Polly....

(32 Posts)
LolliLouLou Mon 24-Dec-12 14:06:41

Do you like it, know of any...is it popular? Thanks

outtolunchagain Mon 24-Dec-12 14:16:01

I know several both children and grown up and they are all lovely smile

Phoebe47 Thu 27-Dec-12 12:25:02

My daughter is called Polly and she loves her name. There are no others at school with her and her teachers always say what a lovely name she has. Her friends like it too. Our surname is quite unusual and distinctive and Polly goes very well with it. It is a beautiful name in my opinion.

Onezerozero Thu 27-Dec-12 12:34:31

I prefer Holly myself, but it is Ok.

Phoebe47 Thu 27-Dec-12 12:46:11

I would also like to add that we have never had the "Polly put the kettle on" thing but she did once dress up as "Miss Polly had a dolly" for a class Nursery Rhyme day when she was in Reception class.

jessjessjess Thu 27-Dec-12 12:49:45

I love this name - wanted to put it on our list but DH has sadly vetoed.

WeeWeeWeeAllTheWayHome Thu 27-Dec-12 12:52:31

Ah I think it's a sweet name!

Clawdy Thu 27-Dec-12 14:16:23

Absolutely love it,would have chosen it if had another girl.

Alisvolatpropiis Thu 27-Dec-12 14:45:12

I like it. Have never met one.

CPtart Thu 27-Dec-12 15:19:54

I know one. Don't like the name at all. Sounds like a dolls name to me, sorry.

Mollydoggerson Thu 27-Dec-12 15:27:20

I like it, it is sweet, would not suit a big bulky girl, so could be burdensome depending on the child.

Rhubarbgarden Thu 27-Dec-12 19:58:57

I like it. I know an adult Polly.

Great name wink

Clumsasaurus Thu 27-Dec-12 20:16:58

Fab name, don't know any but it's gorgeous!

Lovethesea Thu 27-Dec-12 20:29:53

Not my taste, but I don't like Molly, Holly or Polly.

Reminds me of dolls and just doesn't have enough weight to it for me.

sarahseashell Thu 27-Dec-12 21:27:54

love it

LilyVonSchtupp Thu 27-Dec-12 22:08:57

One of the loveliest people I know is called Polly. It is a great name.

I wanted Pollyanna, nn Polly but my dh vetoed it. If we had another girl though I'd push for it again. Love the name.

Eebs Thu 27-Dec-12 23:03:18

I have a Polly. She does get called Holly or Poppy occasionally but it's still such a fabulous name. Don't know any others. Often get complimented on it because it's not a name heard often but isn't strange.

hurricanemum Wed 02-Jan-13 22:33:15

dd mn is Polly. really wanted it but had promised to use a family name. it is a pretty but not frilly name. go for it. have been teaching for 11 yrs and only ever had one.

MarianForrester Wed 02-Jan-13 22:34:14

Love it smile

birdofthenorth Wed 02-Jan-13 22:39:43

I really like it, know a couple of people who considers it but none who used it

Yika Wed 02-Jan-13 22:46:31

I know a little Polly. To me it sounds posh but in a nice way. I think it's much nicer than Holly or Molly, both of which I think are quite ugly names. However, it sounds a little bit like a nickname or, as other posters have said, like a doll's name.

AuntyAnna Sun 06-Jan-13 01:44:05

Love Polly, know a Pollyanna but prefer Polly

http://www.cso.ie/en/media/csoie/releasespublications/documents/birthsdm/2011/babiesnames_2011.pdf

RyleDup Sun 06-Jan-13 01:46:52

Lovely name.

OeufsEnCocotte Sun 06-Jan-13 01:48:09

Polly is a lovely name OP

ChippingInLovesChristmasLights Sun 06-Jan-13 01:53:44

I quite like it, but prefer Poppy, yet I'm undecided if they pass the 'solicitor' test?!

StellaNova Mon 07-Jan-13 11:04:14

There's Polly Toynbee, so I think it does pass the solicitor test (well, she's a journalist, but you know what I mean).

In Milly Molly Mandy the mother is called Polly although her name is Mary for some unfathomable reason. Along the lines of Peggy being short for Margaret I suppose.

AuntieShirley Mon 07-Jan-13 11:31:56

I love Polly, don't know any. WOuld use it in a heartbeat if dh liked it.
You also have the most wonderful PJ Harvey as a kick ass name sake.

Snowflakepie Mon 07-Jan-13 11:35:18

I like it. I know an adult Polly who is a doctor, so no limits at all! One of my mums friends has it as a nn for Pauline, she is a uni lecturer. All the nursery rhymes with it in are quite sweet and not nasty, also Polly Parrot on Peppa is one of DDs favourites!

I don't know why, as my best friend growing up was called Polly, but I don't like it. It just sounds silly to me.

sonnieboo Mon 07-Jan-13 12:20:41

I don't like it much, I'm afraid. But then I don't like Polly/Poppy/Archie/Alfie cutesy names that seem quite 'trendy' at the moment.

I prefer more 'substantial' and elegant names personally. But thankfully we all have different tastes. Choose the name YOU love.

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