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05-03-2008, 09:43 AM
No, nothing to do with opium (although, now, I wonder ...)
Zaphirah's post got me thinking about name changes again, and I was wondering what anyone here thought about 'Poppy' as a name? Any immediate connotations?
I've thought about it for a while now, as a possibility, but I don't know; maybe it's the kind of name you have to be born with? Maybe I'll try it as a forum name somewhere first ...
Maybe it's just an unconscious attempt to get closer to opiates, after my GP refused, badly, to prescribe any tranquilisers ...(!!!)
Ah, the miracle of the subconscious ...
05-03-2008, 10:33 AM
As a name for what? To me, it sounds like a name you might call your dad. My dad called his step dad "pop" and my daughter and her cousins call their paternal grandpa "pop pop". Don't know who came up with that name.
I also remember the Seinfield episode where he ate at the restaurant where the guy called Poppy didn't wash his hand after using the bathroom and then served their food. Jerry said, "Poppy is sloppy!"
05-03-2008, 10:45 AM
A friend of mine from my old homeschool group changed her name to Poppy back in 2005. I forget why she settled on that name, but yeah...she had it legally changed to that.
05-03-2008, 02:16 PM
Poppy is a given name for girls in the UK. I think it's sweet. If I ever have a daughter, this name is on the short list. It's happy.
Wait, aren't you in the UK? Then you know that! haha!
My Hispanic friends call their Dad's "Papi" but it's a bit different in accent.
05-04-2008, 07:59 AM
Thanks for all your responses.
Juliebove, yeah - I thought about the Poppy/Pop thing too. Hadn't heard the 'Poppy is sloppy' thing(!) - but then every name could have a rhyme.
Thanks, Apasaraw - I think it's a happy name, too. But maybe, after trying it out a bit, it's not for me. Ah. The search continues.
05-04-2008, 12:10 PM
Have fun trying names, Cinnamon! They're like shoes...gotta seee if they fit and suit your style.;)
05-04-2008, 12:15 PM
Thanks, Apasaraw! Appreciate that! I was starting to feel a bit weird about it all ...
05-04-2008, 06:27 PM
I think it depends on where you live. Poppy sounds more European. But down here in Texas, if you had the name Poppy, people would probably think it sounds strange.
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