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What can Posy be short for?

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ringaringarosy Fri 06-Sep-13 19:35:56

Just that really!

Could it be short for Penelope?

YonilyDevotedToYou Fri 06-Sep-13 19:38:39

Um, Persephone? Or a name with Rose in it (Rosy Posy) like Rosemary or Rosamund?

phantomhairpuller Fri 06-Sep-13 19:39:42

More likely a nickname for Rosie?

trixymalixy Fri 06-Sep-13 19:40:14

The person I know that has Posy as a nickname is called Rosaleen. I think any girls name beginning with Rose could use it. Rosy posy

ringaringarosy Fri 06-Sep-13 19:40:30

i know its short for josephine primrose and rosemary,but dont like any of those,like persephone even less sorry!

2tired2bewitty Fri 06-Sep-13 19:40:57

I know a Rosalind known as Posy

ringaringarosy Fri 06-Sep-13 19:42:20

I know you can use it on its own as it means a small bunch of flowers,and i might end up doing that but i think it would be good if i could find a formal name so she has a choice.
Theres already a rosie in the family and im not mad on rose/rosie anyway.

SleepyCatOnTheMat Fri 06-Sep-13 20:00:29

There are loads of variants of Rose - Rosa, Rosabel, Rosabelle, Rosalie, Rosanne, Rosanna, Rosamund, Roselle, Rosella, Rosabeth to name just some mentioned in one of my baby name books - don't you like any of them OP?

Bowlersarm Fri 06-Sep-13 20:02:12

I think there is no problem if you want to call your dd Penelope nn Posy. On any official forms just put 'known as Posy'

MrsMongoose Fri 06-Sep-13 20:06:26

Just call her Posy. You obviously like that name and are stretching quite far to find a long version. Seems a bit silly if you're just going to call her Posy.

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MadCap Fri 06-Sep-13 20:08:56

I went to uni with a girl called Posanda. I have no ideas as to the origins of the name though.

everlong Fri 06-Sep-13 20:14:28

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chocolateapple Fri 06-Sep-13 20:32:42

I would just go for Posy. I'm not into giving baby a long name 'for birth certificate' and then actually just going by nickname. Not saying this is the sole purpose of your long name

Lovely name btw grin

ringaringarosy Fri 06-Sep-13 21:52:38

I think i might just go with Posy.The kids love it and dh thinks its daft to find a long name just so we can use that name,he likes it on its own.I do adore it.Penelope is a really close second,i will just have to have another one smile

everlong Fri 06-Sep-13 21:53:45

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Lilyloo Fri 06-Sep-13 21:54:49

Yes go with Posy no point trying to match a name to it imo.

Lancelottie Sat 07-Sep-13 17:27:11

If you do want a formal name how about Penelope Rose? That shortens nicely to Posy in my mind, and gives her other options later.

ISingSoprano Sat 07-Sep-13 17:29:55

Oooh I love Posy. My dd is called Rosanna and is often called Posy.

Rhubarbgarden Sat 07-Sep-13 18:49:18


SubliminalMassaging Sat 07-Sep-13 18:52:44

Nothin. At leat not without trying too hard and sounding a bit daft. Why does it need to be short for something? confused It's a name in its own right If you like it, pick it. If you don't have enough confidence to pick it as a stand alone name then you don't like it enough.

On the other hand, Penelope Rose id divine.

scaevola Sat 07-Sep-13 18:54:07

Traditionally, it's short for Josephine.

I think it works for any of the 'rose' names on the basis of Rosy-Posy.

ringaringarosy Sat 07-Sep-13 19:58:56

I think if i called her Penelope Rose i would just call her Penelope,i love Penelope but love Posy too,i need twin girls!

Penelope Rose is lovely.hmmmm.

Theimpossiblegirl Sat 07-Sep-13 20:01:56

Penelope Rose is lovely. smile

trixymalixy Sat 07-Sep-13 20:54:11

I like Penelope rose.

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