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Is Posy more of a "real" name than Poppy?

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babyblabber Sun 28-Feb-16 13:01:49

Not even pg but last time I loved the name Poppy but just couldn't shake the feeling it was a bit cutesy for a grown up and not quite a "proper" name. (Don't mean to insult any Poppy parents, just my feeling). Also loved Penelope but DH vetoed it.

Heard Posy yesterday and for some reason I think this would be much more acceptable on a grown woman but i don't know why! Maybe coz it's like Rosie?


LilacSpunkMonkey Sun 28-Feb-16 13:03:30

Posy was one of The Flumps, along with Perking and Pootle.

It does not sound grown up at all.

AuntieStella Sun 28-Feb-16 13:04:08

I think Posy is less useable than Poppy (sorry) unless it's a nn for Josephine.

Rosie-Posie is nn for babies only.

Figgygal Sun 28-Feb-16 13:05:14

To me it's even less credible and on my list of try to hard names sorry

Matildatoldsuchdreadfullies Sun 28-Feb-16 13:05:42

When I hear the name Posy I always think of Ballet Shoes, 'Her name is Posie. Unfortunate but true.'

Matildatoldsuchdreadfullies Sun 28-Feb-16 13:06:04

Ignore the variety of spellings!

rumbleinthrjungle Sun 28-Feb-16 13:08:00

The little girl in the story Ballet Shoes is called Posy, and Posy Simmons the cartoonist and writer has done very well with the name. I believe Posy is short for her official name of Rosemary but she's always gone by Posy.

Although I also love Poppy and Penny, both lovely names.

rumbleinthrjungle Sun 28-Feb-16 13:08:30

Crosspost Matilda smile

I absolutely love Posy. I am in a v small minority though, I think.

QueenLaBeefah Sun 28-Feb-16 13:23:59

I quite like it.

Sophronia Sun 28-Feb-16 14:33:06

I think both of them are too cutesy for a grown woman

Monica101 Sun 28-Feb-16 14:40:23

I think as an adult i'd rather be called Posy than Poppy but I have to say i'd rather have an elegant serious name than either of them.

StitchesInTime Sun 28-Feb-16 14:42:45

I think Poppy sounds more grown up than Posh.

SqueegyBeckinheim Sun 28-Feb-16 14:43:39

Posy is awfully cutsie for anyone beyond the age of twelve or so. As an adult I'd hate to have that kind of name, it'd make me cringe everytime I met someone knew and had to introduce myself. It can be a nickname for Josephine though, although I much prefer Josie.

HeyMicky Sun 28-Feb-16 14:47:28

DD goes by Posey, short for Josephine, but she is only 10 months and I never introduce her as Posey. I don't think we'll use it as she gets older, but it suits her now as she's all round and pink. We liked Josephine as there are so many potential diminutives - Posey, Jo, Josie, Seph - as she gets older

milkysmum Sun 28-Feb-16 14:50:01

Sorry I think posey is quite a silly sounding name

SirVixofVixHall Sun 28-Feb-16 14:50:07

I am another who thinks "unfortunate, but true" about Posy. Sweet as a nn on a small baby, slightly silly on an adult woman.

BendydickCuminsnatch Sun 28-Feb-16 14:59:26

No, I think Poppy is much more grown up. There's a Posy at a group I go to and I did think I couldn't imagine that on a grown up.

But then I had a word with myself and realised there are plenty of baby names I could say the same about, and by the time all the Posys of today are grown up it will be a perfectly normal name for a grown up.

mrsschu Sun 28-Feb-16 17:52:26

Posy is very cutesy and probably wouldn't suit a grown woman too well. Poppy is better (I know on on her late 30's and it suits her). Posy also reminded me of Ballet Shoes...

badtime Sun 28-Feb-16 20:08:58

I don't find Poppy cutesy at all - it's quite a hard sound, when you think about it.

Posy, on the other hand, is a saccharine sing-song nickname type name (usually starting off as Rosy-posy or Josie-posy) and I can think of few names that sound more twee.

OpheliasWeepingWillow Sun 28-Feb-16 20:12:56

I went to school with a Fleur Posy (I kid you not). Went by Posy. Didn't seem unusual to any of us kids.

Spandexpants007 Sun 28-Feb-16 20:13:51

Much nicer then poppy.

There's also peony

clairemum22 Sun 28-Feb-16 20:39:55

I think poppy is more grown up, peony too.

crispytruffle Mon 29-Feb-16 11:33:09

Poppy is more grown up but too popular atm.

squoosh Mon 29-Feb-16 11:35:36

I think Poppy and Posy are on equal footing in the cutesy stakes.

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