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It's the hormones isn't it?

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CheerfulYank Thu 23-May-13 19:05:56

DD is due today and DH and I have more or less settled on naming her Margaret Rose. (We'd call her Maggie.) I wanted a flower/spring type name in there and also my much-missed grandfather grew roses and they remind me of him. However, my mother hates Rose as it's her sister's name and they don't speak.

Anyway. If she's not born by Monday, I'm going in to have my water broken and move things along. Monday is our version of Remembrance Day and so...I've suddenly become obsessed with calling the baby Poppy. blush I would probably use it as a nickname for Penelope because I think it's a bit twee for a grownup.

I:m not extremely pro military or anything but I do appreciate the sacrifice and bravery of people who've died for something they believe in, and my rose growing grandfather was a veteran. Also here people use Memorial Day to honor other loved ones who have died. It's just starting to get nice out and people go to the cemeteries and plant new flowers, etc. It's sort of nice actually.

However. I think I am just caught up in the symbolism of the day...or am I? Hormones have rendered me incapable of rational thought. grin Sorry this is so long...thoughts?

Oh and I have thought of just using Margaret Poppy but I don't think they really flow. sad

mathanxiety Tue 28-May-13 14:29:32

Wow!! Well done flowers smile

kickassangel Tue 28-May-13 13:02:41

Beautiful. Congratulations, and welcome to Maggie Rose

PoppyAmex Tue 28-May-13 12:35:27

Congratulations, Cheerful and may I say... impeccable taste!

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Tue 28-May-13 12:01:33

bear thanks Congratulations!

noblegiraffe Tue 28-May-13 11:57:36

Congratulations flowers

Lovely name smile

CheerfulYank Tue 28-May-13 11:20:11

In the end we went with Margaret Rose smile She was born yesterday at 12:46 p.m. and a whopping 9 lbs 6 oz. Her name really seems to suit her!

Coconutty Tue 28-May-13 09:56:32

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DonkeysDontRideBicycles Tue 28-May-13 09:54:05

Best of luck for today!

AntsMarching Mon 27-May-13 22:26:43

Oh and I meant unusual in the cool but not out there sort of way.

AntsMarching Mon 27-May-13 22:25:17

Good luck Cheerful and Happy Memorial Day to you.

FWIW, I love the name Poppy and think it'd be very unusual in the US (since I never met one in the 27 years that I lived there - all southern US, I'm Carolina born and bred smile ).

Hope you get to meet her very soon!

PoppyAmex Mon 27-May-13 22:07:25

Good luck, Cheerful - let us know when Margaret Rose is here! wink

mathanxiety Mon 27-May-13 21:41:42

Best wishes Cheerful -- hope all goes well and you'll be out by Thursday.


NowPlayingZone Mon 27-May-13 10:07:04

FWIW I like Margaret Poppy.

Good luck x

CheerfulYank Mon 27-May-13 04:27:26

Well you're both in the US, aren't you. smile So 6:30 a.m our time.

CheerfulYank Mon 27-May-13 03:56:30

Nothing yet! I'm going in tomorrow morning to have my water broken. It'll be about 12:30 in the afternoon your time. If the internet connection is decent I'll try to do a birth thread smile

kickassangel Mon 27-May-13 03:25:36

Ooh, Cheerful, good luck.

mathanxiety Mon 27-May-13 03:17:43

Not meaning to be a nag, but wondering how things are going??

mathanxiety Sat 25-May-13 05:52:35

Rosemary from upthread is a good idea -- it's the herb of remembrance plus it has Rose in it without being too In Your Face for your mother...

Wishing you all the best flowers

CheerfulYank Sat 25-May-13 04:57:47

I do like Maggie and think it'll "fit in" with all the Maddie/Gracie/Ellie etc names around here, but will be more unusual and she'll have Margaret to fall back on. smile

Thinkingpositively Fri 24-May-13 21:57:27

I love Maggie!! It is brave but i think it'll be a name that a girl can wear for herself........go for it!!

squoosh Fri 24-May-13 21:33:59

Maggie is MILES nicer than Poppy.

MILES I tell you!

CheerfulYank Fri 24-May-13 21:17:37

Poppy and Maggie/Margaret are equally unusual here in the States...still not sure what we'll do!

No sign of baby yet...we'll see what the weekend brings.

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Fri 24-May-13 17:17:30

It's a lovely thought but if DH is less than keen and you yourself suspect hormones, stick with Maggie Rose.

PS Any update?
PPS thanks for MNers expecting this weekend.

diddl Fri 24-May-13 17:10:24

I've always thought of Margaret as really old fashioned.

I'm nearly 50 & a girl in my school year at secondary was called it & I thought it was dated then!

Much prefer Poppy.

Like Penelope as well.

pygmy Fri 24-May-13 16:06:44

I absolutely love the name Poppy, and as a nickname for Penelope, it is divine!!

Personally, I'd much rather be a Poppy than a Maggie.

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