Philippa Eve or Felicity Winter?

(44 Posts)
Linguaphile Thu 23-May-13 11:16:45

We're having twin girls, and we're really undecided on a name for our our second twin. Vivienne Gray (nn Vivi, and Gray is a family name) is a likely candidate for twin 1's name, and we're thinking about Philippa (nn Pippa/Pip) or Felicity (nn Flick) for the second name.

Which do you like better, and why? Middle name would probably be Eve, Winter, or Eleanor. All of them are meaningful to us, so not just aesthetic choices.

colditz Thu 23-May-13 19:54:33

Both sound like ponies

FetaCheeny Thu 23-May-13 20:42:11

Can't decide! Probably phillipa (Pip) just takes it. Love Vivienne!

whyno Thu 23-May-13 20:48:33

Lovely names. Felicity Winter for me.

JojoMags Thu 23-May-13 21:13:46

Also dislike Flick. If you are the sort that always uses nn, go for Pippa.

bootsycollins Thu 23-May-13 21:46:21

Felicity Winter

ithaka Thu 23-May-13 21:50:10

I think all your names are beautiful, so it is hard to choose.

I like Winter as a middle name and lean towards Felicity Winter. Philippa Winter would work for me too (less keen on Eleanor).

But they are all lovely, so you can't go wrong.

Linguaphile Fri 24-May-13 09:18:11

Thanks for the input, everyone! This is helpful.

squiddle Fri 24-May-13 09:19:40

I like Philippa Eve, but Winter is more similar to Gray as a mn. I can't stand the name Felicity but I am 40 and think it's one if those names younger mums seem to like.

I really dislike Philippa. It's horsey without any redemptive prettiness. And I don't like any names that are feminised versions of men's names.

What about Fliss for an alternative nn for Felicity?

Lebkuchenlover Fri 24-May-13 15:20:46

Felicity is a lovely name - beautiful, elegant and feminine! I'm not keen on Phillippa/Pippa/Pip/Pippi at all, sorry.

Blanketsandpillows Fri 24-May-13 16:20:34

Felicity for me too. But like others I love Vivienne and Eleanor together more. But that's probably irrelevant!

Theas18 Fri 24-May-13 16:28:58

Thought vivienne gray sounded familiar....

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vivean_Gray

In case it matters to you.

Philippa Winter

THen both girls have a similar pattern of name ie surname as middle name.

Or Philippa Gray and Vivienne Winter! Actually I think you should have your own little VW LOL

Philippa Eve/Eleanor gives P E as initials and the almost certainty that now or in the future she'll be PEC PED PEE (noo never!) PEG PET PEN PEW etc PEE being the worst, so not that bad, but still. Imagine sending her to secondary with PEE embroidered on her kit...

Parisisalwaysagoodidea Fri 24-May-13 16:35:41

I agree with Theas, Phillipa Gray and Vivienne Winter.

Those names are so lovely, well done OP!

AllegraLilac Fri 24-May-13 16:40:34

Felicity, but I'm biased! I hate Flick and use Fliss.

Birdies Fri 24-May-13 21:04:09

Felicity Winter sounds lovely. And I really like the nickname Flic, but without the k as it seems less harsh

I love the second name Winter. I really like Phillipa.

JumpingJackSprat Fri 24-May-13 22:38:18

I like Felicity Eve. dont like winter as a name personally.

Alisvolatpropiis Fri 24-May-13 23:44:59

Felicity Winter.

MyThumbsHaveGoneWeird Sat 25-May-13 11:42:08

FW lovely
But why shorten such a pretty name?

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