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Thoughts on Philippa?

(45 Posts)
CharlotteC77 Fri 10-Nov-17 18:56:50

What do you think about the name Philippa? What does it say to you? Thanks!

DullAndOld Fri 10-Nov-17 18:59:04

to me it sounds a bit sloany and 'horsy' as it means 'lover of horses'.
I don't like it as also it could well get shortened to Pippa which is probably the rudest name possible, in a range of European languages.

BenLui Fri 10-Nov-17 19:00:04

I think it’s lovely.

Battleax Fri 10-Nov-17 19:00:23

It is a bit jolly hockey sticks.

What else is on your list?

Wishfulmakeupping Fri 10-Nov-17 19:02:12

Really like it

ThroughThickAndThin01 Fri 10-Nov-17 19:02:16

I think horsey girl.

I love Pippa or Pip.

I have a friend who's called Philly as a short form though, which I hate.

CharlotteC77 Fri 10-Nov-17 19:06:35

Thanks - I was worried about the horsiness. We're not horsey at all! But I do love the name... I really love long traditional/classic names that you can use nicknames for - E.g. Elizabeth (Lizzie) but that's my sisters name so might be weird, Josephine (Joey), Theodora (Teddy). But I just keep coming back to Philippa as think it's really lovely and not too popular at the mo. My DH needs convincing though as he thinks it's a bit dull.

BernardBlacksHangover Fri 10-Nov-17 19:06:36

I love it! It was on our list for this baby, but think we’re having a boy.

Fwiw our other favourite was Juliet.

INeedNewShoes Fri 10-Nov-17 19:10:08

I love the name. It was in my top 3 for girls baby names but my baby didn't look like a Phillipa.

What on earth is rude about Pippa?

Nicae Fri 10-Nov-17 19:10:39

I love it - would have used it but it becomes a tongue twister combined with our surname!

SuperBeagle Fri 10-Nov-17 19:11:51

I think it sounds horsey too.

Not a fan.

Don't mind Philip for a boy, however.

eyebrowsonfleek Fri 10-Nov-17 19:13:22

Pippa I believe means wank in Italian.

DullAndOld Fri 10-Nov-17 19:14:06

" What on earth is rude about Pippa? "

where shall i start?

DullAndOld Fri 10-Nov-17 19:14:51

no i think it means blowjob in Italian or is that Greek?
Anyway it means 'cnut' in Polish.

Themummy76 Fri 10-Nov-17 19:18:22

I like it

AnyaMoondial Fri 10-Nov-17 19:18:52

Philippa is brilliant. I like pippa and pip too.

Kentnurse2015 Fri 10-Nov-17 19:19:39

My sister's name. I have never associated it with horses and we are not posh!

greendale17 Fri 10-Nov-17 19:20:52

**i think it sounds horsey too.

Not a fan. **

Sounds dated too

CharlotteC77 Fri 10-Nov-17 19:28:41

Know what you mean about it feeling dated - but I think it's on the right side of being classic and timeless like Elizabeth, Victoria, etc. And I like that it's not so popular at the mo!

GreyTree Fri 10-Nov-17 19:31:14

Not keen.

I like Olivia, shortened to Livvy

Themummy76 Fri 10-Nov-17 19:32:29

Philippa itself may be a little dated but Pippa etc are very much in vogue

Courgettekatie Fri 10-Nov-17 19:33:09

I love Josephine, so many nicknames. I’d start with Posy and move on to Josie or Sephi.

SandunesAndRainclouds Fri 10-Nov-17 19:33:17

I have a friend called Philippa, she always got fed up of being called 'Fill Up A.....' followed by some random weird insult.

Iamagenius Fri 10-Nov-17 19:33:31

I like Phillipa too!

Needmorehands Fri 10-Nov-17 19:36:10

My Philippa is 5, and everyone comments on how cute she is (less cute to me now that sh knows she is and plays on it!) She is teh only Pippa we know

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