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Is 'Posy' strong enough to use as a stand alone name...?

(42 Posts)
Stateofgrace Mon 18-Feb-13 19:30:35

Just that really.

Not keen on Josephine or Persephone and lacking thought as to what else Posy could be a diminutive for...help!

TIA x

Ruprekt Wed 20-Feb-13 12:27:13

Squoosh -I would cringe if any of the cutesie names were mine! Daisy,Maisie, Poppy, angel, Dolly, Pixie........

Nice for under 5's but not for teens or adults.

In my very humble opinion of course.

I like Posy, short for Primrose.

toffeelolly Wed 20-Feb-13 18:52:01

Loving posy so so cutewink

scoutfinch1 Wed 20-Feb-13 22:07:20

Agree with Ruprekt. Yes it is cute for a little girl but she will be an adult for much longer than she is a child and her name should (or have the option to) reflect that. Imo either use it as a middle name or use it as a nickname. If you love it that much and you would be quite happy with it as a family nickname then you could pick a name that has no connection to it. Or as WeAreSix points out Rosie Posy can work so you could call her a Rose name.

Stateofgrace Tue 26-Feb-13 21:14:28

Thanks guys, we have decided on Elowen Posy Alice... smile

Your contributions are much appreciated x

PelvicFloorClenchReminder Tue 26-Feb-13 21:17:45

Awww! That's so gorgeous!

Broody now..!

MidnightMasquerader Tue 26-Feb-13 21:25:38

Congratulations!!

siluria Wed 27-Feb-13 11:05:06

Congratulations - beautiful name smile

Nothing wrong with Posy as a PM by the way. We never say this about boy's names. If she was a strong, feisty, intelligent, articulate, principled, passionate Posy, I would totally vote for her smile

But Elowen is also gorgeous xxx

nectarini1983 Wed 27-Feb-13 21:30:49

Horrid. Ok as a pet name from mum or dad if u insist but not on a grown woman....

Not even as a middle name nectarini hmm?

MarianForrester Wed 27-Feb-13 22:06:31

Love it smile

Don't tell anyone before she's born- they won't be rude when is actually her name.

gaelicsheep Wed 27-Feb-13 22:06:53

Are you a Noel Streatfield fan OP? Josie is a diminutive of Josephine and that's nice too.

scoutfinch1 Wed 27-Feb-13 22:07:33

That's a beautiful name. Congratulations

nectarini1983 Wed 27-Feb-13 22:08:26

Not for me im afraid... makes me think of 'Ring a ring of roses, a pocket full of posies.' Which was about the black plague.......

But everyone has different tastes thankfully else we'd all have the same name!

If you and babys dad really like it then dont be deterred x

gaelicsheep Wed 27-Feb-13 22:09:15

Oops, sorry, didn't see you'd decided. Unusual but pretty. smile

whatyoulookinat Wed 27-Feb-13 22:11:10

My dds middle name is rose & we often use posy. I love it.

exoticfruits Wed 27-Feb-13 22:13:09

The simple answer is -no, it isn't.

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