Talk to me about Primrose for a First Name
I am looking for a second choice for a daughter's name in case I have twin girls. My first choice is Elora. When I made a poll of my shortlist for a twin name that would go well with Elora, I was very surprised to find Primrose was a clear favourite, with Emmeline a close second.
To me, Emmeline would be the "safer" choice of the two names. It's unusual still, but much more common than Primrose. And it relates to the extremely common "Emma" and "Emily".
However, my heart leans heavily towards Primrose. It's a name I've loved since childhood. I used to write stories to entertain myself as a child, and one of my heroines was a feisty Princess called Primrose. In my stories her nickname was "Prim".
I never thought Primrose would be a real consideration for a real life child but it seems it is becoming slightly more mainstream, mainly from a Hunger Games character (not that I know those stories myself but I have seen references to that character when I've Googled Primrose).
So I find myself seriously considering Primrose for a daughter. My main hesitation about this name is, as adorable and pretty as it would be on a baby and a young child, how would it age? Can you imagine a teenage Primrose, an adult and a grandmother? If you met an adult Primrose what would be your impression of her based on her name?
I think nicknames are important, and can change with age. I know many seem to have an objection to the nickname "Prim" but I personally think it's cute. Prim is short for "prima", meaning "first". Primroseliterally means "first rose". So I don't have any negative feeling about "prim and proper" as some seem to have.
I also love "Posey" as a nickname and think it would age well. As a child she could be "Rosie-Posey" which I think is adorable. And she would have the option of the more formal "Rose" or "Rosie" if she wished as she got older.
Do you have any other great nickname ideas for Primrose?
Sorry for my long post! I tend to overthink these things! I'm looking forward to feedback!
Tue, 06/26/2018 - 10:32pm