Assuming that Groot is not the only Groot who ever grooted, are the other Groots also named "Groot"?

If they are all named "Groot", it is the same "Groot" or is there a distinction in their names that we can't hear, just like for everything else that Groots groot?

Related: What Species is Groot?

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    @Valorum: I saw this, but it doesn't actually tell me if their names are all Groot. It just tells me it sounds like "I am Groot" when they speak. Dec 7, 2018 at 22:44
  • Thor speak Groot and identifies Groot's name as "Tree"
    – Valorum
    Dec 7, 2018 at 22:47
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    Maybe the Groots are all one Groot at the root, like Pando.
    – Gaultheria
    Dec 7, 2018 at 22:56
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    They are all Groots: Papa Groot, Hefty Groot, Brainy Groot, Grootette,... there are also female Groots but they haven't been seen for a long time. Oh wait, I think I am confusing...
    – Taladris
    Dec 8, 2018 at 5:27

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In Annihilators Vol 1 Issue 1 Rocket travels to Planet X, Groot's homeworld, and meets a bunch of other Groots. One of the Groots refers to himself as King Groot and Groot XXCVII which implies that all of the Groots are called Groot. In fact when he talks about other Groots he again mentions it like they are all named Groot "His highness believes the Groot you are referring to is one of the tearaways".

Annihilators Vol 1 Issue 1 relevant page transcribed below

Rocket: Hold on, Hold On! I used to be able to understand my old buddy, but your accents are so strong! Where is it, flarking gadget?

Rocket: Voice command: activate!

Timely Inc. analyzer: I am the property of Timely Inc. Mail Division, and must be returned as soon as--

Rocket: Yeah, yeah! All in good time! I need you to do a little translation work.

King Groot: I AM GROOT!

Timely Inc. analyzer: He is saying his name is Groot.

Rocket: Duh. He's not my Groot. My Groot wasn't a mile-high super Reedwood. I'm looking for King Groot.

King Groot: I AM GROOT!

Timely Inc. analyzer: He is wondering why you've disturbed the inner circle of the Arbor Masters. He is King Groot, Groot XXCVII, Royal Loftiness of Planet X, Custodian of the Branch Worlds and Ruler of All he Shades.

Rocket: That's not possible...

Timely Inc. analyzer: His highness believes the Groot you are referring to is one of the tearaways, the youngsters who live their lives at a faster pace than the slow-growing matures. He is saying that the sapling in question ran off some years back, and travelled the galaxy, claiming he was monarch of Planet X.

Rocket: But he came back. Groot came home again, right?

King Groot: I AM GROOT!

Timely Inc. analyzer: His highness replies that the sapling did return. On arrival, he was arrested and tried for his crimes of deception and impersonating the king.

However, in Infinity Countdown Issue 1 we meet a "Groot" who goes by the name of Scar and can talk properly it seems. So not all Groots are named Groot.

Infinity Countdown Issue 1 page transcribed below

Unknown Guardian: ...we have our own big problem.

Scar: The reign of meatbags is over! Scar will return Telferina to its floral glory!

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    @DavidW It is supposed to be floral, probably just a play on words.
    – TheLethalCarrot
    Jun 21, 2019 at 13:46
  • @DavidW Well it went completely over my head!
    – TheLethalCarrot
    Jun 21, 2019 at 14:14

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