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Thread: Adeline Petunia??
May 1st, 2013 12:29 PM #1Senior Member
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After months of not wanting to discuss middle names for Adeline, my husband finally agreed to begin to talk about it. He told me why all the choices I had come up with weren't good, of course without offering any suggestions of his own. But, last night, to my great surprise, he suggested Petunia.
Now, I love the name itself. The thing is, about seven years ago, when our guinea pigs had babies, a girl piggie was going to be named Petunia (we ended up with two boys, Winston and Pillow). So...while I had thought of Petunia as a pet name, we never actually had a pet with that name.
My question is, what do you think of Adeline Petunia? Is it too cutesy? Is the pseudo-guinea pig association bad? Could an adult have Petunia as a middle name, without it seeming weird? ( I realize, of course, you can get away with more in the middle name). Do you think the name works because of the growing trend of more unusual botanical names?
Thanks for your thoughts, everyone!
Adeline Daisy, born August 4, 2013
Expecting a [tbd] September 12, 2016
Current furry children: Clover, Snowshoe, Avalon, Puck Winona
Adeline, Annabel, Cecily, Clara, Clementine, Cressida, Flora, Georgiana, Gemma, Hyacinth, Imogen, Juliet, Matilda, Ophelia, Persephone, Tamsin, Theodora, Verona
Alastair, Asher, Callum, Damien, Dorian, Felix, Florian, Gavin, Hallam, Inigo, Lionel, Marius, Nigel, Noel, Raphael, Sebastian, Silas
May 1st, 2013 12:47 PM #3
Petunia reminds me of the aunt in Harry Potter and tuna, and after your guinea pig tale I can't picture it on anything but a rude relative and a guinea pig. Adeline is such a pretty name, deserving of a pretty middle...
Other lovely middles...
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| Emma Berlin | Cressida Lilac | Jessamine Lark | Vivienne Snow | Ireland Eve |
May 1st, 2013 12:47 PM #5Helen / Alice / Jane / Mary / Rose
Sam / James / Theo / Edward / Ciarán
May 1st, 2013 12:49 PM #7Member
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Hmm. I personally find it too cutesy...I like a lot of botanical names, but Petunia is just not a name I can picture on a person. You have some lovely names in your signature that I think sound a lot nicer (or has he vetoed those already?). The almost-pet-name connection would not bother me, by the way. Good luck!
May 1st, 2013 12:53 PM #9Senior Member
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