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Acantha

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Flowers have long been a source of inspiration for families expecting daughters: Rose, Lily, Iris. For parents who love the idea of a botanical name but want something that stands out — as well as something that’s not so, well, girly — try on the lovely-sounding name Acantha. The name is of Greek origin and is usually defined as meaning “thorny” or “prickle,” a meaning that might appeal to parents hoping to raise a strong daughter who can hold her own on any front. Mythologically speaking, Acantha was also the name of a nymph who was loved by the Greek god Apollo, giving this a different layer of appeal.

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