Girls name - want to expand our very short shortlist

(25 Posts)
washngo Thu 10-Jan-13 20:43:42

Baby girl due in march, dh and I have only been able to agree on one name which is Penelope. I'd love to give this baby the middle name Margaret after my grandmother who recently died, but that would give her initials PMT which I don't like. So here is our current shortlist:

Penelope Anna

But I'd like to make the list a bit longer! I absolutely love the name Una but recently was used by a family member, so anything similar might be nice too!

reddaisy Thu 10-Jan-13 20:44:25

Orla?

reddaisy Thu 10-Jan-13 20:44:59

And Penelope Anna is very nice too!

washngo Thu 10-Jan-13 20:50:11

Thank you reddaisy! Love orla but it has also just been used by a good friend!

mellowcat Thu 10-Jan-13 20:52:01

Penelope Isla or Penelope Lyra

reddaisy Thu 10-Jan-13 20:54:55

Get new friends grin

Register her as Margaret Penelope , and use Penelope as her name .

washngo Thu 10-Jan-13 21:04:24

Really like Lyra but dh not so keen. He is sort of ok with another suggestion of mine which is:
Rosa Margaret

Sempersecunda Thu 10-Jan-13 21:04:38

What about Daisy as this was used as a nn for Margaret? Or Pearl as maragrita means pearl in Latin? I'd avoid names beginning with a vowel as you end up with initial PIT, POT etc. Or you could use Margaret but add another middle name too so that you don't end up with PMT?

Sempersecunda Thu 10-Jan-13 21:07:05

margarita, sorry, rubbish at typing!

washngo Thu 10-Jan-13 21:11:54

Do you think PAT would be a bad initials combo?

strawberryliv Thu 10-Jan-13 21:21:34

Penelope Margaret Anna T... PMAT? Can't think of anything wrong with that... LOVE Penelope by the way..

Sempersecunda Thu 10-Jan-13 21:22:28

I think it's probably the best of the vowel options and fine. You don't often use initials anyway. I went to a uni that gave you email addresses based on initials and that did get embarassing for some so it's always the first thing I think about!

Sempersecunda Thu 10-Jan-13 21:23:41

LOVE Rosa Margaret btw!

DitzyDonkeySillyMonkey Thu 10-Jan-13 21:29:44

Love Penelope!

Permisson Thu 10-Jan-13 22:13:25

I love Penelope Pearl!

Or how about

Beatrice
Nina
Rosanna
Lois
Cleo
Daphne
Celia
Ophelia
Cordelia
Iona
Uma
Lydia
Serena

washngo Thu 10-Jan-13 22:16:58

Really like Iona...

Permisson Thu 10-Jan-13 22:22:53

Me too! I love Penelope too - would probably be nn Penny, which is sweet. Or Nell.

I know an Iona and it is lovely- also seemingly impossible to shorten!

pinkandyellowbutterfly Thu 10-Jan-13 22:48:16

I love Rosa Margaret I think its beautiful , is easy to write and to say, flows perfectly and would have special meaning to you. That would be my choice :-)

wiltingfast Thu 10-Jan-13 23:06:23

Ursula?

zenoushka Fri 11-Jan-13 09:55:33

Oh I love Penelope Anna!

Littlecherublegs Fri 11-Jan-13 13:05:58

Like Rosa!

Or how about:
Opal
Phoebe
Fiona
Josephine
Elsie
Juliet
Iris
Vanessa
Flora

atthewelles Fri 11-Jan-13 13:42:50

Rosa's lovely. I also like Penny but not Penelope.

washngo Fri 11-Jan-13 15:08:08

Ok so, shortlist slightly expanded to

Rosa Margaret
Penelope Anna

Thank you all for the help! Any preferences/ reasons for preferences v welcome!

baskingseals Fri 11-Jan-13 17:34:04

i love love love the name Rosa. think it goes beautifully with Margaret. you could also use Marguerite if you prefered.

i like Penelope, but she would inevitably be Penny at some point, which i am not so keen on.

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