Three Girl Names

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Three Girl Names
Fri, 07-30-2010 - 9:43am



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Registered: 06-26-1999
Fri, 07-30-2010 - 2:20pm


Here are my thoughts-

Violet-This is my favorite of the three. It's so easy to picture on any age, & it conjures a really nice feminine image. It's also a classic, & very easy to spell & say.

Penelope-I can't figure out how I feel about this name. Something about it has always seemed a bit nerdy to me, but then again, I love all of the nns that it offers: Penny, Poppy, Polly, Nellie, Pippa(?).

Phoebe-This is cute, & more mainstream then it was pre-1994. It's a bit more difficult to take seriously then say a lawyer called Violet. It doesn't really lead to any nns either, if that bothers you.

It doesn't seem like you can go wrong w/any of these though! Does one in particular sound best w/your ln?

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Registered: 07-31-2007
Fri, 07-30-2010 - 2:23pm

All three of them are great names, but very different from each other.

Violet -- This is my favorite of the three. It's classic, but it also has a nature element to it, being a color and a flower. It's like Rose or Lily, but more unique.

Penelope -- I see this as classic in the old-fashioned sense, like Ada or Beatrice. Penny is an adorable nickname.

Phoebe -- This has a much more modern, chic, urban feel to it than the other two. It's on the trendy side, but not overly trendy. It's a lot like Zoe and Chloe.



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Registered: 01-21-2005
Fri, 07-30-2010 - 2:58pm

I love all 3 of these names!

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Registered: 05-14-2003
Fri, 07-30-2010 - 4:13pm

Violet - I really want to like this name.