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Daphne, Diana, Penelope

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Any thoughts on these names? Or any other similar suggestions gratefully received. Thanks.

jaffacakehips Mon 08-Oct-12 17:06:37

Love love the name Penelope.

Penelope Diana would be very sweet.

Not a fan of Daphne.

What about Josephine nn Posy?

Dogsmom Mon 08-Oct-12 17:23:58

I can't imagine cooing over a baby Daphne and would worry they'd be called Dafty or daffy duck I do have a nickname obsession though

Diana is ok but think Penelope is the nicest although she would definitely end up Penny.

PfftTheMagicDraco Mon 08-Oct-12 17:28:57

I have a Penelope. She has loads of nicknames, including Penny, but also Penn, Pencakes, Poppy, Popsy, and about 50 others. It was my number one choice when she was born. I also considered Josephine, Emmeline and Cecily.

I love Penelope but I really hesitate over Penny. it's too twee - I think that's why i'm not just going straight ahead and using Penelope.

Daphne maybe does sounds too close to Daft..

Josephine has gone to a cousin jaffa but I do like it a lot.

peggyblackett Mon 08-Oct-12 17:31:01

Love Diana - Didi for short.

MarjorieAntrobus Mon 08-Oct-12 17:31:38

Penelope is a good name.



Pfft I like Pen, can easily cope with that as a nickname. It's just Penny I'm not keen on, maybe I can get over it for the greater good of calling DD Penelope grin

MarjorieAntrobus Mon 08-Oct-12 17:41:12

At the beginning you can control the nicknames, so you could have Pen, but as your DD gets older she and her friends will agree on nicknames. Penny is obvious, but not the only one.

YouMayLogOut Mon 08-Oct-12 17:51:15

I like all three. Probably Diana, then Penelope, then Daphne.

AuntieShirley Mon 08-Oct-12 19:06:02

I love Daphne. Gorgeous!
I like Daphne, Diana then Penelope in that order.

lljkk Mon 08-Oct-12 19:07:08

I know a funny elderly Daphne, has endeared the name to me.
Diana would be my first choice, I wanted it if DC4 had been a girl. Penelope is a meh name for me.

iheartmycat Mon 08-Oct-12 19:18:20

Daphne is, in my opinion, one of THE most awful names out there. There's just nothing nice about it and the best shortening one could hope for is "Daff", which is hardly great either!

Penelope is nice, I would try and shorted it to Nell rather than Penny, but Penelope is a lovely enough name as it is.

Diana is ok. I went to school with a lovely Dyana, which probably makes we warm to the name!

What about Cecilia, Leonora or Honor?

CheshireDing Tue 09-Oct-12 00:35:54

Penelope is the best of your suggestions and I love what Iheart said to use Nell.

Daphne makes me think of Scooby Doo.

WitchesTitWhistles Tue 09-Oct-12 00:39:43

None. Penelope is wet. Daphne is twinset and pearls. Diana is princess Di fgs!

How about Persephone if you must?

Xanthe, or even Demeter is better. Sorry.

herhonesty Tue 09-Oct-12 08:58:17

i love daphne

JennaMoroney Tue 09-Oct-12 11:10:47

Penelope is lovely. Daphne is horrible. Diana is well it's ok actually but I'd wait another ten years.

BedHog Tue 09-Oct-12 11:17:21

They are all baby boomer names. Look at names lists from 1945-55 for more ideas. Some others...


I love Margo and Sylvia / Sylvie BedHog.

Daphne seems to be a love it or hate it name, I think 5 years ago I would of really disliked it but i've heard it mentioned on mumsnet here and there for the last 6 months and it's really grown on me. I probably don't have the bottle for it if i'm honest.

I think Penelope is still top of my list, very classic and capable name imo.

Diana I also love and it would be more unusual than Penelope though maybe doesn't have it's class.

RnB Tue 09-Oct-12 11:59:57

I think Daphne is gorgeous

CaptainHetty Tue 09-Oct-12 12:08:09


I'm slightly biased, though, mine is totally gorgeous grin
She does get called Penny a lot, but I don't mind that so much, it's a nice name.

Pasiphae Tue 09-Oct-12 14:06:01

I love Penelope.
Diana has aged a lot and not gone vintage yet.

In two minds about Daphne, I like the idea, but it always makes me think of someone sneezing. Plus it's a bit nerdy and not in a cool way.

MaBaya Tue 09-Oct-12 16:46:26

Penelope is back in usage again isnt it? A lovely name.

I do like Diana but it is so linked to Princess Di - dont know if that is an issue for you?

Daphne is awful.

baskingseals Tue 09-Oct-12 17:48:27

Diana i like more and more.
i also like Daphne. Penelope is not really my cup of tea.

i love Margot and Sylvie.

what about Hope or Constance, nickname Coco.

Yika Tue 09-Oct-12 20:51:16

I like all three. I love Daphne!

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