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Penelope or Sidney?

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periwinklepussy Fri 18-Oct-13 14:07:05

HI, I'm a long time lurker and would love to hear some opinions on these names.
I'm not pregnant but am having my mirena removed on Monday in order to conceive DC2.
So far we have disagreed on all names except these two. I wasn't keen on either at first but they've really grown on me.
I think Penny is a really sweet nickname but I'm not so sure about Sid.
Also, we'd love to use both of our mothers names as middle names so it would be Penelope Mary Jayne.

Well......what do you think???? grin

They are very different in my opinion. I love Penelope and would use it for my own child.

Sidney is not a name I would personally use, but it's nice!

periwinklepussy Fri 18-Oct-13 14:15:23

DP came up with both of the names, he loves Syd Barrett so I guess that's where that one came from! Another name we both like is William but it's very common where we live. We like the idea of 'unusual regular' names so any suggestions for a boy would be appreciated!

Artandco Fri 18-Oct-13 14:19:52

I prefer Penelope but with nn Nell or Nellie

daughterofafarmer Fri 18-Oct-13 14:53:07

Love Penelope but not Penny, Nell is better.

Sidney, no sorry. Just a very different name to Penelope.

What about Dexter?

Gileswithachainsaw Fri 18-Oct-13 14:59:19

I like Sidney but prefer it spelt Sydney for a girl.

squoosh Fri 18-Oct-13 15:43:15

I like Pen and Sid as nicknames but don't like either of the long versions.

Penelope and Sidney sound like they should be the slightly posher neighbours of Terry and June.

allmycats Fri 18-Oct-13 15:49:29

If Sidney - please spell it 'Cydnie'

MadameJosephine Fri 18-Oct-13 15:55:26

I love Sidney, it's DD's middle name and I wouldn't mess with the spelling at all.

ProfondoRosso Fri 18-Oct-13 15:57:31

I would say Penelope. Sidney is a great name, but it does just make me think of old dudes in string vests. sad

Sid is a brilliant NN, though, and if you wanted to use it you could have Sidonie as her full name. It's French, and lovely. Sidonie

squoosh Fri 18-Oct-13 16:02:55

Oh I assumed Sidney was for a possible boy.

I'd called a female Sid Cyd, like Cyd Charisse.

daughterofafarmer Fri 18-Oct-13 17:00:19

Sorry is Sidney for a girl or a boy I'm confused?

I thought Sidney was for a boy, given the spelling. If you want it for a girl, then Sydney is much better.

ProfondoRosso Fri 18-Oct-13 17:25:07

Oh man. I've totally got the wrong end of the stick - Sidney is great for a little boy. smile

periwinklepussy Fri 18-Oct-13 20:07:05

Sorry everyone, I've been out. Sidney is for a boy not a girl......I should have made that clear!
Thanks for all your comments though smile

nosleeptilever Fri 18-Oct-13 20:11:04

Why not just Nell? It's a lovely name, normal but not commonly used. I'm not partial to Sidney but then I had a female cat with that name when I was younggrin

periwinklepussy Fri 18-Oct-13 20:37:57

I like the name Nell and would use it as a nn but DP chose Penelope because he loves the nn Penny. The film 'Nell' puts me off a bit if I'm honest!!

SomethingOnce Sat 19-Oct-13 18:46:42

Pen is amusing when written with words badly spaced.

^ See?

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