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Pansy Parkinson is a character in Harry Potter.
ringer007  8/6/2005
Orginally Margaret Mitchell was considering using this name for her heroine in "Gone With the Wind", but her publisher suggested changing. Miss Mitchell changed her heroine's name to "Scarlett."
― Anonymous User  12/11/2005
I'm very glad she changed it to Scarlett. Pansy is a horrible name.
wefrox  7/26/2006
Isn't it also slang for wimp?
Emma2323  12/13/2005
A pansy is an effeminate, camp man.
hana  2/7/2006
"Pansy" could have a nameday on Palm Sunday. Palm Sunday (the Sunday before Easter) is the day of flowers and willows (the names of the other trees also have a nameday).
iva_toneva  6/19/2006
Pansy may have been taken from the word pans which is used to describe homosexuals.
emiliana94  8/4/2006
Can you imagine a parent shouting: ''Pansy, it's time to go home now!''? Tell me you wouldn't laugh out loud. This is an epithet, and an epithet for boys who aren't considered masculine enough, for that matter. It's a silly concept, and immature people use the epithet, but what exactly are you going to do, wipe out all the bully types? Besides, the name is very ugly!
slight night shiver  5/2/2008
Pansy Faye, a very annoying character from Dark Shadows.
yohevid  8/3/2008
Pansy was the pseudonym for author Isabella MacDonald Alden.
LMS  11/23/2008
The name is not ugly, but it does sound rather childish.
― Anonymous User  1/17/2009
Pansy Osmond is a character in Henry James' "Portrait of a Lady" (1881).
SeaHorse15  8/31/2009
I like this name and I'm not bothered by the fact that it's a slang word for an effeminate man; it's rather irrelevant and beside the point, because the name would belong to a woman and not a man, and being called a "pansy" is not of concern to a woman, is it?

Pansy is old-fashioned and different. The flowers were called pansies because they resemble human faces, and in the month of August they nod forward as if deep in thought. The pansy has long been the symbol for Freethought. I love this association.

For a daughter I might use Pansy as a nickname. It could be short for Anne (like the nicknames Panni and Nancy), or Pandora, Patience, or Esperanza.
― Anonymous User  9/2/2009
I would never want this name as in England it is a slang term for a girly boy!
starz26  4/12/2010
Seems okay for a character in a novel, but would take a lot of getting used to in real life. But after the initial wimpy associations, it grows on you. I'm already starting to like it since starting this comment.
JW41926  5/13/2010
I'm guilty for finding this name cute, since I know its other meaning. I still associate Pansy with the flower before the derogatory meaning. Even so, it might cause teasing.
bananarama  8/25/2010
This does not sound like a real name. It sounds so sour and nasty, like the name of one of the most bratty bullies in middle school.
Black_X  7/28/2011
It IS cute, but it reminds me of PANTY. I would spell it Pansie, probably.
SEC908  12/21/2012
In theory it sounds nice, but it reminds me of the English word used to describe someone who's a wuss.
Buneary  5/19/2013
Pansy is a term, refering to a feminine male or a male being scared. Essentially the same slang as sissy or prissy.

"Come on, don't be a Pansy"

Not a good name...
ThatMazerunnerfan  9/10/2014
A really weird name that honestly makes me want to throw up. Pansy has got to be the ugliest and stupidest name out there.
― Anonymous User  7/21/2017
I would never use this name on a human. But it's really cute for a cat or dog. In fact, it is my cat's name.
Livisnotonfire  3/9/2018

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