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Jamie Oliver has a young daughter named Poppy Honey.
-- Destry  4/13/2005
A bearer of the name is the studious young girl in Helen Garner's novel "The Children's Bach".
-- Laleroc  7/6/2005
The Poppy and the Gladiolus (sword lily) are the flowers of August.
-- Tbird  7/27/2005
Poppies are my favourite flowers. But I prefer the Swedish name, vallmo.
-- Nacilme  7/27/2005
Poppies are mentioned in the poem 'In Flanders Fields'.

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
-- SeaShellClub  8/10/2005
Poppy is the first name of Madam Pomphrey, the matron in the Harry Potter series.
-- Anonymous User  11/29/2005
The name 'Poppy' has a prominent bearer in actress Poppy Montgomery (born Poppy Petal Ema Elizabeth Devereaux Donahue), co-star of the TV drama "Without a Trace".
-- helenchernen  12/28/2005
My friend named her daughter Poppy after Poppy Montgomery. She is glad that it isn't an overused name. It is such a cute name and I can see her daughter growing up with this name.
-- Anonymous User  4/25/2006
Poppy would be adorable on a little girl, but too cutesy for an adult. I like it very much as a nickname for Penelope.
-- Anonymous User  5/19/2006
I like this name very much. I'm a bit of a vampire fanatic, and I think the name, while quite pretty, can be very dark when looked at with a deeper meaning. Poppies are often used to symboloze forgetting or obliterating memories, because opium is derived from them. And Flander's poppies are bright, blood red. So I can see this pretty name given to a very lovely girl, but even though the almost cutesy, teen-y feel can make it seem very ditzy, one should never underestimate this name.
-- nouvellehelene  7/7/2006
This name is cute and sweet, but can be abbreviated to "Pop", "Pops" and "Popsie" which aren't as desirable, I don't think. So if you choose this name, be careful how you shorten it.
-- Anonymous User  8/9/2006
Poppy Mayfleet is the younger sister of a main character, Lina Mayfleet, in the book City of Ember.
-- Anonymous User  10/30/2006
Poppy is a sweet, pretty elegant name. I have known 2 people named Poppy, one is a grown woman and the name suits her beautifully and the other is a very sweet little 2 year old who also suits her name.
-- Anonymous User  11/4/2006
In the mystical and beautiful book 'Waking Dream' by Rhiannon Lassiter, Poppy is the strong-willed, ambitious and perhaps slightly arrogant cousin of Rivalaun and Bethany.
-- Surreal  12/27/2006
Poppy is a cute girl's name but I can't see it suiting an adult.
-- lisa_7  4/11/2007
When I used to live in England I would hear this name a lot. Now that I live in America I never hear it! I used to live by Poppy. I really hate the name though. I just can't see it on someone over the age of six months. It's way too cutesy and I like a lot of cutesy names!
-- Jassie  5/7/2007
Author Poppy Z. Bright from New Orleans, Louisiana bears this name.
-- Missy  5/18/2007
Poppy is what some people call their grandfather.
-- Anonymous User  6/22/2007
I adore it for a gorgeous, flowery little girl! The sweetest girl's name ever!
-- Emeline  6/29/2007
I am called Poppy, and couldn't help but notice that many people thought this to be a cutesy, baby, name. I would like to say that I do not believe this to be true at all. I have managed quite well with this name, and many people have said how nice it is to me. It can be quite a formal, serious name, it all depends on the bearer.

I would just like to note, that there is some teasing potential in this name - Poopy etc.
-- Anonymous User  8/2/2007
My young daughter is called Poppy Violet after her Great Grandmothers. My gran called Poppy is in her 90's and the name suits her very well and does not seem childish. I feel it reflects her character, lovely on the outside but can hide something quite mischevious underneath.

People naming their children after flowers was popular 80 - 90 years ago, there are plenty of examples in nursing homes the length and stretch of the UK and the fashion is coming back round.

