Daffodil: not so much
Mace: no way
Solstice: dont think so
Daffy: means goofy so no
I always like Saffron or Saffronia nn Saffy. I also knew a girl names Saffiya (Arabic) nn Saffy.
Daphne: much cuter
I like Maisie! And maybe Poppy. They're not as fun as Daffy, but still good choices. No idea what they could be nicknames for though, except Margaret "Maisie" but Margaret isn't my style
Originally Posted by katieramsey16
I could always ask, but it sounded as they were dead set on Daffodil. Won't suggest Primrose though, that's on our middle name list. ;-)
Originally Posted by polka
Daffy means a little touched in the head, but it does have a sweet sound. I don't think you can use Daffy itself, as your sister has already claimed it, but some similar sounds:
Saffron nn Saffy
Safie, [prn saffy]: a Persian princess in Frankenstein, short for Safiyah [pure in Arabic]
Dagny [new day]-- Scandi choice, if you want one
Jacqueline, Jacinta, etc nn Jacey
Polly from Penelope, Paula, Paulina, Apollonia, etc
Lorraine nn Rainey
Roxy (from Roxanna, Roxanne, Rukhsana)
Sandy from Alessandra, Sandrine, Alessia, etc
Florence nn Flossie
Francine nn Frankie
Siofra ("Shee-fra," meaning 'fairy' in Irish Gaelic)
How about Persephone with the nn "Sephie" or "Seffie"? I always thought it was a cute nickname. Persephone Primrose actually has a lovely ring to it, if you don't mind the alliterative initials. :)
Daffodil is a lovely flower and a lovely name, but I agree with the Daffy comments. My first thought for a near-name is Jonquil. I've always found Jonquil a lovely name. I also like Anthea which means blossom in Greek. Iris is one of my favorites. Ivy is simple and sweet. Liatris is a unique choice, with Lia as a lovely nickname.
Philippa nn Pippa is really cute
Love the suggestion of Saffron! Shares some sounds, as well as whimsy, with Daffodil without being too similar. If you didn't want to use just Poppy, it could be a nickname for Penelope. Polly is adorable for Penelope, too.
On The Artist, the girl went by Peppy as a nn for Penelope, Pepper is another cute option.