Thank you. I'm American, so it sounds EXTREMELY odd to me. Being in China, I immediately think of opium. To me, it's like naming my daughter Cocaine nn Coco.... It also reminds me of my great-grandfather, who we called Poppy.
Originally Posted by stripedsocks
My last association is the poem, "In Flanders' Fields":
"In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields."
Death and drugs... what more could you want? ;) Jk. I see how others could like the name, but I strongly dislike it.
I still cannot imagine what on earth the sexual connotation could possibly be. It's not my style but I wouldn't classify it as unusable.
Originally Posted by norbury
Poppy is very popular in England. There is one living three houses down from me. I think it's adorable and pars very well with Lucy and Ruby. I find poppy fields to be one of the most beautiful sights in the world, walking through one is pure magic.
As for other associations, we've got this thing called The Poppy Appeal, which is fundraising for the armed forces. People wear artificial poppies called remembrance poppies (on their shirts and cars) to show respect for those who died in war.
We do poppies too, like Otter and Ash mentioned :) My great uncle was part of that awful Gallipoli campaign with the Australians and New Zealanders in world war one. Can't believe it's nearly been a hundred years!
Originally Posted by sarahmezz
Poppy is more than usable. My brother has a friend with red hair (a boy) who I nicknamed Poppy ;)
No idea why it would be rendered unusable let alone have sexual connotations... I love it as a name and I think it sounds really great with Lucy and Ruby!
The actress Poppy Montgomery seemingly has had no issues with her name. I think it's useable.
I immediately though of the actress Poppy !Montgomery. She wears the name very well. To me, it is a very usable vintage name that goes well with Ruby and Lucy.
I'm just curious, how is it sexual to you? For sexualized flower names, Dahlia is almost not usable IMO, and obviously Lotus is skeezy. But Poppy? Meh not so much.
Originally Posted by misslindseylou
I love Poppy! I can't really think of anything sexual with the name, either. A sibset of Ruby, Lucy, and Poppy would be absolutely adorable to me. It sounds like a sibset I would use if I were more into the vintage-y type names.