Verity or Primrose for middle name? Is Primrose too unusual?

(46 Posts)
Namehelpplease Sat 30-Mar-13 22:31:57

Just what the title says really. We're having a DD and are thinking Harriet Verity or Harriet Primrose. Which is nicer? Is Primrose a bit OTT?

MayimBialik Sat 30-Mar-13 22:35:12

Love Harriet Primrose. Not OTT at all. Congratulations grin

Namehelpplease Sat 30-Mar-13 22:40:24

Thank you! grin Not long now. Just need a little confidence boost to go with Harriet Primrose!

Trazzletoes Bosnia-Herzegovina Sat 30-Mar-13 22:42:41

Harriet Prinrose is really lovely.

But then I think Verity is hideous.

Namehelpplease Sat 30-Mar-13 22:43:51

grin another for Primrose. Thanks Trazzle.

Startail Sat 30-Mar-13 22:55:52

Primrose! I went to school with one so it doesn't seem OTT at all.

I like Verity, but Harriet Verity has too many Is and Ts.

QuanticoVirginia Sat 30-Mar-13 23:46:09

Primrose is foul and the name of Harold Shipman's wife.

Primrose123 Sat 30-Mar-13 23:53:34

Well, obviously, I would go for Primrose! grin

Wonderful name.

OkayHazel Sun 31-Mar-13 00:26:05

Primrose because I love the Hunger Games!

OkayHazel Sun 31-Mar-13 00:29:16

the name of Harold Shipman's wife

I doubt that would bother many people, Rose is the name of Fred West's wife and that is very popular.

Bridgetbidet Sun 31-Mar-13 00:30:37

Primrose would be too much for a first name but is perfect for a middle name, and it goes beautifully with Harriet.

Ham69 Sun 31-Mar-13 00:30:41

Harriet Primrose is gorgeous. As much as I love DD's name, I think I prefer this one!

DoIgetastickerforthat Sun 31-Mar-13 00:33:33

Another vote for Primrose, I think it's a gorgeous name. I didn't know about the Shipman connection and I doubt I'm in the minority, don't pay it any heed.

Namehelpplease Sun 31-Mar-13 07:12:04

Woo hoo! Have our name! Hope they have the sex right now... Thank you all so far for your kind responses - Harriet Primrose it is!

DessieLou Mon 01-Apr-13 01:25:26

So glad you're going for Harriet Primrose! Much prettier sounding than Harriet Verity.

Namehelpplease Mon 01-Apr-13 08:39:36

Thanks Dessie! We love it!!

cuillereasoupe Mon 01-Apr-13 14:57:36

Primrose is horrid and made me think Shipman too. Verity is kick-ass.

MrsP23 Mon 01-Apr-13 17:03:29

Another vote for primrose. It's different but not too out there. Wish I'd thought of it myself for my dd

thegreylady Mon 01-Apr-13 17:12:05

I too prefer Verity because a]Primrose is so unusual that the 'famous' one who comes to mind is Harold Shipman's wife and:
b]I love the meaning of Verity which is so beautiful-truthfulness smile

Viviennemary Mon 01-Apr-13 17:16:46

I think Verity is the nicest. I quite like Primrose but not that keen on Harriet.

KittenOfDoom Mon 01-Apr-13 17:23:19

I thought Shipman too, but as a second name it doesn't matter so much. As OkayHazel said, Rose is so commonplace that it escapes the association.

The risk with any less-than-common name is that, at any time, someone may turn up to taint it. No one can predict what the name of the next infamous criminal will be.

VivaLeBeaver Mon 01-Apr-13 17:31:35

Harriet Primrose is lovely.

Trazzletoes Bosnia-Herzegovina Mon 01-Apr-13 18:27:07

I didn't think Harold Shipman's wife had anything to do with the murders. Or did I miss something fundamental?

Namehelpplease Mon 01-Apr-13 19:37:39

I am choosing to ignore the Harold Shipman thing. I'm a fairly average Joe and had no idea that's what she was called...

Trazzletoes Bosnia-Herzegovina Mon 01-Apr-13 20:37:26

Me either name I really wouldn't worry about it.

Primrose is a lovely, traditional name and, whilst not very commonly used at the moment, it's not like you are calling her Myra or something where it's pretty likely most people's minds would make a connection.

I think Primrose is a beautiful name.

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