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First Name Vocabulary #2

These words are also common first names. Based on the definition, guess the name.
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Last updated: December 9, 2016
First submittedNovember 14, 2013
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Definition
First Name
Red-breasted bird
Robin
Pre-meal prayer
Grace
Decorative Christmas plant
Holly
Baby kangaroo
Joey
Climbing plant
Ivy
Device used to lift a car
Jack
Legislation that is not yet a law
Bill
Elation
Joy
Red precious stone
Ruby
Semiprecious green stone
Jade
Stone worker
Mason
Definition
First Name
Weighing system for precious metals
Troy
Tropical flower / type of tea
Jasmine
Noble rank below Duke but above Baron
Earl
Tropical grassland ecosystem
Savannah
Waste paper produced from using a hole punch
Chad
Fossilized tree resin used in jewelry
Amber
Very strong wind; 34-47 knots
Gale
Romantic flower
Rose
$100 bill (slang)
Benjamin
Slang for a shilling
Bob
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level 71
Jan 12, 2014
I'm still waiting for Bob and Art to show up. And it took me a while to realize you didn't mean "Dot" for waste paper; I once gave my mother-in-law a birthday gift hidden in a box of "Dots" (the candy) filled with those little round whatchamacallits. She liked it, believe it or not.
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level ∞
Dec 9, 2016
Added "Bob", which has the added benefit of balancing out the U.S. and U.K. slang.
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level 61
Dec 26, 2016
I knew chad because of the Bush/Gore election and the "hanging chads" on Florida's ballots.
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level 46
May 24, 2017
Same, tbh. I'm pretty sure that election was why everything switched to digital the next year.
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level 73
Dec 6, 2018
Irish newspaper headline -

'Cork man drowns'

His name was Bob.
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level 52
Feb 12, 2014
You might consider accepting "Bliss" for elation. I've known three different women named Bliss.
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level 58
Feb 12, 2014
Maybe you could specify that it's an American $100 bill? Many countries use the dollar, but Ben Franklin is only on the American one.
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level 76
Apr 19, 2016
Yes that would have helped me figure out what the question was asking too.
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level 76
Nov 15, 2016
Since this is an American-based site it's probably safe to assume when in doubt, try the American answer. If that doesn't work try the British answer.
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level 67
May 4, 2017
I'm assuming he isn't British, as we don't use dollars, so that would be obvious to us.
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level 24
Feb 12, 2014
Savannah isn't very common...
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level 36
Feb 12, 2014
There are 3 Savannahs in one class (of about 24 students) in the school I work at.
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level 64
Nov 20, 2014
I have one Savannah in my class this year and had another the previous semester.
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level 39
Dec 24, 2014
Never heard of Chad. You learn something new every day..
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level 76
Feb 15, 2015
You obviously missed the 2000 US presidential election between Gore and Bush. We learned more about hanging chad in Florida than we ever wanted to know. (The controversy was over whether or not to count ballots in which the voting machine hadn't completely punched through and had left bits of the chad "hanging" on the ballot.)
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level 58
Jan 12, 2016
Maybe accept Ben for Benjamin? I'm from New England and $100 bills are more frequently just called Bens, so when that didn't work for me it screwed me up.
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level 76
Jul 10, 2016
I've heard it called a Franklin, which is also a name.
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level 74
May 6, 2019
Benjamins is a much newer term, Franklin has been around a lot longer.
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level 18
Jul 17, 2016
I didn't get 'Benjamin'. I'm not American, so I didn't understand what it was meant to be.
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level ∞
Dec 9, 2016
Hey, you learned something!
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level 73
Jun 13, 2017
Isn't that one a bit of a cheat? I thought the slang was just because it's Benny F's face on the note?
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level 40
Sep 30, 2016
*sees Chad and Troy together* TRIGGERED
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level 80
Dec 9, 2016
Huh?
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level 84
Dec 10, 2016
Is this a Winter Soldier thing? Did we just unleash a sleeper international assassin?
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level 30
Mar 15, 2017
HSM!!!!!
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level 80
May 3, 2017
It's a High School Musical reference. Two of the main characters are named Troy and Chad and they're both stars of the basketball team.

