Can I call her Daisy?

[name]Margaret[/name] is a family name and I love it. I like [name]Greta[/name] and [name]Margot[/name] as nicknames, but I really love [name]Daisy[/name]. Now, I know and you know that [name]Daisy[/name] is a traditional nickname for [name]Margaret[/name], but I told my [name]MIL[/name] we were thinking about naming her [name]Margaret[/name] and calling her [name]Daisy[/name] and she said “[name]How[/name] do you get [name]Daisy[/name] from [name]Margaret[/name]?” I explained the history of the nickname and she replied “No one knows that, it’s weird.”

[name]Do[/name] you think people who aren’t name crazy like us will get confused by the [name]Daisy[/name] nickname for [name]Margaret[/name]? Can I do that without people constantly asking questions? Should I just call her [name]Margot[/name] or [name]Greta[/name]?

I just think [name]Daisy[/name] would be so sweet for a little one…

I love the name [name]Daisy[/name] and yes, it is legit as a nn for [name]Margaret[/name].
you could also head straight to the source and name her [name]Marguerite[/name]…which is french for daisy.


Can you call her [name]Daisy[/name]? Definitely! It’s true that not everyone will understand how you get [name]Daisy[/name] from [name]Margaret[/name], but there’s nothing wrong with that. I knew a [name]Stella[/name] who went by [name]Abby[/name] (but I’m guessing it came from her middle name?), and no one had a problem with it. If you introduce her as [name]Daisy[/name], that’s what they’ll call her. Besides, you can always explain how you get [name]Daisy[/name] from [name]Margaret[/name]… I do like [name]Margot[/name] and [name]Greta[/name], though. :slight_smile:

Good luck! :slight_smile:

Absolutely! And I read the post about [name]Marguerite[/name], but an even more common ‘[name]Margaret[/name]-to-[name]Daisy[/name]’ association is [name]Little[/name] Women. [name]Meg[/name]'s real name is [name]Margaret[/name] and she and [name]John[/name] [name]Brooke[/name] named their boy-girl twins after the parents, but instead of going through the confusion of [name]Margaret[/name], [name]Jr[/name]. and [name]John[/name], [name]Jr[/name]., they called [name]Margaret[/name] II “[name]Daisy[/name]” and [name]Laurie[/name] came up with the nickname “[name]Demi[/name]” for [name]John[/name] II (because demi is French for half and he was half [name]John[/name], get it?). Anyways, that’s why I always associate the nn [name]Daisy[/name] with the name [name]Margaret[/name]. [name]Hope[/name] that helps and I think you’re making a great choice!


I love [name]Little[/name] Women, but i never got the [name]Demi[/name] reference! Very cute.

Yes! [name]Margaret[/name] nn [name]Daisy[/name] is cute and I doubt it will bother people.

[name]Don[/name]'t see it as a problem. I have a friend who’s name is [name]Rebecca[/name] - she goes as Duckie… No-one even questions it… I never really considered it as odd until now!

I love the name [name]Daisy[/name] so I say go for it!

Yes, this absolutely reminds me of [name]Little[/name] Woman, and I think of [name]Daisy[/name] as a nickname for [name]Margaret[/name]! I also have a friend whose given name is [name]Anthony[/name], but he goes by [name]Andy[/name]!! ha ha!

I think you can totally use [name]Margaret[/name] nn [name]Daisy[/name]. I know a 28-year-old [name]Margaret[/name] who has gone by [name]Nellie[/name] (her whole life) everywhere except on official documents. The nn [name]Nellie[/name] has only one letter in common with [name]Margaret[/name]. Perhaps you can give your m-i-l proof that [name]Daisy[/name] is a bonafide nn for [name]Margaret[/name].