What can Posy be short for?

(29 Posts)
ringaringarosy Fri 06-Sep-13 19:35:56

Just that really!

Could it be short for Penelope?

YonilyDevotedToYou Fri 06-Sep-13 19:38:39

Um, Persephone? Or a name with Rose in it (Rosy Posy) like Rosemary or Rosamund?

phantomhairpuller Fri 06-Sep-13 19:39:42

More likely a nickname for Rosie?

trixymalixy Fri 06-Sep-13 19:40:14

The person I know that has Posy as a nickname is called Rosaleen. I think any girls name beginning with Rose could use it. Rosy posy

ringaringarosy Fri 06-Sep-13 19:40:30

i know its short for josephine primrose and rosemary,but dont like any of those,like persephone even less sorry!

I know a Rosalind known as Posy

ringaringarosy Fri 06-Sep-13 19:42:20

I know you can use it on its own as it means a small bunch of flowers,and i might end up doing that but i think it would be good if i could find a formal name so she has a choice.
Theres already a rosie in the family and im not mad on rose/rosie anyway.

SleepyCatOnTheMat Fri 06-Sep-13 20:00:29

There are loads of variants of Rose - Rosa, Rosabel, Rosabelle, Rosalie, Rosanne, Rosanna, Rosamund, Roselle, Rosella, Rosabeth to name just some mentioned in one of my baby name books - don't you like any of them OP?

Bowlersarm Fri 06-Sep-13 20:02:12

I think there is no problem if you want to call your dd Penelope nn Posy. On any official forms just put 'known as Posy'

MrsMongoose Fri 06-Sep-13 20:06:26

Just call her Posy. You obviously like that name and are stretching quite far to find a long version. Seems a bit silly if you're just going to call her Posy.

FingersCrossedLegsNot Fri 06-Sep-13 20:07:36


MadCap Fri 06-Sep-13 20:08:56

I went to uni with a girl called Posanda. I have no ideas as to the origins of the name though.

everlong Fri 06-Sep-13 20:14:28

I love Posy.

I'd just have that.

I would just go for Posy. I'm not into giving baby a long name 'for birth certificate' and then actually just going by nickname. Not saying this is the sole purpose of your long name

Lovely name btw grin

ringaringarosy Fri 06-Sep-13 21:52:38

I think i might just go with Posy.The kids love it and dh thinks its daft to find a long name just so we can use that name,he likes it on its own.I do adore it.Penelope is a really close second,i will just have to have another one smile

everlong Fri 06-Sep-13 21:53:45

Do it.

It's fab.

Lilyloo Fri 06-Sep-13 21:54:49

Yes go with Posy no point trying to match a name to it imo.

Lancelottie Sat 07-Sep-13 17:27:11

If you do want a formal name how about Penelope Rose? That shortens nicely to Posy in my mind, and gives her other options later.

ISingSoprano Sat 07-Sep-13 17:29:55

Oooh I love Posy. My dd is called Rosanna and is often called Posy.

Rhubarbgarden Sat 07-Sep-13 18:49:18


SubliminalMassaging Sat 07-Sep-13 18:52:44

Nothin. At leat not without trying too hard and sounding a bit daft. Why does it need to be short for something? confused It's a name in its own right If you like it, pick it. If you don't have enough confidence to pick it as a stand alone name then you don't like it enough.

On the other hand, Penelope Rose id divine.

scaevola Sat 07-Sep-13 18:54:07

Traditionally, it's short for Josephine.

I think it works for any of the 'rose' names on the basis of Rosy-Posy.

ringaringarosy Sat 07-Sep-13 19:58:56

I think if i called her Penelope Rose i would just call her Penelope,i love Penelope but love Posy too,i need twin girls!

Penelope Rose is lovely.hmmmm.

Theimpossiblegirl Sat 07-Sep-13 20:01:56

Penelope Rose is lovely. smile

trixymalixy Sat 07-Sep-13 20:54:11

I like Penelope rose.

NomDeClavier Sat 07-Sep-13 21:18:24

If you love Penelope as well as Posy then it's a good choice. At some point she'll decide she doesn't want to be known by her nickname so you may as well love the full version. However don't do it if you hate Penny - my mother hates the nickname I use (which is the naturally shortened form) instead of the slightly contrived one she invented.

Yonionekanobe Sun 08-Sep-13 08:49:06

It's short for Josephine. I googled it for another thread the other day.

I think there may be a peak in Posys coming up thanks to the new Richard Curtis film!

Love Penelope Rose!

Bearandcub Sun 08-Sep-13 08:50:35


itried Sun 08-Sep-13 08:54:02

Possum of course! (Arranges gladioli in artistic fashion)

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