(26 Posts)
FingersCrossedLegsNot Sun 19-May-13 16:43:17

Wdyt? Is it in for a major surge in popularity? Do you know many? TIA smile

mycatlikestwiglets Sun 19-May-13 16:46:31

I know one 2yo Penelope (Penny). Very sweet but not at all popular in this area (South East commuter belt)

Wouldntyouliketoknow Sun 19-May-13 17:16:38

It has been discussed quite a bit on here, which makes me think it's definitely 'coming back to life'. Also because one of the Kardashians named her daughter Penelope - I think she's about a year old now?

Only know one - my aunt who's about 60!

Springforward Sun 19-May-13 17:19:57

Love it, with Penny as NN. Can't use it as we have a dog in the family called Penny....

Asterisks Sun 19-May-13 17:42:52

It's a lovely name! I know someone who called their daughter this and her nn is Sweet Pea. <3

AtAmber Sun 19-May-13 17:50:49

I wanted to be called Penelope when I was little. Unfortunately I'd never heard it spoken so thought it was pronounced Penny Lope! I still think its lovely though. I don't know any children with that name.

Decoy Sun 19-May-13 17:53:52

It's nice, with nn Penny.

FingersCrossedLegsNot Sun 19-May-13 18:01:46

Sweet Pea is such a cute pet name.....that has nearly sold me on the name for sure!

I don't know any Penelopes but I love it.

5madthings Sun 19-May-13 18:06:34

I dont know any penelopes but i love it and it was on my list but dp didnt like it.

aftermay Sun 19-May-13 18:10:43

Dp wanted this for our now 5 year

aftermay Sun 19-May-13 18:11:12

...old. I wasn't convinced.

FetaCheeny Sun 19-May-13 18:15:36

Great name! I know one 26 year old Penelope, nn Penny, but no children.

LondonInHighHeeledBoots Sun 19-May-13 19:48:14

I love it, its on my list for definite. I'll use Nell or Nella as a nn but I like Sweet Pea! I don't know any.

Layl77 Sun 19-May-13 20:11:02

Love it! Names on mn don't seem to follow statistics trend. It had risen in the American charts a lot since last year probably because of kardashian baby so will probably become more popular.

ShadowStorm Sun 19-May-13 23:43:13

I don't know any Penelope's, but I love the name. It was on our shortlist for DS (before he turned out to be a boy, of course).

Bronteshoes Sun 19-May-13 23:50:27

I love Penelope and the nickname Penny. I've known a few and they've been wonderful, wise, insightful ladies.

excited99 Mon 20-May-13 00:04:35

Lovely name. I know 2 Penelope's, a 6 month old and 2 year old.

forgetmenots Mon 20-May-13 09:55:00

I know two - one is a gorgeous and successful thirty-something who is generally one of those people we all wish we were, one is two and absolutely charming. smile

Clarabellthecow Mon 20-May-13 10:15:24

Very pretty name

FingersCrossedLegsNot Mon 20-May-13 13:28:08

I have to admit that the Kardashian association bothers me, as I would hate people to think I got my inspiration from a reality tv star confused

PenelopePortrait Mon 20-May-13 13:31:58

well I think it's lovely. You can't go wrong smile

Eskino Mon 20-May-13 13:34:18

It sounds very twee to me. Especially Penny. I really don't like it.
I like Nell though.

forgetmenots Mon 20-May-13 14:51:15

I've never heard of Penelope Kardashian!

Sunnysummer Mon 20-May-13 15:59:49

Love it! It's classical but also known. Also, Tina Fey chose it fit her daughter, and I trust her judgement entirely smile

I love it, very classy. Lots of nn potential ( in a good way)
Was on my list for oldest dc. We didn't use it, but it was always a good second choice.
Know of one, she will be about 8 or 9 I think.

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