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Perchance2dream Fri 27-Dec-13 14:02:40

Is it really tainted by the big brother girl? Or do you not think of her automatically?
A few comments like that are the only think stopping me from seeing it as a true contender.
Is it too popular or seen as chavvy now?!
Ta much x

Bowlersarm Fri 27-Dec-13 14:03:57

It is popular, although I wouldn't say it was chavvy.

Mrsindecision Fri 27-Dec-13 15:36:37

I wouldn't say it's remotely chavvy. fsmile

AbiRoad Fri 27-Dec-13 15:40:28

Olivia mmsnet just used it (I think) so be careful what you say!

Degustibusnonestdisputandem Fri 27-Dec-13 15:44:10

I have an Imogen, and I'm not chavvy (just Australian) grin

salvadory Fri 27-Dec-13 15:45:43

I have one, she's just 4. In her nursery she's the only one in her age group (there is one in a younger group) and in her ballet class there was another about age 6. So not uncommon but not tonnes either. We are in the north west. I love her name still and never even think of the other Imogen (from BB) although it did stop me calling her younger sister Saskia (due to bb connection).

Mazzledazzle Fri 27-Dec-13 15:59:48

When I was pg I too thought of the name as being chavvy, but everyone around me thought otherwise and so i named my eldest DD Imogen. She's the only one in her school and all of her other activities, but I do know of one or two in neighbouring towns.

I think the name had quite posh connotations until Imogen of BB fame came along, but she's pretty much been forgotten about now.

chocoluvva Fri 27-Dec-13 16:03:19

I had no idea that it's considered chavvy. I would have considered it quite posh. I love it. And I like Ginny too.

ImAnElfJeSuisUneElf Fri 27-Dec-13 16:05:39

My friends just had an Imogen. Not chavvy at all!

Lovepancakes Fri 27-Dec-13 16:07:06

I love it. (I thought quite posh too, but without labelling someone). It's a lovely name

brokenhearted55a Fri 27-Dec-13 17:37:46

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Onesleeptillwembley Fri 27-Dec-13 17:51:03

Dil is a bobby and has opinions on lots of nameswink. Soon to be grandson was going to be Imogen if a girl. It's a lovely name.

Mummabear12 Fri 27-Dec-13 21:35:58

I think it's quite posh too! Although my dd who is 2 is called Imogen. She is the only one in her nursery x

Perchance2dream Fri 27-Dec-13 22:42:06

Good so glad to hear it. I wouldn't have thought of it as chavvy so it helps to get a wider opinion and consensus. It is a name I am seriously considering so just want to explore some of the less favourable big bro feedback I was given, but glad it seems like an unnecessary concern!

Alisvolatpropiis Fri 27-Dec-13 22:58:15

The Imogen is such a nonentity. I wouldn't worry at all OP!

BonaDea Sat 28-Dec-13 07:54:39

It used to be considered quite a posh name and definitely not chavvy.

It was favourite girls name for my baby, only he's a boy! I'd still use it next time if we has a Dd.

Iwaswatchingthat Sat 28-Dec-13 08:06:02

Def not chavvy, it is a beautiful name. If I had persuaded DH I would have one!

janey68 Sat 28-Dec-13 13:16:35

Definitely not chavvy. It's a lovely Shakespearean name which would have made our shortlist for dd had it not been for the fact that the Imogens we know all get shortened to Immy which we weren't keen on

Mabelandrose Sat 28-Dec-13 17:22:13

Beautiful name, not posh, not chavvy. Yes popular but still very classic.

getagoldtoof Sun 29-Dec-13 21:09:40

To me it sounds like a handwash brand. Too much like germ. Sorry. However, I don't think there are any particular bad connotations to the name and wouldn't worry about bb girl. If you like it, use it!

Loveyouthree Sun 29-Dec-13 21:55:00

Love love this name. Our first DD is called it. Then we had another DD, and couldn't think of anything we liked as much as Imogen. Nearly called her Imogen 2 wink

Oh and to the pp... We do actually call our Imogen "gern" as that's how she used to say it herself! And I never made the germ connection...

ShoeWhore Sun 29-Dec-13 21:57:02

Gorgeous name

looki Sun 29-Dec-13 22:40:22

This name was our runner up for DD1 and I was certain I would use it for DD2. When we saw DD2, we were so undecided, we even asked the midwife what she thought of the name (incidentally she really liked it) but in the end we went with our other choice.

Why? Mainly because I put up a lot of threads about this name and the replies came back telling it would be shortened to Immy, Imo etc (I don't like any shortenings of this name), I was also told whereas once it was a decent name, now it was being shouted out in the high street (basically I was being told it was quickly becoming a chav name) and reasonably or unreasonably this turned me off using the name. I still like the name but I'm happier now that we went with our runner up.

Tikkamasala Sun 29-Dec-13 22:43:53

Lovely pretty name and I don't think it is "Chavvy" at all. I do think its become noticeably more popular but still not really over used. I only knew a couple when I was younger but you do hear it a lot more these days.

thegreylady Wed 01-Jan-14 08:27:20

I only know one Imogen, a gorgeous 2 year old, and the family is the opposit of chavvy. It is a beautiful Shakesperean name from the play Cymbeline.

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