My fascination with daffodils continues ...
The name Daffodil is derived from an earlier "Affodell", a variant of Asphodel [ a type of plant with heavy mythological associations]. The reason for the introduction of the initial 'd' is not known, although a probable source is an etymological merging from the Dutch article "de," as in "De affodil."
The Japanese word for daffodil is suisen.
The German word for daffodil is osterglocke.
Here in New Zealand, daffodils appear in August - September. Unlike in the Northern Hemisphere, here in the Southern Hemisphere, we do not associate these flowers with Easter.
According to ancient tradition, by giving a man daffodils, a woman is acknowledging his chivalry.
But it needs to be be a bunch of daffodils, not a single flower, because (again, according to ancient tradition) a single daff. carried over the threshold of a house brings bad luck.
On the other hand, so they say, a bunch of them carried into the house may very well ensure that this spring your goose will produce a bonny clutch of fluffy yellow goslings.