About Philippa....

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About Philippa....
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Mon, 07-26-2010 - 12:23pm

I'd love your input on this name. Dh and I really like Pippa, but according to a poll I ran, lots of people think it's too informal on it's own (wdyt?). So, I think as of two days ago my Dh is fine with using Philippa as the formal name. Now, I am the type that may wind up calling her/introducing her as Philippa quite a bit. So, I need your input/impressions of the name. *Also*, if you think Pippa on it's own works, I'd love to know.

 

sunflower
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Mon, 07-26-2010 - 2:29pm
I knew a girl (now a woman in her 30's) named Pippa and that was it. It always stood on its own, so I see no reason for a more formal fn. Pippa is great, Philippa is kinda meh anyway.



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Mon, 07-26-2010 - 4:58pm

I love them both. Personally, I would go for Philippa nn Pippa, because I am just a nickname person. But I don't think you can go wrong here.

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Mon, 07-26-2010 - 5:39pm
I like Pippa on its own.

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Mon, 07-26-2010 - 9:10pm
I'm more of a Philippa person (I always tell people that if we had twin girls, they'd end up being Philippa and Jemima so I could call them Pippa and Jemma.)
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Mon, 07-26-2010 - 9:38pm

Very nice twin names. Jemima is dreamy.

 

sunflower
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Tue, 07-27-2010 - 8:48pm

You just summed up exactly how dh and I felt about Pippa/Philippa when we were naming ours. We loved Pippa, but felt sort of "eh" about Philippa. We named her Philippa because in the UK, it just felt like naming her "just Pippa" would be akin to naming a son "just Bobby". Here, that's not the case, so I think you could do either (and ironically, the UK charts are bursting with names like "just Bobby" right now: Archie, Alfie, Ellie, Rosie... they love their nn-names!)

The purist in me prefers the full version for special occasions. As much as I've never been in love with Philippa, it will look smart on a resume or college application someday, for what that's worth. Plus, at not-quite-six, she already loves to introduce herself by saying, "My name is Philippa, but most people call me Pippa, " which I love to hear :)

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