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Subject: Re: Julia Lavender.
Author: Tuesday   (guest, 24.131.6.55)
Date: October 1, 2012 at 1:10:41 PM
Reply to: Re: Julia Lavender. by Just Jonquil
Thanks for the suggestions! That's interesting about launderer, I didn't know that. But in looking it up from Wikipedia, I found:

The English word lavender is generally thought to be derived from Old French lavandre, ultimately from the Latin lavare (to wash), referring to the use of infusions of the plants. [4] The botanic name Lavandula as used by Linnaeus is considered to be derived from this and other European vernacular names for the plants. However it is suggested that this explanation may be apocryphal, and that the name may actually be derived from Latin livere, "blueish". [5]

So I guess it's not the bad kind of launderer! Haha. :)

Lavinia and Levena are beautiful names, but I like Lavender itself not for the sound, but for the thing, Lavender, itself. I went to a Lavender farm yesterday, actually, and learned a lot about the plant and its healing/relaxing properties, so that's what gave me the idea!

Thanks again for your thoughts!

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