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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

Drunkendonut Sat 31-May-14 00:36:24

I have a 3 year old Daisy. She's a feisty little thing!
I've never had a bad reaction to it.
Like a pp her mn is Elizabeth.

Hogwash Sat 31-May-14 06:02:19

Alexandra - but definitely go with what you love, not what you called 'sensible' earlier!

FeelingIrie Sat 31-May-14 06:35:36

I love Primrose and would want to use it if I have another DD. DH not so keen though... I agree it's a bit 'marmite', I have an Iris and that is too, but I'm quite happy with that as it means it won't become too popular.

Your other two names are lovely too. And I think if you are spoiled for choice use two middle names!

Enjoy your baby girl x

brokenhearted55a Sat 31-May-14 17:13:17

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Linguaphile Sun 01-Jun-14 12:56:51

Alexandra is the most distinguished and sensible. Lovely. Primrose is sweet and unexpected (if a bit closely connected to The Hunger Games). We considered both for our dd, actually! I think a person could easily tailor Primrose to meet their needs as they got older--Rosie or Prim for a little girl, Rose for when she gets older if she wants something more serious and sensible on her office door, though Alexandra takes it by an inch I think. Personally, I love your idea of Alexandra Primrose Mary, though if it were me I would try my best to make sure people avoided the nickname 'Alex', which I'm not a fan of.

MrsBungle Sun 01-Jun-14 14:05:55

I love primrose. I like daisy but agree with others that it's twee. Alexandra I find dull personally. Sylvie primrose is beautiful.

Benchmark Sun 01-Jun-14 20:02:05

Linguaphile - did you choose something similar in the end? What were your reasons for discounting them? Interesting as you seem to have a very similar opinion as me on the names.
I actually mentioned Primrose to my friends yesterday, just dropped it in to gauge reactions, and they said 'you're not naming a cat you can't call her that!' Then they realised I was serious and moved swiftly on. I know people would come round to it, but surprised to get such shocked reactions in RL!

lambbone Sun 01-Jun-14 20:10:17

Alexandra Primrose is splendid!

My Alexandra's MN is Hermione (outs self). Still love it.

Benchmark Sun 01-Jun-14 20:13:59

Hermione is lovely! Does your Alexandra get shortened at all?

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