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delilah88 Thu 10-Jan-13 13:24:32

I love this name, goddess of springtime -- but would she just get called Prozzie at school?

telsa Thu 10-Jan-13 14:30:07

Well you could use Pina - and that might stick. Mind you, that has its own potential for mockery. But what name doesn't?
Does one pronounce it Pro-serpina - if so, then the Prossie thing is not so apparent.

Permisson Thu 10-Jan-13 15:29:40

Yes, sorry.

AgathaTrunchbull Thu 10-Jan-13 17:05:08

Prosperpina's the Roman name for Persephone, which is a lot nicer, to be honest.

DitzyDonkeySillyMonkey Thu 10-Jan-13 17:31:07

Oh I agree with Agatha Persephone is much nicer!

DitzyDonkeySillyMonkey Thu 10-Jan-13 17:31:41

Also kids can be cruel Pina the Penis...etc.

seeker Thu 10-Jan-13 17:32:36

"For dead men deadly wine"

LaCiccolina Thu 10-Jan-13 17:33:24

Yikes! Dreadful. Prossie will be least of issue. Persephone better so long as u want dd known as Percy?

NatashaBee Thu 10-Jan-13 17:36:09

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

herhonesty Fri 11-Jan-13 07:32:15

Sorry, I think that might be the least of your problems...

monica77798 Fri 11-Jan-13 09:54:21

Why do people feel the need to pick such an obscure name? Kids are merciless, and there are so many cruel jokes that can come from Prosperpina, prozzie included, let alone the fact that she will have a bizarre name which will be mockable in itself. I doubt your daughter will care that Prosperpina was the goddess of springtime when she is getting bullied and called names. Persephone is better.

UterusUterusGhaLaLaLaLaLi Fri 11-Jan-13 10:13:54

It looks at first glance like the feminine form of Prospero, which I like.

I don't mind it! She'd probably get called Pina. Not bad.

atthewelles Fri 11-Jan-13 13:21:43

I think it sounds extremely pretentious.


Rhubarbgarden Fri 11-Jan-13 19:56:54

I first read it as porcupine. It's pretty awful.

Ragwort Fri 11-Jan-13 20:00:19

You must be joking ...............

Why do parents do this? My DS has one of the top 10 boys' names (also top 10 for dogs grin), it's never a problem, there are only one or two with the same name at his (large) school and only one other (an adult) in our social circle. Not sure about the dogs.

Why the need to be so pretentious different?

RightUpMyRue Fri 11-Jan-13 20:02:08

Sounds like a disease.

DawnOfTheDee Fri 11-Jan-13 20:03:26

Proserpina sound like a medical term to me...."Yes, she'll be fine but she had to have a proserpina fitted"

And YY to the nickname prozzie being a problem.

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FellowshipOfFineFellows Fri 11-Jan-13 20:05:55

Sorry OP not a fan.
Persephone is much nicer.

Bubblegum78 Fri 11-Jan-13 20:06:12

I agree with the others; horrible name!

And it really does sound pretentious, sorry. <shrugs>

Please pick a nicer name the bullying will be endless. :-(

SingingSands Fri 11-Jan-13 20:06:45

Genuine question - why do you want that name for your child?

Do you come from a family with a lot of obscure names? Are you wanting to "stand out" in some way? Do you live in an area where obscure names are the done thing?

It is certainly very unusual. I imagine it would be mocked, but by adults, not children. So, she might be safe at primary school, but not secondary.

showtunesgirl Fri 11-Jan-13 20:08:43

My DH just heard this and his first thought was processed peas. confused

I don't quite get what he means either

DawnOfTheDee Fri 11-Jan-13 20:10:44

showtunesgirl maybe your DH is hungry and is wishing you'd get on with making his tea rather than MNing wink

austenozzy Fri 11-Jan-13 20:10:50

Sounds like a cream you'd put on an embarrassing medical problem. Sorry.

JumpingJackSprat Fri 11-Jan-13 20:10:52

I dont like that name particularly but i can certainly understand why you might not want a top ten name for your child!

AgathaPinchBottom Fri 11-Jan-13 20:11:35

I think its nice OP...don't be cowed by all the judgemental comments...

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