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Daisy - belle

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Daisybooboo Sun 07-Jul-13 14:43:56

Honest opinions? I love names that others may think are too 'twee' flowers etc. What do you think of the double barrel? I know these also carry some stigma. We love the name Daisy - but also very aware of its current popularity and figure this would give her something more unique?
Naming decisions are so difficult!!

DonDrapersAltrEgoBigglesDraper Mon 08-Jul-13 08:32:50

Oh gosh, I'm going to be honest, but you're not going to like it.

The name is not twee/cutesy. And the Belle tacked on the end certainly doesn't make it more elegant.

It is very, um, <whispers> hillbilly.

Is this really the look you're going for...?

MustafaCake Mon 08-Jul-13 08:38:11

Sorry, it's far too twee and hillbilly!

Both names on their own are fine though.

RoadToTuapeka Mon 08-Jul-13 08:40:14

I like both names but not together as effectively one name. It would be cumbersome for the child imo, and really, do you expect people to call her that all the time? She will probably end up being called one or the other but having to fill in forms, sign up at dentists etc with a hyphenated first name that no one uses.

lljkk Mon 08-Jul-13 09:49:40

the only Daisy we know is 11yo & her mum used to be a punk.

Choccyhobnob Mon 08-Jul-13 13:18:30

I'm afraid it does sound a bit like Baby - bel. I'm a big disliker of hyphenated names but that's just my opinion. I do agree with most people though, I just don't think it would work past toddler age!

badtime Mon 08-Jul-13 13:33:33

I usually find it odd when people say some thing is a dogs' name or a cats' name. However, when I saw 'Daisy-Belle' as a topic, my immediate reaction was that it would really only be appropriate for a cow.

badtime Mon 08-Jul-13 13:34:47


gillywillywoo Mon 08-Jul-13 13:36:31

This is the ultimate name for a cow! Sorry!!!! But no!

Jojay Mon 08-Jul-13 13:39:59

I totally agree with the previous poster who said to use Daisy Annabel or Daisy Isabelle. Then you can use Daisy Belle as a nickname but she has a sensible grown up name when she needs it.

FruitSaladIsNotPudding Mon 08-Jul-13 13:46:10

Daisy belle as a nickname is sweet, but the hyphen is horrible, sorry op.

If you like daisy, just use it.

chestnut100 Mon 08-Jul-13 13:48:59

I have a Daisy Belle. It suites my daughter beautifully. I think all this nonsense about "it's only cute for a baby" is utter tripe. Names grow with age; there will be heaps of Daisy's around when they are adults. It won't be cutesy at all. It's a total matter of your personal choice. I expect that I may hate some of the name choices posters who think daisy belle sounds like a cow or cheese have. Horses for courses and all that....

FreedomOfTheTess Mon 08-Jul-13 13:55:33

It's very redneck sounding.

squoosh Mon 08-Jul-13 13:55:44

I don't think Daisy is overly cute, I know some adult Daisys, it works fine. I do think Daisy Belle would be silly on an adult though.

Zynnia Mon 08-Jul-13 21:23:29

It sounds like a baby name. What about Margaret Belle, and then you can call her Daisybelle when she's toddling about.

The two together doesn't work. It's like you went into a sweet shop and couldn't choose so you stuffed loads of sweets in your pocket for later.


Zynnia Mon 08-Jul-13 21:25:32

chestnut, you haven't hyphenated though have you? Belle is just a middle name for your daughter right? Both names are nice, I like them, but Daisy-Belle just makes me want to say choose ONE!

chestnut100 Mon 08-Jul-13 22:43:00

Zynnia, you are correct! However she does get called the full shebang by a fair few people as it actually really suites her. I call her both exclusively when raising my voice a little smile

EhricLovesTeamQhuay Wed 10-Jul-13 10:54:15

It's bloody horrible. She will grow up into an adult, don't call her Daisy-Belle FFS.

Rhubarbgarden Wed 10-Jul-13 19:19:08

Fine for a doll.

picnicbasketcase Wed 10-Jul-13 19:21:14

Daisy is lovely on its own. I don't like Belle at all. I really don't like any hyphenated names, they look twee and indecisive.

EuroShopperEnergyDrink Wed 10-Jul-13 19:35:17

It's absolutely hideous.

Daisy is fine.
Belle is fine. Actually, no- I really like Belle.

Why do you want to lumber a child with a toddler and tiaras style hyphenated montrosity like that? It's not a doll, or newborn calf, it's a person who will have to live a twee lalala cutesy name.

My two cents? Marguerite Belle (not hypenated) is GORGEOUS. She can be Daisy-Belle as a toddler, and be Daisy, Belle, Rita, Margie- or whatever she wants. Or Daisy (middle name Belle/Annabel/Bella)

Stickhasgrownup Wed 10-Jul-13 20:00:08

Unlike most others... I quite like it. Although I would get rid of the hyphen and make it one name - Daisybelle.
Lots of names sound strange when you first hear them and you end up loving them.
If you like it then go for it!

Stickhasgrownup Wed 10-Jul-13 20:01:40

ps. not keen Margaret... NOT the same as Daisy which is lovely!
(oh and DD is Belle so obviously love that bit!)

EhricLovesTeamQhuay Wed 10-Jul-13 20:22:27

Daisybelle hmm confused

TarkaTheOtter Wed 10-Jul-13 20:50:51

I like Daisy, but personally I think it needs a stronger middle name to make it more "grownup".
Not keen on hyphenated names (or double first names) generally. It's confusing (easily confused!).

AllegraLilac Thu 11-Jul-13 01:45:31

It's cute but its no name for an adult.

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