Since Poppy was born I have also discovered that it is short for Penelope in Greece, which happens to be my mother's name.
-- Kat_R  9/4/2007
Poppy Montgomery is an actress.
-- rove  9/20/2007
In England, Poppy is pronounced POH-pee.
-- Anonymous User  10/17/2007
Horrendous. Cheesy. Trashy. Tasteless. Ridiculous. Prissy. I can't think of enough disgusting adjectives to call this name.
-- Anonymous User  11/15/2007
It sounds very cutesy, girly, and infantile, and you'd have to be the coolest person out there to really pull it off. It sounds cute on a little girl, but I can't imagine it on a mature, self-respecting woman.
-- slight night shiver  5/2/2008
I don't know this always reminds me of poopy instead of poppy. Yeah I know that's imarture, but I can't help it, it just sounds like it.
-- Anonymous User  5/2/2008
Poppy could also be a nickname of Poppaea, wife of Nero.
-- earthnut  5/22/2008
Miss Poppy Dixon, who writes the hilarious blog Adult Christianity, is proof that women named Poppy can turn out intelligent, funny, and spunky. The name sounds quite girly and child-like, but she can pull it off.
-- slight night shiver  5/24/2008
I hate this name. First of all, I don't like the way it rolls off the tongue; it sounds so immature and childish. Secondly, it has teasing potential: Poopy, Poo, Popsie etc. I can't imagine this name fitting a grown woman.

It's cheesy, childish, and kids at school would have a field day coming up with cruel nicknames. In fact, the Australian actress Poppy Montgomery was called everything from Floppy Poppy, Sloppy Poppy, to Poopy Poppy growing up, and was made so miserable because of it that she quit school at 14.
-- Anonymous User  8/26/2008
Pronounced "PAW-pee".
-- Emilie007  9/3/2008
I really dislike this name. It sounds like the German word "poppen" which is very bad slang for uhm "to make love". It also sounds like Papa or Papi (dad, daddy) and very immature and childish. There are so many pretty flower names out there so why would you choose Poppy? It just sounds weird.
-- Anonymous User  9/15/2008
I find this name a bit odd since my little cousin refers to her grandfather as "Poppy". But even without that association, I find this name to be too childish to be used as a full name. I'd much rather see it used as a nickname for Penelope.
-- Anonymous User  12/7/2008
Being called Poppy myself I find it a very nice name. For people who say it's cutesy and would fit a grown woman, I disagree, having lived for 12 years with this as my name, I have grown into it. I think that is one thing that happens you grow into it, or it grows with you.

And about the shortenings, personally I have never made a habit of shortening it as it's so short already. If I'm sending an e-mail to a mate, I may sign it as Pops, but I would not refer to myself as that in real life.

Also my Dad has continuously called me stroppy Poppy and sometimes my little brother calls me Poopy as a joke, but it is not a problem.

And finally, Poppy should never be used as a shortening for Penelope. Ever.
-- Fizzylly  2/3/2009
I disagree. While it might work for you and thousands of others given the name, I think Penelope with the Poppy nickname is a fantastic compromise for parents who find Poppy far too perky, cute or informal. I've seen many people have reservations based on grandfathers being called Poppy and to many the "pop" sound is either too humorous to be taken seriously or downright unpleasant.

I know it's technically not informal being a floral name and I LOVE the connotations with the poppies myself, it's special and significant, but I can fully understand why some might wish for a fuller more classic name.

I rather like the name myself but not for my child. And to those saying it's completely unusable, rubbish. Over the coming years there are going to be lots of Dr Poppys etc. all over the UK. It is mainstream there. I'd have more reservations with it in the US.
-- Anonymous User  3/5/2009
Poppy is the name of the main character in the first story in the Night World series. Her twin brother's name is Philip and it's a great set of names for twins if one has red hair and the other blonde.
-- ema_kala  5/19/2009
I ALWAYS misread this as "poopy". That's why I don't like this name.
-- Anonymous User  6/20/2009
Truth be told, I used to not like this name, but now I really do, ever since I met a girl called Poppy. She's really nice, and really good at art. Now, every time I hear this name, I think of her. A person can change your opinion on a name. I really like this name now. It sounds so sweet and pretty, and I like the flower.
-- Ailis  7/5/2009
I'm not really sure why, but I love names that are the names of flowers. They sound beautiful and delicate. That is why I like the name Poppy.
-- -Julia-  7/23/2009
It reminds me of lemon poppy seed muffins, plus, as someone already stated, mistype it as "poopy".
-- CharlieRob  7/26/2009
First of all: I don't like this name at all.
2nd: It sounds like "poopy". When I 1st saw it, I read it like poopy.
-- enchy  9/11/2009
Really pretty. A nice less common version of Lily, however I do love that name as well. I can't imagine an older woman named this though.
-- Anonymous User  11/11/2009
Poppy is the name of a character in the book 'Cracks', set in a 1930s boarding school. In the movie version, she is portrayed by Imogen Poots.
-- Saffine Grace  12/17/2009
As my dog is called Poppi (not Poppy) I can't imagine a girl being name this! This name is so sweet on my dog! It's more of name for pets.
-- starz26  1/28/2010
Poppy is the sweetest and cutest girls name ever! I think it would be better as a middle name though or put with another name but it is still super sugary sweet!
-- Anonymous User  3/4/2010
Poppy is such a happy name. How can you hear it and not smile? In my opinion, not at all "infantile", I think on an adult this would translate into beautiful like the flower. And I completely LOVE the idea of using it for a nickname for Penelope!
-- mom2zeke  3/10/2010
I like this name. It's very cute. I know that a lot of users don't like this name. But I guess most of those users are from the UK or Australia, where Poppy is used a lot. In America where I live, Poppy would be a refreshing choice.
-- bananarama  3/14/2010
I don't know whether anyone else would agree, but I love the idea that the name could symbolise that she would be born as something beautiful from something so ugly. Like the poppies that grew in the fields after the Great War.
-- Anonymous User  3/30/2010
I love Poppy flowers, and I think this makes a sweet name for girls. And the word "Poopy" should not be in the vocabulary of anyone older than eleven years of age, so I really don't think it should be taken into account (that word is an Americanism that is not used by the rest of the English-speaking world anyway).

