See the results of this poll: Is Plumeria Usable?

Respondents: 44 (This poll is closed)

  • Yes : 8 (18%)
  • Maybe : 13 (30%)
  • No: 23 (52%)

Plumeria nn [name_f]Ria[/name_f] is cute. It’s a bit too frilly for me, but I think it’s usable.

I don’t think Plumeria is usable. To me, Plumeria sounds like some sort of disease.

Maybe as a middle name…

I’m generally all for weird flower names (I know the cutest little [name_f]Forsythia[/name_f]) but I find the sound of this really strange. I don’t say it with [name_f]Plum[/name_f] in there. I say it like ploom-ehr-ee-ah. >.< I think it’d be a cool quirky middle, but would be strange up front.

On the plus side, it has lots of cute nicknames – Plum, Pia, Lia, Ria, Meri, Maria, Lera, Peri…

Hmmm… When I first clicked on this I thought “Yeah right”, but it kind of started to grow on me. I would never use it, but I don’t think I’d mind seeing it on someone else’s kid. I would definitely enjoy it more than I would just a “[name_f]Plum[/name_f]”… Because [name_f]Plum[/name_f] reminds me of plump… And plum-like… So, I basically just envision the blueberry girl from [name_u]Charlie[/name_u] and the chocolate factory.

But yes, I pronounce Plumeria like ploom, not plum.

I also immediately thought “disease.”

Why is that? What disease does it sound like?

You should be thinking frangipani. I have three of these in my garden and they have stunning flowers and delightful perfume. Plumeria is imho just trying too hard to find a full name for nn of [name_f]Plum[/name_f].

The “Plumer” makes me think of Plumber

And the -ia makes me think diarrhea.

Plumber + diarrhea = Plumeria, in my opinion.

Sorry :frowning:

You should be thinking frangipani. I have three of these in my garden and they have stunning flowers and delightful perfume. Plumeria is imho just trying too hard to find a full name for nn of [name_f]Plum[/name_f].

Thank to all :slight_smile: There is just something about this name that I like as I am into cutesy names, but I do understand this name is very out there. The plumber + diarrhea definitely killed it for me though.

@bibliophile- good to hear someone thinks it is usable :slight_smile:

@casilda, dovah- It’s funny that you both thought disease. Not the type of association you want in a name.

@southern.maple- I thought so as well.

@dantea- I also pronounce it ploom-ehr-ee-ah. I just automatically thought of it as it contains the word “[name_f]Plum[/name_f]”. I know it is really strange and I understand why people think so, but it is just so cutesy I figure I might as well ask what other think of it.

@cheele- ditto on the pronunciation. I fully agree with you and that is exactly why I created this thread. I think [name_f]Plum[/name_f] is interesting, but Plumeria is more namey to me. I sort of like this name but I understand it is really weird and I would never name my child this. I’d much rather see a child named Plumeria than [name_f]Plum[/name_f].

@rollo- It is interesting that you say that… is Frangipani really more usable than Plumeria? I’d never use either of these names but this one was generally out of curiosity. Usually in these polls it is a name I would consider using.

@corajsb- Thank you. That is a very insightful and logical comment. It def is waaayyy too reminiscent of diarrhea.

I’m back! I have better full names for [name_f]Plum[/name_f] :stuck_out_tongue:

If I were looking to use the nickname plum, I’d go with a type of plum and then call her plum. No one would get it but me, but it’d be adorable.

So these are types of plums:


So yea, it’d be something no one else understood, but that was special between the family members. I love those types of nicknames (no different from [name_f]Honey[/name_f], [name_u]Teddy[/name_u], etc). :slight_smile:

Thanks @dantea for all the wonderful suggestions.

I have no interest in using [name_f]Plum[/name_f] though. There was just something appealing about Plumeria as it was cutesy but I killed that thought already as Plumber + Diarrhea is not cool. I like flower names so I’ll put more thought into it next time to find a obscure but cutesy flower name.

My real guilty pleasure name is [name_f]Bellatrix[/name_f] and sadly Ms. Lestrange has me very hesitant to use it.

I know you don’t want to use plum, it was just fun for me to figure out how to use it in a more usable way. :slight_smile:

I love weird flower names. :stuck_out_tongue: Also, I [name_f]LOVE[/name_f] [name_f]Bellatrix[/name_f]. I find her very usable despite HP. Easy and normal nicknames make her more usable than say, Nymphadora (even though “gift of the nymphs” is a cool meaning :P)