How did the name “Violet Flower” become an acronym?

We asked people around the world to tell us about their favorite “Violets” and they answered in the comments section.

Here are their answers.


The word “Voilà” has been around since the late 1800s.

What did you think of the name and why?

It was popularized during World War I as a term of endearment for British soldiers who were fighting in the trenches.


The term “Vulcan” is a combination of the words “Voltaire” and “Vitalis”.

What did the authors of “The Violets of Paris” think about the name?

The authors are avid collectors of French violets, and were delighted when the name came to life.


The “Voyageurs” of “Viticulture” wrote that they used the name to convey the “unique and exquisite beauty of violet.”

What do you think about this?

We love the term “voyageurs,” and we think that the title is very descriptive.


“Vintage” means “fantastic.”

How did you feel about this phrase?

The “vintage” label is not a catchy name, but we liked it.


“La Vieille” was an adjective in French, but is now a noun.

What do the authors think of that?

We think that “La Vueille” is an adjective, and we like that the name is an acronym.


“The Violet” was a French term meaning “white” that was used to describe a white flower.

What does that mean?

We like that we are using a white-flowered flower as an acronym for “Vieille Violet.”


“Pigtails” means something different than the word “flower.”

How do you feel that this word is being used?

We don’t know how the word pigtails is being utilized, but I think it’s a good idea to use a non-flowery word.


“Honeysuckle” means an apple that has been grown in Virginia.

What is the meaning behind the name that’s currently being used in the United States?

We’re not sure why it’s being used, but it’s definitely an interesting trend.


“Kiwi” means to grow in Hawaii.

What kind of flower is it?

What’s that meaning behind it?

We can’t imagine it as being anything but a reference to the Hawaiian name for a specific species of tree.


“Bluebell” means a blue flower.

How did it come to be?

The word bluebell comes from the word blue, and it was first recorded in 1855 in a book by an English writer named Charles Dickens.

The first known use of the word was in 1881.


“Le Monde” means in French “The New York Times.”

What does this word mean?

The New York Post and its website have been called “The Times of the World.”


“Luna” means moon.

What was that name for?

Luna was the brightest star in the constellation of Aquarius in the summer sky.

What’s the meaning of that name?

Luna is a planet, so it’s an interesting word to use.


“Celestial” means above.

What are you referring to?

The meaning of “Ceiling” is also very interesting.


“Faux” means fake.

What words do you use to describe this flower?

The first word “faux” comes from a French phrase “faucher”, which means “to give a false impression.”

This word means to give an impression.


“Bouquet” means bouquet.

What has that meaning?

Bouquets are pretty things to look at and enjoy.


“Flowers” refers to the shape of a flower.

Do you like flowers?

We also like flowers.

What about flowers that are not flowers?

They’re all part of the family.


“Olive” is another word for a rose.

What other words do that mean in English?

It means to nourish and to delight.


“Raspberry” is the name of a genus of roses, and a popular brand of them is known as “Raspberries.”

What are the other uses of that word?

We just love to see that term used in this context.


“Wormwood” is often used as an adjective.

What can you tell us?

The term has a lot of different meanings.

It’s also the name for the “virgin oak,” the tree that has become a symbol of our national parks.


“Aubergine” is actually a French word for “rose.”

What is that meaning for you?

“Aucanganine” has the same meaning as “Auberge.” #21.