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What do you think of Primrose

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skyra13 Fri 28-Nov-14 18:14:20

I like the name primrose but would like to see what others think?

I also like the face could have the nick names Prim & Rosie

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aJumpedUpPantryBoy Fri 28-Nov-14 18:16:08

I like it, but (sorry) Primrose Shipman immediately springs to mind

skyra13 Fri 28-Nov-14 18:18:07

Lol i never even knew his wife was called that haha well it don't put me of smile

brunette123 Fri 28-Nov-14 18:19:08

sounds granny-like to me sorry

Lunastarfish Fri 28-Nov-14 18:19:15

I was thinking of the grumpy one in Darling Buds of May

SnowSpot Fri 28-Nov-14 18:22:28

Hunger Games all the way. I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing. Your call on that one.

It's cute for a baby or a granny. Otherwise it would be filed under my 'can I imagine that name on a high court judge - probably not' file.

CaptainAnkles Fri 28-Nov-14 18:23:45

My mind went straight to Darling Buds as well

Hassled Fri 28-Nov-14 18:26:21

I love it. Really pretty.

bouncingbelle Fri 28-Nov-14 18:28:02

I really really loathe it. It's prissy and I seriously can't imagine any teenage girl (or woman) liking being called it.

jazzyjenbo Fri 28-Nov-14 18:29:09

I know a 2.5 yr old with this name and i love it... She gets called prim, I didnt make the shipman, may or games connection..(never seen the 2 tv shows).... I hav this name on my list if i have a girl (due in may) .. I like nature names and have posy, blossom and marigold on my list aswell.

GotToBeInItToWinIt Fri 28-Nov-14 18:30:24

I don't like it at all. Hate the sound of 'Prim'. Just makes me think of 'prim and proper'.

scarletforya Fri 28-Nov-14 18:33:03

Love it, very pretty.

EdinLS Fri 28-Nov-14 18:38:32

My brain can't stop putting 'Hill' on the end. I've never even been to Primrose Hill so I'm not sure why!

I think its a bit fussy to be honest - can only imagine it on a smarmy suck-upy person! I definitely wouldn't want to be friends with the Primrose I'm envisaging.

moxon Fri 28-Nov-14 18:52:47

I also think of primrose hill. And I've only been there once. hmm

MyDogSnoopy Fri 28-Nov-14 20:18:18

Don't like it. Sounds twee, a little silly and I also imagine a stuck up person. Prim is an awful nn, if you must then Rose would be better.

squoosh Fri 28-Nov-14 20:20:33

I imagine Primrose to look like Anne Widdecombe and to have a penchant for wearing 1980's style Laura Ashley frocks.

mymummademelistentoshitmusic Fri 28-Nov-14 20:20:47

It's a cows name. The younger sister of clarabell.
Hideous name but a lovely flower.

burgatroyd Fri 28-Nov-14 20:54:39

Posy is a good nn

DramaAlpaca Fri 28-Nov-14 23:07:45

Awful name, sorry.

looki Sat 29-Nov-14 01:06:42

I'd expect to see a bell around her neck. Its a cow's name to me.

looki Sat 29-Nov-14 01:08:17

ps I certainly wouldn't associate it with 'posh'. Quite the opposite to be honest.

PolkadotsAndMoonbeams Sat 29-Nov-14 01:15:50

It reminds me of Brambly Hedge smile

TheNewStatesman Sat 29-Nov-14 08:34:33

It's frightful, sorry.

How about Rosemary or Priscilla?

EEvans Sat 29-Nov-14 08:49:03

Skyra13! If you like it that's what matters! "Older" names do seen to be making a come back at the mo and I think they are often a bit marmitey! People either really love or really loathe them!

I think Primrose is lovely, and I agree the nicknames are super cute.

I think the only thing to maybe consider is with the growing popularity of The Hunger Games you might find there are a lot of little "Primroses" when she gets to nursery/school and you'll have to think about whether you mind if it is going to become a more common name than you perhaps had thought.

OneStepCloser Sat 29-Nov-14 08:56:02

Love it.

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