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Poppy or Jessie

(29 Posts)
user1473602935 Thu 23-Mar-17 21:51:42

I already have a Lily, but we can't decide between Poppy and Jessica (shortened to Jessie)

What would your choice be?

Toottootcar Thu 23-Mar-17 22:01:58

A lily AND a poppy might be a bit too flowery?

crapfatbanana Thu 23-Mar-17 22:07:00

Jessie! It's beautiful.

My DD Lily was nearly a Jessie and we used it as one of her middle names.

Doilooklikeatourist Thu 23-Mar-17 22:08:46

Not Poppy
( unless born on November 11th )

DramaAlpaca Thu 23-Mar-17 22:09:07

Jessica nn Jessie is lovely.

I agree with a pp that two flower names might be a bit much, and I also find Poppy much too cutesy.

Lily and Jessie would be very nice together.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Thu 23-Mar-17 22:27:46


Epipgab Thu 23-Mar-17 23:26:04


SuperBeagle Thu 23-Mar-17 23:37:52

Jessie. smile

I like it more than Jessica.

I know a Jessie and she's just about the funniest person I think I've ever met, so good associations for me!

Poppy is fine too, but a Lily and a Poppy looks like it's a theme, and you couldn't really then go on to name a third (hypothetical) child Sarah, for example.

Sophronia Fri 24-Mar-17 01:03:06


KoalaDownUnder Fri 24-Mar-17 01:27:41


reuset Fri 24-Mar-17 01:54:06

Jessica (Jessie)
Poppy I can't warm to so much, it's nearly always shortened to pop or pops, which to me is the name of a person's grandfather.

ColourfulOrangex Fri 24-Mar-17 09:43:40

I love the name Jessie, was on a list for my daughter but where i live there is a little boy who is a little bit difficult and constantly running off so his mum will scream Jessie and now it sends shivers down me lol if it wasn't for that then i would definitely have a Jessie but just as Jessie not Jessica

I think a Lily and Poppy would make it look like you are going for a flower theme and could make it difficult in the future if you have any more DC

Rockaby Fri 24-Mar-17 12:24:23

Jessie by miles and miles for me. It's very nice.

NavyandWhite Fri 24-Mar-17 19:16:22

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Pencilvester Fri 24-Mar-17 19:17:27

Jessie is much nicer than Ploppy.

OneSecondAfter Fri 24-Mar-17 19:20:44

I prefer Jessica anyway, but since you have a daughter called Lily, it really HAS to be Jessie/Jessica. Lily and Poppy is just too much. Leave that kind of stuff to celebrities..

Redpramlady Sat 25-Mar-17 00:11:10

Jessica jess Jessie

Cleebope Sat 25-Mar-17 00:13:35

Jessie is gorgeous

BuckingFrolicks2 Sat 25-Mar-17 00:15:44

Are you having a cat?

I cannot imagine eg prime minister poppy, or Dr Poppy

Joeybee Sat 25-Mar-17 04:51:51

Jessica...Lily and Poppy is a little too floral and cutesy. Plus Jessica can be shortened to lots of lovely names - Jay, Jess, Jessy/Jessie....

Reow Sat 25-Mar-17 11:25:11


I know about 9 babies named Poppy.

harderandharder2breathe Sat 25-Mar-17 16:13:07


I know sisters called lily and poppy. I think because they're such popular names it doesn't feel as overly matchey as if both were really unusual and on the same theme. They go together nicely

mum2be2boys Sat 25-Mar-17 17:39:11

Jessica nn Jessie. I think it is a beautiful name and much less common in our area than Poppy.

I also know one dog and two cats called Poppy, so it will always be a pet name to me!

ChequeredPasta Sat 25-Mar-17 22:09:24

Buckingfrolicks - I work in the NHS. I know several Dr Poppy's, Dr Lily's, Dr Jessica's and Dr Rosie. They aren't all white middle class men called John hmm
Why do you think having a name that identifies you as female means you can't have a high status job? Do you generally have a low opinion of women?
returns to point
OP - they are both lovely. Which goes better with your surname?

woohooyeehoo Sat 25-Mar-17 22:15:12

Jessica for me and then whatever natural shortening.

I love Jesse for a boy.

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