Poppy is a very popular name for girls in England nowadays, where it is pronounced "POP-ee" (with a short "O"). This is due to a revival of some classic Victorian names in recent years, particularly flower names (others being Lily, Iris, Rose, Daisy, Bryony, etc).
-- JJSkeete  7/29/2010
Actress Poppy Lee Friar who plays Sophie Ainsworth on Dead Gorgeous.
-- Anonymous User  9/30/2010
I love this name so much! It would be perfect for a baby girl born on Remembrance Day.
-- CanadianChibi  7/12/2011
It's a pretty flower, but it sounds masculine and un-name-like. It's not a good name.
-- Black_X  7/28/2011
Won't age well.

If you want a nice flower name there are plenty of other good ones to choose from. Iris, Dahlia and Jacinta are much nicer!
-- Anonymous User  12/29/2011
I really dislike this name, but I used to like it. I started telling people and they said it reminded them of drugs. Poppy flowers are where we get opium. Opium is the drug in Morphine, Heroin, etc.
A lot of people also connect it to the Wizard of Oz, where the poppies cause Dorothy, Toto, and the Cowardly Lion to fall asleep.
I can understand naming your kid a flower name, but I think you should know something about the flower in question.
-- Anonymous User  2/3/2012
My friends name is Poppy Louise. This is a very elegent name and reminds me of scarlet poppies. The name Poppy reminds me of people who are very caring and empathisize with others, a great combination of meanings make this name so special. Poppy is quite short but you may be chosen to be calls Pops. pretty name, I love it and recommend it to all!
-- Anonymous User  11/20/2012
My daughter has this name and it fits her perfectly. We love being feminine women! Sweet, lady-like and and all that makes the power chicks gnash their teeth. It is too fun to flaunt the girly stuff! Have a sweet, pink day!
-- anonymousZZ  12/11/2012
Surprised to see its so popular in the UK, I've never even thought of us using it as a name living in the US. It kind of reminds me of what people sometimes call their dads, especially in Spanish (papi). But that's just my initial reaction, I'd have to think about it more to get an opinion ;)
-- Anonymous User  1/27/2013
Great name for child, but elder? nuh nuh no, I don't think so.
-- jazzycritique  5/18/2013
Um, no. I sure am glad this hasn't caught on in the US, this name is borderline ridiculous! It really does sound like what some children call that fathers/ grandfathers- Poppy, papi, etc. There are plenty of nicer, more mature sounding flower names out there like violet, rose, heck, even the obnoxiously trendy lily is better than this!
-- Anonymous User  6/4/2013
Actress Anna Paquin named her daughter Poppy. Poppy has a twin brother named Charlie.
-- emily  6/12/2013
Despite being ├╝ber trendy in the UK, the name Poppy was only given to 171 baby girls born in the US in 2012. I'm glad it's not catching on here, it's a little too childish to be a full name.
-- Oohvintage  7/17/2013
In Australian or England it is pronounced "pop ee"

Also, my daughter is named Poppy Spork but her full name is Penelope. Everyone adores her name and I am so glad it is not common in the US!
-- smartspork  7/28/2013

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