer.

Anyone know of other plant names (iris etc) where this has slipped up? Apparently the rule changed in 1997

I'll let you know what the names are once they are approved.
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Mar 9, 2012 9:49 AM CST
Name: Cynthia (Cindy)
Melvindale, Mi (Zone 5b)
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I know they won't usually let you use a name that ends with the name of another flower, for example, I tried registering one called Lydia Rose and it was declined. I had to change it to Lydia Rose's Secret and that was acceptible.
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Mar 9, 2012 10:15 AM CST
Name: Juli
Ohio (Zone 6a)
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Bobbie, I was thinking of Curt's "What, Me Worry!" -- thought it had a ? but has a !. That is the only one I can think of that might have had a ?.
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Mar 9, 2012 10:46 AM CST
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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I think the rules for naming irises are pretty strict -- I know you can only use four words in a name, plus I've never seen a punctuation mark at the end of a registered iris name. But I think you could still use the name without the question mark and people might just put it in a question format in their minds anyway, like WHAT'S UP.
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Mar 9, 2012 11:16 AM CST
Name: bb
north of boston on the coast
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1
Juli, there are 4 out there, one was mine. Everyone is being contacted to change it. What I'd love to know is other genus of plants registered.

Cindy,
That was true a few years ago. Thinking about poor Margo Reed who could not have a daylily registered as such , so Indeed was added. 'Margo Reed Indeed' was accepted.

But I think that rule has been changed once again. It is NOT on the registration rules page anymore about not using another genus at end. I remember a discussion about it but can't find it now.

The rule about ? / , etc is now written out but might be different from when I registered. Oh well, I've gotten over it.
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Mar 9, 2012 11:19 AM CST
Name: bb
north of boston on the coast
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1
"But I think you could still use the name without the question mark and people might just put it in a question format in their minds anyway, like WHAT'S UP."

That's what I am hoping!

Thanks for the info on Iris. Hosta would be the other big genus of names.
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