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  1. #16
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    I'm not fond of either of the names, I do however prefer the sound of Imogen (but Imogene looks more complete in a way).
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  2. #18
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    Like others, I'm just not fond of the -jeen- sound. There are very few names with that sound I can tolerate, Eugenie being the only one that comes to mind. Looking some more, Regina is the only other one, and I only like it because of Regina Spektor.

    However, I'm not fond of Imogen either, even though I prefer it to Imogene. It sounds very sharp to me, piercing.
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  3. #20
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    Quote Originally Posted by renrose View Post
    I just prefer the 'jen' ending to the 'jean' ending.
    Same here.

    Anna Katherine * Lydia Ellen * Zoe Madeleine * Phoebe ___ * Imogen ___ * Emilia ___
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  4. #22
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    I love Imogene! Perhaps it has something to do with the beloved children's storybook, Imogene's antlers. Maybe not the best association for most people but I always thought of an extremely imaginative little girl whenever I read it as a kid.
    Imogen has no history with me and I think it sounds a little abrupt.
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    So are the children of one’s youth.
    Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them;
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  5. #24
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    Imogene was born from mispronunciation Imogen, that's why I don't like it.
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