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Penelope or Olive??

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Freezers109 Thu 02-Feb-17 23:05:20

Thankyou x

theconstantinoplegardener Thu 02-Feb-17 23:08:32

Penelope! Beautiful name. Olive will forever be correcting people who think her name is Olivia.

mum2be2boys Thu 02-Feb-17 23:11:30

Both are lovely, but I prefer Olive :-)

DramaAlpaca Thu 02-Feb-17 23:13:07

I like both, but I'd pick Olive.

Adory Thu 02-Feb-17 23:21:23

Both on my 'list' good choices 💗

10Betty10 Thu 02-Feb-17 23:27:47

Olive feels so much cooler than Penny (which Penelope often gets shortened to).

Jojay Thu 02-Feb-17 23:29:18


GreatScot8 Thu 02-Feb-17 23:40:32

I love both.

I'd probably choose Olive, as Penelope seems to be increasing in popularity quite rapidly and I fear it'll become "trendy".

I would've had Olive on my list if we didn't already have an Olivia in the family. I love the nickname Ollie for Olive, rather than Liv.

ummlilia Thu 02-Feb-17 23:46:32

Penelope. To people over a certain age Olive was a very unattractive woman in the 70s sitcom On The Buses

Sophronia Thu 02-Feb-17 23:47:14


GerundTheBehemoth Thu 02-Feb-17 23:48:49

I don't like Olive - probably because I don't like olives. Penelope/Penny on the other hand is great.

AutumnalLeaves38 Fri 03-Feb-17 05:26:33


Always makes me imagine a creative kid, who walks to the beat of their own drum. Full of personality. I like Liv, too.

Raines100 Fri 03-Feb-17 06:24:25

Penelope. Olive is not a nice name.

Tantrictantrum Fri 03-Feb-17 07:35:15

Funny how Olive is acceptable but Broccoli, Banana, Grape and Cucumber aren't. The English language is a funny thing.
Penelope gets my vote.

GreatScot8 Fri 03-Feb-17 07:38:20

Tantric A bit like how Lily is acceptable, but Bottlebrush isn't. wink

Tantrictantrum Fri 03-Feb-17 09:06:16

Yeah but most flowers are - Poppy, Primrose, even Ivy. Not many fruits and vegetables are permitted. Gwyneth has an Apple and that was unusual.
Not a dig by the way, just an observation .

crapfatbanana Fri 03-Feb-17 10:05:05

I like Penny but Penelope is too frilly for me. Olive I'm on the fence about.

Jojo13 Fri 03-Feb-17 13:03:58

Love Penelope (not keen on Penny as a nn though)

Nospringflower Fri 03-Feb-17 13:05:31

Not keen on Olive. Think it soinds old and dour.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Fri 03-Feb-17 13:06:57


KlingybunFistelvase Fri 03-Feb-17 13:09:17

Olive but like both.

MrsGB2225 Fri 03-Feb-17 13:09:57


TheNumberfaker Fri 03-Feb-17 13:41:30

Penelope definitely.

SerialReJoiner Fri 03-Feb-17 13:44:59

I have a Penelope. smile I really liked the nn Nell or Poppy when I was pregnant, but we ended up using the ubiquitous Penny instead. We've only met one other child Penny, so I don't know about its popularity rising.

Pipilangstrumpf Fri 03-Feb-17 16:08:15

Olive is a green oily olive to me, sorry blush

So I vote Penelope

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