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Primrose....too out there?

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FingersCrossedLegsNot Sun 21-Jul-13 00:21:27


I have recently fallen hard for Primrose, I think it sounds beautiful but is it too much?

I remember hearing of a little girl called this years ago and thinking wow. Do you know of anybody who has used this name and if so what reactions do they receive?

I always think would I like to be called this when considering a name and I would love to be called Primrose even though I'm not prim and proper lol!

I suggested it to my dh and he laughed and said it was too much but IMO how can Rose, Iris, Poppy, Daisy etc etc be ok and another flower name not?

Anyway I think I'm rambling now!!! grin TIA

Wahla Sun 21-Jul-13 00:32:35

I love it but I think it's one of those marmite names.

NoComet Sun 21-Jul-13 00:36:52

I went to school 40 years ago with a Primrose, very down to earth rosy cheeked farmers daughter. So it's not out there at all to me.

Snoot Sun 21-Jul-13 00:38:12

DD's new friend is called Primrose & she's the first we've come across, they're 11/12. They call her "Prim". We joke that she's the mouse in Brambly Hedge as she's the only other one we've heard of. I think it's a pretty name and she's a lovely girl smile

FingersCrossedLegsNot Sun 21-Jul-13 00:52:31

Oh good responses so far. Wahla I agree, it is definitely a marmite name!

BumgrapesofWrath Sun 21-Jul-13 00:53:09

I think it's lovely!

3boysgirlontheway Sun 21-Jul-13 02:21:05

I love it. Really love it. I don't like Rose though so I discounted it as a first name for that reason. We used it as a second middle name.

Dillydollydaydream Sun 21-Jul-13 02:26:48

I love it. It was on my short list so 👍 here.

sleepingbeautiful Sun 21-Jul-13 05:52:11

I love it. I had it on my top ten, with possible nickname Posy. DH said no way jose and we ended up with a nice but slightly dull girls name.

bootsycollins Sun 21-Jul-13 11:25:07

I just think Primrose Shipman.

PoppyAmex Sun 21-Jul-13 11:26:24

It's a charming name, I love it.

MorrisZapp Sun 21-Jul-13 11:26:39

Not too long ago there were Scottish men called Primrose.

NotYoMomma Sun 21-Jul-13 11:46:02

makes me think of The Hunger Games.

which isn't a bad thing

FobblyWoof Sun 21-Jul-13 11:46:46

It's one of those names I like the sound of but wouldn't name my DD it, IFSWIM?

The only issue I can really see with it is perhaps a bit of a spike in popularity because there's a fairly prominent character called Primrose in the Hunger Games.

chimchar Sun 21-Jul-13 11:47:23

There is a Primrose in "Fifi and the Flowertots".

Not sure if this matters or not, but I can only hear a very irritating Jane Horrocks saying the


MortifiedAdams Sun 21-Jul-13 11:53:30

Again, makes me think of the HUnger Games but she was great (ducktail! sob!!) especially the shortening Prim.

Katniss is 'out there'

TwllBach Sun 21-Jul-13 11:57:39

I think it's lovely and can be shorted in lots of different ways to suit her when she arrives.

I also thought Hunger Games but its no bad thing. It's a lovely name.

whiteandyellowiris Sun 21-Jul-13 12:03:25

I really like it

oohdaddypig Sun 21-Jul-13 12:04:12

I love it. Good NN options.

I wanted it - DH said no.

Tis beautiful.

FingersCrossedLegsNot Sun 21-Jul-13 12:40:15

Oh I have never watched The Huger Games so I must put that on the list of things to do. I think if I was to shorten it I would shorten it to Posy though Prim or Primmy are cute too!

Hawkmoth Sun 21-Jul-13 12:50:47

Have used it as middle name for my three week old smile

Snoot Sun 21-Jul-13 12:55:27

Have a think about the Hunger Games factor. We named DD Beth, a name I've always wanted for a daughter and personally really like because it's straightforward and can't be shortened. It was quite unusual at the time. Very shortly afterwards a character in a soap opera called her daughter Bethan or Bethany or similar and there were millions of them out there. I often have to tell Beth's friends (at her request) that Beth is her real name and not anything shortened.

squoosh Sun 21-Jul-13 14:51:56


Primrose is terrible, twee in the extreme.

NigellasGuest Sun 21-Jul-13 14:56:39

Oh I love it!

Fayrazzled Sun 21-Jul-13 15:38:07

Like bootsycollins it just makes me think of Primrose Shipman. I knew of a Primrose who was known by the nickname Posy. Too twee for me. And what if you end up with a tomboy?

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