Progress at last! Dad is talking names. Imogen Bluebell

Today’s question is what would be a good middle name to go with [name]Imogen[/name]?

Mum [name]Jacquelyn[/name] likes [name]Imogen[/name] [name]Bluebell[/name] because a) [name]Bluebell[/name] is a flower and b) it helps the serious [name]Imogen[/name] seem more playful. Dad is a little reserved about [name]Bluebell[/name]. What nn’s are there for [name]Imogen[/name]?

It also has to go with sister [name]Chloe[/name] [name]Skye[/name].

PS. [name]Do[/name] you think [name]Mimi[/name] as a nn is a possibility?

If bluebell is appealing because its playful and a flower name then how about…

[name]Imogen[/name] [name]Rosie[/name]
[name]Imogen[/name] [name]Tansy[/name]
[name]Imogen[/name] [name]Fleur[/name]
[name]Imogen[/name] [name]Briar[/name]
[name]Imogen[/name] [name]Ivy[/name]
[name]Imogen[/name] [name]Holly[/name]
[name]Imogen[/name] [name]Tulip[/name]
[name]Imogen[/name] [name]Orchid[/name]
[name]Imogen[/name] [name]Poppy[/name]
[name]Imogen[/name] [name]Daisy[/name]

REALLY love both [name]Imogen[/name] [name]Bluebell[/name] and [name]Imogen[/name] [name]Poppy[/name]! I agree that [name]Imogen[/name], while gorgeous, is most fun with something that lightens her up.

As far as nicknames, there’s always [name]Gen[/name], [name]Genny[/name], [name]Immy[/name], Imma or [name]Ginny[/name] (my personal favorite).

REALLY love both [name]Imogen[/name] [name]Bluebell[/name] and [name]Imogen[/name] [name]Poppy[/name]! I agree that [name]Imogen[/name], while gorgeous, is most fun with something that lightens her up.

As far as nicknames, there’s always [name]Gen[/name], [name]Genny[/name], [name]Immy[/name], Imma or [name]Ginny[/name] (my personal favorite).

[name]Love[/name] the name [name]Imogen[/name] and I think you could absolutely use [name]Mimi[/name] as a nickname.

Not crazy about [name]Bluebell[/name]. I always think ice cream and not the flower. :slight_smile: What about [name]Imogen[/name] [name]Blue[/name] or [name]Imogen[/name] [name]Belle[/name]? I also love [name]Imogen[/name] [name]Poppy[/name]. Good luck!

I love [name]Imogen[/name]! [name]Mimi[/name] is a cute nickname - I wouldn’t have thought of it but it definitely works. I’m not too wild about [name]Bluebell[/name]. I appreciate the thought - it is playful and light compared to [name]Imogen[/name]. I prefer [name]Imogen[/name] [name]Blue[/name], or another one of the flower names as suggested above. [name]Imogen[/name] [name]Tansy[/name], [name]Imogen[/name] [name]Daisy[/name].

[name]Hi[/name] [name]Rollo[/name]! :slight_smile: I think [name]Imogen[/name] is a great name, and I definitely think she could be [name]Mimi[/name] for short. (I can also see [name]Mimi[/name] as a nickname for [name]Camille[/name], [name]Miranda[/name], [name]Mirabelle[/name], and basically any M name…)

I love [name]Imogen[/name] [name]Poppy[/name] and [name]Imogen[/name] [name]Belle[/name]! I think that [name]Bluebelle[/name] is very sweet, but I can’t help but think of the term “blue balls” when I see the name. (Totally hanging my head in shame now…)

Best wishes to you! :slight_smile:

[name]Bluebell[/name] and [name]Skye[/name] both remind me of nature names, what about:

[name]Imogen[/name] [name]Breeze[/name]
[name]Imogen[/name] [name]Brook[/name]

I had a much larger list going, but my computer is acting up tonight - I just don’t have the patience to deal with it right now… maybe tomorrow. :-\

Also, I have a thing for not picking out nn’s, but instead just letting them come naturally - sometimes one will fit the child more than another - sometimes you might not even use a nn. So, if they’re not sure on a nn - maybe they can just let it come naturally, if at all. :slight_smile:

My daughter was very excited today with the suggestion of [name]Poppy[/name]. Please keep your ideas coming. I think she will like [name]Brooke[/name] too esp as it is a nature name like [name]Skye[/name].

Expanding beyond flowers you might think of [name]Bay[/name], [name]Lake[/name], [name]River[/name], [name]Pine[/name], [name]Oak[/name], [name]Fox[/name], [name]Wren[/name]…

I love [name]Imogen[/name] [name]Bay[/name]!

I just had another thought re nn’s and I wondered if [name]Emma[/name] would be viable?

I have an [name]Imogen[/name] who is 2 now and her middle is a floral: [name]Lily[/name]. Like you, I wanted to lighten the buttoned-up feel of [name]Imogen[/name]. Florals and other light names go great in the middle with [name]Imogen[/name], IMHO.

