Pippa as a nickname

Hey Berries,

I have seen [name_f]Pippa[/name_f] suggested as a nickname for [name_f]Penelope[/name_f], but does that work in life oustide of nameberry?

I just associated [name_f]Pippa[/name_f] automatically with [name_f]Philippa[/name_f], but i want to know what others think. Also can [name_f]Pippa[/name_f] be a nickname for any other names?


If I’m honest I don’t see that I see penny as a nickname for [name_f]Penelope[/name_f] and [name_f]Pippa[/name_f] for philppa
Pippa short for Phyllis maybe ?

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Honestly I dont see [name_f]Pippa[/name_f] as a nickname for anything… ok maybe Pippylongstocking. I see [name_u]Penny[/name_u] as the nn for [name_f]Penelope[/name_f]

Poppy is a common nickname for [name_f]Penelope[/name_f], so I don’t see why [name_f]Pippa[/name_f] can’t work! It definitely feels closer to [name_f]Philippa[/name_f] based on appearance, but I don’t think most people would question it if they met a [name_f]Penelope[/name_f] nicknamed [name_f]Pippa[/name_f]. A lot of the time nicknames don’t share every letter with the full name ([name_u]Billy[/name_u] for [name_m]William[/name_m], [name_u]Teddy[/name_u] or [name_m]Ned[/name_m] for [name_m]Edward[/name_m], [name_m]Dick[/name_m] for [name_m]Richard[/name_m], [name_f]Peggy[/name_f] for [name_f]Margaret[/name_f], [name_m]Jimmy[/name_m] for [name_u]James[/name_u], [name_m]Chuck[/name_m] for [name_m]Charles[/name_m], etc)


Just to add I think you could use [name_f]Pippa[/name_f] as a standalone but I think you would get a lot of ’ is that short for philippa’ question

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I think the royal family has made [name_f]Pippa[/name_f] as a stand alone a real possibility!

Haha yeah although she isn’t a royal. I think [name_f]Pippa[/name_f] Middleton wishes she was.

Definitely works as a nickname for [name_f]Penelope[/name_f]. I know a baby named [name_f]Penelope[/name_f] and they were considering [name_f]Pippa[/name_f] as a nickname back when she was born.

My mom, who is not a name nerd, has suggested [name_f]Pippa[/name_f] as a nickname for [name_f]Philomena[/name_f] before, which I think is more of a “stretch” than [name_f]Penelope[/name_f]! I think [name_f]Pippa[/name_f] is commonly accepted as a short form of P names.

I pronounce my name as peh-neh-LAW-pee, no “a” sound, so I personally don’t think it works. But people pronounce it as peh-NELL-ah-pee so you can use it.

I like it for [name_f]Philippa[/name_f].

I think it works, it wouldn’t be my obvious choice but i actually prefer the sound of ‘pippa’ compared to ‘penny’ :))

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I absolutely LOVE the name [name_f]Pippa[/name_f] and hope to use it on a daughter someday, but I struggle with this since I don’t love [name_f]Philippa[/name_f] (on principle, I don’t like names for girls that are just feminine versions of male names). I think it works for [name_f]Penelope[/name_f]! I’m still not sure if I think it works as a standalone name or if it’s too nickname-y.

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I think [name_f]Pippa[/name_f] works as a nn for [name_f]Penelope[/name_f].
Also [name_f]Olympia[/name_f], [name_f]Calliope[/name_f] and [name_f]Primrose[/name_f] maybe

I think it would work in the real world! I’m definitely more of a “use what you love” namenerd but I don’t think it would be an issue.

Pippa does seem like a strange name, even as a nickname. Reminds me too much of Peppa Pig! I’m honestly not sure what sort of name it would be a nn for!

I can see [name_f]Pippa[/name_f] as a nickname for [name_f]Penelope[/name_f] and [name_f]Philippa[/name_f], but I really love it by itself!

I know a [name_u]Piper[/name_u] who has the nn [name_f]Pippa[/name_f] and also a [name_f]Persephone[/name_f] [name_f]Paige[/name_f] as a [name_f]Pippa[/name_f]!

I’m not sure if I can see [name_f]Pippa[/name_f] as a nickname for [name_f]Penelope[/name_f]. Honestly, I don’t like the name [name_f]Pippa[/name_f] much, although I might like it as a nickname for [name_f]Philippa[/name_f].

I love [name_f]Pippa[/name_f] for both! I honestly prefer [name_f]Pippa[/name_f] as nickname for [name_f]Penelope[/name_f] more than [name_u]Penny[/name_u]. I would most likely assume it would be a short for [name_f]Phillipa[/name_f] but that’s where I first heard it used.

Some names that it could also be short for:
[name_f]Pearl[/name_f] (kind of a stretch but I can imagine it) (maybe [name_u]Pip[/name_u] too)

I think people’s first assumption would be that it’s short for [name_f]Philippa[/name_f], but I think it has a cute enough sound to be made into a somewhat logical nickname for [name_f]Penelope[/name_f] too.