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    Daisy -- can she be taken seriously? Better as a middle?

    I love the name Daisy, I think it's really sweet and cute and spunky, but I worry that it wouldn't age well and that a Daisy wouldn't be taken seriously as a pilot or a scientist or a doctor or a lawyer or a politician. There is also questionable usage in literature, i.e. Daisy from The Great Gatsby basically being a representation of superficiality and flightiness and flimsy temptation.

    Do you think these concerns are valid, or is Daisy a lovely fresh name regardless of the age or occupation? Or is it better as middle name, since I think it's unexpected and can make a more serious first name sound brighter. Some examples...

    Charlotte Daisy
    Anna Daisy
    Matilda Daisy
    Caroline Daisy
    Fiona Daisy

    What do you think?
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    Join Date
    Feb 2019
    Hi there.

    Daisy is on the top of my favorites list right now at the moment too. I don't think that there's any issue w/it not aging well. I don't see why it's any cutesier than Molly, Lucy, Lily etc. that are all used as fns. Even though I'm particular about a lot of names like Maggie, Abbie, Winnie etc. being nns instead of full names. Sooo, you could do Dorothy or Dorothea nn Daisy. I think that Dorothea is beautiful & sophisticated. I also *love* Fiona Daisy from your list.

    Hope this helps.
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  3. #3
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    Oct 2014
    PNW (US)
    I love Daisy. I think it ages very well. I recently met a Daisy at my doctor's office--a phlebotomist in her 40s. It was nice seeing it on someone who was professional and grown up! I love it as a middle name too and almost chose it for our daughter (either as a first or middle).
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    Dorothy Belle ۰ Mabel Violet ۰ Frances Eloise
    Winifred Daisy ۰ Rosemary Alice ۰ Louisa May
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    Archie Theodore ۰ Linus Arthur ۰ Casper Milo
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  4. #4
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    Feb 2014
    London, England
    Daisy has a lovely vintage flair; so I can imagine her on all ages. I know several people of various ages (ranging from five to almost thirty) named Daisy, though it's been pretty popular/well known for quite a long time here. I have Daisy Lucia on my own list - and from your combinations I'm loving Charlotte Daisy and Caroline Daisy the most; but they're all lovely!
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    Feb 2013
    Daisy is such a sweet, fresh and sunny name. I prefer it in a middle spot, but it strikes me as nice in a first-name spot too.

  6. #6
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    Feb 2013
    Daisy is darling!

    I am seriously loving Caroline Daisy.

    I personally prefer it in the middle name spot because I like names that are a little more versatile in the first name spot.

    That being said, with all the “cutesy” first names you hear nowadays, Daisy definitely stands above them.
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    Daisy Gatsby actually looks adorable though
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  8. #8
    Join Date
    Nov 2016
    I really like Daisy! I've known an older Daisy and it suited her fine! With names like Maisie, Edie, Elsie, Evie on the rise too, i dont think a Daisy will sound out of place either.
    Matilda Daisy and Anna Daisy are cute though!

    Also, for what it's worth, I think Daisy in the Great Gatbsy is often unfairly judged...

    Another idea could also be Adelaide 'Daisy'?
    Sarai Matilda|Mabli Charlotte|Una Adele|Cherith Eliza
    Sloane Felicity|Flora Penelope|Juno Delilah|Lois Aurelia
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    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    South Wales, UK
    I do think that Daisy has a 'flimsy' feel about her. She's sweet and cutesy, but not very strong.

    That being said, there a lots of little Daisy's running about nowadays, and one day it may be completely ordinary to meet a Daisy in any profession.
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