Poppy...too much or perfection?

I fell in love with the name [name]Poppy[/name]. However when I mentioned it to a few of my friends and family they hated it! The baby’s name would be [name]Poppy[/name] Hopkins…is it too much? Also wanted to mention [name]Poppy[/name] is in honor of my grandmother who loves the flower.

I think Poppy Hopkins is too rhymey, I’m afraid. The beginnings of both names are far too similar for my ear. Would a longer name with the nn of [name]Poppy[/name] interest you, such as [name]Penelope[/name]? [name]Penelope[/name] Hopkins would be fabulous.

Aww, I was going to tell you how GREAT the name [name]Poppy[/name] is, but then I read your last name. [name]Poppy[/name] Hopkins sounds like a Dr Suess character. :frowning: But I think it would still sound great as a double-barrel first name! Consider:

[name]Poppy[/name]-[name]Jane[/name] Hopkins
[name]Poppy[/name]-[name]Rae[/name] Hopkins
[name]Poppy[/name]-[name]Louise[/name] Hopkins
[name]Poppy[/name]-[name]Lorraine[/name] Hopkins
[name]Poppy[/name]-[name]Lola[/name] Hopkins (You could call her LollyPop Hopkins!!)

I love [name]Poppy[/name]. While it might sound a little sing-song with Hopkins I don’t think that rules it out.

[name]Way[/name], way too much, sorry. [name]Penelope[/name] was a great suggestion. Also:

[name]Apolline[/name] / [name]Apollonia[/name]

[name]Polly[/name] is close, too, and just as sweet without the children’s book impressions…

[name]Love[/name] the suggestion [name]Penelope[/name] with the nn [name]Poppy[/name]. Sweet nn as a child but a strong and feminine fn through adulthood.

It would be a cute nn but not so great for a formal name [name]IMO[/name]. It could even work as a mn.

I adore [name]Poppy[/name], but I’m not sure I like it as much with your last name. However, [name]Penelope[/name] nn [name]Poppy[/name] and [name]Apolline[/name] nn [name]Poppy[/name] are just fantastic.
Good luck!

[name]Penelope[/name] nn [name]Poppy[/name] makes it better but I doubt many adults would want to go by [name]Poppy[/name] Hopkins.

[name]Poppy[/name] is a common term for father in my area, Papi or even just slang for a man…so that could make it an unfortunate name on a girlfor teasing. Also it sounds like Puppy. These might be a few reasons your friends weren’t fans.

I love poppies themselves. [name]Bright[/name] & beautiful & uncomplicated looking. Makes me think of [name]Daisy[/name] or [name]Coral[/name].

You love it and once your friends meet her they will come to love it too. Classic example why you can’t tell people close to you your name choices before baby’s arrval. its not fair of others to be so opinionated. Its YOUR daughter so give her the name YOU love. Not to mention its adorable. And not like its a really far out name, [name]Poppy[/name] is a real name.

Another way to think about it or help in your decision is to ask yourself what you think you would regret more, giving her a name you loved even if its not everyone elses favorite or missing an opportunity to use a name and always wishing you had. Go with your gut. And if it IS [name]Poppy[/name], don’t tell your friends until after she’s born, they’ll keep their mouths shut then. I’m sure they don’t mean bad by it, but often with names people don’t realize how personal their comments can be. Good luck with whatever you decide!

AND I actually [name]DO[/name] like it with your last name! It’s cute, sweet, playful, fun. [name]Don[/name]'t worry about when shes an adult, she’ll have a lifetime to prove herself, and a name that stands out could work in her favor, how do you forget a [name]Poppy[/name] Hopkins?

I also like the [name]Penelope[/name] nn [name]Poppy[/name] idea too.

I really like [name]Penelope[/name] Hopkins… that’s got a wonderful ring to it and very memorable. I don’t like [name]Poppy[/name] as a full, proper name, but it’s a nice nickname.

This is off the topic, but another name that sounds nice with your last name is [name]Sophia[/name] nn sophie. I like the first name beginning with S and your last name ending in S. Hmmmmm what others…

No. I don’t like [name]Poppy[/name] at all.

I am so sorry, but I think little [name]Poppy[/name] Hopkins would be tormented on the playground … and grow to hate her name as an adult. I could be wrong, but I wouldn’t risk it. I agree [name]Poppy[/name] is beautiful, but I don’t know if it would age well with anyone.

I second [name]Penelope[/name] Hopkins. You could use [name]Poppy[/name] as her nickname.
Other possibilities:
[name]Persephone[/name] Hopkins, with a nickname of [name]Poppy[/name]!
[name]Pilar[/name] Hopkins, a nice ethnic choice going mainstream
[name]Piper[/name] Hopkins, probably a bit too common, but very cute, yet strong
[name]Polly[/name] Hopkins, delightfully lacy but solid … and, you could call her [name]Poppy[/name] as a baby/toddler
[name]Dorothy[/name] or [name]Dorthea[/name] Hopkins: You still think of the poppy fields from “The [name]Wizard[/name] of [name]Oz[/name].” And, [name]Dorothy[/name] and [name]Dorthea[/name] are beautiful vintage names ready for a comeback!
If you want a flower name, these are gems:
[name]Lilac[/name] Hopkins
[name]Rose[/name] Hopkins (So underused as a first name! [name]Rose[/name] Hopkins sounds like a famous author!)
[name]Astrid[/name] Hopkins

I love the name [name]Poppy[/name] but [name]Poppy[/name] Hopkins sounds like a cartoon character (Sorry!)

Coppelia! Oh my secret crush of a name!