Poppy

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Poppy

  1. (mostly U.K.): A female given name, a flower name used since the end of the 19th century.
    • 2006 Alexander McCall Smith: Blue Shoes and Happiness: ISBN 1-904598-63-3 page 34-35:
      "It is a very pretty name, Mma. I should like to be called Poppy."
      The compliment drew a smile. "I used to be very embarrassed about it," said Poppy. "I used to try to hide my name from people. I thought it was a very silly name."
      Mma Ramotswe shook her head. There was nothing embarrassing about the name Poppy, but there was no telling what names people would find embarrassing.