Sweet and Sassy P's

See the results of this poll: Favourite Peppy P’s

Respondents: 94 (This poll is closed)

  • Pearl : 41 (22%)
  • Penelope : 39 (21%)
  • Piper : 28 (15%)
  • Posey : 32 (17%)
  • Poet : 16 (9%)
  • Primrose: 28 (15%)

For you I like [name_f]Pearl[/name_f] , [name_f]Primrose[/name_f] and [name_f]Posey[/name_f]. [name_f]Penelope[/name_f] is a bit too popular and tradition , [name_u]Piper[/name_u] is too unisex and [name_u]Poet[/name_u] doesn’t work as a name

Thank you I agree those three seem to hit the sweet spot I’m looking for.

[name_f]Pearl[/name_f] - Pretty, girly, but short and airy.
[name_f]Penelope[/name_f] - I love it, personally. Lots of range of nicknames. Classic, but not heavy or depressing.
[name_u]Piper[/name_u] - I don’t care for it. Feels like a slightly-just-past trend. But I am very fussy about which -er names I like.
[name_f]Posey[/name_f]/ie - I’d spell it [name_f]Posy[/name_f]. And I like it, it’s sweet and pretty, but I would use it as a nickname not the formal name. Probably short for [name_f]Josephine[/name_f]. It’s cuter and more unexpected than [name_f]Rosie[/name_f]. I would definitely pick it over [name_u]Piper[/name_u] or [name_u]Poet[/name_u] even as the formal name.
[name_u]Poet[/name_u] - I would rather just use [name_u]Poe[/name_u], as a middle.
[name_f]Primrose[/name_f] - I like it unshortened, and I love the flower, and its cheerful hardiness, but I do not like Prim as a nickname.

I voted for [name_f]Penelope[/name_f] but I also like [name_f]Portia[/name_f] and [name_f]Priscilla[/name_f].

I like [name_f]Primrose[/name_f] best. As for [name_u]Poet[/name_u], its not my style… but to ease your fears… I don’t think all the kids named [name_u]Hunter[/name_u] feel forced to hunt, those named [name_u]Sailor[/name_u] destined to sail. I don’t think those named [name_u]Taylor[/name_u] feel compelled to sew, or those named [name_u]Harper[/name_u] feel like they must play the harp. Occupational names have been around for ever.

I love P names too, and I like pretty much all of the names on your list.

I would rank them like this:


[name_f]Penelope[/name_f] is objectively a really great name but for some reason I’ve just never really warmed to it. Posey is an adorable nickname but I’d prefer something more substantial for a full name.

My fave Ps are [name_f]Paloma[/name_f], [name_f]Pippa[/name_f]/[name_m]Pippin[/name_m], [name_f]Polly[/name_f] and my newest crush [name_u]Pepper[/name_u]!

I’d like to add simple [name_f]Pia[/name_f], and I second [name_f]Paloma[/name_f] and [name_f]Portia[/name_f]!

[name_f]Primrose[/name_f] and [name_f]Pearl[/name_f] :slight_smile:

Penelope is popular right now but it’s no wonder, it’s such a spectacular name!
I love the punchiness of Piper and the Imagery of Primrose.
Pearl is classic and very understated. It and Primrose have a similar feel to me; pleasant imagery, simplicity, not overly frilly. They’re great!

Posey and Poet are the ones I’m not keen on. Both are fine names, they just don’t quite have what the others do. With Posey, There’s just so many fantastic flower names that the vague Posey feels less substantive. It also feels harder to wear as an adult. I like the idea of Posey as a nn though!
Poet has the appeal of being a “trade name” and like Pearl or Primrose conjures attractive imagery. What it lacks is the more classic feel of those other options. Poet definitely feels modern by comparison.

I quite like [name_f]Pearl[/name_f] and [name_f]Posy[/name_f]/ie. [name_f]Primrose[/name_f] is cute, but I think the nickname Prin is MUCH more pleasing than Prim, which makes me think of the word and the slightly negative connotations that I have with it (think “prim and proper”).

Personally I really like [name_f]Paola[/name_f], [name_f]Paloma[/name_f] and [name_f]Pilar[/name_f], although I think it has less to do with the P than with the L sound - I have noticed I have an affinity for Ls!

[name_f]Pearl[/name_f] – love it. The only downside is there’s not much in the way of NN options if it totally doesn’t end up fitting her. There’s also [name_f]Perla[/name_f] which is quite pretty.

[name_f]Penelope[/name_f] – It’s become a little too overdone for me. I much prefer the rarer Vanellope.

[name_u]Piper[/name_u] - What about [name_f]Pippa[/name_f] instead (as a stand-alone or a NN for [name_f]Philippa[/name_f])? Very similar but more feminine, vintage-y and sweet.

[name_f]Posey[/name_f] – I do think it’s a little too cutesy, personally. [name_f]Pansy[/name_f] and [name_f]Petal[/name_f] are similar but also a little too sweet for my taste. [name_f]Poppy[/name_f] is very much along the same lines but I think easier to wear. But [name_f]Posey[/name_f] would make a great NN, perhaps with a first name/middle name combo like [name_f]Pearl[/name_f] [name_f]Josephine[/name_f] or [name_f]Penelope[/name_f] Sienne.

