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DazedEmma Wed 09-Jul-08 20:29:43

I love this name and having been fighting against it but it's the only name i've liked constantly - is it a silly name?

Foxymolly Wed 09-Jul-08 20:30:37

I wanted it for dd but we already have one in the family so I couldnt sad

I love it

Hulababy Wed 09-Jul-08 20:30:48

I love the name. Very pretty and not too popular. Definitely not silly.

Bertolli Wed 09-Jul-08 20:31:22

it's very pretty

Evelynsmum Wed 09-Jul-08 20:32:27

I love Poppy, beautiful flower and not too cutsey.

Swedes Wed 09-Jul-08 20:33:36

But don't give her the middle name Cherry.

unfitmother Wed 09-Jul-08 20:34:53

I like it smile

BigBadMousey Wed 09-Jul-08 20:35:21

Not at all! We have one and always get positive comments on it (despite her being a complete tomboy rascal monster grin)

DazedEmma Wed 09-Jul-08 20:35:34

don't make me laugh i'm 7 months pregnant and have cystitis haha

OurHamsterisevil Wed 09-Jul-08 20:36:26

DS1 has a friend at school called Poppy, ahe is really sweet, so I like it

DazedEmma Wed 09-Jul-08 20:37:31

now all i need is a middle name, could always name her after the greatest woman alive: cher hahaha

DazedEmma Wed 09-Jul-08 20:37:34

now all i need is a middle name, could always name her after the greatest woman alive: cher hahaha

TiggerLicious Wed 09-Jul-08 20:37:47

Hope not because thats what my daughter is called grin

chutneymary Wed 09-Jul-08 20:39:14

Really liked it for DD2 but was concerned about how it would stand up as a grown up name. I wouldn't want to do my job (stuffy and boring lawyer) with a name which I associate as suiting little girls. HOWEVER, the compromise we would have gone for was Phillipa on the birth cert, but known as Poppy.

In the end, she didn't look like a poppy so we went for Matilda. smile

DazedEmma Wed 09-Jul-08 20:41:21

matilda is such a lovely name but in AN class there are 3 woman who are calling their babies matilda/tilly.

cher it is. If I could turn back t'owwwm

detoxdiva Wed 09-Jul-08 20:42:38

Not silly at all - my dd is a beautiful Poppy grin

chutneymary Wed 09-Jul-08 20:43:05

Don't think it's remotely silly BTW, just quite little girl. Does it pass the name test for you ie

"This is your Captain, Poppy Smith, speaking"

"Hello, I'm Dr Poppy Smith and I'll be doing your brain surgery today"

"Hello I'm Poppy Smith and I'll be cutting your hair this afternoon"

" I love you, Poppy"

If it does and you like it = go for it!

chutneymary Wed 09-Jul-08 20:43:51

OH I know, they are rife round here too.

janeite Wed 09-Jul-08 20:44:20

Love it.

vanloadtovenice Wed 09-Jul-08 20:47:18

Poppy is popular here. I like it, but it's very girly indeed. What about a more unusual flower name like Violet or Peony?

callmeovercautious Wed 09-Jul-08 20:47:29

We also considered Poppy - for about 3 years whilst considering a family and then 2 years of TTC our first Daughter was definately going to be Poppy. Then she appeared and pretty much the first thing I said was "OMG, she is not a Poppy". She is now Isabelle - after about 3 days of having no name grin

emiliadaniel Wed 09-Jul-08 21:28:09

It is very much a little girl's name, rather than one for a grown woman, to me.

beansprout Wed 09-Jul-08 21:30:30

It's a great name for a little girl but is it going to suit the chair of the board?

CantSleepWontSleep Wed 09-Jul-08 21:35:27

Very pretty, but very very popular round here.

Hulababy Wed 09-Jul-08 21:40:07

All names will eventually work as both children's and adult's names. The child will gro into their name and when they are an adult - everyone will just be used to it.

In the past our parents and grandparents would have had similar thoughts about names we now feel are very much the norm.

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