(Closed) What do you think of the name Polly?

posted 9 years ago in Babies
Post # 47
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I like it. The only thing it made me think of was the Nirvana song Polly. Now that everyone mentioned it, the song did have the line “Polly wants a cracker” but not having grown up in the US I didn’t even get that was a parrot joke.

Pauline is also a very pretty name.

Post # 48
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I think of parrots also but do you think your husband doesn’t like it because it’s waaaaay too close to the “Molly” that you’re trying to stay away from?  Changing one letter doesn’t always solve the problem.

Post # 49
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2020

I like it!  I think its super cute! 

And i didn’t think of polly want a cracker at all.  plus, that isn’t a common phrase anymore, kids aren’t going to catch on. 

Post # 50
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I’m not a fan of Polly…I thought Polly Pocket or Polly want a cracker. I think Holly is very cute though.

Post # 51
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

I like it a lot. It’s old fashioned and sweet.

 

Post # 52
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

It makes me think of Polly in Fawlty Towers, and she is great! 

Post # 53
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2014

I like Pauline, Polette,Pollyanna, and Paula better. Polly just makes me think of irritating Pauly Shore and parrots, to be honest.

But to be fair, it’s a lot better than SOME of the names I’ve heard lately. (Ruger? REALLY?)

Post # 54
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Buzzing bee

I like it because I’ve never actually met anyone named Polly. I think it’s wonderfully unique.

Post # 55
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I love it – I also love Pauline and Paulina. 

Post # 56
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I dont hate it. I like Holly better. I also heard the name Lolly recently- short for Laura or Lauren, which i thought was adorbs

Post # 57
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I really don’t know what I think of it. In theory I think it’s a sweet name but I don’t know if I would actually name my daughter Polly. What would you use as the middle name?

Post # 58
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I am one that thinks of they whole “polly want a cracker thing” but if you love that name go for it! and shoot, by the time your child get to the age where she would care about what peers think of the name, the children probably won’t even know about the cracker thing.

Post # 59
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I don’t care for it.  I keep thinking “Polly wants a cracker”

Post # 60
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

I love that name!

Post # 61
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Wannabee

@jedeve: 

 

@GoldfishPie: my name’s polly, and i was never teased for it. i like my name, to be honest. i only got the whole ‘Polly Want A Cracker?’ thing when i was little, and it didn’t bother me much. Honestly, i don’t think a name can dictate your future profession.

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