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. #21
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    Mar 2013
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    I would be surprised if I met a woman named Poppy--to me it is very nicknamey/cutesy. But I am in America, so I guess that's why. I wouldn't say it's not usable, considering it's common elsewhere, but my impression of the name is that it wouldn't age well.
    Cora~Esme~Hazel~Matilda~Penelope~Sylvie~Thea~Zara
    Archer~Emrys~Julian~Leo~Matteo~Rhys~Sawyer~Theo

  2. #23
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    Probably already been mentioned, but there must be hundreds of little girls named Poppy in the UK.
    They're everywhere!
    Rosemary Una - Annabel Briar - Tabitha Lettice - Maude Evangeline - Fenella Pearl - Billie Margaret
    names for dreamy, sublime little darlings. the smell of springtime air, freckled knees, damp hair. Soft evening light and fiery hearts.
    Emmett Jack - Rufus Alec - Cathal Nicholas - Eoghan Wilfred - Caspian Hugh - Harrison Baez

    olivia, seventeen, film student. owner of lil black cat Shura !

  3. #25
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    Apr 2012
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    The Brits like it but a lot of people call their dads and grandfathers Poppy. The sexual connotation comes from women calling their boyfriend/ hubby, Papi

    I just find it cutesy and childish but cutesy names are popular overseas

    Fox * Rohan * Jade * Shea * Eden * Blaise * Greer
    Lotus * Noor * Tallulah * Jasper * Linden * Arden

  4. #27
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    I love Poppy. I think it's cute and a refreshing change in the states from all the Violets, Lilys, and Roses we have. The only problem I could see with the name is I don't imagine it would age well.
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    alyssa ϟ twenty-one ϟ usa ϟ name lover

    If I ever have a baby, I would name him or her:
    Charlotte Matilda |Augustus Henry

    Anastasia Louise, Clara Penelope, Amelia Caitlin / Aiden James, Jase Alexander, Renly Isaac
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  5. #29
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    Mar 2013
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    Yes, the papi connection as kind of a sexy nickname for a Hispanic man is sort of problematic, and it also bugs me a little, the grandfather connection...but my real issue here is the phrase "popping her cherry" as a reference for a girl losing her virginity.

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