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Middle name for Poppy

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Catherinebee85 Thu 16-Feb-17 01:13:35

What do you think goes well with Poppy?

Do you hate poppy? I know there's been discussion before about whether its appropriate for an adult/whether it's a dogs name etc and I'd be interested in opinions.

We love Isla too but it's SO popular. I, in particular want nothing in the top 100 for a first name!

RTKangaMummy Thu 16-Feb-17 01:21:20

Poppy Elizabeth is the name that came to mind when I saw the title on active list

Sophronia Thu 16-Feb-17 01:21:24

I'm not keen on Poppy, it's very cutesy. Ok for a little girl but not great for a grown woman. It's also quite popular (in the top 10!)

I'd pair it with a stronger middle name...

Poppy Alexandra
Poppy Catherine
Poppy Charlotte
Poppy Eleanor
Poppy Frances
Poppy Hannah
Poppy Isobel
Poppy Imogen
Poppy Helen
Poppy Julia
Poppy Jennifer
Poppy Josephine
Poppy Katherine
Poppy Louisa
Poppy Matilda
Poppy Madeleine
Poppy Margaret
Poppy Marianne
Poppy Olivia
Poppy Rebecca
Poppy Ramona
Poppy Susannah
Poppy Victoria

Catherinebee85 Thu 16-Feb-17 01:33:14

That's what I think Sophronia but DP is in love with it. I think it's cute but am struggling to imagine a successful Poppy my age lol. There's so little we agree on. Will keep brainstorming envy

SuperBeagle Thu 16-Feb-17 01:33:27

I like the following:

Poppy Elizabeth
Poppy Alexandra
Poppy Catherine
Poppy Charlotte
Poppy Genevieve
Poppy Josephine
Poppy Madeleine

I like Poppy. I don't see it as being any different to other "sweet" names that are popular: Lily, Daisy, Rosie, Millie, Mia, Lottie, Emmy etc. Your child will make their name their own, so while Poppy might seem cutesy objectively, it doesn't mean that your child will appear babyish as an adult.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Thu 16-Feb-17 01:36:02

I like Poppy. I see it with Elizabeth too.

Poppy Elizabeth

Catherinebee85 Thu 16-Feb-17 03:45:56

Balls....I didn't realise it was so popular. That's vetoe'd too then!

Chocolatecake12 Thu 16-Feb-17 18:31:42

It's a lovely name but very popular. 2 is ds's class at school.
Both get shortened to Pops which I feel is cute but not a great nn

TisMeTheLadFromTheBar Thu 16-Feb-17 18:33:57

Poppy Rose
Poppy Anna

ifigoup Thu 16-Feb-17 18:34:52

Poppy is a great name. There are current MPs called things like Tulip, so I don't see that it would hold her back!

Poppy Hermione
Poppy Josiane
Poppy Kate
Poppy Tamara
Poppy Lucille
Poppy Delilah
Poppy Elise
Poppy Roxanne

allthecheese Thu 16-Feb-17 18:44:56

I know a barrister Poppy smile

mathanxiety Thu 16-Feb-17 18:49:26

I agree that Poppy is too cutesy and will be a silly name for someone aged 57. It's also very popular, as is Isla.

Would you compromise with Philippa, NN Pippa?

Or Penelope with NN Penny?

Elizabeth NN Libby?

jackieeee Thu 16-Feb-17 18:51:30

Poppy Grace

Montsti Thu 16-Feb-17 19:09:44

I love Poppy but wasn't brave enough to use it as a 1st name so it's one of my daughters middle names - she's Annabel Poppy. She's 2 and calls herself Poppy though!

I do think you should go for a longer more traditional middle name.

Poppy Charlotte would be my choice.

harderandharder2breathe Thu 16-Feb-17 21:22:15

I love it and know a fair few (age 7-10)

Middle names include Jayne, Bo, Elizabeth

Awwlookatmybabyspider Thu 16-Feb-17 21:48:50

Poppy is gorgeous.
Poppy Isabella
Poppy Grace
Poppy Alice
Poppy Georgia
Poppy Louise
Poppy Frances
Poppy Sophia
Poppy Jane
Poppy Elise
Poppy Ava
Poppy Faith
Poppy Neveah
Poppy Athena
Poppy Mairead

Bogburglar75 Thu 16-Feb-17 21:52:35

I know a very grown up academic Poppy whose formal name is actually Penelope, Poppy for short. Would that be a runner?

SantasLittleMonkeyButler Thu 16-Feb-17 21:59:54

I have a Poppy so may be biased grin.

I don't see it as remotely similar to Pippa or Philippa confused.

My Poppy is Poppy Louisa Elizabeth.

All three of my DCs have names firmly in the top 100 & yet none of them has ever had another child with their name in their class/form at school. We loved all three names so we're prepared to take a chance on there being a few about, but it really hasn't worked out that way.

There are three little Isla's very locally though.

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