MPs with botanical names

My first Make-A-List Monday post: missing persons whose names are those of flowers, trees, etc. (“Wood” however, does not count.) Inevitably, these are almost all females.

Things like spelling/ethnic variations or derivatives are added with my discretion. For example, the name “Viola” is in fact derived from “violet” in addition to being a musical instrument. But the name “Rosario” means “rosary” and has nothing to do with the similar-sounding Rose/Rosa. So Viola’s on the list and Rosario is not.

Acacia Patience Bishop
Acacia Nicole Duvall

Amanda Marie Berry
Casey Scott Berry
Jackie Lee Berry Jr.
Jonathan David Berry
Phyllis Eleanor Berry
Simmoni Jamie Berry

Nancy Elizabeth Branch

Shakeima Ann Cabbagestalk

Daisy Belle Marshall
Deisy Herrera

Daphne Ronette Hope
Daphne Philisia Jones

Flora Vesta Smith Helmick
Flora Rebecca Ligon
Flora Tobin

Florence Anne Coker
Florence Elma Doolittle
Florence Agnes Dumontet
Nellie Florence Cornman Flickinger
Oscar Florence Hintta
Nathan Warren Florence II

Forest Ferguson
Kristal Lorraine Forest

Forrest Atmore Stanton
Nikki Lyn Forrest

Hazel X. Bracamontes
Hazel Lydia Chamblen
Hazel Rose Hess
Hazel Alice Klug
Hazel Ruth Smith

Heather Danielle Cannon
Heather Marie DuPriest
Heather Lynn Higgins
Heather Raquel Holiday
Heather Elaine Klett
Heather Nicole Kullorn
Heather Janelle Lewis
Heather Ann MacCrossen
Heather Lynn Maude
Heather Lorraine Mehlhoff
Heather M. Riggio
Heather Rena Sellars
Heather Lindsay Silver
Heather Danyelle Teague
Heather Dawn Mullins Zimmerman

Holly Lynn Bobo
Holly Lynn Davis Calbaugh
Holly Ann Hughes
Holly Ann Paul
Holly Susanne Trichel

Iris Leslie Brown
Iris Deborah Torres Osorio
Barbara Iris Marmor
Elizabeth Iris Prescott

Ivy Marie Leinen
Ivy Lynn Mantell
Ivy Matory
Sharon Ivy Jones

Jasmine Kirlissa Collins
Jasmine Garcia Flores-Corona
Jasmine Unique Earl
Jasmine Sue Haslag
Jasmine Ortiz
Jasmine Ramirez
Jasmine Anna Marie Sajedi
Angeles Jasmine Rachel Perez

Cindy Jazmin Perez-Aguilar

Laurel Elizabeth Newquist
Laurel Lea Rogers

Lily Mae Huff
Bianca Lily Jones

Lilli Marlene Dunn

Lillian May Mathis

Lillie Ioni Beden
Lillie Darlene Miller

Lilly Lopez
Kimberly Lynn Lilly
Lucely “Lilly” Aramburo (called Lilly in many if not most accounts)

Lisa Magnolia Snelgrove

Myrtle Ann Green Hudson

Alexander Sol Olive

William Herbert Pear

Ruben Primrose Wiggins

Jeed Taylor Jeppson
Donald Ronald Reed Duck Jr.
Jordan Reed Smith
April Kelly Reed
Ashley Fuller Reed
Briana Elizabeth Reed
Chassity Reed
Craig Allen Reed
Elmer George Reed
Jackson M. Voci-Reed
Kenneth S. Reed
Sallie Margaret Reed
Vanessa Reed
Robin Reed
William Carl Reed

Rosa Marie Camacho
Rosa Margarita Lisowski
Rosa Maria Marquez
Rosa Ryan
Rosa Sanchez
Rosa Elizabeth Vega Hernandez

Rose Ann Baker
Rose Marie Bly
Rose Lena Cole
Rose M. Fields
Rose Mary West
Rose Marie Gayhart
Sharon Rose Apgar
Lynnea Rose Cross
Janet Rose Dolgae
Linda Rose Grimm
Linda Rose Lamont
Amanda Rose Madanes
Rose Mary Mallen
Samantha Rose Meraz
Jeanette Rose Miller
Tiffany Rose Hayes Oliver
Winter Angel Rose Parks
Beverly Rose Potts
Sharon Rose Sons
Venus Rose Stewart
Therese Rose Vanderheiden-Walsh
Tiffany Rose Warrington
April Rose Zane
Katherine Desiree Rose
Solomon Gomile Rose III
Warner James Rose

Roseann Marie Stone Pleasant

Roseanna Marie Forcum
Roseanna Pontorno

Rosemary K. Calandriello
Rosemary Cosgrove
Rosemary Rivas Day
Rosemary Diaz
Rosemary E. Hamilton Buck
Rosemary Theresa Kunst

Viola Brown Martin
Frankie Viola Hurst
Dena Viola McHan

Violet Bobbie Matory
Violet R. Watzulik
Violet Nancy Zarb
Alma Violet Root

Bruce Max Willow

Yasmin Rayon Acree
Yasmin Salazar

17 thoughts on “MPs with botanical names

  1. holly April 8, 2013 / 5:08 pm

    Meaghan: I’m commenting here because I’m unable to email you. And this has nothing to do with this blog post but I wanted to ask you if you would please consider featuring Amanda Nicole Eileen Campbell as the next MP of the week or if you already have one,perhaps as the MP after that. I have done quite a bit of research into her case and she is “the forgotten” child of lost children -, for lack of better words. I know there are many missing persons like her but her case bears a place close to my heart. There is very little out there about Amanda “Nikki” and I would be grateful if you would list her as MP of the week to get her name and face out there. Thank you for all that you do.