I have two younger sisters who made me watch this movie back when it was popular and I'm still amazed I remember those guys' names.
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level 68
Nov 12, 2016
Franklin is also a first name and a nickname for $100 bills.
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level 43
Dec 7, 2016
A few decidedly ambiguous hints there. Does anywhere else in the world call 100 dollars a Green Fin? Although i suppose the note needs to be green....
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level 82
Dec 10, 2016
For Christmas plants I couldn't get over Hyacinth. Very common in my neck of the woods and not unheard of in the English speaking world either. And there's Hyacinth Bucket.
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level 74
Dec 10, 2016
Violet and Daisy are also missing, but we have Rose.
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level 63
Aug 12, 2019
I think nearly every flower is used for girls names. The list is rather big actually (some feel very weird, cause it is so uncommon you still just hear the plant, but with many others people have already "forgotten" it is a flower name)
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level 76
May 6, 2019
Just be certain to pronounce it "boo-KAY!" ;-)
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level 77
Dec 10, 2016
"Liana" for climbing plant?
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level 62
Mar 15, 2017
I kept thinking bougainvillia, but I figured it was a no-go.
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level 65
Dec 10, 2016
For Decorative Christmas plant, I would suggest accepting Ivy, as well, as it also fits the category and clue. It was what I tried first, and it wasn't until I thought of the song "The holly and the ivy" that I thought of Holly.
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level 32
Feb 24, 2017
finished with 1:37 left 2 eazy 4 me
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level 69
May 3, 2017
I thought of Savannah but thought it was too ridiculous to be a name. I guess it actually sounds alright though.
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level 77
May 3, 2017
Garland is a decorative Christmas plant and a popular name.
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level 73
May 3, 2017
I don't think Garland is a plant. Garland can be made of plants, like flowers, or pine, etc.... Garland should have been the next SCOTUS Justice.
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level 63
Aug 12, 2019
I have never heard of garland as a name, first name that is, which is what the quiz is about. I have heard it as a last name.
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level 56
May 3, 2017
Add Carol for a Christmas song.
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level 63
Aug 12, 2019
check the previous quiz
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level 27
May 3, 2017
Sao Tome isn't the name of the country dingus, Sao Tome shouldn't be on the list, he has it right
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level 59
May 22, 2017
What?
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level 49
May 4, 2017
Benjamin doesn't quite fit this quiz. All of the others are names which are homonyms with words that have other meanings. Benjamin is a meme from our lifetime referring to the Benjamin on the U.S. bill, no homonym at all. No other words in the list were named for a person.
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level 71
Feb 28, 2018
So what? I didn't get it (I tried many other founding fathers in vain), but I had no problem with the question. Certainly not worth getting upset about. Indeed, if 90% of the commenters on this site used their energy more productively than getting in a tizzy over trifles, humanity could achieve so much more. And if anybody dares to point out that it's actually 87.2%, I'll scream.
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level 67
May 6, 2019
It's actually 87.2%
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level 63
Aug 12, 2019
You think if the people stopped poinintg out (perceived) errors on quizes they would do great things instead that would have an impact on humanty? like in that minute instead they would have invented the next superinvention?
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level 28
Apr 18, 2018
My own name is one of the answers and I still didn't get it :L
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level 27
Jul 5, 2018
what a great quiz, I loved this so much and I cant stop thinking about it, I want more of these quizzes
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level 27
Aug 11, 2018
I kept trying Mark and variations of Marquis for Earl. I eventually got it once I realized it was talking about what the rank would be in Britain, instead of France or Germany.
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level 58
Jan 3, 2019
I read the first clue as a "pre-prayer meal"
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level 26
May 18, 2019
I missed Savannah. I have a friend named Sevanna so I tried that multiple times.
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level 63
Aug 12, 2019
Whhaat? there are people called confetti???? (the holepunch question. That is the only answer I know it to be)

I thought penny for the shilling. I really don't know the meaning of all the penny, shilling, pence, farthing etc and the dozens of other names for coins/values.

I actually thought bob was pound.. there is so much slang around money..does a few bits and bobs have a connection with it? I looked it up and indeed it is the same thing

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level 63
Aug 12, 2019
For the strong wind, could be storm, though I don't know it it fits the exact specified knots. I checked, it puts storm just above gale, but calls it equivalent with fresh gale. Elsewhere it says this:

"A strict meteorological definition of a terrestrial storm is a wind measuring 10 or higher on the Beaufort scale, meaning a wind speed of 24.5 m/s (89 km/h, 55 mph) or more; however, popular usage is not so restrictive"

Btw I have never heard of the name gale personally