Nickname for Penelope

(27 Posts)
chattychattyboomba Thu 27-Feb-14 20:03:19

nickname for Penelope?
Penny or Nell/Nelly?

I like both...what do you prefer?

FWIW DD1 has a lovely long name (4 syllables) but we found ourselves inevitably shorten it to 2 syllables as well.

AHardDaysWrite Thu 27-Feb-14 20:06:11

Love Penelope - I wanted it but it doesn't go with our surname. I'd go with Penny or Polly.

BlueStarsAtNight Thu 27-Feb-14 20:09:15

I think Penny comes more naturally as a nn but I like Nelly too smile (not much help!)

FustJantastic Thu 27-Feb-14 20:10:55

My first thought for a nn was Nelly, love it!

morethanpotatoprints Thu 27-Feb-14 20:14:15

I thought Nelly too before I clicked on thread.
Also, if she gets older and feels its babyish to can change it to Nell.

haleyalannahxo Thu 27-Feb-14 20:15:49

I like Nellie the best smile

DorisPenguin Thu 27-Feb-14 22:34:36

My name is Penelope; if you called me Nellie, I would have to kill you! grin
Call the poor girl Penny!

ThatBloodyWoman Thu 27-Feb-14 22:35:31

If not Penny, maybe Ellie?

LongDivision Thu 27-Feb-14 22:39:07

I'm not crazy about Penny, but I think 'Pen' would be cute.

chattychattyboomba Thu 27-Feb-14 22:45:31

Hmmmm not keen on Pen. Might just evolve over time but not sold. Good to have an actual Penelope for feedback! Thanks! Your opinion is important! As far as Ellie goes, DH loathes 'Ella' 'Belle' type names (eg. Isabelle) something about them being 'too sweet' like Tinkerbelle, Cinderella (??? Don't ask what goes on in his brain) so on that grounds I don't think Ellie is an option.

washngo Thu 27-Feb-14 22:48:34

Our Penelope is penny, pen, penpots, pen pen, and my ds and dd1 call her Penello which is frankly odd but quite cute at the same time.

SomethingAboutNothing Thu 27-Feb-14 22:50:02

I know a Nell, full name Penelope. Very cute!

chattychattyboomba Thu 27-Feb-14 23:07:52

Washngo- very cute....getting excited now to meet my Penelope! Squeeeeee!

Spaghettinetti Fri 28-Feb-14 14:54:56

You could also use Poppy if you really wanted...

HyvaPaiva Fri 28-Feb-14 14:56:51

I prefer Pen. I went to school with a Penelope who called herself Penelle.

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Fri 28-Feb-14 17:46:11

Two I heard of, Poppy and Milady (what Parker used to say to Lady Penelope of "Thunderbirds", bit contrived but it was a long time ago).

squoosh Sat 01-Mar-14 04:15:29

I like Pen.

Nelly! If my name was Nelly I'd be high all day too.

peachysweet Sat 01-Mar-14 08:23:27

I'd use Nell or Nellie.

LePetitPont Sat 01-Mar-14 10:55:34

My best friend is a Penelope. She goes by Penny, her dad used to call her Nelly when she was little (which she hated!) and she also gets P a lot.

KonkeyDong Sat 01-Mar-14 14:25:06

A friends DD couldn't say Penelope for someone in our group so calls her Pepe.

Lozmatoz Sat 01-Mar-14 16:30:23

Nelly the elephant.....

Penny much nicer!

Anjou Sat 01-Mar-14 16:32:06

Pep or Pepper.

ginzillas Sun 02-Mar-14 08:01:42

I love Nel as a nickname for Penelope.
But it would annoy me that the nickname doesn't start with the same letter as the long name.
Probably really pedantic but it's a real 'thing' for me!
Love the name Penelope in general though.

ginzillas Sun 02-Mar-14 08:02:34

I love Nel as a nickname for Penelope.
But it would annoy me that the nickname doesn't start with the same letter as the long name.
Probably really pedantic but it's a real 'thing' for me!
Love the name Penelope in general though.

ginzillas Sun 02-Mar-14 08:03:05

Oops. Sorry for double post...

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