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Born 11th hour, 11/11...Poppy?

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EspressoMonkey Mon 11-Nov-13 13:33:18

Yey, my BFF's little girl was born this morning at 11am. Just recieved the text and a question "last minute decision to call her Poppy, is it right or am i new mummy crazy, were going to call her Alice".

She is 11 days overdue so Poppy was not on the name cards. Really don't know what to advise her. I like the name but she is obviously picking it because of her DD's time and date of birth. Thoughts? BTW she approved my sharing this with you all. Said i would get back to her this afternoon.

toffeesponge Mon 11-Nov-13 21:41:26

Their choice is perfect.

Honouring the day without putting a huge burden on the child. Potential for teasing from idiots, for example.

sittinginthesun Mon 11-Nov-13 21:44:15

Perfect choice - I was going to suggest exactly that.

My DS was born on a Friday, at 5 to 5 - guess what we called him?wink

QOD Mon 11-Nov-13 21:50:21

Sittinginthesun hmmmmm did you call him Fred?

sittinginthesun Mon 11-Nov-13 21:52:01

You're all going to be too young for this, aren't you?

"It's Friday! It's 5 to 5! It's ....."

Crikeyblimey Mon 11-Nov-13 21:55:28

Jack???? I do hope so (well I hope you didn't call him Cracker) smile

sittinginthesun Mon 11-Nov-13 21:56:18


Arohaitis Mon 11-Nov-13 21:58:18

Ha ha I was thinking surely they didn't call him crackerjack!

Op those names are lovely

I can't see Jemima without thinking Puddleduck grin

QOD Mon 11-Nov-13 22:27:14


Mutteroo Mon 11-Nov-13 22:32:05

Its a gorgeous name & your BFF should pick whatever she wants & ignore anyone who thinks its contrived. Margaret is also a smashing middle name. Congrats to your BFF!

Ham69 Mon 11-Nov-13 23:24:56

Perfect names, love it. Funnily enough, today's my birthday and I've often thought it would have been cool to have been called Poppy.

Weegiemum Tue 12-Nov-13 00:47:48

Lovely name.

Margaret is lovely too - it's both my middle name and my best friends name (children of 1970, anyone!!)

extracrunchy Tue 12-Nov-13 00:57:50

I think it's a lovely idea!

amandine07 Tue 12-Nov-13 23:51:20

Aw I love the name Poppy- much more than Alice.
It's a lovely, special reason for the name- who cares if others think that it is contrived? That's their problem

Mim78 Wed 13-Nov-13 13:52:41

There's nothing wrong with calling her Poppy anyway. It's a perfectly nice name. People aren't always going to be thinking of the DOB because they won't know.

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