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Too many 'P's?

edited September 2017 in Baby Names
We really like the name Penelope for a girl, but we've kept it off our short list because our last name has two P's in and is pronounced "Pah-pen-ee"

We like the two names on our list, Rosalie and Juliet, but just aren't sold on them. Penelope, with Penny as a nickname is a name we adore, however.

Is there just too much P sound going on there? Other suggestions?
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Re: Too many 'P's?

  • My DD is Giada and our last name starts with G. So I'm not always against it. However sometimes it works better than others. Unfortunately with your surname it sounds very much like a character name and kinda cheesy. I love love love Rosalie though! 

    Also suggest

    Vivian
    Anastasia
    Hannah
    Theresa
    Celeste
    Corrine
    Flora



  • It's not that it sounds bad together, it's just very sing-songy, and you do really hear a lot of P sound. I like Rosalie, but if you aren't loooving it then there is another name out there somewhere! (But I'm terrible at suggestions) 
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  • Sounds like too many p's for me.  I love Rosalie and also like Juliet. Other names in that style:

    Cecilia
    Delilah
    Ophelia
    Beatrice
    Natalie

  • I wouldn't rule out all P names but it sounds like Penny would be incredibly close to your last name. So I personally would avoid...

    i really like Rosalie and Juliet ... suggestions: Ruby, Scarlett, Audrey, Clementine, Violet, Lydia, Lorelei, Josephine, Georgia, Eloise... like suggestion of Anastasia. 
  • I dont think that a P name would necessarily be too much with your last name, but Penelope definitely is.  And if you did name her Penelope and called her Penny, the name Penny "Pah-pen-ee" is even more ridiculous.  It would still sound silly, but I do think that you could get away with Penelope as a middle name if you couldn't stand tossing it out completely.   Other ideas:

    Adrienne 
    Camille 
    Catherine (nn Kate)
    Celia
    Claire
    Claudette
    Corinne 
    Elisabeth 
    Esme
    Esther
    Helena
    Iris
    Jacqueline 
    Jillian 
    Juliana 
    Lucia
    Margot 
    Raena
    Renata
    Therese
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    holli0801
  • Sorry I agree, Penelope Pah-pen-ee is alot of Ps and is very sing songy. I think Juliet is a beautiful name. And you have some great suggestions above. I feel your struggle, I love the name Claire but it rhymes with our last name so it is out of the question. Maybe we can get pets to use our favorite names on!
  • I wouldn't do any names that end in the long E sound simply because your last name does and it doesn't flow well. Juliet is a lovely name and the best option here.
    nurse714
  • Way too matchy for me.

    Love Juliet!
    Me (31) & DH (32)
    Married 9/27/2014
    DD Born 6/23/16
    Baby #2 Due 3/7/20
  • Our last name starts with a "P" and we just wrote off all "P" names because of the initials. I do know people who have given their children the PP initials though and I'm sure it's fine. 
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