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Cecily V Penelope

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LizzyMargaret Sun 12-Jan-20 19:14:07

Which do you think is best for our baby girl? Middle name is Violet after her great granny. Big sis is Aurora.

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bridgetreilly Sun 12-Jan-20 19:15:04

Cecily Violet. Gorgeous name. I also really love Cicely.

MrsBertBibby Sun 12-Jan-20 19:16:10

Penelope. So much better than prissy Cecily.

mumsiedarlingrevolta Sun 12-Jan-20 19:16:44

Cecily Violet is gorgeous!!!

Think Penelope Violet sort of stumbles on my tongue? Just not as natural a fit for me

sosomany Sun 12-Jan-20 19:17:41

Both so pretty, but I prefer Cecily.

Notnownotneverever Sun 12-Jan-20 19:19:11

Penelope. Penelope Violet is a beautiful name.

FAQs Sun 12-Jan-20 19:21:34

I know a Penelope and she is called either Penny or Pen. Do you like the shorter versions as that’ll be likely.

Batqueen Sun 12-Jan-20 19:24:59

Cecily. Penelope is nice enough but I don’t like Penny as a nn

QuintusEstInHorto Sun 12-Jan-20 19:26:14

Penelope. Classic and gives numerous nn options.

LizzyMargaret Sun 12-Jan-20 19:30:57

I quite like Penny although will admit I prefer the nickname Nell.

Flymetothestars Sun 12-Jan-20 19:38:57

Much prefer Penelope- such a beautiful name!

Cecily has a horrible sound to it. Such a harsh S. And sounds like Silly. I say this as someone who has an auntie called Cecily (who I adore). Even knowing someone with this name didn’t change my mind. I hate it 🙈

sel2223 Sun 12-Jan-20 19:39:48

Out of the 2 names, I prefer Penelope but I think Cecily goes better with violet

KatnissK Sun 12-Jan-20 19:40:11


Astronica Mon 13-Jan-20 02:35:57

I prefer Penelope. Adore nickname Nell. Cecily is nice enough though and has the advantage of being fairly unusual.

LizzyMargaret Mon 13-Jan-20 18:39:10

Thanks everyone.

Bumping for a few more opinions, if ok? Still very torn. We may resort to picking from a hat soon haha.

PlantPotting Tue 14-Jan-20 07:58:11

MUCH prefer Penelope

Agree with PP, Cecily just sounds like silly and has a horrid harsh S sound to it. Nickname Cissy is really bad and is an insulting word

Aurora and Penelope sound amazing together

Have you chosen yet @LizzyMargaret

averythinline Tue 14-Jan-20 08:04:39

think Cecily Violet sounds great - although with just 2 options would wait til DD arrives and then decide (we did !) and after a couple of days we were sure....

Poorolddaddypig Tue 14-Jan-20 09:17:31


Lavenderblues Tue 14-Jan-20 09:48:32


LarkDescending Tue 14-Jan-20 10:54:03

Cecily Violet for me - but then I’ve been saying that since your 1st thread!

LizzyMargaret Tue 14-Jan-20 20:23:38

Not yet fully decided but leaning towards Penelope as slightly put off by the comments about Cecily. I do love it as well as Cece however.

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