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Thread: Peregrine or Crispin for nn Pip?
June 9th, 2013 02:59 PM #11
June 9th, 2013 08:42 PM #13-Athena
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June 9th, 2013 09:20 PM #15Senior Member
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Thanks for all of the feedback - I've never heard of a female Peregrine!
Unfortunately I don't like Philip or Peter. Joseph is lovely, though I'm not sure I can see myself using it as a first name. I do realise that Peregrine is a bit OTT and the nickname Pip isn't natural, but I do love it quite a bit...
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June 10th, 2013 07:53 PM #17
Pippin is a traditional nn for Peregrine from Medieval times, though I have not been able to track down the reason for the connection. Tolkien just used it in his books for the hobbit Peregrin, which conveniently provides a modern association for the names.
As the mother of a Peregrine/Pip/Pippin, I can attest to many compliments on the nn and some amount of confusion on the full name. The lovers and haters are about equal, and the majority just doesn't know how to pronounce it. Potential confusion: girls named Pippa/Pip. I've never heard of the reality show contestant, and I did quite a lot of opinion-gathering on more than one message board before I named my little guy.
I am, of course, biased, because I think Peregrine is a very handsome name to grow into, but Crispin is a nice name too. It's very British and I like it. I do think "Krispy" aspect is a negative, but still I would admire meeting a Crispin. I think I saw Caspian nn Pip suggested once. That one is less intuitive and there's no tradition whatever to recommend it, but there you go, notwithstanding.
June 10th, 2013 08:15 PM #19Junior Member
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