(45 Posts)
heylottie Sun 12-Jan-14 20:34:35

Baby due in 8 weeks and DH and I unable to agree on a name for either a boy or a girl.
Everything I suggest he shakes his head at and does a resolute 'no.'
He suggested Marlene yesterday. You can imagine.

But I may have stumbled on something. Posy. Which he likes, and I do too. It's so sweet.

But would she have to be Josephine nn Posy? And would we be inflicting a lifetime of Poser/Posy name calling?

We already have a Violet...

MuttonCadet Sun 12-Jan-14 20:37:09

Josephine is lovely, I wouldn't use Posy as an actual name (because its a NN and because of violet posy).

Wombmates Sun 12-Jan-14 21:05:30

One of my favourites. I also think a 'P' name with maybe Rose in the middle could work?

Penelope Rose for example - at a stretch you could garner Posy from that? And it wouldn't be so twee with Violet.

Good luck smile

MarianForrester Sun 12-Jan-14 21:09:31

I love Posy, and would just use that, I can't be bothered with the real name/nickname thing.

saintmerryweather Sun 12-Jan-14 21:42:36

The thing with a name being sweet is that a name that is cute on a baby is not as cute on a 30 year old.id try and find some alternative name you could shorten to posy

I absolutely love it. Desperately wanted it for dd2, but dp was having none of it.

Violet and Posy lovely together.

Effjay Sun 12-Jan-14 21:45:21

Terrible, I'm afraid

Waitingforflo Sun 12-Jan-14 21:45:45

That is bloody lovely. Absolutely gorgeous.

It's not a nickname. Nicknames are things like 'Spotty' and 'Smelly.'

everlong Sun 12-Jan-14 21:50:28

Gorgeous. I love it.

heylottie Sun 12-Jan-14 21:55:01

ooh ok thanks all - i thought the twee-ness would put more people off than it has. On to (very) short list it goes!

DitsyDonkey Sun 12-Jan-14 21:57:46

Oh I adore the name Posy but can't use it as it doesn't go with our surname!

serin Sun 12-Jan-14 22:47:09

It's cute.

What have you thought of for a boy?

LackingNicknameInspiration Sun 12-Jan-14 22:49:57

Lovely name but am I the only one to instantly think of The Flumps? Unlikely to be an issue though if you avoid the Over 40s grin

MacaYoniandCheese Sun 12-Jan-14 22:55:53

Love, love, love. Have you read Ballet Shoes?

invicta Sun 12-Jan-14 23:00:07

Loved Ballet shoes. - kids tv series and love Posy.

Queenofknickers Sun 12-Jan-14 23:06:21

Love Posy but wouldn't want her as my doctor/barrister etc so give her an alternative to choose from.

WeAreSix Sun 12-Jan-14 23:09:41

My DD Rosie gets called Rosie Posy or just Posy sometimes smile

willyoulistentome Sun 12-Jan-14 23:11:58

Posy is gorgeous.

Vikkijayne2507 Sun 12-Jan-14 23:25:04

I like posy but im not sure as an adult but I think it probably grows with the child I would consider it if I knew I wasn't having a boy

hoppinghare Sun 12-Jan-14 23:28:16

I really like it. Go for it.
I also like marlene.

notso Sun 12-Jan-14 23:28:19

Love Posy but wouldn't want her as my doctor/barrister etc ...
Really? You would what refuse treatment from Dr P Heylottie on the basis of her first name?
What if OP calls her Josephine on her birth certificate but always calls her Posy, she grows up and hates being called Josephine it doesn't feel like her name so always goes as Posy. She is a successful barrister would it be ok to use her as Posy isn't her given name?

neolara Sun 12-Jan-14 23:36:53

I love it. Reminds me of Ballet Shoes.

NigellasDealer Sun 12-Jan-14 23:38:02

yes it sounds sweet

AwfulMaureen Sun 12-Jan-14 23:41:24

Gorgeous! Loved it myself but DH didn't, Bah!

I think it's fine for an adult. Posy Simmonds the cartoonist is one that comes to mind (apparently she is officially a Rosemary though!).

heylottie Mon 13-Jan-14 09:04:14

Great! Thanks everyone - and you don't think the Poser thing will be a grind?
Boys are impossible. The only one we both like is Sonny,but a voice inside says 'that's not a proper name,' (there's a theme here isn't there!).
Hard to think what Sonny would be 'short for' if needs be.

BakeOff Mon 13-Jan-14 09:43:22

You could definitely get away with a rose-related name shortened to Posy. E.g Rosemary, Rosalyn/Rosalind, Rosamud etc.
And I think Posy is a gorgeous name, even for a doctor or barrister.

squoosh Mon 13-Jan-14 11:49:08

I prefer Marlene to Posy.

ViviPru Mon 13-Jan-14 11:56:43

In a similar vein to Posy, I think Tansy is nice.

SoonToBeSix Mon 13-Jan-14 11:57:29

Posy is lovely till around age 8 then it's just ridiculous sorry.

lljkk Mon 13-Jan-14 11:59:14

Do you mind Jo/Josie/Fina -- she could choose any of those NNs instead, too.

squoosh Mon 13-Jan-14 12:02:32

Yes Tansy is lovely and doesn't sound as sickly sweet,

pilates Mon 13-Jan-14 12:08:09

Sorry not keen on Posy, especially when she becomes an adult.

Marlene reminds me of the character in Only Fools And Horses.

What about Primrose?

Pobblewhohasnotoes Mon 13-Jan-14 12:41:55

Posy is one of those cutesy baby names that I can't imagine on anyone past the age of 7.

WeAreSix Mon 13-Jan-14 12:49:43

Good suggestion pilates, Primrose is lovely.

Frontdoorstep Mon 13-Jan-14 18:49:14

I think Posy is nice, if you're going to call her Posy I wouldn't go for some longer name that doesn't really have Posy as a nickname. Just call her Posy.

BananaHammocks Mon 13-Jan-14 18:53:41

I know a grown up Posy, she has a good job, hasn't held her back! Is a bit too cutesy for me though!

Bowlersarm Mon 13-Jan-14 18:56:34

Not a fan of Sonny personally but it could be short for Solomon?

Posy is lovely, but again, I would have it short for something.

RalphRecklessCardew Mon 13-Jan-14 19:08:15

Marlene is much better. Marlo?

ChilliQueen Mon 13-Jan-14 19:15:19

Post... a lovely name.
Also one of The Flumps. A 1970's kids tv programme.
Still a lovely name though.

NigellasDealer Mon 13-Jan-14 19:15:25

Marlene is cool as hell, Posy sounds sweet but as others have said, perhaps only for under 8s

ChilliQueen Mon 13-Jan-14 19:15:45

Sorry... should have said Posy.
POST is not a great name!!!

Rhubarbgarden Mon 13-Jan-14 20:13:40

Twee as hell. I would hate to be called Posy.

strawberryswing Fri 17-Jan-14 15:01:33

In the minority but I'm with rhubarbgarden, I would change my name asap if I was Posy. (And I already have a hideous name).

Sorry, I love Josephine though, I would certainly give another option incase she hated Posy.

MrsMarigold Fri 17-Jan-14 15:06:06

I knew a lovely woman called Posy Christmas - great name

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