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Trying to convince OH

(51 Posts)
nmiles27 Wed 25-Apr-18 23:20:27

Hi!

Would love some opinions on this...due Oct and although we aren’t finding out I already have a favourite girls name which is Posy.

Friends and OH hate it as our surname is Pudney....so she would be called Posy Pudney. Thoughts??

No idea if it is to be a boy! We can’t agree on anything at this stage hmm

NoNoCharlieRascal Wed 25-Apr-18 23:22:39

Don't. Just don't.

Imagine your child in primary school, secondary school, uni, work, 40 years old and holding a conference.

Just. Don't.

Mrsknackered Wed 25-Apr-18 23:23:35

You can’t have a Posy Pudney grin

I love Posy. But it’s Ballet Shoes, too flouncy and just pretty ridiculous.

When I was 11 I thought my 5th daughter would be called Posy Flo Bloom.

pallisers Wed 25-Apr-18 23:24:31

I really wouldn't with your surname. But I admit I am not fond of Posy as anything other than an affectionate nickname so I am probably prejudiced.

Failingat40 Wed 25-Apr-18 23:27:49

This has to be a joke, surely

It's hideous

If your dh doesn't like it and he's specifically said why, it's out of order to try and force it upon him.

nmiles27 Wed 25-Apr-18 23:30:54

No, not a joke and I would never force a name on anyone.

I heard of a baby girl called Posy a long time ago and loved it that’s all, nothing has beaten it for me yet but I appreciate with the P in the surname it may not happen!

flumpybear Wed 25-Apr-18 23:33:29

Sorry but really don't like that word/name - it's so fluffy. Then again my DD is called Tabitha ..... very marmite name ... shockhmm

nmiles27 Wed 25-Apr-18 23:35:58

@flumpybear Tabitha is lovely!

FizzyGreenWater Wed 25-Apr-18 23:55:41

Posy is a traditional short form for Josephine.

Josephine Pudney works quite well I think! And is also lovely in its own right as well as shortened to Josie, Jo, Jojo.

RoundaboutSnail Thu 26-Apr-18 08:24:05

Yes Josephine is a good idea.

MrsMozart Thu 26-Apr-18 08:32:01

Oph, I like the Josephine combination. You could still call her Posy.

Sorry. Don't like Posy as a first 'full' name, or it with your surname.

TatianaLarina Thu 26-Apr-18 08:48:57

Posy is great but not with Pudney.

You can call her Posy at home, whatever name you choose.

Scribblegirl Thu 26-Apr-18 08:53:41

Sorry OP. I love the name Pippa/Philippa, have done for years, but we are also a ‘P’ surname family so I’ve reluctantly accepted its off the table.

Some alliterative names work really well - I know a very cool RR and a lovely SS. But PP sounds a bit ridiculous unfortunately - with ours it would make you think of the Peter Piper rhyme grin

LemonysSnicket Thu 26-Apr-18 09:32:09

Posy the poser.

Posy pudding.

Sounds like a cartoon character sorry.

HeyMicky Thu 26-Apr-18 09:34:23

I have a Josephine who goes by Posey. Because she is three.

When she gets older she can choose loads of variations of Josephine as a nickname, if she prefers. I wouldn't expect her to be Posey forever.

Incidentally Josephine as a name gets loads of compliments

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Thu 26-Apr-18 09:39:38

It sounds like you've got a long way to go to persuade OH.
Tbh, Posy or not, the initials PP would deter me.
Posy is a traditional short form for Josephine.
Learn something every day!

rapunzelnot Thu 26-Apr-18 09:43:43

Try to think of something similar
Holly
Mollie
Sophie
Good luck

RedDwarves Thu 26-Apr-18 11:17:00

Was also going to mention that Posy is traditionally short for Josephine, so that might be something to consider.

You simply can't have Posy Pudney as a full name.

Oysterbabe Thu 26-Apr-18 11:27:25

Posy is way too cutesy for an awkward teenager or an adult. Josephine with Posy as a family nickname is lovely though.

pilates Thu 26-Apr-18 11:33:58

Post no
Josephine yes

eggcellent Thu 26-Apr-18 11:46:55

Could you go with something similar, like Rosie? Posy Pudney is awful, I'm sorry

DramaAlpaca Thu 26-Apr-18 11:48:56

Yes to Josephine.

Posy is so twee it makes my teeth itch & it doesn't work with the surname.

Pompom42 Thu 26-Apr-18 12:03:51

The name by itself is ok but not with that surname.
Believe me I work in early years and have seen some laughable names in my time.
One lady called he daughter the same first name as the surname. Think "Taylor Taylor" etc but they aren't English

rebeccabecca Thu 26-Apr-18 12:11:41

Please don't do it to your child. They will not thank you in years to come.

DiegoMadonna Thu 26-Apr-18 12:17:24

Well there you go, OP. Simply show this thread to your OH and he'll be instantly persuaded grin

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