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Sorry, but I still really like Persimmon.

(114 Posts)
allhailtheaubergine Mon 05-Sep-11 12:36:53

I'm pronouncing it PER-sim-on. Like the fruit, not the house building company.

I love the nickname Percy for a little girl.

It's pretty. It fits with my other daughter's name.

Is it really so terrible?

Bingbangbong Mon 05-Sep-11 12:38:11

No. It is a house building company.

pinkytheshrinky Mon 05-Sep-11 12:38:30

yes it is that terrible (and I do say this as the Mother of unusually named children)

I blame you hormones

MmeLindor. Mon 05-Sep-11 12:38:34

Yes, it is terrible.

You may as well write BULLY ME on his forehead.

CroissantNeuf Mon 05-Sep-11 12:39:33


Especially if your surname is Homes/Holmes

picnicbasketcase Mon 05-Sep-11 12:39:48

It's horrible, I'm sorry. How about Persephone if you want the nn Percy?

Maisiethemorningsidecat Mon 05-Sep-11 12:40:18

It is a house building company. Do not do this to your child, she will Not Like You for it.

ragged Mon 05-Sep-11 12:40:38

It's okay, I can think of much worse (some quite popular choices on MN, lol). Are you quite a hippy dippy sort yourself?

LovelyCuppa Mon 05-Sep-11 12:41:23

Arf at Persimmon Holmes

GwendolineMaryLacey Mon 05-Sep-11 12:44:56

Awful, it's not a name, it's a fruit or a house building company...

Persephone on t'other hand, is lovely

VivaLeBeaver Mon 05-Sep-11 12:45:44

Well I always thought the house company was pronounced PER-sim-on.

Yes it is terrible, it's your hormones.

oohlaalaa Mon 05-Sep-11 12:46:28

Persimmon Homes?

PuppyMonkey Mon 05-Sep-11 12:47:08

How about Wimpey?

schobe Mon 05-Sep-11 12:48:21

Why not just Percy then?

Persephone much better if you want a longer version.

Persimmon only possible if she'll never come back to live in UK imo.

2 questions: is it definitely a girl then?
have you stopped vomming?

schobe Mon 05-Sep-11 12:48:34

LOL at Wimpey

seeker Mon 05-Sep-11 12:48:53

It's ghastly. And Percy is a boy's name. And not a very nice boy's name either. Why would you call a girl a boy's name?

seeker Mon 05-Sep-11 12:49:46

And the fruit is pronounced per SIMM on anyway.

ShoutyHamster Mon 05-Sep-11 12:51:31

A sister to Barrett and Wimpey grin

No no no. Persephone instead! That is lovely.

MmeLindor. Mon 05-Sep-11 12:56:44

Pregnancy hormones are a bitch.

LOL at brother to Barrett and Wimpey.

JenaiMarrHePlaysGuitar Mon 05-Sep-11 12:56:56

Oh I think it's OK. Plenty of DCs around named after fruit (or spices or herbs or flowers of course) - it's not that out there. Although actually I can't think of any fruit-related names now I've said that...

But if you love Percy you'd be safer going for Persephone.

allhailtheaubergine Mon 05-Sep-11 12:58:11

But... But... We don't live in uk. I had never heard of the house company.

And yes, we are hippy dippy types. Eldest daughter is called something along the lines of Tigerlilly.

And I DO like Persephone, but I worry about the Rape of Persephone connotations.

JenaiMarrHePlaysGuitar Mon 05-Sep-11 12:58:23

I'm not very up on Greek myths - did Persephone do something dreadful (most of them did, iirc)?

allhailtheaubergine Mon 05-Sep-11 12:59:51

No, it might be a boy

Yes I have mostly stopped vomming grin

JenaiMarrHePlaysGuitar Mon 05-Sep-11 13:00:22


Persephone was on my list of baby names when I was a young goth teenager. Which isn't I dig - it's such a pretty name. Lorelei was another (connotations again though maybe - like I said, I'm not really up on mythology).

OriginalPoster Mon 05-Sep-11 13:01:12

They used to be McAlpine, would make a nice middle name.

Will you get a NHBC certificate instead of a standard birth certificate (Newborn Human Birth Certificate)?

Seriously, ignore the banter. Just go for it, if it's a name you both really like.

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