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Retro Baby Girl Names- help!

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BeccaW1986 Mon 13-Feb-17 17:33:10

I'm 37 weeks and in a bit of a panic about baby names.

We were totally in love with the name Pippa.... then found out it translates as something rude 😩in a lot of other countries. I still love the name, but can't bring myself to use it.

We are really disappointed and are totally stuck on names. Current contenders are:

Nina
Matilda
Ida
Beatrice
Margot

But we haven't got the same "Pippa" love for any of them. Any opinions or retro names suggestions are very much welcome. For some reason I feel like I can't bring her into the world nameless! Very stressed!

Middle name will be Sue after my mum x

AnnetteKertan Mon 13-Feb-17 17:36:25

Register her as Philippa but call her Pippa day to day? Philippa then gives her the option to use that if she ever decides to live in Greece/Denamark etc

Otherwise

Ada
Adeline/Adaline
Edith
Ethel
Ivy
Greta
Agatha

PersisFord Mon 13-Feb-17 17:37:33

What about Jean? Very retro. Jeannie sue is cute!!

PersisFord Mon 13-Feb-17 17:38:50

But I love Margot and nina

Awwlookatmybabyspider Mon 13-Feb-17 17:48:59

Bunty
Margaret
Vivienne
Dorothy
Mary

CaipirinhasAllRound Mon 13-Feb-17 17:52:42

Libby?

bohemianred Mon 13-Feb-17 18:05:09

Oh poor you!
But yes, I speak Italian and know what that means (!), so I must say I think you are making the right choice in looking at other options.
Love Nina Sue and Matilda Sue.
Also, how about:

Marnie Sue
Lula Sue
Petra Sue
Rosa Sue
Orla Sue
Lola Sue
Joni Sue
Greta Sue
Josephine Sue
Poppy Sue
Anya Sue

Good luck! smile

Artandco Mon 13-Feb-17 18:06:32

Margot Susanna

KlingybunFistelvase Mon 13-Feb-17 18:08:35

I've heard this too! Weird as I knew loads of girls called Pippa at school and uni and nobody ever commented <shrug>.

Another vote for Philippa on BC, Pippa at home so she has the choice.

Of your other choices I like Ida. How about Ada, Iris, Miriam, Felicity?

Shaddrack Mon 13-Feb-17 18:09:43

Peggy! grin

Sugarpiehoneyeye Mon 13-Feb-17 18:11:44

Vivienne Sue
Ida Sue
Elspeth Sue
Joanna Sue
Rosalie Sue
Laura Sue
Coral Sue
Miriam Sue

MojhitoSparkle Mon 13-Feb-17 18:12:45

Nancy
Clementine (clemie)
Daphne
Prudence (pru)

Pemba Mon 13-Feb-17 18:13:31

Nina is absolutely gorgeous and I would think closest in vibe to Pippa.

Quite like Ida too - be aware that in many countries it would be pronounced ee-da rather than eye-da as in the UK. That may not be a problem though. However I do see why you gave up on Pippa!

tshirtsuntan Mon 13-Feb-17 18:15:49

Lois
Sylvia/sylvie
Janice?

Firefries Mon 13-Feb-17 18:16:08

I love Sue as a middle name or part of the first name. Like Leila-Sue or something. So cute.

ifigoup Mon 13-Feb-17 18:17:46

I like lots of the suggestions above, but what about something that actually sounds like Pippa? Pepper, Pippi, Poppy?

Racheyg Mon 13-Feb-17 18:18:32

Ida is beautiful

FartnissEverbeans Mon 13-Feb-17 18:26:26

Poppy is lovely. From your list I think Nina has the same sort of feel that Pippa does. Ida is cool and unusual.

Maybe:
Vivi
Clara
Mabel
Hazel
Lydia/Lydie
Sylvia/Sylvie
Marnie
Nella
Penelope
Phoebe
Tessa

Jooni Mon 13-Feb-17 18:28:42

I love Pippa too but have the same reservations as you and I don't think I'd actually use it as a result - such a shame! Pippi is almost as bad unfortunately - means "pee" in quite a few languages.

I like all the names on your list, especially Matilda, Nina and Ida.

How about:

Beata
Britta
Ingrid
Minna
Cora
Cleo
Vita
Tessa
Etta
Zazie
Hester
Mabli

solittletime Mon 13-Feb-17 18:31:06

Penelope- Penny
Or
Mabel

Spring to mind

Jenniferb21 Mon 13-Feb-17 18:32:14

I love Vivienne and Veronica.

UnbornMortificado Mon 13-Feb-17 18:38:11

Farrah, Elsie.

viques Mon 13-Feb-17 18:38:30

I think there is going to be a big revival in 50s and 60 s names. all those Great Granny names have had their day IMO. Time to bring back Susan, Shirley,, Janet, Ruth ,Michelle,Jennifer, Julie ,Judith and Mary!

Agadooo Mon 13-Feb-17 18:41:12

NIna, tilda, Zoe

BikeRunSki Mon 13-Feb-17 18:42:41

I have no idea what Pippa means in Greek, Italian or Danish, but Are you Greek/Italian/Danish? Do you have many Greek/Italian/Danish friends? Do you plan on spending time in Greece/Italy/Denmark?

The dubious alternative meaning doesn't seem to have done Pippa Hamilton any harm. And 2 friends of mine (40s/early 50s).

Amelia is very popular despite meaning "without limbs"; Also Claudia (lame) and Candida.

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