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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

Harebellmeadow Thu 13-Dec-18 11:56:07

Got it from thebookpeople. Fabulous!

Harebellmeadow Thu 13-Dec-18 11:54:23

Am by chance reading a whole chapter on primroses from a new book. Recommend it highly, can post some examples if OP would like.

Littlestar3432 Tue 11-Dec-18 07:54:28

I LOVE that! Thank you so much x

Aquamarine1029 Mon 10-Dec-18 21:02:15

It's horrendous.

ladycarlotta Mon 10-Dec-18 18:17:34

it's so cute. I know a baby Primrose from a rural, outdoorsy but not at all prissy family, and she's delightful.

sue51 Mon 10-Dec-18 17:33:22

Not too keen. Its a bit too Victorian parlour maid for me.

1sttimeunicorn Mon 10-Dec-18 17:31:11

I really love it OP. I'm not sure if I would use it as it doesn't fit our surname but I'm pg at the moment and it's on my list. I think go with it!

tammytoby Mon 10-Dec-18 17:12:35

I barely know Harold Shipman and doubt many kids will hmm

tammytoby Mon 10-Dec-18 17:11:39

Names don't need to be shortened! My dd has a 3 syllable name and has very rarely been shortened.

Primrose is easy to say!

ThanksItHasPockets Mon 10-Dec-18 00:00:32

Seven posters have, Tiger.

TigerQuoll Sun 09-Dec-18 22:57:41

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

llangennith Sun 09-Dec-18 15:03:49

Lovely name but it will be shortened by school-friends. What nn did you have in mind?

midsomermurderess Sun 09-Dec-18 12:39:40

The connection with Harold Shipman isn't a massive reach, though, is it, given how many people have said they make the connection.

LaDaronne Sat 08-Dec-18 09:20:42

I think it's awful, sorry. I do think Shipman, and she looked so drab and downtrodden in the press coverage (unsurprisingly for what she'd been through of course, poor woman).

yikesanotherbooboo Sat 08-Dec-18 08:42:18

I really think that Shipman is a massive reach.
I'm not a great flower fan for names but that being said I think that Primrose has quite a lot going for it. I am amazed that you think that it doesn't have gravitas enough to support a woman with a professional career . It's a perfectly fine adaptable name.

IncomingCannonFire Sat 08-Dec-18 08:26:10

I know a 5yo Primrose. Tbh I was a bit hmm when the name was announced but it's actually grown on me now and it's just who she is.
I wouldn't care if my doctor/lawyer was called Blossom, etc. As long as they are qualified, do the job competently and are not a misogynistic prick.

Alfie190 Sat 08-Dec-18 08:14:19

It is truly ghastly. Bordering child cruelty. I wouldn't have made the Shipman connection though.

ForAMinuteThere Sat 08-Dec-18 07:55:13

It's lovely. I have a name that is linked to a mass murderer. No-one has ever mentioned a thing!

MrsBungle Fri 07-Dec-18 13:40:13

I love Primrose,

mimibunz Fri 07-Dec-18 13:36:51

I love it!

gummibears Fri 07-Dec-18 13:33:26

Primrose is quite nice but I prefer Primarosa (not sure if that's a known name or not).

Pinklily1 Fri 07-Dec-18 11:57:49

I love it

MrsFoxPlus4 Fri 07-Dec-18 01:36:59

I love it. Don’t know what the shipmen reference is!

daisypond Thu 06-Dec-18 18:52:04

Primrose means "first rose" - prima rosa - as it's an early spring flower. It's lovely.

BroomstickOfLove Thu 06-Dec-18 18:08:25

I can't start the name snobbery here. I did my training contract at an international commercial law firm, and when I did a seat in the litigation team, I was working under a partner called Tracey and a senior solicitor called Sharon. Primrose isn't that unusual, and can be shortened to Rose or Rosie for someone who wants something a bit more conventional.

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