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April 16th, 2013 05:31 PM #6Senior Member
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Cute as a middle, but wouldn't use it as a first.
April 16th, 2013 05:33 PM #8
April 16th, 2013 06:16 PM #10
I associate it somewhat with the Cate Blanchett character in the movie The Shipping News (based on the novel of the same name). The Petal in the movie was a crazy narcissistic slut, which is interesting considering the name is so sweet and delicate. She was also beautiful, tho, and could be very charming.
The other association I have is the town where my in-laws live, about ten minutes from where I sit, Petal, Mississippi.
Neither one of these things would keep me from using it, and I actually really like it as a middle name. I think it's very wearable, especially as a middle.Mrs. H.
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April 16th, 2013 06:27 PM #12
Petal can be used but only as as quirky middle name.All the best,
April 16th, 2013 06:37 PM #14
A little too cutesie for me. Would make a good name for a pony, puppy, bunny, kitty. Would also work in the middle name spot.Mama Bear to Serenity (gone January 17th, 2011) and Luther Wolf