It's what Joel calls me. Not actually because it's any derivative of my name or because of the flower either. He actually calls me Poppy because he has shortened it from Poppet - which we're all glad about! And why did he call me Poppet? Because when we were dating we watched the first Pirates of the Caribbean movie more times than I can remember and Poppet is what the pirates called Kiera Knightly's character. I can live being compared to her.
Convoluted? Yes. Unconnected to anything else? Of course.
Aren't most pet names a little quirky and generally only appreciated by the people that use them?
Since Poppy is a flower and I know he loves me - I'm ok with that.
What obscure things do you get called by your loved ones? Where on earth does it come from?!