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dribbleface Thu 08-Sep-11 12:09:34

DH and I cannot agree on a girls name, boys names sorted. I like Isla for a girl, dh doesn't. he likes Penny, which is growing on me but wondered what the general consensus was?

thanks

Its Riley for a boy by the way, we already have a Max.

Francagoestohollywood Thu 08-Sep-11 12:22:27

Oh I love the name Penny, I think it's sweet but not too frivolous, iyswim. Lovely name.

However, I am not English, and perhaps my personal opinion on English names is not that reliable grin

dribbleface Thu 08-Sep-11 12:23:46

thanks smile

delilahbelle Thu 08-Sep-11 12:26:32

Maybe Penelope with Penny as a nickname? Gives a slightly more formal option, Penny is sweet but a bit young.

minxthemanx Thu 08-Sep-11 12:31:08

I love Penny, too. Have a favourite cousin called Penny. Maybe Penelope on birth certificate but Penny used. Doesn't conjur up any dodgy images.

hester Thu 08-Sep-11 12:32:34

I never thought about it before, but I do actually like Penny. I don't like Penelope, though.

GwendolineMaryLacey Thu 08-Sep-11 12:32:56

Lovely smile

HoneyPablo Thu 08-Sep-11 12:34:08

The only Penny I have ever known was given the name because her mother gave birth to her on the toilet.
I can never get that image out of my head whenever I hear the name now.

Francagoestohollywood Thu 08-Sep-11 12:39:23

Actually I think Penny suits babies and adults alike. Go for it!

Lancelottie Thu 08-Sep-11 12:39:23

It's our scary headteacher's name, so that kind of biases it for me!

vanfurgston Thu 08-Sep-11 12:40:42

i always think of penny from the big bang and i love her character. dnt like penelope though.

munstersmum Thu 08-Sep-11 12:41:06

Like it.

PercyFilth Thu 08-Sep-11 12:51:26

An alternative to Penelope is Penninah - a Biblical name, rarely used. It would give her the additional option of Nina as a diminutive. Penny I think suits a little girl more than an adult, but as always it depends on the individual, and we never know how they will turn out grin

dribbleface Thu 08-Sep-11 16:28:38

thanks all.

Funny enough DS wanted to call baby Penelope. DH is dyslexic so might be a bit long for him, we tried to stick to shortish names.

LetThereBeRock Thu 08-Sep-11 17:51:25

Penny is gorgeous.

Cereal Thu 08-Sep-11 18:30:50

I like both Penelope and Penny, and to have Penelope with Penny as nn gives two nice options. Prefer it to Isla which is getting a little faddy ATM.

MissHonkover Fri 09-Sep-11 10:20:49

I like Penny, but not Penelope. Libby?

dribbleface Fri 09-Sep-11 11:05:32

Libby was another on our list. think I'm set on penny now but might change my mind at the time, only 3 weeks to go!

MissHonkover Fri 09-Sep-11 13:15:51

Good luck!

Elderberries Fri 09-Sep-11 13:19:13

I think I would put Penelope on the birth certificate and call them Penny.

HereIGo Fri 09-Sep-11 16:43:05

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dribbleface Fri 09-Sep-11 16:46:26

if we do go for penny then it will be penny on birth certificate too. think I'm settled on it. thanks all. x

MissHonkover Fri 09-Sep-11 17:40:52

Bravo! Am always ranting on on here about people who put one name on the BC when they want to call their child something else. grin

Penny is lovely, hope everything goes well!

PercyFilth Fri 09-Sep-11 18:41:20

It's a shame that some people can't see that naming a child is a privilege and a responsibility. It is not you that has to bear the name - it is the child. As the child obviously has no say in it at the time the name is chosen, the decent thing to do is to give them names that allow them some sort of choice later on. This is why I think it selfish to deny children a full traditional name, and fob them off with a nickname or a diminutive.

dribbleface Fri 09-Sep-11 20:58:30

sorry if i offended you Percyfilth - each to their own and all that.

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