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Azalea Donating Member (101 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-16-09 04:11 PM
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86. Hmm
Fear of the unknown. AN uncommon name will always be villified ina world of conformity.
Take Azalea. At first glance people hear it or see it and think its made up. An Azalea is a flower, not just any flower but the one with the distinction of being symbolic of womanhood in many cultures. It is one of the most resilient flowers because it blooms and can thrive all year.

In horticulture Azaleas are a must haves. I love the name for its infrequency and its meaning.

Sadly, this name has been called "ghetto" or some have even insinuated that its only common amongst uneducated blacks. Sad.
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