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Potential problems with Imogen

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RachJKLondon Mon 12-Nov-12 18:06:56

hi all,

we're really stuck with deciding on a name for our baby girl - i really like Imogen but i'm worried about the nn Immy and our surname of Kent (replace the 'e' and it becomes rather rude). Am i being silly?

The alternative is Larissa. Any other suggestions for us?

Mn would probably be Nancy Ann

cheers all

KateByChristmas Mon 12-Nov-12 18:16:55

You must be as I've looked at that post like this hmmconfusedhmm for about 5 mins and can't work it out.

Go with Imogen it's lovely.

MyLastDuchess Mon 12-Nov-12 18:18:08

I couldn't figure it out either, thought it must just be me!

MrsCantSayAnything Mon 12-Nov-12 18:18:25

II really love Imogen. It's so pretty. I think you're worrying about "Kent" is unfounded...nobody would think to look at "I Kent" and see anything rude!

Is that what bothers you?

I know what you mean about "Immy"...but almost ALL names can be lengthened or shortened into not so nice versions. My niece is Amy...she's Ame all the time!

scentednappyhag Mon 12-Nov-12 18:20:58

Immy Kent/ I'm a cunt- is that the worry?
I have a filthy mind, and it didn't occur to me until you mentioned it- I think it'd be fine to be honest. Imogen is a lovely name smile

MyLastDuchess Mon 12-Nov-12 18:23:02

Oh ok I see ... Not rude at all.

I went to school with an A. Kent and nobody ever thought anything of it.

liveinazoo Mon 12-Nov-12 18:23:33

i have an imogen and i chose it as non shortening as i hate immy...
i call her ims nowblush

KateByChristmas Mon 12-Nov-12 18:31:20

Nope I really don't think there is a problem there smile

Oogerbooger Mon 12-Nov-12 18:35:33

I have an Imogen too and also hate Immy (my stepmother is the only one who persists with that despite being asked not to, but she lives abroad so not too much of an issue)

We're a bit of a nicknames family, so other than Imogen I also call her Gingin, which is how she pronounced Imogen at first.

I don't see a problem with the combo with the surname either smile

RufousBartleby Mon 12-Nov-12 18:38:15

I think you are worrying unnecessarily. I went through my whole childhood/teenage years/20s with that surname and the cunt thing literally never came up!

legalalien Mon 12-Nov-12 18:38:39

I used to have a friend called Imogen who was known as genny. Does that help?

Rhubarbgarden Mon 12-Nov-12 18:53:00

Larissa is much nicer than Imogen.

Notquite Mon 12-Nov-12 18:57:19

Good idea to look at a name from all angles, but no, you've overthunk that.

I do like Larissa though.

RachJKLondon Wed 14-Nov-12 17:19:52

Thanks everyone, you've helped to ease my mind. And yes i've def over thought it!

BonaDea Thu 15-Nov-12 14:33:42

I love Imogen - it is probably my number one, and I also love the shortening of Immy.

I personally don't really get the problem (maybe I am saying it wrong) and anyway, when she says her full name with surname she'll probably not say Immy but Imogen.


BonaDea Thu 15-Nov-12 14:34:05

p.s not keen on Larissa as an alternative. And: what if she has a lisp?

LoonyRationalist Thu 15-Nov-12 14:37:03

Definitely over thinking!!

My cousin is an Imogen and gets called Imo or Ginny.

Popumpkin Thu 15-Nov-12 14:41:53

I get what your saying about Immy Kent - maybe you need to say it in the right accent for it to sound wrong IYSWIM?

I can't stand the name Imogen though, so probably not going to be much help to you, sorry. The only Imogen I know is 38 and has always hated her name too. I can't understand why it's so popular again.

thegreylady Thu 15-Nov-12 17:49:43

My cousin's dgd is Imogen known as Jinny.

YDdraigGoch Thu 15-Nov-12 17:51:29

LOVE Imogen. Hate Larissa!

goralka Thu 15-Nov-12 17:53:44

love Larissa, not sure about Imogen

gufflings Thu 15-Nov-12 19:46:29

I prefer Imogen, and think you've overthunk.

Don't like Larissa - too frilly for me. The only one I know calls herself Lara instead.

DontmindifIdo Thu 15-Nov-12 21:07:58

I like Imogen, but I think you could try to encourage the nickname Ginny if you're not sure about Immy.

Kittykatmacbill Fri 16-Nov-12 15:20:17

Imogen is lovely although it does seem awfully frequent at the moment. Not very keen on Larissa, I went to school with one who was known as rizla...

Claryrocks Sat 26-Jan-13 21:02:30

I have an Imogen who is 5. She's a mim to us. Love the name - only met one in 5 years!

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