You know, some people would say that is a bad pun, but saying that implies there is such a thing as a good pun, and that is just not the case. So I say it is a pun, proud and unmodified by anything so superfluous as adjectives.
Hey, I originally said that pun on #tcod and no one got the Ilex/holly thing. :( So I think it's not just the Nintendo cartridges there! I guess more people need to get outside. ... or into a greenhouse.
Our main import is. Um. Elderly Nebraskans who left for college and came back to retire?
I can actually tell trees apart sometimes! Sometimes.
I am absolutely DEAD CERTAIN that his Somebody-name is Lumaria. Crataegus lumaria is better known as the round-leaf hawthorn. The entire Crataegus genus is in the family Rosaceae, better known as the rose family. Marluxia = Roses = Hawthorn = Crataegus lumaria = Lumaria.
The Lumaria camp thinks this is neat, but the his-name-is-not-Lumaria camp is all PSH WHATEVER. And I'm like you guuuuuuuys how is that not convincing.
... Though I am sticking with my four-letters-no-vowels (there are viera with names like Krjn [Karorinu] and Ktjn [Katoriinu] so I am totally justified) headcanon where he was a VIERA because idk I ♥ Ivalice.