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Primrose Azelhart is the name of one of the 8 playable characters in the JRPG-inspired video game "Octopath Traveler", published by Square Enix in 2018.
TheLiterateWolf  8/9/2019
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This name is very petite and pretty and a good choice for a daughter if you like floral names that aren't too common but still classic. I felt so pleased when I suggested this name to my uncle for his expected daughter and he put it down as a top option :)
futuremother99  11/7/2018
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Primrose is my little sister's name. While she was born a year before the first Hunger Games book, most people assume she was named after the main character's sister, which annoys her to no end. It's a shame that it has grown to be so closely associated with the trilogy, since I think it a lovely name, that fits a quaint British girl perfectly.
― Anonymous User  10/1/2018
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Primrose is a gorgeous, exquisite name! I love it.
kayisforkeen  8/11/2018
2
Primrose is stunning, one of my absolute favourite flower names. Primmy is a cute nickname.
Paula Puddephatt  5/22/2017
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Arrogant and doing too much.
Luvbug86  1/17/2017
3
The name Primrose was given to 50 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/22/2016
1
I adore this name, it's a shame about Hunger Games. Although hopefully it won't become super common or trendy and will die down...
― Anonymous User  6/15/2015
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One of the prettiest combinations using Primrose that I've seen belonged to an Australian lady born in 1911, called Gwendoline Primrose Ogilvie. However, in the Ogilvie family the name Primrose had been used for boys since at least the mid-eighteenth century and was her father's middle name - in their case it was not meant in honour of the flower but in honour of the Primrose family, an eminent Scottish family to whom they were connected. It is the family name of the Earls of Rosebery and derives from their lands near Dunfermline - it's thought to originate in the Gaelic “prenn rhos” (meaning “tree of the moor”).
Just Jonquil  4/7/2015
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Two famous Australians have the name Primrose.
They are socialite and philanthropist Lady Potter (born Primrose Catherine Anderson-Stuart), widow of philanthropist Sir Ian Potter, and her daughter, socialite Primrose Dunlop, known as "Pitty Pat".
Just Jonquil  4/7/2015
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Primrose was the name of Sam Gamgee's fifth daughter and ninth child in the Lord of the Rings books.
Buneary  3/24/2015
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I love this name. My husband and I named our daughter Primrose after the flower. It is a very unique name and we liked the fact that it was not common. However, after she was born the Hunger Games came out and we were horrified to learn about the character named Primrose in the novel. We are hoping that it does not become popular. As for shortening her name, we don't. Why name your child one name and call them by another?
Gallant  9/19/2014
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Though it might be lame, I did not consider this name until I saw the Hunger Games trilogy. I immediately fell in love. Needless to say, my husband and I decided to name our second daughter Prim Elizabeth. My husband was not a fan of Primrose for reasons completely unknown. So Prim it was! When introducing our little beauty, we get a wide array of reactions. In my opinion, I love that my daughter has such a name that will allow her to stand out amongst the crowd. I do not agree that this name will make her snobbish. Being that she is almost a year now, I can see her personality sparkling through and our daughter is a very warm and loving child. Something about her even-keeled nature will make you melt. Her name suits her so well and I am delighted at the decision my husband and I made, even after being told that it was a horrible name. Our little Primmy is one of a kind and her name is just an added bonus!
JacquelinePia  9/10/2014
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It's a pretty name, I don't find it ugly, tacky or snobby. If it was, we wouldn't have named our daughter Primrose. She always gets complimented on it.
ladyprim  9/7/2014
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I think Primrose is an ugly, awful, terrible name.
― Anonymous User  8/19/2014
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Actually, I've changed my mind about the name Primrose! I don't find it ugly, I find this name so pretty! You never expect names that you originally dislike to grow on you! ^^
― Anonymous User  7/25/2015
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My daughter is Primrose Alice. It is beautiful and she has compliments for her name instead of bullies teasing her, even though she's in high school. We named her Primrose because where we live, there are always beautiful yellow and purple primroses in Febuary, and as a coincidence she was born in such month. She might have been a violet but we already know 2 and personally I think Primrose is a much more beautiful name. She usually goes as "Rose" or "Rosie" especially at school, and some people just call her by her middle name (but she is also known by her nickname at home!). It is a beautiful name and I love it.
