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BaileyBillyBooBoo Sat 05-Jan-13 23:45:11

I had considered Poppy for dc1 but turned out to be a ds, since then it has become hugely popular in England, I'm from Ireland and have only ever met one. Does anyone know if it is very popular in Ireland. Would you use it, has it become chavvy(I hate to use that wordblush)


Empross76 Sat 05-Jan-13 23:49:51

Don't know about in Ireland, but I think it's a lovely name. Although I'm a teacher and typing my school reports one year I kept mistyping 'Poppy' as 'Poopy'!

Ficidy Sun 06-Jan-13 00:00:12

I live in Dublin and my neighbour has a daughter called Poppy, but she's the only one I've ever heard of here. She's 4. I don't think it's a very popular name in Ireland, to be honest.

AuntyAnna Sun 06-Jan-13 01:37:32

Poppy is not in top 100 baby names of Ireland from 2006-2011. smile hope that helps

bananaramma Sun 06-Jan-13 08:18:21

I don't like it, I'm afraid.

OkayHazel Sun 06-Jan-13 16:51:10

Cats name to me.

Think of Poppy from Playdays.

CPtart Sun 06-Jan-13 16:56:07

I think it's a bit wet to be honest, too cutesy for me.

amandine07 Sun 06-Jan-13 18:18:57

I love Poppy it's a cute name but not just for a small baby- I know a 35 yr old Poppy and it suits her perfectly, she's always been known as Pops!
She's a very successful teacher.
Personally I think names are no predictor of whether a child will be successful later in life, rich or whatever.
Go with what you and your partner really like, don't think too much about what others have chosen.

GoldPlatedNineDoors Sun 06-Jan-13 18:21:36

I only know one, who is under one. I like it. Saying it is a cats name is rediculous. I have a cat called Phoebe bit I would never say "its a cats name" on the other thread talking about Phoebe. I know one cat called Phoebe.

SomersetONeil Sun 06-Jan-13 18:59:08

Not to my taste at all. Very popular. I don't think it really matters whether a name is popular or not in your specific area; if it's popular overall, it still dates to that era...

Nobody remembers whether there were lots of Joannes in area X compared with area Y, they just associate Joanne with 70s/80s children.

Having said that, as I've just said on another thread, if you love the name, that's all that really matters.

Rindercella Sun 06-Jan-13 19:03:04

I think it's a bit meh, but if you like it, go for it.

I always associate the name Poppy with horses as I once knew a horse called Poppy. I just think that's what people know: names normally have a specific association to people

goodygumdrops Sun 06-Jan-13 20:43:31

Love it, so pretty.

OkayHazel Mon 07-Jan-13 01:26:28

GoldPlated Sorry you misunderstood. MY cat's name is Poppy.

ChippingInLovesChristmasLights Mon 07-Jan-13 01:45:42

I like it for a little girl but I'm a bit undecided for an adult... it's a little bit twee I think. Having said that, I like Daisy so.... grin

BinarySolo Mon 07-Jan-13 06:59:03

I know 2 little girls called Poppy. I think it's one of those names like Alfie or Ruby where it becomes a popular pet and baby name at the same time. I don't dislike it but would worry if I shouted it in the park I'd have at least 2 kids and 3 Labradors respond!

jessjessjess Mon 07-Jan-13 07:09:12

I love ig

jessjessjess Mon 07-Jan-13 07:09:22

It, even!

Pickles77 Mon 07-Jan-13 07:12:31

I don't care if I out myself I currently have 4mo baby Poppy all snuggled up next to me.
Nothing else would have suited.
She's a Pops, but my dad is Pops too (my Irish friends call their father Pops) but she has lots of nicknames grin

sonnieboo Mon 07-Jan-13 11:58:02

As you're looking for (honest) opinions, I'd have to say no, I wouldn't use it. It sounds too cutesy (like Poppet or Puppy) whilst at the same time being only one letter away from Poopy.

Imo there are far nicer, more elegant girls' names around. But the main thing is that you choose a name YOU love, not us smile.

sonnieboo Mon 07-Jan-13 11:59:12

It will also not travel well into other languages, which may or may not bother you, of course.

cookb788 Mon 07-Jan-13 22:53:10

I absolutely love Poppy however with the surname Cook, can't stop thinking poppycock!! So sad we can't call our daughter poppy! Was thinking about Polly instead now!! Very similar and not that popular!!

atthewelles Tue 08-Jan-13 16:32:34

I live in Dublin and I don't know of any children called Poppy. It really isn't a common name here at all - very nice though.

Kaekae Tue 08-Jan-13 22:54:18

very popular where I am....I think this site populates a name, hence why I never put up a name on here I like anymore!

3smellysocks Tue 08-Jan-13 23:51:34

I know 2 very lovely ones

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