(107 Posts)
Littlestar3432 Tue 04-Dec-18 22:17:04

I have such a name crush on the name Primrose that it’s our current front runner. Is it my hormones? I’m smitten but would value some honest opinions x

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GrannyHaddock Tue 04-Dec-18 22:20:44

It's very twee on one hand, and on the other the name of Dr Harold Shipman's wife. Sorry, but I think that is what will occur to people.

Frazzled2207 Tue 04-Dec-18 22:25:38

I would never have made that connection.
I think hunger games is more likely- I think her nn was Prim.

Jorgezaunders Tue 04-Dec-18 22:28:11

I would not have known it was the name of Dr Shipman's wife. That's pretty.... specialist knowledge. However I don't think it would put me off, any more than I'd be put off Rose. You could shorten it easily to Rose in fact, if you wanted a nickname. It wouldn't be my choice of name but it's different and pretty.

GrannyHaddock Tue 04-Dec-18 22:39:09

Apologies for introducing Dr Shipman, but the name sounds quaint to me, "Primrose Tea Rooms". Have you considered, Rosa, Rosemary, Rosina, Rosie, Rosalind?

ThanksItHasPockets Tue 04-Dec-18 22:47:43

I think that is what will occur to people.

It really, really isn’t. My first thought was of Primula spreadable cheese, and I thought that that was niche.

mycatplotsdeath Tue 04-Dec-18 22:52:42

We have a primrose in our family.
She is far from twee.
It's a lovely name


snop Tue 04-Dec-18 22:55:33

So sorry but the first thing I thought of was also Harold shipmans wife, I wouldn't let that put me off though.

PatchworkElmer Tue 04-Dec-18 22:57:00

It was our front runner for a girl. Wouldn’t suit DS though grin

KatherinaMinola Tue 04-Dec-18 22:57:06


(I would never have made the Shipman connection.)

KatherinaMinola Tue 04-Dec-18 22:58:28

Poster who thinks it's too much like Shipman, suggests Rosemary instead grin

I do like the name Rosemary btw.

ilovesooty Tue 04-Dec-18 22:58:47

I'm afraid I made that connection immediately.

peachypetite Tue 04-Dec-18 23:00:52

It's a bit sickly.

Thisimmortalcurl Tue 04-Dec-18 23:01:54

I would never have associated the name with anything negative . I like it.

midsomermurderess Tue 04-Dec-18 23:02:50

Harold Shipman here too. And I tihnk it's pretty ghastly.

Lucylugs Tue 04-Dec-18 23:04:13

I love it but then I do like flowery names. Blossom is locely too if you need an alternative.

LastOneDancing Tue 04-Dec-18 23:04:19

I love it!

DramaAlpaca Wed 05-Dec-18 00:23:47

I don't like it because it starts with 'prim' which isn't an attractive trait. It reminds me of elderly maiden aunts clutching their pearls. And yes, the Shipman reference occurred to me too.

The Rose bit is nice.

Blondie1994 Wed 05-Dec-18 00:30:07

I think it's lovely I wouldn't like it shortened to any sort of Nick name though,

RavenWings Wed 05-Dec-18 00:31:48

It's horrendous. Twee, simpering, weak and infantile.

Piebeansandchips Wed 05-Dec-18 00:41:37

I like it - wasn't it on The Darling Buds of May? Loved that series

Pottytoes Wed 05-Dec-18 05:54:25

Didn't make the Shipman connection.
Hope your surname is not Hill though!

Peachbubble Wed 05-Dec-18 06:37:52

I thought of Darling Buds of May. It's nice, but I think it would get shortened to Rose/Rosie most of the time - are you OK with that?

mammmamia Wed 05-Dec-18 06:43:17

Awful sorry. Rose on its own is lovely.

TheGhostOfYou Wed 05-Dec-18 06:45:25

I like it.

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