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Primrose, Daisy or Alexandra?

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Benchmark Fri 02-May-14 10:59:03

Hi all,

I've already asked opinions on Primrose and most were positive but I'm still not 100% sure so thought I'd see what you all prefer out of my top 3 names.
So which is your fave and why out of Primrose Daisy or Alexandra??

Please also add a middle name if you like. Options for middle names (all family names) are:

Thanks smile

TEACUP123 Fri 02-May-14 11:18:15

Alexandra is my absolute favourite! Elegant, classic, just beautiful! Lots of nicknames for a baby/little girl, and a "serious" grown-up name. Also recognizable in most countries.

I wouldn't choose Primrose because of the "prim" bit, and because it makes me think of Hyacinth Bucket (sorry, but you've asked!). I like Rose very much though.

I wouldn't choose Daisy either - cute for a baby/little girl, but not great for a grown woman IMHO.

evamummy Fri 02-May-14 11:21:11

I like Sylvia best.

janie2 Fri 02-May-14 11:30:41

I love Alexandra. Elegant and classic.

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Fri 02-May-14 11:33:15

Timeless, classic, Alexandra.

I love Daisy but it has been popular, if you like flower names then Primrose is that bit more unusual.

I was discussing names with someone weeks' ago, she mentioned her cousin or some relative was considering Lotus for her as yet unborn DD.
"Oh" I said, "Very spiritual, is she a Buddhist?"
Blank look, "No her boyfriend's into cars, he wants her called that or Elise".

NigellasDealer Fri 02-May-14 11:33:22

out of those three I would choose Alexandra

Benchmark Fri 02-May-14 11:40:27

haha brilliant donkeys!!

To be honest deep down I know Alexandra is the most sensible choice. I've always liked it, so I know I'll never go off it. I do love flower names though. I love flowers and nature and would have loved a flower name myself so I think I'm naturally drawn towards them.
I'm concerned with Primrose that she would get picked on for being 'prim' and my main concern with Daisy is it rhymes with crazy and lazy and sounds like Dozy, I do think it's beautiful though.

Anyone with children with these names that like or loathe their names?!

Wishfulmakeupping Fri 02-May-14 11:44:36

Primrose is a great name maybe better as a middle name though. Daisy seems like too much of a child's name to me.
Think Alexandra Primrose world be gorgeous smile

Clearlymisunderstood Fri 02-May-14 11:48:50

I adore the name Primrose. I actually really like Lily Primrose as a name.

ajandjjmum Fri 02-May-14 11:48:54

I've got an Alexandra Ann!

She's Alex but there's a massive choice of nicknames, which is always good.

squoosh Fri 02-May-14 11:52:14

I love Alex on a girl so would go for Alexandra. It's timeless, classic and works well on all ages.

Daisy is sweet if a bit too cutsie for me.

Primrose is dreadful.

I like Sylvia best of all though! Gorgeous name.

Benchmark Fri 02-May-14 11:52:45

Wishful - I love that idea! It makes it slightly more feminine.
I do want to get a family name in there too as it's traditional in our family to honour relatives with mn's.
Maybe Alexandra Primrose Mary? Is that too long? Our surnames only one syllable beginning with F (car manufacturer)

Wishfulmakeupping Fri 02-May-14 11:56:01

I think that would be lovely smile its a very classic name but still unusual iykwim

Benchmark Fri 02-May-14 11:57:41

Sylvia's my mums name, it's beautiful but wouldn't choose it as a first for that reason.

Alexandra Ann is lovely smile Alex is my favourite shortening of Alexandra too. Like Ali as well. Not keen on Lexi but wouldn't hate it if she chose to use it.

squoosh Fri 02-May-14 12:01:00

Oh yes, Ali is lovely too! I'm with you on Lexi, I always think it sounds a bit tacky. Sexy Lexi, ugh.

Indith Fri 02-May-14 12:02:56

Alexandra might be the sensible choice but so what? Go for what you love.

Primrose is very pretty, you don't have to go for "prim" as a shortening, she could be a rose or rosie.

My dd is a Daisy (short for Margaret). At the moment she likes Daisy best though I call her Meg too.

Anyway, nicknames as they get older often have nothing to do with their names but come from characteristics or a daft in joke or something instead. A couple of friends of mine who were both called Rachel were known as Crazy and Lazy.

ajandjjmum Fri 02-May-14 12:03:49

Sandy would also be a possibility. DS always calls DD Ali, but we stick to Alex - or occasionally Al!

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DonkeysDontRideBicycles Fri 02-May-14 12:18:30

You could have Alexandra Liliana thereby honouring a Lily and an Anna <cunning plan>

RiverTam Fri 02-May-14 12:26:06

Daisy Anne (don't like Ann)

or you could go for Margaret, nn Daisy and if she felt it was too cute when she gets older she's got other options (Meg is lovely).

Benchmark Fri 02-May-14 12:44:17

Thanks donkeys! That would actually honour both sides too! smile

BlueKarou Fri 02-May-14 12:46:57

Alexandra Lily would be my choice - elegantly pretty, with so much potential for nicknames (My own name is similar in that I've had different nicknames as I've grown up, which I've enjoyed/appreciated.

I have a cat named Daisy, and do think it's very twee.

Primrose is very pretty, but brings to mind Prim from the Hunger Games; not necessarily a reason not to use it, just what comes to mind.

Thurlow Fri 02-May-14 12:54:31

Alexandra, definitely. We have an Alex, occasionally an Allie. Never a Lexi! I hold out hope that as Lexi is currently in favour, when DD gets to school she won't want to change from an Alex to a Lexi because there will already be other Lexi's there.

Also, 'Alex' is a hugely amusing name when you have a newborn baby in a neutral babygrow and people ask their name in the hope of working out the gender that way grin

Alexandra Primose is lovely.

Benchmark Fri 02-May-14 13:01:24

I like Alexandra Lily!

With Primrose, Prim in hunger games actually made me like the name more as I think it's made it more mainstream. I know that would put some people off.
Plus she was a great character.

Haha thurlow! Good way to confuse people grin

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