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yelloh Wed 13-Jun-18 12:38:53

Starting to try for baby number 2 and adore the name Posie for a girl. We've basically had the decision made since before DS1 (Milo) was born! However when I said it to my sister today she told me it was ridiculous and was extremely judgey and stuck up about it. I thought it was a lovely name and don't see what's not to like?

Chocolatecake12 Wed 13-Jun-18 12:39:56

Learn not to tell people in RL what your name choices may be!

SorrelForbes Wed 13-Jun-18 12:40:00

One of my favourites but being a huge fan of Noel Streatfeild, I prefer the Posy spelling.

ErrantBakedBean Wed 13-Jun-18 13:01:11

It's a very sweet name. I can imagine it more on a young girl than a woman but that doesn’t change the fact that it's not your sister's decision to make! If you do fall pregnant and it turns out to be a girl, your sis will get over it.

Orangedaisy Wed 13-Jun-18 13:02:40

Love it. But please spell it Posy.

Flamingosnbears Wed 13-Jun-18 13:14:55

Usually a nickname for Josephine

FrancesHouseman Wed 13-Jun-18 13:18:27

I love it! Fuck what your sister thinks (and totally agree with not asking anyone's name opinions in real life)

Ilovewillow Wed 13-Jun-18 13:24:37

my son was going to be a Posy - I think it's very pretty!

Peachydream Wed 13-Jun-18 13:24:43

Beautiful name, personally prefer Posy spelling. Milo is a lovely name too.

Don't tell anyone your choice, and it is not your Sister's decision, she can name her own children.

flumpybear Wed 13-Jun-18 13:26:17

Suits a kid but not so sure if an older woman could carry it off - I can't imagine some of my 20 years + friends being called a cutsie name confused

sunshine99789 Wed 13-Jun-18 13:30:55

Really sorry, I'm not a fan. I can imagine her correcting people all her not Rosie...

happytobemrsg Wed 13-Jun-18 13:32:49

I really like it! It'll go nicely with Milo (it's so hard finding sibling names!)

Daphnedolittle Wed 13-Jun-18 13:36:56

This is one of my favourite girl names but I was worried about the 'not serious enough for adult' thing and other people's negative comments. I also considered Primrose nn Posy.
I actually know a little 10 year old Posy and she loves her name.

SeagullsStopItNow Wed 13-Jun-18 13:45:36

Nosy Posy.
Sounds a bit wishy-washy, don’t really like it.
To be fair though I don’t like names with that ‘s’ sound in- Alice, Daisy, Maisy etc.
Primrose is a good option or Persephone, could get Posy from that at a stretch!

SoftSheen Wed 13-Jun-18 13:48:06

It doesn't work on a adult IMO. How about Josephine, with Posy for short?

Butterflyrosebud Wed 13-Jun-18 13:51:03

I love it! Would use it myself if DH agreed. I agree Posy spelling is better though.

seeingdots Wed 13-Jun-18 13:57:55

As per PPs, it's nice for a child but overly cutesy for a grown up.

BertrandRussell Wed 13-Jun-18 13:59:35

Too cutesy for a grown up.

It’s a traditional shortening for Josephine, if that helps....,

HeyMicky Wed 13-Jun-18 14:01:58

I have a Josephine who goes by Posey. It's lovely for a little girl, especially when they're all little and pinka nd round. But even now, at only 3, she probably gets her full name half the time at home and always at nursery - it's good to have a more grown up option.

Madamfrog Wed 13-Jun-18 14:03:13

The wonderful Posy Simmonds, born in 1945, seems to manage a career, be successful etc...

Sophronia Wed 13-Jun-18 14:08:32

I’d prefer it short for Josephine, then she’d have more options as an adult.

BertrandRussell Wed 13-Jun-18 14:08:42

Post Simmons chose the name for herself - a childhood pet name. Her real name was Rose, I think.

BlancheM Wed 13-Jun-18 14:11:42

I named DD2 Poésie, it's fair to say I like it!
You will get opinions with any name.

lecossaise Wed 13-Jun-18 14:12:19

I quite like it (probably as a nickname rather than a full name, and with a y) but there is a bit of a plague connotation...

SoftSheen Wed 13-Jun-18 14:14:40

Isn't Poesie a different name though? French for 'poetry'?

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