― Anonymous User  12/29/2012
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This name is terrible: it's tacky and snobby.
flamingrubyred  10/26/2012
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This name wasn't so bad until Hunger Games came out. Now I'm seeing it all over baby name websites, and people are actually considering it for their daughters. Primrose is bound to lose its uniqueness soon.
Bonquiqui  6/1/2012
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My fiance's grandmother is named Primrose and she's a very elegant and well-spoken woman, very proper and she doesn't take any nonsense. If we ever have a daughter I would consider this for her middle name to honor her and I also think it's a very beautiful name but I feel it's a little too over the top to use as a first name.
michelle.ramirez  4/25/2012
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Not a fan of this name. It sounds old-fashioned in a bad sort of way, and the "prim" sound only makes me think "prim and proper".
the_awesome_elf  3/13/2012
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I think Primrose is tacky. Some flower names are ok, but this is not one of them.
GibsonGirl  11/5/2011
2
Love this one. Sounds like a very cute little girl would have this name, and would fit for a lovely older lady also.
― Anonymous User  9/21/2011
-1
I will admit it's rather pretty, but it's also youthful and tacky. I'd stick to Rose on its own, if I were you.
Black_X  7/28/2011
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No offense to anyone, but it reminds me of prime ribs=) I like the Rose part just not Prim.
― Anonymous User  11/25/2010
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I love this name. I think it ages gracefully. I can imagine a sweet, shy little girl and an old, kind lady with this name.
― Anonymous User  10/1/2010
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Primrose Everdeen is Katniss' little sister in the series "The Hunger Games."
Dawson  8/18/2010
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I want to retract my earlier statement--this name is actually quite pretentious.
erb816  6/23/2010
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Because of the phrase "Primrose path", I never used to pay this name any mind. However, now I think it's classy and elegant *without* being pretentious. And honestly, of all the schoolyard bullying fodder there is out there, I'm not really sure if 'Primrose path' or 'prim & propper' would become taunts (a little complicated). High school might be different, though. Anyway, this might make a cool nickname, too.
erb816  11/26/2009
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Very formal.
Kerules  8/8/2009
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A character in Susan Collin's "The Hunger Game", Primrose (or just Prim) is the younger sister of the heroine, Katniss. Prim is small, delicate and timid but is a natural at helping heal people and is clever and determined.
― Anonymous User  5/20/2009
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A very feminine name.
vomiting  2/17/2009
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Primrose is a census-dedicated place on the Kenai peninsula of Alaska.
LMS  11/23/2008
1
I prefer the French version: Primavere.
Paris44  9/2/2008
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As a surname, Primrose belongs to William Primrose (1904-1982), a Scottish violist who is possibly the most well-known violist of all time.
blaaarg  5/29/2008
1
I absolutey love this name, but I can't imagine it on an old lady. It sounds good as a middle name!
KamekoIida  3/16/2008
2
Primrose was a character in the television programme "The Darling Buds of May."
― Anonymous User  5/3/2007
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Like with most of the floral names a real "grounded" and pretty name. Snobbery and flowers don't mix for me.
― Anonymous User  2/4/2007
-6
As a weeny kid this was my favourite name. LOL. I think I watched too many princess films or something. Anyway, I think this is a terrible name now. Very snobby-old-lady-ish and unoriginal.
Surreal  1/1/2007
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I love the name Primrose, it's very pretty. This is the name of the main character in Sweet Miss Honeywell's Revenge.
Emma Hia  12/24/2005
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The Primrose, along with the Violet, are the flowers of February.
Tbird  7/27/2005

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