[name_u]Poet[/name_u] – I like this for a middle name, but I agree it might be a little too “defining” for a first name. [name_f]Poem[/name_f] is more equivalent to [name_u]Lyric[/name_u] because it’s not an occupation (‘[name_u]Poet[/name_u]’ would be equivalent to ‘Lyricist’). Again, could make a neat NN with a first/middle name combo like [name_f]Penelope[/name_f] [name_f]Etta[/name_f] or [name_f]Polina[/name_f] [name_f]Odette[/name_f]. You might also like [name_u]Prairie[/name_u].

Since you’re liking the NN “[name_u]Poe[/name_u],” there’s also: [name_f]Pandora[/name_f], [name_f]Palomina[/name_f], [name_f]Paolina[/name_f], [name_u]Porter[/name_u], [name_f]Apolline[/name_f]/Apollina, [name_f]Aphrodite[/name_f], [name_u]Calypso[/name_u], [name_f]Cassiopia[/name_f], [name_f]Eponine[/name_f], Merope, [name_f]Opal[/name_f], [name_f]Ophelia[/name_f], [name_u]Pascoe[/name_u], [name_u]Penrose[/name_u], [name_f]Peony[/name_f], [name_f]Petronella[/name_f]/[name_f]Petronelle[/name_f], [name_f]Pomona[/name_f], [name_f]Zipporah[/name_f]

[name_f]Primrose[/name_f] to me has kind of a negative connotation due to the word “prim” – almost like ‘snob’ or ‘uptight.’ You might like [name_f]Plum[/name_f]/Plumeria or [name_f]Petunia[/name_f]?

What about: [name_f]Polly[/name_f], [name_f]Pauline[/name_f]/[name_f]Paulina[/name_f]/[name_f]Paulette[/name_f]/[name_f]Pauletta[/name_f], [name_u]Pepper[/name_u], [name_f]Peggy[/name_f], [name_f]Phoebe[/name_f], [name_f]Prudence[/name_f], [name_u]Paxton[/name_u], [name_f]Perdita[/name_f], [name_f]Pamela[/name_f], [name_f]Pru[/name_f] (short for [name_f]Prudence[/name_f], [name_f]Prunella[/name_f], Pruett), [name_f]Provence[/name_f]/Provencia?

I only like [name_f]Pearl[/name_f]. [name_u]Poet[/name_u] is an odd choice for a name. There’s nothing wrong with the others, they just aren’t for me.

Thanks for all of your feedback! We’ve agreed on [name_f]Pearl[/name_f] and [name_f]Penelope[/name_f] the best.

I love all of yours except for [name_f]Posey[/name_f] – just reminds me of “poser” or “pansy” and seems too cutesy. [name_f]Petra[/name_f] is another girl’s P name I think is really pretty.

I love [name_u]Piper[/name_u], [name_f]Pearl[/name_f] & [name_f]Penelope[/name_f]! All are sweet & well established names. I named my own daughter [name_u]Piper[/name_u]! :slight_smile:

[name_u]Piper[/name_u] is definitely my fave, but instead of ‘Pipe’ for a nn you could use ‘[name_m]Pip[/name_m]’, which I’ve always liked.

I like [name_f]Primrose[/name_f] an d [name_f]Penelope[/name_f] from your list. I also love [name_f]Pippa[/name_f] and [name_f]Poppy[/name_f].

I am loving [name_f]Primrose[/name_f] right now! I love the idea of shortening it to Prim or to [name_f]Rosie[/name_f], how unique it still is and I adore how the pronunciation and spelling are so straightforward. I also voted [name_f]Pearl[/name_f] and [name_f]Penelope[/name_f] because they are wonderful and beautiful names in general and I wasn’t as taken by the other options.

Hmm. I get a different feel from the names on your list; some of them are sweet & sassy & others don’t have that same feel.

Sweet & sassy: [name_f]Posey[/name_f], [name_u]Piper[/name_u].
Elegant & jaunty: [name_f]Penelope[/name_f] (which is the one I voted for, because the nickname [name_u]Penny[/name_u] is sweet & upbeat, if not quite sassy).
Sweetly old-fashioned: [name_f]Pearl[/name_f], [name_f]Primrose[/name_f].

The other P name that for me falls into the same category as [name_f]Penelope[/name_f] is [name_f]Philippa[/name_f] (elegant, although not jaunty) w/the nn [name_f]Pippa[/name_f] (definitely sweet & somewhat sassy). However, the initial sound of [name_f]Philippa[/name_f] is F, not P, so IDK if that fits what you’re looking for.

Other P names that I like, although I don’t think of them as sassy: [name_f]Paloma[/name_f] & [name_f]Persephone[/name_f] (elegant), [name_f]Priscilla[/name_f] & [name_f]Phoebe[/name_f] (sweetly old-fashioned), [name_u]Persia[/name_u] & [name_f]Phaedra[/name_f] (unique & smooth-sounding), & [name_f]Parisa[/name_f] (feminine).

Other P names that are spunky/sassy: [name_f]Polly[/name_f], [name_f]Poppy[/name_f], [name_u]Pepper[/name_u], Phronsie, [name_f]Peony[/name_f], [name_f]Peggy[/name_f], [name_u]Paisley[/name_u], & [name_f]Pacey[/name_f].