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ahshutupayourface Thu 14-Jul-11 19:58:58

As a middle name, as in the most beautiful girl in the world was called Buttercup (The Princess Bride)
Would have loved Elfie or Rosy Buttercup, but it sounds a bit cow-like!
Please consider as a middle name if you know the book/film.

iMemoo Thu 14-Jul-11 20:00:06

I love it!

LivinInATinyZoo Thu 14-Jul-11 22:11:41

As you wish!

Ringosbaby Thu 14-Jul-11 22:15:22

I love it. Our Rabbit is called buttercup. She is joyous!

Should point out that it is only the Rabbits name as DH would never even consider it for a child, middle name or otherwise.

Icoulddoitbetter Thu 14-Jul-11 22:16:25

Sorry, but it just makes me think of a cow....

bradbourne Thu 14-Jul-11 22:18:17

"For I'm called Little Buttercup -- dear Little Buttercup,
Though I could never tell why,
But still I'm called Buttercup -- poor little Buttercup,
Sweet Little Buttercup I!

I've snuff and tobaccy, and excellent jacky,
I've scissors, and watches, and knives;
I've ribbons and laces to set off the faces
Of pretty young sweethearts and wives.

I've treacle and toffee, I've tea and I've coffee,
Soft tommy and succulent chops;
I've chickens and conies, and pretty polonies,
And excellent peppermint drops.

Then buy of your Buttercup -- dear Little Buttercup;
Sailors should never be shy;
So, buy of your Buttercup -- poor Little Buttercup;
Come, of your Buttercup buy!"

From HMS PInafore.

AmazingBouncingFerret Thu 14-Jul-11 22:20:23

Buttercup Cow, part of the Early Learning Centre range for newborns called Blossom Farm. But who cares what i think. If you like it, go for it.

PaperBank Thu 14-Jul-11 22:34:53

It's a cow's name.

darkbluebird Thu 14-Jul-11 23:30:11

I think it may be a case of flowery girls names gone mad and is another signifier of the end of the flowery/girly name trend. See thread on this.

i did consider it myself once in the search for flowery but different. it is cute sounding.... but I came to my senses and realised its for a cow/my little pony/fantasy princess....

yes surely the end is nigh

piprabbit Thu 14-Jul-11 23:37:02

Makes me think of this song

choux Thu 14-Jul-11 23:38:54

Makes me think you want to copy Geri Halliwell - her daughter's middle name is Bluebell I think.

A1980 Fri 15-Jul-11 00:07:11

Buttercup is a traditional cough mixture

Gooseberrybushes Fri 15-Jul-11 00:10:22

it's nice but because of cow thing I would say there are so many other lovely flower names you could choose

EthelredOnAGoodDay Fri 15-Jul-11 00:20:55

DD has Bluebell as middlename and some friends of ours take the mickey and call her Buttercup...because DH's family are dairy farmers....

TillyIpswitch Fri 15-Jul-11 01:51:46

Build me up
Let me down
Worst of all
Say you will

monkeyslut Fri 15-Jul-11 02:05:33

It's a middle name, who cares!

I think people can (and should) go as crazy as they want with middle names grin

GothAnneGeddes Fri 15-Jul-11 02:06:03

I think Celandine is a better flower name.

littlemd Fri 15-Jul-11 06:52:42

Its pretty and girly. I'd go for it x

DELHI Fri 15-Jul-11 09:58:07

Primrose? Daisy? Buttercup is ridiculous and definitely more suitable for a cow or a rabbit.

Kayano Fri 15-Jul-11 10:59:26

I love it and that is my favourite book!

ShoutyHamster Fri 15-Jul-11 13:07:31

Yay, Butt for short grin

Go for it, it's a middle name, they exist to allow your hormones to TAKE OVER

PaigeTurner Fri 15-Jul-11 14:32:37

Butters for short? In street slang, butters means ugly.

razzlebathbone Fri 15-Jul-11 14:34:11

Go for it! I think it's fine to have fun with middle names!

kenobi Fri 15-Jul-11 14:55:38

Another one who immediately thinks of cows I'm afraid...

Rhubarbgarden Sat 16-Jul-11 07:54:46

I love it and I'm considering it for a middle name too.

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