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Daphne or Primrose - sister for Violet

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dapperflapper Wed 01-Jun-11 14:03:58

2 days overdue - sweep this morning - as yet no effect...been checking out sweep threads
dh and I have pretty much decided on Daphne if stubborn little bump is a girl
but I recently stumbled across the thread about Primrose - have (annoyingly) rather fallen in love with it - and now I'm throwing it in as a wild card.
Which do you prefer as a sister for Violet?
If you prefer Primrose, is it too twee with or a charming complement to Violet?
My last call...

belgo Wed 01-Jun-11 14:05:09

Primrose and Daphne are both terrible.

What about:

if you want to stick with the nature theme.

belgo Wed 01-Jun-11 14:05:20

I mean Delphine

BlueChampagne Wed 01-Jun-11 14:05:42

Too twee for me, but good luck!

Tortoiseonthehalfshell Wed 01-Jun-11 14:06:00

I'm not keen on the whole idea of a naming 'theme', to be honest, but if you have to go with all flower names, Daphne is a bit more subtle. A better name all round, actually, I'd stick with Daphne.

MmeLindor. Wed 01-Jun-11 14:07:20


primrose is terrible, sorry and even more twee when paired with Violet.

PorkChopSter Wed 01-Jun-11 14:08:29

Out of the two suggestions, I'd go with Daphne.

Primrose and Violet are a bit meh as if you have a thing about purple flowers.

dapperflapper Wed 01-Jun-11 14:09:24

but aren't primroses yellow porkchop?

Scholes34 Wed 01-Jun-11 14:12:07

Daphne is definitely the more subtle one to choose.

nometime Wed 01-Jun-11 14:15:56

Neither, the shortenings aren't great, Daph or Prim! How about


PiaFedora Wed 01-Jun-11 14:16:43

Delphine or hebe -lovely with Violet smile

dapperflapper Wed 01-Jun-11 14:25:09

thank you for your other suggestions, but none hit the spot

like Delphine but not love enough - have a bit of a problem with the 'ine' ending
Rosemary - bit boring
Zinnia - like - very lively and zesty - but not overly keen on names ending in 'a' - too classic/Latin/conventional-sounding for my taste - my name ends with it, as a mn perhaps (but with neither Daphne or Primrose)
Iris - lovely but too popular now
Willow - pretty sounding but not retro enough - Willow Smith
Hebe - OK - but just no

belgo Wed 01-Jun-11 14:27:49


dapperflapper Wed 01-Jun-11 14:32:45

I still prefer Daphne or Primrose belgo, I'm not really looking for other suggestions, just which you would

PiaFedora Wed 01-Jun-11 14:33:56

dapper - sprry but Daphne will always be the lass from Scooby Doo to me and Primrose and Violet sound like you're trying to reinact Fifi and the Flowertots in real life.

nometime Wed 01-Jun-11 14:36:59


dapperflapper Wed 01-Jun-11 14:42:12

I do like Lilac and Marigold from your list nometime!

but Lilac and Violet? [Sceptical]
dh likes Fleur but for me - nope sorry
Clover - a cow
Sage - not keen on herbs like Thyme, Sage, bit hippy sounding - sorry!

Marigold is lovely, though!

smother Wed 01-Jun-11 14:42:31

Stick with Daphne. It's far nicer.

Violet and Primrose is too flowery - and personally I really don't like the name Primrose because of the 'Prim' bit. What about using Primrose as a middle name if you like it that much?

Daphne Primrose.
Daphne Jean.
Daphne Joy.
Daphne Pearl.
Daphne Ines.
Daphne Vita.
Daphne Vera.

sorry, getting side-tracked... good luck!!!!

PatriciatheStripper Wed 01-Jun-11 15:35:32

Daphne is nicer, not so obviously flowery. Isn't it mythical, wasn't she a Greek nymph or something like that?

JanMorrow Wed 01-Jun-11 15:47:23

daphne is lovely.

exoticfruits Wed 01-Jun-11 16:01:55

If you have a Violet keep off Primrose-too flowery.
I don't like Daphne either I'm afraid.

HerRoyalNotness Wed 01-Jun-11 16:05:59

All I can hear in my head is Daff-Neeeeeee. Based on that, I'd go for Primrose.

I met a little Dhalia the other day, that's quite cute.

singersgirl Wed 01-Jun-11 16:15:06

Daphne. It's much more elegant than Primrose and looks interesting. It's less obviously floral. And I really don't like the 'prim' part of Primrose.

I've also recently got to know a Daphne and she's a warm and wonderful person, so I'm probably biased.

dolceebanana Wed 01-Jun-11 16:37:18

I love the name Daphne...I also love the name Nancy...

DooinMeCleanin Wed 01-Jun-11 16:38:40

Primose and Violet are little Flowertot friends aren't they?

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