View Poll Results: Is Poppy usable?

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  • Yep, no problem.

    69 78.41%
  • Definitely not.

    19 21.59%
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  1. #6
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    It's usable, but Poppy sounds like something you call your grandfather...
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  2. #8
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    My stepdad's grand kids call him Poppy. But it still sounds like a girls name to me. A cute one. A bit too cute for my taste but still usable.

    I can imagine it being maybe a LITTLE bit more difficult to use in areas with a large Hispanic population, since "papi" means daddy and sometimes in a flirtatious or lascivious way. "Ay, papi," etc.

    That's the only even remotely sexual connotation I can think of for it. And it doesn't make the name unusable anywhere in the States, really.
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  3. #10
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    I can't help but think that school children might call her Poopy instead. Otherwise, Pop, Papa, Poppy... too grandfathery for me.
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  4. #12
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    I love Poppy! I think it's so adorable, and I love the idea of Lucy, Ruby, and Poppy as sisters. I'll be the first one to admit that I'm extremely naive when it comes to sexual matters, haha, but I really can't think of anything sexual connected to Poppy? I think it's sweet, and I like the connection to Remembrance Day/Veteran's Day.
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  5. #14
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    The Veteran's Day/ANZAC thing makes me think of dead soldiers. A field of flowers is a pretty image in itself, but the red poppies for the blood-soaked battlefields and cemetaries is pretty morbid.

    Putting aside the war image, there's opium.

    I dunno, poppies seem one of the more problematic flowers. I couldn't use it. And I'm the sort that likes Lily/Daisy/Violet kind of names.

    It's quite popular here in Australia though.

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