As for nicknames - we have a long list: [name]Immy[/name], [name]Imo[/name]/Imma, [name]Gen[/name]/[name]Jen[/name], [name]Mimi[/name], [name]Mo[/name], Momo, [name]Gemma[/name], [name]Minnie[/name] (we don’t use them all at this point, but I like to “collect” them so that as she grows if one fits her we can use it… and I’m pretty comfortable stretching for a nickname). We use [name]Immy[/name] mostly with the occasional Imma and Immaboo/Immabee/Immabelly strictly for fun.

Our experience with the name might be skewed by where we live - in the south of the US - where there seems to be about zero recognition of the name. We get “oh, like imagine?” a lot. We also have had, “like imaging, you know, imagin’” and a couple of older people have said, “Oh I haven’t heard [name]Imogene[/name] in a long time.” Of course, when we go visit family in the UK, there is 100% recognition of the name - no one is confused or needs it repeated. I’d guess that any little [name]Imogen[/name] in the States will likely have to spell and repeat her name a lot - but it’s such a fantastic name, it’s worth it! Hopefully she’ll feel the same way about it.

Good luck naming!!! You clearly have fabulous taste in names :wink:

Well thanks for the info from someone who is experiencing the situation first hand.

My daughter now about 25 weeks (bub will be my 5th grandchild) lives in Australia where there is instant recognition of the name.

[name]Bluebell[/name] is still in the mix as my daughter loves the pretty flower that it is but as Dad is only half on board with it she is looking for more mn suggestions (not necessarily flower suggestions), last name is [name]Walter[/name].

So, [name]Imogen[/name] … [name]Walter[/name]

[name]TIA[/name] everyone!

[name]Imogen[/name] [name]Walter[/name] sounds nice.
Here are a few more suggestions that are more light and playful than [name]Imogen[/name].

[name]Imogen[/name] [name]Sandy[/name] [name]Walter[/name]
[name]Imogen[/name] [name]Lori[/name] [name]Walter[/name]
[name]Imogen[/name] [name]Bree[/name] [name]Walter[/name]
[name]Imogen[/name] [name]Laney[/name] [name]Walter[/name]
[name]Imogen[/name] [name]Honey[/name] Water
[name]Imogen[/name] [name]Felicity[/name] [name]Walter[/name]
[name]Imogen[/name] [name]Mirabelle[/name] [name]Walter[/name]
[name]Imogen[/name] [name]Cassie[/name] [name]Walter[/name]
[name]Imogen[/name] [name]Lou[/name] [name]Walter[/name]
[name]Imogen[/name] [name]Skye[/name] [name]Walter[/name]
[name]Imogen[/name] [name]Wren[/name] [name]Walter[/name]
[name]Imogen[/name] [name]Feeney[/name] [name]Walter[/name]
[name]Imogen[/name] [name]Faye[/name] [name]Walter[/name]

Regarding nicknames, I think [name]Emma[/name] is too far of a stretch, [name]Mimi[/name] is fine, but [name]Genni[/name] or [name]Ginny[/name] are my favorites!

[name]Imogen[/name] [name]Bluebell[/name] seems TOO playful to match the fun and spunky [name]Chloe[/name] [name]Skye[/name], yet I like the idea. I also liked the suggestions of [name]Imogen[/name] [name]Poppy[/name] and [name]Imogen[/name] [name]Bay[/name], but [name]Imogen[/name] [name]Bay[/name] sounds a bit less fun and a bit more like a body of water…

[name]Imogen[/name] [name]Claire[/name] [name]Walter[/name]
[name]Imogen[/name] [name]Rose[/name] [name]Walter[/name]
[name]Imogen[/name] [name]Grace[/name] [name]Walter[/name]

[name]Imogen[/name] Wave [name]Walter[/name]
[name]Imogen[/name] [name]Sol[/name] [name]Walter[/name]
[name]Imogen[/name] [name]Selene[/name] [name]Walter[/name]
[name]Imogen[/name] [name]Pansy[/name] [name]Walter[/name]
[name]Imogen[/name] [name]Posy[/name] [name]Walter[/name]
[name]Imogen[/name] [name]Sage[/name] [name]Walter[/name]
[name]Imogen[/name] [name]Scarlett[/name] [name]Walter[/name]
[name]Imogen[/name] [name]Violet[/name] [name]Walter[/name]
[name]Imogen[/name] [name]Tansy[/name] [name]Walter[/name]

[name]Imogen[/name] [name]Sadie[/name] [name]Walter[/name]
[name]Imogen[/name] [name]Maisie[/name] [name]Walter[/name]
[name]Imogen[/name] [name]Sophie[/name] [name]Walter[/name]
[name]Imogen[/name] [name]Phoebe[/name] [name]Walter[/name]
[name]Imogen[/name] [name]Lunette[/name] [name]Walter[/name]
[name]Imogen[/name] [name]Lucy[/name] [name]Walter[/name]
[name]Imogen[/name] [name]Risa[/name] [name]Walter[/name]
[name]Imogen[/name] [name]Daphne[/name] [name]Walter[/name]
[name]Imogen[/name] [name]Sosie[/name] [name]Walter[/name]
[name]Imogen[/name] [name]Louisa[/name] [name]Walter[/name]

Best of luck to your daughter!

Some great suggestions and they have been emailed to my daughter, so hopefully I will have some feedback soon. Thanks so much everyone for putting your thinking caps on, it is much appreciated!