Name Our New Corpse Flower: Voting Time!

July 18, 2011

New Corpse Flower: 7.18.11
I want YOU to Vote!

Wow! Over a thousand people contributed name ideas for our new little corpse flower – thank you all for participating!

Whether you were inspired by an old television show, a comic book couple, an animated stinker, Greek mythology, the space program, literature, world languages, current events, a very hungry musical plant, people in your life, or Lois herself, we were thrilled to see some incredibly creative names for our new addition. It was difficult to choose!

Our panel – made up of HMNS Staff and @CorpzFlowrLois – has selected the top 5 names from over 1500 that were submitted. Now, it’s your turn!

Help decide the name of our new corpse flower – vote for your favorite!

There are two ways to vote:

1. Click here to vote on Facebook.

2. Vote via Twitter by sending a tweet to @hmns with one of the following hashtags. Your vote will be automatically counted in the Facebook poll – so check that link to see the scoreboard!


If do not have a Facebook or Twitter account, you may also vote by leaving a comment on this post. (Comments left on other posts will not be counted.)

The winning name will be announced on the anniversary of Lois’ bloom: Monday, July 25 at 10 am!

Not sure what name will fit our new plant best?

Our yet-to-be-named amorphophallus titanum is on display in the Cockrell Butterfly Center starting today!

You can also check in on our new corpse flower online!

The Corpse Flower Webcam is now available – use the hashtag #HMNScorpseflower to join the conversation there!

Erin B
Authored By Erin B Blatzer

Erin is the Director of Business Development at HMNS. In a past life, she was a public relations and online marketing dynamo at HMNS.

108 responses to “Name Our New Corpse Flower: Voting Time!”

  1. Karon Colwell says:

    I vote for Audrey

  2. David says:

    I think Hermann is an appropriate name not only for being in Hermann park, but also because Hermann will be a “Munster” of a name for an eerily smelling flower.

  3. Fran Tomlin says:

    Please name the flower Audrey.

  4. Bob says:

    I vote for Clark.

    Since Lois, a girl’s name, was already used, I think it’s fair to try a guy’s name. That leaves out Audrey, Violet and Delilah. Hermann sounds less like a first name and more like the last name of the hospital donor, which doesn’t seem appropriate for a corpse flower!

  5. rose says:


  6. paula allen says:


  7. Deborah says:

    I vote for Hermann! Thanks!

  8. Kristina says:


  9. Mary says:

    I vote for Delilah.

  10. Esskaydee says:

    AUDREY, please!

  11. KellieD says:

    Definitely AUDREY – too perfect!

  12. Esskaydee says:

    AUDREY gets my vote!

  13. ShawnK says:

    And the winner is… Audrey (please?)

  14. rose says:


  15. Susan says:


  16. Alicia says:

    I vote for VIOLET!!!

  17. shirley says:


  18. Sihaya says:

    Clark, totally!

  19. CC says:


  20. Michael Whelton says:

    …a lovely name…

  21. Corliss Whelton says:


  22. Thais says:


  23. Audrey says:


  24. Carla says:

    Clark — obviously!!!!!

  25. nicki says:


  26. Carol says:


  27. Mia says:


  28. Donna says:

    Lois and Clark — I can’t help but think of Lois Lane and Clark Kent, or a play on Lewis and Clark.

    I vote Clark.

  29. MC says:


  30. Mary Ann says:

    I vote for Audrey!

  31. austin says:


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  33. bunnygirl says:


  34. Roy Miers says:

    i cast my vote for CLARK, in honor of my brother in law.

  35. Nara says:


  36. Greig says:


  37. KN says:


  38. Tanya says:

    Love love love Clark….. what a perfect little match

  39. jojo says:

    “VIOLET” please!

  40. KNL says:

    V I O L E T

  41. Romy says:


  42. ALI says:

    Ms. Violet

  43. Ben says:

    Clark – kinda obvious and fitting since the other one is “Lois”

  44. Stephen says:

    I vote for violet

  45. Audrey says:

    Audrey!!! 🙂

  46. alan says:


  47. binkster says:

    My vote is for Violet. Since its a stinky flower it should have a lovely smelling name!

  48. Shelley says:


  49. Stephanie Jordan says:

    Definitely Delilah!

  50. Jesse W says:

    How about Amber Phyllis? Sounds like amorphophallus titanum.

  51. Kim says:


  52. JC says:

    Delilah 🙂

  53. Iryna says:


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  56. Phyllis says:


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  61. Amy says:


  62. Samantha says:


  63. Marilyn says:

    Clark or Hermann.

  64. Karen says:

    Audrey, definitely, Audrey.

  65. Seth says:


  66. David says:


  67. Pam Bratcher says:

    AUDREY. That’s my daughter’s name, and there’s not many Audrey’s around.

  68. janice davis says:

    I would like the name Creepella to also be into consideration for Lois’s new roommate

  69. Will says:

    Delilah Delilah Delilah

  70. Dave says:


  71. JR says:


  72. Wanda says:


  73. Steven taylor says:

    I vote for Audrey!

  74. Cindy says:

    I vote for Audrey.

  75. Misty Thompson says:


  76. Karen Rush says:


  77. Robin Cooper says:

    Delilah please!!!

  78. Aaron Williams says:

    Hey there! Delilah!!!

  79. Louise Rush says:


  80. Misty Banks says:

    I vote Delilah!

  81. Dayna Hoeser says:


  82. Karen C says:

    Clark…..Lois and for Clark too!

  83. Judi says:


  84. Wilma Cherry says:

    I vote for AUDREY

  85. Bailey Gillette says:

    Audrey…go Audrey!! Vote Audrey!!

  86. Clark says:


  87. Will says:


  88. cait says:


  89. Sandi says:

    AUDREY, of course! My daughter just appeared in the musical Little Shop of Horrors. To name our new little plant for another famous and remarkable plant would be so appropriate, and gives her a big name she can GROW up into! 🙂

  90. Emma says:


  91. jeffrey farrell says:

    got to go with Audrey!

  92. Dona says:

    I like the name Hermann,besides Lois needs a new boyfriend.

  93. lindsey says:

    Audrey! Little Shop of Horrors. Absolutely perfect in every way.

  94. Zoe P says:

    I vote AUDREY!!!

  95. Emily says:

    Delilah definitely!

  96. EdT. says:

    GO #TeamHermann!

    (and btw I really enjoyed being on the TV this AM. Thanks for the invite!)


  97. Jim says:


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  99. William says:


  100. Carol says:


  101. Josh says:

    I vote for Clark, Lois need a boyfriend.

  102. Lucia says:

    I vote for Hermann. We’ve had a girl, now to be fair we need a boy.

  103. Dennis says:


  104. Angela says:

    Audrey – in honor of someone most deserving!

  105. JAck says:


  106. Jack says:


  107. trenton says:

    i vote audrey because my friend is named audrey

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