Penelope thoughts

Two things, a middle and a nickname for [name]Penelope[/name]:

For the middle, I’m not set on a family name, but those from which I have to choose include [name]Ivy[/name], [name]Magnolia[/name], [name]Beatrix[/name], [name]Louise[/name]/[name]Lou[/name]. I also love the thought of a nature name in the middle spot, and particularly love [name]Maple[/name] and [name]Sage[/name]. What is your favorite middle? Any other suggestions?

As for the nickname, I really love [name]Pip[/name], but feel [name]Nellie[/name] would be more useable for me. I don’t feel [name]Pip[/name] would work too well for a newborn. But can I use [name]Nellie[/name], and then [name]Pip[/name] later on? Should I go with [name]Pippa[/name] as a nickname and shorten it to [name]Pip[/name] later on? What’s your favorite nn for [name]Penelope[/name]?

Not expecting, but hoping to be soon.

I would use [name]Penelope[/name] [name]Louise[/name] (my favorite choice), [name]Penelope[/name] [name]Maple[/name], or [name]Penelope[/name] [name]Sage[/name]. [name]Penelope[/name] is a long name, clocking in at 4 syllables, so [name]Magnolia[/name] and [name]Beatrix[/name] (while pretty) make the name seem interminable to me… I like [name]Ivy[/name] well enough, but don’t like that it repeats the ending sound of [name]Penelope[/name].

I think [name]Pip[/name] works just fine on a newborn (a little pipsqueak, haha). I like [name]Pip[/name] better than [name]Pippa[/name], so I would skip the latter and go with what you love. [name]One[/name] of my good friend is [name]Pip[/name] (her given name is totally unrelated, though) so I think the nickname works fine [name]IRL[/name]. I do like [name]Nell[/name] and [name]Poppy[/name] for [name]Penelope[/name], too.

I agree with ellenelle on pretty much all counts : D.

[name]Penelope[/name] [name]Mae[/name] may echo boh [name]Magnolia[/name] and [name]Maple[/name]. I like [name]Penelope[/name] [name]Maple[/name] more than [name]Penelope[/name] [name]Sage[/name]. Actually all the p’s in [name]Penelope[/name] [name]Maple[/name] are pretty great! But, to me, both of these feel a little modern next to historical [name]Penelope[/name].
[name]Penelope[/name] [name]Rose[/name] is lovely. I realize both [name]Mae[/name] and [name]Rose[/name] have a sort of filler status, but if you can get past it, I think they’re actually both quite nice, and [name]Mae[/name] here at least would have some family tie in if you’re flexible like that (I recognize not everyone is, which is fine : D).
[name]Penelope[/name] [name]Olive[/name] might work
[name]Penelope[/name] [name]Hazel[/name] is great, to me!
[name]Penelope[/name] [name]June[/name] is quite nice, too.
[name]Penelope[/name] [name]Hope[/name] has a cool look with the overlapping letters, to me. [name]Hope[/name] is also a great reference to the [name]Penelope[/name] of the Odyssey.

I really love [name]Nell[/name] as a nn and feel it would be more wearable on a girl and a woman than [name]Pip[/name]. [name]Pip[/name] is fine through childhood, or as a bit of a pet name for an older person.

I also love [name]Lola[/name] for [name]Penelope[/name]. I don’t love [name]Penny[/name], but find it perfectly cute and nice enough.

Good luck!

[name]Penelope[/name] [name]Sage[/name] nn [name]Lola[/name] is my fav.

We considered using [name]Penelope[/name] as a first name for our 4th daughter and I really liked the combination of [name]Penelope[/name] [name]Faye[/name]. I think you need a shorter middle name for such a long name like [name]Penelope[/name]. My favorite nickname for [name]Penelope[/name] is [name]Penny[/name], but I like the ones you listed as well. This name gives you so many great nickname options.

[name]Penelope[/name] [name]Beatrix[/name] would be gorgeous! You could always go with two middle names? [name]Penelope[/name] [name]Maple[/name] [name]Beatrix[/name] is all kinds of cute (:

I think that [name]Pip[/name] would definitely work on a newborn! It reminds me of [name]Pip[/name] from Great Expectations, but it could work equally as well on a girl! [name]Nellie[/name] is beautiful too, and I think I slightly prefer it. My favourite nickname for [name]Penelope[/name] is either [name]Poppy[/name] or [name]Nell[/name]!

I [name]Love[/name] [name]Penelope[/name] [name]Sage[/name] for some reason! So lovely! And I do love [name]Pippa[/name] as a nn, and even [name]Pip[/name]. I also love [name]Poppy[/name] and my absolute favorite nn, [name]Lola[/name]!

[name]Pip[/name] is so so cute!

[name]Pip[/name] is darling, but I see it more on a child than an adult. [name]Pippa[/name] could age better these days thanks to Ms. Middleton, but I feel like there may be an awfully lot of little Pippas in the next couple years for that reason too. [name]Nell[/name] is sweet and probably less common.

