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The name Buttercup is a girl's name of English origin. Buttercup and is often added to lists like Gorgeous Flower Names for Babies and discussed in our forums with posts like "Picky Parents BNG".
From the experts:
Though most Buttercups are of the bovine persuasian, this humble flower name was given to the lovely princess in "The Princess Bride." If Buttercup still feels too lowly for you, you might consider Clover, Daffodil, or Daisy.
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Buttercup hated her name for a reason... (the reason is that absolutely no thought was put into it like Blossom and Bubbles but it's still a reason)
"Suck it up Buttercup"... has a nice ring to it🤔
I like it, but it's a bit impractical. Maybe it's because I like both the Princess Bride and the song, but it's growing on me as a nickname/middle.
Cute for a cow...! 😃
No. (I hope this is a joke just for the comments.)
Buttercup is a lovely word and flower, and being fond of cows, I don't mind the past bovine associations. It just sounds like an endearment (Sweetie, Honey, Sugar, Baby, Buttercup), an endearment which starts with the word butt.
Too moo for me.
Sweet, but not exactly original, name for a rabbit, pony, cow, sheep, goat, hen, or goose.
I don't think this would be bad if there were more normal nicknames.
Weird.Go for Daisy, Poppy,or Violet instead.
My cat was named Buttercup because I loved The Powerpuff Girls when I was a kid! Lol
Perfect! Buttercups sisters could be Blossom and Bubbles! Really?!
I love most flower names, but this only makes me think of an actual cup of butter. But then again, i love Butterfly as a name so never mind.
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