Pepper - fn/mn?
So I know that Pepper is not going to be a lot of people's style but I like it and my husband didn't think it was crazy! But I don't think I could ever use it as fn but probably would consider it for mn.
My name is Jennifer Ann and there was a cartoon character when I was in high school called Pepper Ann which was my nickname for awhile, so there is some significance there. I also like Pepper Potts from Iron Man but don't think I would name a kid after her. My husband also suggested changing it to Piper but then referred to the George Lopez stand up comedy routine about kids named Dakota and Piper :-|
I had a pet chicken named Pepper when I was little...it does have a pet name/animal name vibe like something like Cricket or Honey...I do love names like that, but wouldn't saddle a person with one. Of course a girl with beauty, style & guts to spare could pull off something like Pepper, but there's no telling if your daughter might be shy. I think Pepper in the middle is cute, but I also think plenty of more classic first name choices could easily nickname their way to Pepper.
Any thing -bell, -belle, -bella, get it??? Like Annabell Pepper. Bellamy, Bellatrix or just Belle
Anything with a P. It could also work as a nickname for any unrelated first name. Especially classic names like Elizabeth or Mary I feel could carry any nickname at all.
Really, it wouldn't be so awful to have a name like Pepper, Clover, ect,
Pepper Potts real first name is Virginia ;) Pepper is a nickname.
I like the sound of Pepper! It's definitely a spunky out of the ordinary name that will take a certain type of personality to carry it. My kitten's name is Pippa (after Pippa Middleton... we got her during the London Olympics last year). I do prefer Pippa because it is a more recognizable name.
I am crazy over Pepper. And I do wonder if that makes me literately, crazy. ha!
Pepper Potts is the inspiration for me because hearing it on her just makes it seem more feasible (even though she is a comic character...lol).
I like Pepper for Penelope, I think that's the easiest transition. But I confess if I had a Penelope, I would be naming her that JUST to get Pepper. You could also go for the more frilly Persephone. I don't think it really works from Philippa (although Pippa does...another name crush of mine!)
I did not know that the comic character's name was Virginia...how in the world did they get Pepper out of that?!
No way, a fellow Pepper-lover! It has been among my favorite names for a few years, and I too was shocked when my husband called it cute. I'm a bit eccentric, so I would have absolutely no reservations with using Pepper as a first name. There is an orphan girl in the movie Annie named Pepper, and I grew up reading one of my mom's childhood Little Golden Books about a girl named Pepper (here), so I view it as a legitimate name. When I mentioned it to my mom, though, her response was, "I would have to tell people that I have a granddaughter named PEPPER?!" She still brings it up like it was the most traumatizing thing she has ever heard. Personally I like it as a first name with a summer-month middle name--Pepper June, Pepper July, or Pepper August--because it makes me think of summer night picnics (when I hear Pepper I picture the vegetable, which is very picnicky :) ). I think it would be a great name choice, and I see no reason to hide it in the middle if you and your husband both love it. It's spunky, and not all that different from Piper, which is a widely-accepted name.
I love the name Pepper, but maybe you should consider giving her a name such as Penelope and using Pepper as a nickname! That way, when she gets older she could use her longer name if she wanted!
It's from her surname ;)
Originally Posted by shutterbuglove
My dog's name is Pepper. I think that sums up my opinion ;)
I really like nature names so instantly love it. But for the sake of tradition I would give her a very traditional first name and then use Pepper as a middle name. Then I would always call her by her middle name.
you get the idea...