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Is 'Posy' strong enough to use as a stand alone name...?

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Stateofgrace Mon 18-Feb-13 19:30:35

Just that really.

Not keen on Josephine or Persephone and lacking thought as to what else Posy could be a diminutive!


exoticfruits Wed 27-Feb-13 22:13:09

The simple answer is -no, it isn't.

whatyoulookinat Wed 27-Feb-13 22:11:10

My dds middle name is rose & we often use posy. I love it.

gaelicsheep Wed 27-Feb-13 22:09:15

Oops, sorry, didn't see you'd decided. Unusual but pretty. smile

nectarini1983 Wed 27-Feb-13 22:08:26

Not for me im afraid... makes me think of 'Ring a ring of roses, a pocket full of posies.' Which was about the black plague.......

But everyone has different tastes thankfully else we'd all have the same name!

If you and babys dad really like it then dont be deterred x

scoutfinch1 Wed 27-Feb-13 22:07:33

That's a beautiful name. Congratulations

gaelicsheep Wed 27-Feb-13 22:06:53

Are you a Noel Streatfield fan OP? Josie is a diminutive of Josephine and that's nice too.

MarianForrester Wed 27-Feb-13 22:06:31

Love it smile

Don't tell anyone before she's born- they won't be rude when is actually her name.

TheSurgeonsMate Wed 27-Feb-13 22:04:27

Not even as a middle name nectarini hmm?

nectarini1983 Wed 27-Feb-13 21:30:49

Horrid. Ok as a pet name from mum or dad if u insist but not on a grown woman....

siluria Wed 27-Feb-13 11:05:06

Congratulations - beautiful name smile

Nothing wrong with Posy as a PM by the way. We never say this about boy's names. If she was a strong, feisty, intelligent, articulate, principled, passionate Posy, I would totally vote for her smile

But Elowen is also gorgeous xxx

MidnightMasquerader Tue 26-Feb-13 21:25:38


Awww! That's so gorgeous!

Broody now..!

Stateofgrace Tue 26-Feb-13 21:14:28

Thanks guys, we have decided on Elowen Posy Alice... smile

Your contributions are much appreciated x

scoutfinch1 Wed 20-Feb-13 22:07:20

Agree with Ruprekt. Yes it is cute for a little girl but she will be an adult for much longer than she is a child and her name should (or have the option to) reflect that. Imo either use it as a middle name or use it as a nickname. If you love it that much and you would be quite happy with it as a family nickname then you could pick a name that has no connection to it. Or as WeAreSix points out Rosie Posy can work so you could call her a Rose name.

toffeelolly Wed 20-Feb-13 18:52:01

Loving posy so so cutewink

oldspeckledtam Wed 20-Feb-13 18:49:06

I like Posy, short for Primrose.

Ruprekt Wed 20-Feb-13 12:27:13

Squoosh -I would cringe if any of the cutesie names were mine! Daisy,Maisie, Poppy, angel, Dolly, Pixie........

Nice for under 5's but not for teens or adults.

In my very humble opinion of course.

squoosh Wed 20-Feb-13 10:58:11

I would cringe if my name was Posy.

WeAreSix Wed 20-Feb-13 10:18:41

I have a Rosie who is Rosie Posy most days smile

Ruprekt Wed 20-Feb-13 10:14:54

You need to do the test.....

'All rise for Judge Posy Maynard'

'This is Posy Wright, News at 10, in the Gulf.....'

'this is your Captain,Posy Foster speaking......'

Not sure these work for me and not a name I would have wanted for me.

However, Francesca Posy or Gabriella Posy could work.......

wiltingfast Wed 20-Feb-13 08:34:09

Honestly, I think it's lovely for a little girl but that an adult might prefer something a bit more serious! What if she's prime minister ;) !

happystory Tue 19-Feb-13 13:50:55

Agree with rhubarb.

Rhubarbgarden Tue 19-Feb-13 13:48:59

Fine for a child but personally I'd hate to be called something so babyish as an adult. May be just me. <serious kind of person>

Sashapineapple Tue 19-Feb-13 13:33:55

A bit too cutesy to be taken seriously imo and better as a middle name.

I love it. I wanted it for dd2 but dp wouldn't let me!

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