It's the hormones isn't it?

(44 Posts)
CheerfulYank Thu 23-May-13 19:05:56

DD is due today and DH and I have more or less settled on naming her Margaret Rose. (We'd call her Maggie.) I wanted a flower/spring type name in there and also my much-missed grandfather grew roses and they remind me of him. However, my mother hates Rose as it's her sister's name and they don't speak.

Anyway. If she's not born by Monday, I'm going in to have my water broken and move things along. Monday is our version of Remembrance Day and so...I've suddenly become obsessed with calling the baby Poppy. blush I would probably use it as a nickname for Penelope because I think it's a bit twee for a grownup.

I:m not extremely pro military or anything but I do appreciate the sacrifice and bravery of people who've died for something they believe in, and my rose growing grandfather was a veteran. Also here people use Memorial Day to honor other loved ones who have died. It's just starting to get nice out and people go to the cemeteries and plant new flowers, etc. It's sort of nice actually.

However. I think I am just caught up in the symbolism of the day...or am I? Hormones have rendered me incapable of rational thought. grin Sorry this is so long...thoughts?

Oh and I have thought of just using Margaret Poppy but I don't think they really flow. sad

DXBMermaid Thu 23-May-13 19:09:40

Margaret Penelope
Poppy Rose

I like your idea. Might be hormones, but I love it when there is a story behind why you picked a name.

Was due yesterday, but nothing much happening...

MissPricklePants Thu 23-May-13 19:10:59

Poppy is a great name <bias>

Chocoflump Thu 23-May-13 19:13:16

I love poppy!

noblegiraffe Thu 23-May-13 19:13:21

Hormones. If it were Christmas you'd suddenly be taken with Holly. Using your child's name to commemorate the war dead is a bit weird. wink

Bowlersarm Thu 23-May-13 19:18:13

Had you the name Maggie in mind for long? Sometimes I think you can be thinking of a name for so long it can become a bit 'stale' for want of a better word, so you move onto another one.

Obviously this generally happens up to when the baby is born because then the name just is the baby.

Not too late to change your mind though...

CPtart Thu 23-May-13 19:18:55

Poppy is dreadful. Stick with Margaret.

DessieLou Thu 23-May-13 19:21:43

Hormones, definately. I seem to recall you settled on Maggie quite some time ago so I'd stick with what you've been saying all along. Margaret Rose is lovely. I like Penelope but I agree poppy is a bit twee for an adult. Stick with the original (rational) plan or you may regret it.

CheerfulYank Thu 23-May-13 19:36:22

Okay, I'm sure it's hormones. grin DH will be relieved...

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everlong Thu 23-May-13 20:28:33

I prefer Maggie smile

miffybun73 Thu 23-May-13 20:30:47

I much prefer Maggie. Margaret Rose is a lovely elegant name.

Safmellow Thu 23-May-13 20:32:56

I love Penelope. But the best advice I can give you is to wait till you meet your LO and see what 'fits'. Good luck smile

Heavywheezing Thu 23-May-13 20:37:51

I like like both Margaret and poppy.
Yes, see what fits.

Have you thought about rosemary? For remembrance, as Shakespeare would say.

PoppyAmex Thu 23-May-13 20:40:44

I think I was in your other thread and I'm sure I said this before, but I love Margaret Rose.

It's classic, elegant and not very common these days.

FetaCheeny Thu 23-May-13 20:50:18

I prefer Margaret but I think a child of this generation would prefer Poppy, which is something people don't always consider. Maggie Rose is so cute though, either way, win win.

CheerfulYank Thu 23-May-13 20:52:01

Funny Deb! smile

Now I want to know who you are... confused

twinklestar2 Fri 24-May-13 15:12:40

What about Penelope Margaret?

pygmy Fri 24-May-13 16:06:44

I absolutely love the name Poppy, and as a nickname for Penelope, it is divine!!

Personally, I'd much rather be a Poppy than a Maggie.

diddl Fri 24-May-13 17:10:24

I've always thought of Margaret as really old fashioned.

I'm nearly 50 & a girl in my school year at secondary was called it & I thought it was dated then!

Much prefer Poppy.

Like Penelope as well.

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Fri 24-May-13 17:17:30

It's a lovely thought but if DH is less than keen and you yourself suspect hormones, stick with Maggie Rose.

PS Any update?
PPS thanks for MNers expecting this weekend.

CheerfulYank Fri 24-May-13 21:17:37

Poppy and Maggie/Margaret are equally unusual here in the States...still not sure what we'll do!

No sign of baby yet...we'll see what the weekend brings.

squoosh Fri 24-May-13 21:33:59

Maggie is MILES nicer than Poppy.

MILES I tell you!

Thinkingpositively Fri 24-May-13 21:57:27

I love Maggie!! It is brave but i think it'll be a name that a girl can wear for herself........go for it!!

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