Can Posy stand on its own?

[name]Do[/name] you think [name]Posy[/name] is an acceptable full name?

I’m not crazy about all of the full names, ([name]Josephine[/name], being its main source), so I’d prefer to use it as a full name.

And which spelling do you like best, [name]Posy[/name], [name]Posey[/name] or [name]Posie[/name]?

I love [name]Posey[/name] on its own. It is super cute and fun. The names [name]Posey[/name] are usually a nn for aren’t my fav either. That’s just me, though. :wink:

It could work. Its very cutesy.
To Me this sounds like Slang to say someone is a poser.

I think it depends on where you live. Where I live, it wouldn’t work.

It’s very sweet for a little girl but I don’t think it’ll age well. I think you do need a longer given name.

I agree with [name]Lyndsay[/name]. It wouldn’t work where I live, either. I try to stay away from names like that. I do think [name]Posy[/name] is a cute nn, though.

[name]Jody[/name] and [name]Mary[/name] seemed to be ok in their time. It is something now where every name is elongated to get the nickname. Someone (was it you?) was looking for a name other than [name]Josephine[/name] to get [name]Posy[/name] for a nickname and I mentioned the book “Ballet Shoes” by [name]Noel[/name] Streatfeild, for there are three adopted orphans. I flipped through the beginning of the book to get that - Great Uncle [name]Matthew[/name] collected “Fossils” as well as fossils in his journey, and [name]Nana[/name] and Miss [name]Sylvia[/name] chose the first two, [name]Pauline[/name] for [name]St[/name]. [name]Paul[/name], and [name]St[/name]. [name]Peter[/name] to match that, a girl from [name]Russia[/name] to be called [name]Petrova[/name].

In the note he sends with the youngest, he explains her father had just died and her mother, a dancer, hasn’t the time to care for her.

“P.S. Her name is [name]Posy[/name]. Unfortunate, but true.”

I would say it is more of a bohemian flavor, by the book, written in the 1930s, which is why they call it foolish or unfortunate. I would also say it’s a full formal name on its own. I think the off-putting part is that it’s too nicknamey for people who desire a nickname on a much more elaborate name. I prefer short, uncomplicated names, but some names like [name]Poppy[/name] seem like they should be nicknames. [name]Posy[/name] is ok as a formal name.

I wonder what the schools are like with some or most kids going by these nicknames, and sharing amongst themselves, [name]Elsie[/name] is short for [name]Elizabeth[/name], [name]Winnie[/name] is short for [name]Wilhelmina[/name], and then they ask [name]Posy[/name], and she says, uh, that’s my whole name. This is the opposite of the 1960s where a lot of kids were just given nicknames or names that could pass as short for something else, that [name]Jody[/name], [name]Kerry[/name], etc. Next to [name]Emma[/name] and [name]Ava[/name], a short name that ends in y does sound like it must be short for something. [name]Mary[/name] isn’t short for anything and people accept that. It’s just less common now. I don’t know if any longer names with [name]Mary[/name], like [name]Mariana[/name] or something, call the kid [name]Mary[/name] for a nickname. And to see so many preferring a nickname that they find an elaborate formal name that they feel lukewarm about - It’s ok to be just [name]Posy[/name], I think. If that’s the name you really like, in some but not all cases, a baby can be professional with a shortened name if that’s what you like. [name]Daisy[/name] is a name, [name]Posy[/name] is also a name. [name]Maisie[/name] is cute, but to me, not a name.

I personally love it! The name [name]Po[/name]”sy has been on my shortlist for a while now :slight_smile:

I don’t really like it on its own, but love it as a nickname. I know of someone who is going to name her daughter [name]Persephone[/name] with the nickname [name]Posey[/name]! Or what about [name]Opal[/name] “[name]Posey[/name]”. [name]Phoebe[/name] [name]Sarai[/name] (or any other P.S. could possibly work).

I do think it’s cute, but I’d personally want a name that ages better, or at least a more formal name waiting in the wings.

If you don’t like [name]Josephine[/name], you could always use a P name with a [name]Rose[/name]-type name in the middle, such as [name]Penelope[/name] Rosamel or [name]Priscilla[/name] [name]Rosalie[/name].

I think [name]Posy[/name] is sweet.

Good luck! :slight_smile:

[name]Petrova[/name] is beautiful! And a name from Ballet Shoes? swoon

I think it can stand on its own. It’s sweet and fresh sounding. I would go with [name]Posy[/name] for the spelling.

Beyond [name]Josephine[/name], the only other more formal fn option I can think of is [name]Mariposa[/name] (Spanish for butterfly)

I don’t really like [name]Posy[/name] as a name but its is so great as a nickname. I really like the idea of using a P name and then a [name]Rose[/name] middle name!

I know a little girl called [name]Posy[/name]! It’s very cute and sweet but I’m always reminded of a tv political reporter in this country called [name]Daisey[/name]. It’s not a name to be taken seriously with. daisey’s and poseys are artists and hairdressers not a doctor or lawyer. I still like the name though, but think about aspiration for your child.

I am considering [name]Poesy[/name] myself. I prefer this spelling as its’ meaning is [name]Poetry[/name] and not a bunch of flowers, since I love poetry and not to mention [name]Edgar[/name] [name]Allen[/name] “[name]Poe[/name]”. My great grandfather is [name]Joseph[/name], as is my father, and I am [name]Joslyn[/name]. I would like to keep the tradition, but I really don’t want to give the name [name]Josephine[/name] just to get [name]Poesy[/name]. I am thinking I can use [name]Poesy[/name] in lieu of [name]Josephine[/name] and let it stand on it’s own. But then I get worried about aging into this name and would it be more proper to allow her to have an alternative to use as she grows up…? And having a heck of a time trying to pick a middle name since it is so flimsy. I almost prefer two middle names to give it a backbone…[name]Poesy[/name] [name]Arden[/name] [name]Harriet[/name] or [name]Josephine[/name] “[name]Poesy[/name]” [name]Harriet[/name]. All my friends think it is cute and I can actually see [name]Poesy[/name] as a lawyer or doctor despite it’s cute appeal.