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How many Primroses do you know?

(76 Posts)
Benchmark Sun 30-Mar-14 10:32:45

I love the name Primrose, and all the diminutives, (Prim, Primmy, Posy, Rosie)
but for some reason I'm nervous about it!
Is it really rare where you are? Would you bat an eyelid at a Primrose?
It's my first child so I'm not around children at all.
Middle name would be Mary and surname one syllable beginning with F (car manufacturer)

I like Rose on it's own but then she would have a one syllable first and surname which I'm not keen on. Other names I like are Alexandra and Daisy but not as much as Primrose!


DrankSangriaInThePark Sun 30-Mar-14 10:34:58

Only Harold Shipman's wife. I don't like the Prim bit. It's either a negative adjective or the beginning of a cheese spread.

EdithWeston Sun 30-Mar-14 10:40:03

I don't know any, but do see it as a real name so wouldn't bat any eyelids.

It's not one I like, though, as I think "prim" isn't easy to live with.

heronsfly Sun 30-Mar-14 10:41:32

I only know one, an elderly lady known as Prim, I think its a beautiful name grin . I think there was a baby on OBEM the other night that had Primrose as a second name.

Elllimam Sun 30-Mar-14 10:44:27

I think it's unusual but pretty. I don't know any but I like it x

Bowlersarm Sun 30-Mar-14 10:46:00

One 12 year old called Prim. And one from school who is late 40's now. She put me off it, if I'm honest. Not the girl herself, but calling her 'Primrose' always seemed a bit odd, dispelling what I generally think which is that once a child has a name it just becomes natural. It just didn't suit her at all.

I quite like the Posy, Rosy short names for it though.

learnasyougo Sun 30-Mar-14 10:46:30

I know a 3yr old Primrose. I think it's lovely. Go for it.

AllMimsyWereTheBorogroves Sun 30-Mar-14 10:47:23

I think it's a lovely name. I like flower names. I know one in her 40s and she is lovely.

froggers1 Sun 30-Mar-14 10:50:37

I know a three yr old one..suits her...lovely name

TheHamster Sun 30-Mar-14 10:50:46

I know zero (apart from a pet ferret grin ) but it's a beautiful name imo!

namechanger1979 Sun 30-Mar-14 10:55:26

Noone has mentioned the hunger games yet?? ( the character is nice so not a problem but will be known for this by youngsters)
I like the names there are lots of shorter nicknames that are lovely from it.

Benchmark Sun 30-Mar-14 10:56:54

Mainly positive then [smile ]
Harold shipman doesn't put me off because I don't think children will know much about him. Can't account fur future serial killers either.
bowler I think we would use Posy or Rosy day to day as I agree Primrose is maybe a bit much for every day use, unless she prefers it/suits it of course.
I think the option to have just Rose is great if she is a tom boy or a high court judge grin

Benchmark Sun 30-Mar-14 10:59:27

namechanger I watched hunger games, it made me like the nn Prim! smile

StrangeGlue Sun 30-Mar-14 10:59:58

Don't know any. Tis pretty!

NormanTheForeman Sun 30-Mar-14 11:00:39

One, but she's a cat.

Shosha1 Sun 30-Mar-14 11:03:22

I know a five year old she us known as Primrose. It really suits her

Mumoftotsandteens Sun 30-Mar-14 11:10:26

It's my DD middle name, it was chosen by older sister as she loved it from the hunger games. Am so happy I agreed to let her have it and get lots of comments on how pretty it is.

Driveway Sun 30-Mar-14 11:44:34

The only one I could think of was from the Hunger Games.
I don't know any others.
Posy is really sweet. smile

AmandaTanen Sun 30-Mar-14 11:58:14

I only know 2, one from Fifi and the forget me nots, and the hunger games. It's a nice name, with plenty of nn to choose from.

FirstTimeMom12 Sun 30-Mar-14 14:53:12

Only 1 and she is gorgeous, must be in her 20's

PPPpickUPaPenguin Sun 30-Mar-14 14:54:17

None, what a lovely name.

pebbles1234 Sun 30-Mar-14 14:56:11

None, gorgeous name, wish I'd thought of it! Went for Rose though so similar xx

somedizzywhore1804 Sun 30-Mar-14 15:04:13

Glad I'm not the only one who immediately though of Harold Shipmans widow! blush

guineapig2014 Sun 30-Mar-14 15:08:30

I don't know any! Love the name though smile

BananaHammocks Sun 30-Mar-14 16:15:26

I know one Primrose she is 30, very nice, very posh, very pretty!

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