Love this question, and Yes! because some of the name are a tad out there.
You have to wonder, were they on drugs?*#!? 'pig face' for one of the most lovely of flowering plants.
The list also is difficult for some to even remember or say.
It has always made me sit up and think 'why'?
Who does that.Make a name that really is nothing like the flower or plant.
I sometime wonder about the rational behind the scientific names of many of these plants and animals. I can hardly even pronounce them. What's with that?
The scientific name for cat is Felis catus, dog is Canis lupus familiaris for turtle is Testudines. What's with that?
I just assumed that these animals were first discovered by non english speakers.
Many plants , although they have been altered by breeding, are hundreds of years old so the names come originally from Latin or Greek.
Over the years gardeners have given plants alternative names. Yes, some of these are quite amusing.. This makes them easy to remember, I think!