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Posy Ethel

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AmberSocks Tue 02-Jul-13 10:33:05

I have a Tabitha,middle name Marion,after mil.NOt foud out sex yet but if its a girl we definitly love Posy,very small possibility of using Josephine officially just in case and also because its dils mothers name.

All my children have family names as middle names and theres only really NIcola,Karen,Eleanor and Ethel left.I dont like the first two so i am thinking ethel?

I know its very old lady like but i do love granny chic?Also love Percy for a boy but dh doesnt like it and whenever ive mentioned it ive had looks of pure horror,so lets hope its a girl!

Scruffey Tue 02-Jul-13 13:43:14

Posy is embarrassingly cutesy. It's ok on a baby, but no older.

Ethel is not really granny chic, it just conjures up visions of a grumpy old woman.

If you like those sorts of names, perhaps go with Ella, Poppy, Daisy, Annie, Evie...something a bit more usable.

mrstowers Tue 02-Jul-13 15:00:07

What about Primrose Eleanor? nn Posy?

AmberSocks Tue 02-Jul-13 15:58:32

poppy daisy etc are too common,there are at least two of those in every class in my childrens school.

TBH im not really after opinions on Posy,thats already decided,i know its not going to be popular with everyone,but we love it,if i was a people pleaser i would go with something in the top ten.Also i dont feel she will get bullied for it,i guess it depends on what kind of area you live in.

Its between Ethel and Eleanor then!

CPtart Tue 02-Jul-13 16:50:31

Josephine is lovely.
Posy is not.

Onesleeptillwembley Tue 02-Jul-13 16:56:48

I live in, and come from 'naice' areas. I've lived in not as nice areas. I have friends in frankly rough areas, I also deal with people from every strata of society professionally. I honestly do think Posy will not be well received (putting it mildly) wherever you live or aspire to.

LaurieFairyCake Tue 02-Jul-13 16:59:30

Ethel is an actual name.

Posy is not a name and utterly awful.

LaurieFairyCake Tue 02-Jul-13 17:02:08

Sorry, just seen your x-post.

I now want to slap you with a wet fish Amber grin

Come onnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn, you can't call your child Posy - you just can't.

I work in an uber posh area - a place where I know 2 new babies called 'Manlove' and I still think you can't get away with Posy.

ilovemulberry Tue 02-Jul-13 17:03:00

I like both Posy and Ethel but I think Posy Eleanor sounds a bit better than Posy Ethel. I think Posy is adorable!

redrubyshoes Tue 02-Jul-13 17:03:52

Posy Ethel? Neither does it for me.

Percy means 'arse' in Finland so rethink if it is a boy and he wants to go to Lapland to meet Santa. wink

usualsuspect Tue 02-Jul-13 17:05:20

Ethel is awful

I like Posy though

Idreamofsunshine Tue 02-Jul-13 17:09:24

Definite no to Ethel from me sorry, its one of the worst names ever

SpecialAgentTattooedQueen Tue 02-Jul-13 17:10:50

I think Ethel Posy is much lovelier. smile

ladymontdore Tue 02-Jul-13 17:11:55

At least her middle name isn't rosie I suppose. OP I hope your surname isn't a noun. I really am hmm that you would discard people telling you it's an awful name. Can you really not see that being called posy will sound to lots of people like posy as in 'that's posy new car' meaning show-off?

Love, love, love Posy. Please have Posy - I wanted it for dd2 and dp wouldn't let me. A little bit of me has still not forgiven him!

Ethel is bloody awful though, sorry.

Eleanor much, much nicer. Posy Eleanor is fab - I adore it.

mrstowers Tue 02-Jul-13 17:21:51

redrubyshoes grin grin grin grin

lililon Tue 02-Jul-13 17:23:54

Posy Ethel is beautiful. Well done on choosing such a lovely name.

usualsuspect Tue 02-Jul-13 17:26:02

Ethel is the least beautiful name ever.

Damnautocorrect Tue 02-Jul-13 17:26:36

Love Ethel,
I've noticed an influx of Enid's so think Ethel's in the same sort of group.

SorrelForbes Tue 02-Jul-13 17:31:02

Posy is a name! <senses Noel Streatfeild spinning>

hollyisalovelyname Tue 02-Jul-13 17:32:06

Posy lovely
Ethel awful

Polyethyl Tue 02-Jul-13 17:37:05

I think Ethel is a splendid name. As you can see from my user name.

My parents named me polyethyl as an interim name whilst they were deciding what to put on my birth certificate - and as you can see the name stuck.

I have thoroughly enjoyed my unusual an old fashioned name.

AmberSocks Tue 02-Jul-13 17:46:39

Ive mentioned Posy to all my friends and they all love it!Not the kind of people to just smile and nod either,they havnt been shy about taking the piss out of my other names!(like percy!)

Justfornowitwilldo Tue 02-Jul-13 17:48:12

Are your friends 12?

sleepingbeautiful Tue 02-Jul-13 17:48:22

I like Posy but DH vetoed it, as with Primrose (which I would have used Posy as a nn for instead of Josephine, which I'm not keen on).

Ethel is horrid. A frumpy dumpy name. Eleanor is lovely.

kelda Tue 02-Jul-13 17:49:11

I think you have very polite friends.

Posy Ethel is very try hard.

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