I’m planning to use [name]Penelope[/name] for future daughter but I’m taking it old school, I like nn [name]Penny[/name].

I like [name]Penelope[/name] [name]Sage[/name]…any more than 2 syl mn for [name]Penelope[/name] just strikes me as too much name.
[name]Penelope[/name] [name]Grace[/name]
[name]Penelope[/name] [name]Iris[/name]
[name]Penelope[/name] [name]Leigh[/name]
[name]Penelope[/name] [name]Shea[/name]
[name]Penelope[/name] [name]Lou[/name] isn’t my style, but it has a very precious whimsical sound to it.
And I second another suggestion of [name]Penelope[/name] [name]Mae[/name] (I’d have used this if I didnt have an S. last name, eesh)

[name]Penelope[/name] is sweet! I like it but I don’t love it like I love other Greek names (like [name]Daphne[/name], [name]Phoebe[/name], and [name]Sibyl[/name]…). I absolutely love the nns [name]Poppy[/name] and [name]Lola[/name], which seem to be lesser-used than [name]Penny[/name] and [name]Nell[/name]/[name]Nellie[/name], which is another reason why I avoid them–I’m not a huge fan of either. I think [name]Pip[/name] could definitely work on a baby! [name]How[/name] cute. :slight_smile: I agree with @ellenelle’s pipsqueak comment, haha.

I like the suggestion of [name]Penelope[/name] [name]Iris[/name]. I absolutely love [name]Ivy[/name] (especially with [name]Penelope[/name]!), but I don’t think [name]Penelope[/name] [name]Ivy[/name] flows very well. I like [name]Penelope[/name] [name]Lou[/name] the best from your combos as they are.

Good luck!

I definitely think you have to keep the middle name short and sweet to go with [name]Penelope[/name] without being overwhelming. [name]Penelope[/name] [name]Louise[/name], [name]Penelope[/name] [name]Sage[/name], or I liked the suggestion of [name]Penelope[/name] [name]Mae[/name] a lot.

I think [name]Pip[/name] would be a cute nn, but I do like [name]Nell[/name]/[name]Nellie[/name], and I think that would translate a little better to the schoolyard, once she’s to that age. I don’t like [name]Pippa[/name] as a nn especially, and I personally consider [name]Lola[/name] as a nn to be a bit of a stretch. I’m kind of partial to [name]Penny[/name], as traditionalist as that is!

Edited for privacy.

I love, love, [name]LOVE[/name] [name]Penelope[/name].

Middle names: I think [name]Penelope[/name] [name]Sage[/name] works well and freshens it up a bit, [name]Sage[/name] being one of the more modern botanicals. I adore [name]Ivy[/name], but the -ee ending echoes [name]Penelope[/name] weirdly. [name]Penelope[/name] [name]Magnolia[/name] is long but kind of amazing. And [name]Penelope[/name] [name]Maple[/name] is more modern but not bad.

Other middle name ideas:

[name]Penelope[/name] [name]Iris[/name]
[name]Penelope[/name] [name]Viola[/name]
[name]Penelope[/name] [name]Juniper[/name]
[name]Penelope[/name] [name]Flora[/name]

Traditionalist, yes, but my favourite nickname for [name]Penelope[/name] is by far [name]Penny[/name].

Thanks Berries. I already loved [name]Penelope[/name] but you’re helping me to love it more.

I’m intrigued by the nickname [name]Lola[/name] but see it as a bit of a stretch, which is kinda funny given someone said [name]Pip[/name] might be a bit of a stretch and I guess it is in a way.

[name]Penelope[/name] [name]Mae[/name] definitely appeals to me. I’m starting to feel [name]Mae[/name] is a bit of a filler name but it does weigh out the length of [name]Penelope[/name].

[name]Nelle[/name] is really sweet as a nn and I like sage as mn.

[name]LOVE[/name] [name]LOVE[/name] [name]LOVE[/name] [name]Penelope[/name] - just have to get my husband on board (and give birth to a girl)! So many cute nicknames! I think [name]Pip[/name] and [name]Pippa[/name] are cute on a newborn. [name]Nellie[/name] is my favorite nn but i really like [name]Lola[/name] and [name]Penny[/name], too. [name]Penelope[/name] [name]Sage[/name] is my fav combo from those that you listed. I also like [name]Penelope[/name] [name]Maeve[/name] and [name]Penelope[/name] [name]Eden[/name].

[name]Love[/name] [name]Penelope[/name]!! We are having our 3rd girl (and 4th baby) in [name]July[/name] and calling her [name]Penelope[/name] [name]Mae[/name]. Another one I considered was [name]Penelope[/name] [name]Eve[/name], I do think a short middle name works well. I also love [name]Nellie[/name] and [name]Penny[/name] for nm’s. You have great taste :wink: