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Thoughts on Penelope

What do you think about the name Penelope with the nickname Penny? Too old fashioned? Getting too popular? Too cutesy? Or two thumbs up?

 

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  • I love it. 
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  • I love it.  I have taught all girls for 10 years and have had only 1 Penelope.  I am not a huge fan of the nickname Penny but really like Penelope.
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  • It's my DH's choice for our hypothetical DD#2.  It's getting too popular for my taste.  But I do like all the nn options (Penny, Poppy, Lola, Nellie, Polly).   

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  • Love love love it!
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  • I have a cousin named Penelope and goes by Penny. She's awesome so I'm a fan of the name by what I associate it with :)
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  • I love it but prefer the NN Nell or Nellie. 
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  • It's cute! I like the nn Poppy.
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  • Love Penelope, strongly dislike Penny. Poppy is cute for a young child, maybe a little silly for an adult.
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  • It's at the top of our list but also dislike Penny.
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  • Johnny Carson killed this name for me for ever.  I was a little kid when I watched him do a bit about how silly the name Penelope is.  During the bit, he mentioned that it looks like it should be pronounced the same way as ENVELOPE.  To this day, all I can think of is a pronunciation akin to envelope! LOL
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  • Love the name, and love the nn Poppy.  It doesn't sound good with our last name, or that's what we would be naming this baby.
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  • I want to like it but it's NMS :/ Love Penny though...
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  • Penelope is very pretty. Penny is cute, but too juvenile for me to want her to use it once she goes to school.
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  • I hate this name big time. Sorry.

    It gets a lot of love on here, but I just don't understand it.

    It is recognizable and spelled right, so there's nothing wrong with it, it's just definitely not for me.

  • LOVE THIS NAME! :D

    It's on our short list for future babies...I really like all the common nicknames for it too: Poppy, Penny, Nell/Nellie.

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  • This is our name for a girl if that's what this LO is :)
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  • I like Penelope, but dislike the nn Penny

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  • Thank you everyone for your input! Funny enough, I didn't like it at all the first time I heard it...it has grown on me.  I never thought of the nn Poppy - that is cute.
  • Love (see signature below)!  Especially with the nn Penny.  I've only met one young Penelope and she didn't have a nn.  I only wish my DH would be on board with it.
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  • AWESOME name!! Best ever for a girl (I say as I'm rocking my Penelope to sleep).

    Mine has a lot of nns, none of them Penny. She's primarily Lola or Peep. Sometimes she's Peenalope. :) The many nicknaming options were a big factor in our decision. DH and I both go by nns. GL! 

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