How popular are these names?

(15 Posts)
MrsDarcy4092 Fri 01-Jul-16 13:00:02

do you know many children or babies with these names? i no they are popular but trying to work out how popular. We live in Surrey.

Penelope Belle
James Fox

RiverTam Fri 01-Jul-16 13:02:31

I'm in London and round here a lot of the so-called popular names aren't popular at all <keeps looking around for an Olivia>.

I would say that neither of those are especially popular. You do know James Fox is an actor, don't you?

NorbertDentressangle Fri 01-Jul-16 13:06:20

The only Penelopes I know are adults, no babies or children.

I know a handful of children called James.

Not heard of any Belles or Foxes

kimlo Fri 01-Jul-16 13:07:05

I know loads of boys called James.

I dont know any Penelopes but I know of one Penny.

MrsDarcy4092 Fri 01-Jul-16 13:07:27

thank you - i did not know that James Fox was an actor... off to use google

GastonsPomPomWrath Fri 01-Jul-16 13:16:17

I have a Penelope. She's 9 months old.

Pipilangstrumpf Fri 01-Jul-16 14:05:03

James is very popular and imo a little dull.

Penelope isn't that popular and I really like it.

jasmine1979 Fri 01-Jul-16 14:22:25

I know a lot of people called James of all ages. I also know quite a few people called Belle. The only Penelope I know of is from Wacky Races. smile
I think they are all lovely names though.

septembersunshine Fri 01-Jul-16 16:41:49

James Fox is an actor but I don't think it's a HUGE issue. He is well known but not super well known and James is a popular first name. He may well become Jim/Jimmy/Jamie anyway as he is growing up.

DerelictMyBalls Fri 01-Jul-16 19:06:25

I have never met a Penelope.

livinglooney8 Fri 01-Jul-16 19:15:51

I know 7 James and two Penelopes. Surrey based.

BendydickCuminsnatch Sat 02-Jul-16 13:08:38

We're in Surrey too and haven't met any Penelopes or Jameses in baby groups. (No Belles or Foxes either!)

soundsystem Sat 02-Jul-16 13:29:59

All the Penelopes I know are adults. I don't know any baby/toddler Jameses where I am in London but I do know of a few in other places.

Winterbiscuit Sat 02-Jul-16 16:43:36

I've met a few Pennys and they'd all be over 40 by now. I like the name though, and it looks like it's underused at the moment.

I only know one James under 10. It's nice as a first name, although it seems a lot more popular as a middle name just now.

Ikeameatballs Sat 02-Jul-16 19:07:51

I think that Penelope is a lovely name but one that is ripe for taking off in terms of popularity.

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