Friday, June 5, 2009
It's all in the name
(from my co-worker's garden)
It's officially "Poppy season" in our neighborhood and I thought this would be a perfect time to give an explanation to our daughter's name. Whenever someone meets Poppy for the first time, the normal reaction is: "What did you say her name is? Poppy? Huh, where did you get that from?" Sooooo...
When we first moved into our house, I started taking early morning walks with Lola all around our neighborhood. When spring rolled around I was all into checking out everyone's gardens and learning about new flowers. One morning I came across a huge patch of bright orange blooming poppies next to a church. I couldn't get over how gorgeous and unique they were. I visited them every morning until their petals fell off and nothing was left but the green twisty stalks. By the end of the week I mentioned to Marc how much I loved the flowers and how beautiful Poppy would be for a name. He laughed. A lot. Years passed by and when we became serious about having children, I immediately brought up Poppy for a name again. He laughed, again. Needless to say, it took a lot of perseverance on my part to convince Marc that Poppy would be the perfect name for our daughter (and I didn't even push the fact that I really wanted Flower for her middle name), but in the end we all couldn't imagine our little Poppy with any other name.
Last week we took a walk by the original poppies next to the church and they were in full bloom. I was bummed that I didn't have my camera, but decided to come back the next day to take pics for the blog. Unfortunately, we had a windy, rainy night and all that was left the next day was this lone little flower...
Our little Poppy Flower.
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Well I gotta say, while the flowers are beautiful, they don't compare to your Poppy!
Thanks for sharing with us how you came to choose the name, I'm sure Poppy will love hearing that story when she is older.
that's the sweetest thing and a PERFECT name for such a beautiful girl!
I have always loved the name Poppy, and actually, when I first learned about you and your blog, I thought, "Oh cool - a Poppy!" I think it's a lovely name, and it seems to suit your beautiful girl quite well.
That is a *great* story!! I love it!
Your beautiful girl fits it perfectly!
Thanks for sharing this - I always wonder how people decide their kids' names. It suits her perfectly!
Perfect! She is a perfect little Poppy!
i was just telling my sister this weekend how i would love to name a little girl poppy ann. i know someone with a little girl named poppy kate and i think it is the cutest.
i love your baby girls name and she really seems like SUCH a lil poppy!
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