The London Gardener's Chronicle thinks the effort to make English names by translating the Latin ones no great success. Even, it says, should the names do for writing, they would scarcely do for "common names" without causing embarrassment sometimes in good society. For instance it has been proposed to call Cypripedium caudatum "The long-tailed lady's slipper." We can get along very well when we write it, providing we do not forget the hyphen, but in conversation there might be many an inquiry as to the kind of lady intended.