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  1. #1
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    Why the hate of Imogene?

    I have a very un-berry confession: i love Imogene.

    I know the general berry consensus is that Imogen is lovely and Imogene is icky.

    Why?

    When I envision Imogen I see a buttoned up, prim & proper girl wearing stiff mary-janes in the snow, but when i envision Imogene I see a girl running through a field of tall grass in the hot summer sunshine.

    I prefer the latter, easier going vision.

    What do you berries think? Is there an image of Imogene that prevails, that I'm just not aware of?
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  2. #3
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    I find it very pretty to be honest, though I prefer Imogen as it feels a little more sharp. I think it has this image because its seen as old lady ish (well in the states it is).

  3. #5
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    I just prefer the 'jen' ending to the 'jean' ending.
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    Edmond John Meirion, Horatio Ethell Emery, Bram William Jasper,
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  4. #7
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    To me, and sorry it's going to sound harsh, but Imogene sounds so hickish to me. I have the same "beautiful girl running through a field, playing and using her imagination" image for Imogen as you have for Imogene. Imogen to me sounds like Imagine and makes me think of a little fairy girl frolicking in the sun.

    Now, the lovely image I have for Imogene is from Fried Green Tomatoes and that Imogene nn Idgie is a super great association, so I don't hate it, just the sound of it if that makes sense.
    Mother, Hellenic Pagan Priestess, and Resident Greek name expert ^_^ Call me Dantea or Remy

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  5. #9
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    dantea- I see where you're coming from with hickish (no offense taken at all!) but i kinda see Imogene as so old-school country that it's cool again, like Abner or Selby.

    I think I just can't shake this starched, british feeling I have about about Imogen, and I'm not even sure where I got this image.

    For me Imogene just has this southern breezy feel. Again, no idea where i got these associations!

    I guess I'll just resign myself to be the odd berry

    Any other comments?
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