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.

Felicity Winter grabs me

Definitely Felicity Winter! Gorgeous and goes beautifully with Vivienne Gray.

Fab fab fab names smile

Caladria Thu 23-May-13 11:45:05

love FW. Great names btw

Still18atheart Thu 23-May-13 11:52:05

Like both

But biased towards Philippa but prefer winter as mn

Eskino Thu 23-May-13 11:53:33

. Don't like "Facility". They both sound like victorian romance novel nom-de-plumes

evamummy Thu 23-May-13 11:58:11

Felicity! Much nicer than Philippa imo.

FingersCrossedLegsNot Thu 23-May-13 12:13:16

Felicity Winter....fab!

JojoMags Thu 23-May-13 12:17:07

Felicity Winter is fabulous and goes beautifully with VG. Prefer Fliss to Flick as a nn. Like Philippa Eve too. Pippa and Vivi are a great combo. On balance, FW. Too good not to use.

notso Thu 23-May-13 12:17:09

I like Philippa but not really any of the other names.

However if they are family names then the reasoning means more than the sound of the names.

PopGoesTheStoat Thu 23-May-13 12:21:04

I really don't like either sorry, they sound a bit too "storybook" imho. I do like Eleanor though, and Vivienne is a lovely name.

farmersdaughter Thu 23-May-13 13:23:39

Viv and Pip sounds like a brilliant naughty little pair delightful.

KittenofDoom Thu 23-May-13 16:35:21

Felicity Winter reminds me of that poem 'Timothy Winters'

ArtemisCake Thu 23-May-13 16:47:34

I like Eleanor Winter, think it sound great with Vivienne

PopGoesTheStoat Thu 23-May-13 18:00:44

second Eleanor winter smile

Amy106 Thu 23-May-13 18:07:13

Philippa Eleanor is a beautiful name.

Winter as a name?

Decoy Thu 23-May-13 18:17:12

Much prefer Philippa/Pip/Pippa. I do like Felicity but really dislike "Flick".

Linguaphile Thu 23-May-13 18:42:27

Hmm, almost an even split... They need a poll feature on here!

littlepeas Thu 23-May-13 19:20:42

I am a Philippa, known as Pip, and feel my name has served me well. I like Felicity, but have never been keen on Flick as a nickname. I think Philippa and Felicity go the best together of the 3 names.

KittenofDoom Thu 23-May-13 19:35:13

I don't like either of them, but do like Eleanor. Eleanor Winter would be lovely. Love Vivien, but as you see I prefer the less frilly spelling.

Linguaphile Thu 23-May-13 19:35:40

Thanks, littlepeas. I'd be inclined to agree, but wonder if the pair of them together would sound a bit too similar (when said out loud).and maybe a little on the horsey side...

KittenofDoom Thu 23-May-13 19:37:00

They would probably get called Flip and Flick

Linguaphile Thu 23-May-13 19:37:02

Is Vivien not the boys' spelling? I actually like the less frilly version but was told it was more for boys!

KittenofDoom Thu 23-May-13 19:38:40

I think Vivian is traditionally the male version, but even that gets hijacked for girls grin

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....

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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