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Sibling for Penelope

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IWishIWasBufffy Tue 11-Apr-17 11:32:18

Looking for boys and girls names that go well with Penelope.

We like traditional names, and ones that can be shortened.

Thank you! smile

Mrsknackered Tue 11-Apr-17 12:28:49

Ariadne (Aria, Ari)
Eleni (Lena)
Margaret (Maggie, Peggy)
Elizabeth (Eliza, Ellie, Liza, Beth, Betsy, so on)
Annaliese (Anna, liese)
Helena (Elle, Nell)
Lucinda (Lucy)
Beatrice (Bea)
Charlotte (Lottie, Charlie, Lotta)
Carlotta (Lottie, Lotta)
Rose (not shortened but other nicknames)
Louisa (Lulu)

Henry (Harry)
Alfred (Alfie, Fred)
William (Billy, Will, Liam)
Francis (Frank)
Reginald (Reggie)
Benjamin (Ben, Benji)
Leopold/Leonardo/Leonidas (Leo)
Wilhelm (Will)
Gregory (Greg)
Maximilian (Max)

17caterpillars1mouse Tue 11-Apr-17 12:32:38

Archibald
Angus
William

Rachel
Rebecca
Evelyn
Matilda

grufallosfriend Tue 11-Apr-17 12:41:58

Quentin
Frederick
Sebastian

Clarissa
Alice
Florence

Sophronia Tue 11-Apr-17 13:26:38

Alexandra
Annabelle
Beatrice
Catherine
Caroline
Charlotte
Cordelia
Dorothy
Emmeline
Eleanor
Edith
Florence
Francesca
Georgina
Georgia
Genevieve
Harriet
Henrietta
Imogen
Isabelle
Isadora
Josephine
Juliet
Jemima
Joanna
Jennifer
Katherine
Louisa
Lucinda
Lydia
Marianne
Margot
Matilda
Miriam
Martha
Margaret
Miranda
Olivia
Rosalind
Ramona
Rebecca
Rosalie
Rosamund
Susannah
Tabitha
Theodora
Vivienne
Victoria

Sophronia Tue 11-Apr-17 13:32:11

Alexander
Arthur
Albert
August
Benedict
Benjamin
Charles
Christopher
Conrad
Dominic
Daniel
Edmund
Edward
Frederick
Francis
George
Gregory
Gabriel
Henry
Hector
Hugo
Isaac
Isidore
Jonathan
James
Joseph
Josiah
John
Laurence
Leonard
Louis
Matthew
Miles
Nathaniel
Nicholas
Oliver
Oscar
Rupert
Solomon
Stanley
Sidney
Thomas
Theodore
Vincent
Victor
William
Wilfred

Sugarpiehoneyeye Tue 11-Apr-17 15:12:15

Penelope and Primrose
Penelope and Michaela
Penelope and Danielle

Penelope and Marcus (Mac).
Penelope and Jonas
Penelope and Barnaby

YoungYolandaYorgensen39 Tue 11-Apr-17 15:22:04

I was going to say Jennifer but you can't really have Penny and Jenny.

Susan
Marguerite
Wilhelmina
Rebecca
Mary-Ellen
Joanna
Henrietta
Josephine
Katherine
Miranda
Eleanor

Quentin
Benjamin
Leonard
Luke
Anthony
Charles
Jerome

Thatextrainch Tue 11-Apr-17 16:54:19

Imogen
Isabelle
Arabella

Desmond
Andrew
Richard

AmyInTheBoonies Tue 11-Apr-17 17:08:11

Iris
Anthea
Diana
Daphne

Hector
Ivo
Gregory
Sebastian

IWishIWasBufffy Tue 11-Apr-17 20:16:38

Thanks everybody, got some great ideas for baby no2! smile

xBarbastellex Tue 11-Apr-17 20:33:49

From a Classics perspective, it just has to be Odysseus for a boy! You could shorten it to Ody or Odie. Another girl could be Athene or Athena ~ I haven't got a nickname for them, but Athene ends in the same 'e' sound as Penelope so they go well together.

For those who haven't read Homer's Odyssey, Penelope is Odysseus' loyal wife to whom he spends the entire book trying to get home. Athene is the Goddess of wisdom, war, crafts, and cunning, who has a particular fondness for Odysseus and helps him through his struggles.

YoungYolandaYorgensen39 Fri 14-Apr-17 22:45:33

You wouldn't want to have siblings named after a husband and wife though. It would be a bit weird.

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