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Middle name for Penelope?

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LucilleLeSueur Fri 29-Apr-16 11:18:20

We thought we were fully decided on Jemima, but have since thought we might like Penelope instead.

We can't think of a middle name we both love with it though. Need something that doesn't start with D and that doesn't have a "y" sound at the end (eg Lily Evie etc).

Would appreciate any inspiration!

notagiraffe Fri 29-Apr-16 12:41:07

Penelope Joan/Jean/Jane
Penelope Grace
Penelope Rose/Rosa
Penelope Alice
Penelope Claire/Clara

notagiraffe Fri 29-Apr-16 12:41:22

PS I prefer Jemima.

LadyAntonella Fri 29-Apr-16 12:48:37

I also prefer Jemima.

Penelope Rose
Penelope Aurelia
Penelope Robyn
Penelope Merryn
Penelope Olivia

BendydickCuminsnatch Fri 29-Apr-16 12:50:52

Penelope Jean! Yes, love that. Jean.

I think it definitely needs to be one syllable.

Penelope Bea
Penelope Kate
Penelope May

NeedACleverNN Fri 29-Apr-16 12:53:35


readingrainbow Fri 29-Apr-16 12:57:24


CrazyDuchess Fri 29-Apr-16 12:59:03


TiggeryBear Fri 29-Apr-16 13:00:28

Penelope Kate

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Fri 29-Apr-16 13:08:27

Penelope Rae
Penelope Lyn
Penelope Grace
Penelope Marie
Penelope Alice
Penelope Julia
Penelope Willow
Penelope Belle
Penelope Jane
Penelope Beau
Penelope Boo
Penelope Ava

Sgoinneal Fri 29-Apr-16 13:10:55

I prefer Penelope.

Jean is super cute, definitely like a one-syllable middle name with it.

ABitAsleep Fri 29-Apr-16 13:13:57

Does Penelope Jemima not work for you? Seeing as they are your top choices? (and i also think they sound nice together)

Or perhaps;

Penelope Louise
Penelope Georgia
Penelope Georgina
Penelope Juliet
Penelope Rachel
Penelope Rhian
Penelope Ruth
Penelope Charlotte
Penelope Keira
Penelope Abigail
Penelope Amelia
Penelope Helena
Penelope Elizabeth
Penelope Eliza
Penelope June

GoldPlatedBacon Fri 29-Apr-16 15:44:23

I prefer Jemima, however,

Penelope Rae
Penelope April
Penelope Astrid
Penelope Raine

ThinkingAboutNumber2 Fri 29-Apr-16 15:53:21

Love pp's suggestion of Penelope Charlotte.

peasofcake Fri 29-Apr-16 15:56:45

Penelope Jemima?

Sophronia Fri 29-Apr-16 16:01:13

I prefer Jemima too.

Penelope Alice
Penelope Beth
Penelope Iris
Penelope Kate
Penelope Frances
Penelope Hannah
Penelope Isobel
Penelope Joanna
Penelope Blythe
Penelope Clara
Penelope Ruth
Penelope Matilda
Penelope Lauren
Penelope Olive
Penelope Ramona
Penelope Susan
Penelope Violet
Penelope Florence

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Fri 29-Apr-16 17:20:32

Penelope Megan
Penelope Sophia
Penelope Dawn
Penelope Freya

WindPowerRanger Fri 29-Apr-16 17:21:11


LucilleLeSueur Sat 30-Apr-16 07:50:30

I can't quite move beyond Lane and Dreadful myself 😉

Some great suggestions here - thank you. I really like Jean even though it's not a name I like, usually.

All four of my other two DDs' names are mentioned as well so you're all on the right track.

I actually prefer Jemima too but for some reason Penny is feeling more "right" for this baby. Think we're going to wait until she comes out to decide - it's weird though, both times before we had both names fully chosen in advance.

julfin Sun 01-May-16 01:48:59

I think with Penelope, the middle name should either be monosyllabic eg Penelope Jane, or if more than one syllable it should have the emphasis on the first syllable eg Penelope Rachel.

I think Penelope is a beautiful classic name. Prefer it to jemima, although that's nice too.

Suzietwo Mon 02-May-16 14:54:23

I have a Penelope rose. She was going to be violet but the drugs made me want something softer.

She should have been called Roxanne

butteredmuffin Mon 02-May-16 15:31:04

I think it should definitely be one syllable.

Penelope Rose, Penelope Jean, Penelope Kate and Penelope Grace are all nice.

How about:

Penelope Claire
Penelope Jane
Penelope Anne
Penelope Eve
Penelope Faye
Penelope Joy
Penelope May *
Penelope June (*both good if you're expecting shortly!)
Penelope Maeve
Penelope Ruth

Clarathemagnificent Mon 02-May-16 15:34:52

Penelope Jean is the first name that came to mind. I think they sound lovely together.

butteredmuffin Mon 02-May-16 15:37:21

Jean's a funny one. I think as a first name it sounds a bit plain and old-fashioned, but as a middle name it sounds lovely, and goes really well with Penelope.

butteredmuffin Mon 02-May-16 15:50:15

I've just spent the last 10 minutes thinking what a lovely name Penelope Jean is and getting baby name envy because neither Penelope nor Jean would work in my other half's language. I need to get a life, haha. smile

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