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(37 Posts)
ditsydoll Mon 19-Nov-12 18:42:03

Thoughts on the name penny..

ThePathanKhansWitch Fri 23-Nov-12 01:19:08

Love it.

hjtunny Fri 23-Nov-12 01:15:50

My friend's mum used to use Penny to refer to our lady bits when we were little girls so it is a no-no for me. The same friend's mum now has a dog called Penny and was mortified when I pointed out her dog is called "Lady Bits"

ellesabe Thu 22-Nov-12 20:49:04

I prefer Penelope

shirash1 Thu 22-Nov-12 19:16:15


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IHeartKingThistle Thu 22-Nov-12 00:19:08

I love it.

I also have to tell you this, though it may out me. For several years I taught a quite angry teenager who was genuinely called Penny Lane. She hated it, bless her.

Complicated24 Thu 22-Nov-12 00:12:11

I'm called Penelope and I do like it. Am not in PTA (expecting first baby next month so maybe one day) do have a decent job and am only a little bit mad but am blaming pregnancy hormones! My family call me Penel which I love, friends call me Penny, Penn or Pen. Have lived overseas and works well in Europe too.

gobbin Wed 21-Nov-12 22:39:09

Dog's name, sorry. Penelope is good though, just don't like the shortening.

chocolateicecream Tue 20-Nov-12 21:00:33

It is a sweet gentle name.

Rhubarbgarden Tue 20-Nov-12 20:56:12

All the Pennys I've known have been mad as a box of frogs.

It's a good name.

MulledWineOnTheBusLady Tue 20-Nov-12 20:44:38

Love Penelope, but I just can't seem to like Penny. I get all the head girl/PTA woman associations too. And Penny Crayon, who was a right tit.

janey68 Tue 20-Nov-12 19:12:39

I would choose Penelope as the proper name though. It's so elegant and classy. If its PTA mumsy it would definitely need to be a grammer school. Penny/ Pen are very cute as a nickname

LegArmpits Tue 20-Nov-12 14:04:39


Jusfloatingby Tue 20-Nov-12 14:01:38

I like it. It has a kind of Enid Blyton vintagey feel to it. (Definitely not a bossy PTA type at all.)

YDdraigGoch Tue 20-Nov-12 12:46:27

Siwmae twllbach!

PurpleGentian Mon 19-Nov-12 22:10:12

Agree Penny is better as a nickname for Penelope.

And I could never think of Penny as a jolly PTA mum after watching all of Big Bang Theory many many times.

TwllBach Mon 19-Nov-12 22:04:19

<pump mawrs YDdraigGoch> grin

YDdraigGoch Mon 19-Nov-12 21:20:55

Agree with TidyDancer. I love Penny as a nickname, but it is a nickname, not a name. Would go for Penelope and shorten it. I also know a grown up Penny who is very head girl-ish, though lovely too!

Kelerina Mon 19-Nov-12 21:17:29

Find a penny, pick it up and all day long you'll have good luck

TwllBach Mon 19-Nov-12 20:54:35

Thumbs up from me grin

MaryAstor Mon 19-Nov-12 20:53:20

Penny is a jolly PTA mum with a sensible bob and a mock-wrap top from Next who always has a handy-pack of tissues in her bag.

I think it is quite wrong for a little girl. And also horrid.

Penelope is ok.

Alisvolatpropiis Mon 19-Nov-12 20:17:18

I agree with TidyDancer.

TidyDancer Mon 19-Nov-12 20:08:50

It's really sweet, but I think I would go for Penelope and use Penny as a nickname.

clippityclop Mon 19-Nov-12 20:07:09


Anonymumous Mon 19-Nov-12 20:06:15

It's a bit cheap. blush

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