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Pippa - short for?

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Pepa Wed 22-Jul-09 16:41:03

What could Pippa be short for except for Phillipa?

Love Pippa but not as keen on Phillipa and not sure Pippa is a "grown-up" enough name iykwim......

piscesmoon Wed 22-Jul-09 19:49:11

I suppose it could be short for Phyllida-but I prefer Philippa.

eandh Wed 22-Jul-09 19:53:37

dd1 middle name is Pippa and we used it in its own right, in fact I know 2 other Pippa's who have it as their full name (we used it as my Dads name is Pip and I was desperate to have his name in her name and closest I could get - him and her have a very very special bond and I am so glad we chose it)

myredcardigan Wed 22-Jul-09 19:55:54

I would think it's almost always Phillipa. Maybe Phyllis or philamena (sp?)

myredcardigan Wed 22-Jul-09 19:57:47

Sorry, Philippa not Phillipa

LadyOfWaffle Wed 22-Jul-09 19:58:03

Philomena, though I have never heard it as a nickname for that.

BintOfBohemia Wed 22-Jul-09 19:58:35

I thought it was a name in its own right?

myredcardigan Wed 22-Jul-09 19:59:41

Thank you LofW, yours is the correct spelling.

maggievirgo Wed 22-Jul-09 20:02:31

Maybe Penelope. Paloma?

jkklpu Wed 22-Jul-09 20:02:58


Pepa Thu 23-Jul-09 14:02:16

Thanks everyone. I figured it was Phillipa but wanted to see if the combined brain power of MN could come up with anything else!

eandh was thinking of using Pippa as a middle name as well (first name Elizabeth after my Nana) but using Pippa as her day to day name, but not sure if that's too confusing....

eandh Thu 23-Jul-09 14:58:29

I would have loved Pippa as dd1 first name sadly it really sounds awful with our surname (Parks) she always tells people her name is Ellie Pippa! (dd2 middle name is after dh Nan!)

bea Sat 15-Aug-09 23:20:00

My dd2 is a Pippa... though we always call her Pip... or pippy... i love the name although it can sound a bit horsey!!!

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