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FriggFRIGG Tue 04-Dec-12 10:34:28

Old English spelling of 'Peony'

Unusual flower name....too frilly?


scottishmummy Sat 08-Dec-12 15:42:47

christ alive,vile get called pony
introduce yourself as peonie socially, yes just call me pony.
see people snigger

NotForProfit Sat 08-Dec-12 15:38:27

i went to primary school with a peonie. Poor girl; i could never keep a straight face, even at that age.

squoosh Thu 06-Dec-12 17:10:49

Paloma is lovely.

lottiegarbanzo Thu 06-Dec-12 17:09:35

A friend pronounced this flower as pee-nee, which just sounded like weeny penis I'm afraid.

OkayHazel Wed 05-Dec-12 01:25:07

Posie/Posy instead?

PickledInAPearTree Tue 04-Dec-12 22:19:02

I thought pee on me too.

Glad I'm not the only one with such a dirty mind!

ripsishere Tue 04-Dec-12 22:10:51

Good. Sense has prevailed.

FriggFRIGG Tue 04-Dec-12 21:16:22

I like Paloma

<scribbles on list>

HenriettaTurkey Tue 04-Dec-12 20:50:43

Peonie = pee on me
Peonia = pee on ya.

Such a shame but there it is...

How about Paloma or Naomi? They have the same feel IMO.

Alternatively there are lots of beautiful floral names out there.

Although I'd avoid clematis too wink

bamboostalks Tue 04-Dec-12 20:44:01

What about Leonie?

kerala Tue 04-Dec-12 20:12:46

"Pee on me" didnt occur to you because you are not a 6 year old boy grin but your DD will be spending time with them so....dont do it!

botandhothered Tue 04-Dec-12 18:44:17

It's Peonia in Spanish. Would that be better? Pronouced pee on ee ah. In English would be pronounced pee own ee ah?

Polkadotfanatic Tue 04-Dec-12 18:09:48

My favourite flower and a beautiful looking word, but, as everyone else says -as a lends itself to unfortunate nicknames.

How about Posy...gorgeous smile

MolotovCocktail Tue 04-Dec-12 17:39:21

It's a fabulous word; I adore the flower.

But yes, poor chick will be known as 'Pee On Me' sad

Viviennemary Tue 04-Dec-12 16:55:05

No. The nicknames will be horrific.

printmeanicephoto Tue 04-Dec-12 16:52:47

Too weeish for me too

squoosh Tue 04-Dec-12 14:46:12

Too frilly? Nope, too penisy.

Seriously, you cannot name your child Peonie!

louisoscar Tue 04-Dec-12 14:03:15

I also can't help but think of 'pony' when I read it which is slightly less bad but also not a connotation you probably want...!

sugarandspite Tue 04-Dec-12 11:18:53

<twirls and takes a bow for acknowledgment of smutty mind>

FriggFRIGG Tue 04-Dec-12 11:10:33

Ahh,see,and thats why you must ask MN first wink

I knew there must've been a reason it was rare....pee-on-me did not occur to me...

Alisvolatpropiis Tue 04-Dec-12 11:01:05

It's an unusual flower name to give a girl for a reason.

TheSecondComing Tue 04-Dec-12 10:52:56

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

sugarandspite Tue 04-Dec-12 10:51:56

She will be forever known as Pee On Me.

Please don't do it!

hatebeak Tue 04-Dec-12 10:50:23

Bad apostrophe there, so maybe my opinion should be discounted anyway!

hatebeak Tue 04-Dec-12 10:49:43

I can see it's appeal but it's unfortunately a bit too penile/urinary for comfort, I think. Sorry.
Peony isn't quite as bad for some reason, but still, same problems apply.

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