    • Meaghan April 8, 2013 / 5:44 pm

      It’ll have to be the week after, since I alternate male-female, but sure, I can do that.

  2. Princess Shantae April 8, 2013 / 5:26 pm

    Oops, Meaghan, you have Ronald Duck listed as Donald. The poor man probably got that a lot.

  3. Melanie April 8, 2013 / 5:38 pm
    • Meaghan April 8, 2013 / 5:42 pm

      Re: Strickland. Whoops, my bad, will fix.

      I’ll see about these other cases. Bear in mind I have a backlog of hundreds.

  4. Jeannee April 8, 2013 / 7:27 pm

    Great list 🙂 There is a Bring Laurel Home facebook page, w/ many links …

    • Meaghan April 9, 2013 / 3:51 am

      “Laurel” is a very pretty name. It’s kind of unusual but familiar (cause of Laura) and easy to spell and pronounce. But, assuming I stay with Michael, I could never use it because his last name begins with L and the name would sound mumbly.

  5. Jeannee April 8, 2013 / 7:32 pm

    P.S. For Kristel Forest, there is an interesting blog post about her by a former husband on:, which includes a statement that makes me go ‘ok I would do something like that’ (“Kristal Lorraine Forest, formerly of Ithaca , was living with her two Calcutta street-dogs in Campo Verde, Arizona, when she decided that if she moved to Mexico, she could get by on her Social Security payments alone. “) and then something that makes me very frightened for her – she asked a local homeless man for help in moving …

    • Meaghan April 9, 2013 / 3:48 am

      For a year or two, homeless guys regularly stayed at Michael’s house — first his apartment, then at the trailer he bought. Sometimes only for a night or two, sometimes for months. This was because Michael’s roommate, M.F., worked at a fast-food restaurant and met a lot of homeless or semi-homeless people and generally people on the margins of society, and he had a habit of bringing them home with him. His motives were kind of complicated and not really my story to tell.

      Most of them were nice enough people, just struggling, and some of them had drug issues. M.F. never brought home anybody who was obviously unsafe to be around. Once they were invited to stay, we all felt obliged to look after them, at least make sure they left the house a little better off than they came in.

      M.F. (who still lives with us) has since given up on his habit of bringing human strays home and does not plan to do so again. A few months back I ran into one of our former guests at the library. He’d stayed with us for two or three months. I asked him how he was doing and he said he had an apartment now. He was a nice person and I’m glad his situation is stabilized.

  6. Princess Shantae April 9, 2013 / 7:31 am

    Tt’s the trouble, you can’t tell who is “safe” just by how they seem. Not many of the ones you have to worry about are obvious.
    Reember that Elizabeth Smart was taken by a scroungy homeless man her father had hired to do odd jobs around his house, and that he was well known to act strange and such.
    And the same year Elizabeth was kidnapped a little girl named Cassandra WIlliamson was kidnapped and killed by a homeless man her father allowed to sleep on their couch.

    • Meaghan April 9, 2013 / 8:19 am

      Quite so. But we did all right. Michael has quite an imposing physical presence and that probably helped.

      In spite of everything I am still extremely trusting of my fellow man/woman and will assume they are good unless evidence proves otherwise.

      • holly April 9, 2013 / 7:57 pm

        There is a man around my town. I’ve seen him in several stores. He’s very tall,at least 6’5″. Thin figure. Long braided hair that goes down his back. He wears all black,trenchcoat and sunglasses no.matter if its July or December. He walks with a walking stick and he’s quite a scary figure. But he has never accosted me or anyone in the stores. He “looks”like the picture of the guy you’d never want to be run into. But he has never caused any harm to anyone – as far as I know. Whats the point of this? There are bad people who are homeless who wish to do harm to other people. Similarly there are people who live in million dollar homes who do the same. A persons socioeconomic circumstances do not dictate their actions. Its easy to.judge people by the way they appear or how they live but the truth is,its not a telling qualifier. There are a lot of good hearted people who are homeless. Unfortunately and very sadly.

      • Meaghan April 9, 2013 / 10:00 pm

        @Holly: Once, on the OSU campus, I walking to the library behind a very tall skinhead with piercings all over and a lot of tattoos, wearing fatigues and big boots and chains and stuff. Very intimidating in appearance, that is. I remember thinking idly that on a bright sunny day like today, I was not afraid of him, but I might be if I met him while walking somewhere in the middle of the night.

        He was going to the library too, it turned out, and reached the doors a few steps ahead of me. Then he opened the door for me, smiled and said “Ladies first.”

        On a similar note: I read once about some old retired schoolteacher in line behind someone and thinking all sorts of judgemental things about them. His head was shaved: “I bet he’s a neo-Nazi.” He had tattoos: “I bet he’s been in prison.” He had a woman with several children in tow: “Is he married to her? Probably not. Are those kids even his?”

        When the man got to the front of the line he said to the cashier, “I would like to let the woman behind me go first. She only has a few things and I bet she’s tired of standing all this time.”

        The old woman was shocked and said, “Who taught you to be so nice?”

        And the guy said, “You did, Mrs. Smith, in the third grade.”

  7. Melissa Kent April 10, 2013 / 5:57 am

    Love your lists. Keep up the great work 🙂

    • holly April 10, 2013 / 8:16 am

      Those are perfect examples as to why you can’t tell someone’s intentions and heart just based on looks alone. If that were true,most serial murderers and child abductors cover would be blown. They DEPEND on a trusting outward appearance (and initial demeanor).

  8. Cattt April 14, 2013 / 1:57 am

    Good list!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s