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  1. #1
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    Beatrix, Penelope or Felicity?

    Hi everyone! Wondering which is your favourite girls name out of Beatrix, Penelope or Felicity and why? What do you think of the names individually and in a sibset? Thanks so much for any help.
    Also: sub-question: how popular is Penelope do you think? I'm in Australia if it makes a difference, but I'm SO ANNOYED with Kourtney Kardashian. I love the name Penelope and I'm afraid she's ruining it!
    Jemima

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    My favorite would be Penelope, with Beatrix as a close second. Felicity is all right, but I'm not really into it. I think the three would make a nice sister-set though!

    Despite KK using it, I haven't really noticed any new Penelopes or middle name Penelopes in my area. So I don't think it's quite as big as people worried it would become since her using the name. The only personal experience I'd had with it is that I used to have Penelope as a top name, and I shared it with my mother when she asked what sort of names I liked for her grandchildren, etc. She didn't like it and thought it was pretentious/odd. Fast forward a few years, and KK uses it... my mother, who watches the family's show, now thinks it's a beautiful name. However, no need to worry about my mother using it; she is many years post-hysterectomy.
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    I love Beatrix! It's adorably vintage with a bit of an edge, and so underused, a great pick in my opinion. Beatrix, Felicity and Penelope would make a great sibset too.

    Penelope is a beautiful name, and if you really love it I'd say go for it! It's not popular at all where I live (Southwestern US). In fact, I've never even met a Penelope in real life. Honestly, I wouldn't be too concerned with the Kardashian reference, over time that association will begin to fade in people's minds. For instance, when I hear the name Penelope my first thought is always *Penelope Cruz* not *Oh, that's Khloe Kardashian's daughters name". It's a lovely name that has a far-reaching history that goes beyond any pop-culture reference, a real classic in my honest opinion.
    Twenty-something musician, yogini and name lover who dreams of strolling the boulevards of Paris by day and writing songs by night.

    Mes prénoms préfères;

    Elodie ~ Sylvie ~ Vivienne ~ Giovanna ~ Beatrice ~ Seraphina ~ Marguerite ~ Edith ~ Cosette ~ Isadora ~

    Alexander ~ Marcel ~ Elias ~ Nicholas ~ James ~ Henry ~ Rowan ~ Django ~ Kai ~ Tristan ~ Luca

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    Penelope is my favourite! I have adored it for such a long time, but doubt I would use this name for a future daughter now that Kourtney Kardashian has used it. (I am Australian too).

  5. #9
    Felicity is my favorite name in the whole world! To me it has everything - history, an unbeatable meaning, a range of good nicknames, and it sounds happy but fancy at the same time. I know a lot of people on here love Beatrix and Penelope but I've just never gotten into either of them. Penelope is trendy at the moment (& I think it'll get more popular but I don't think it's too popular to use) and Beatrix just reminds me of Trix cereal. Also, I had never heard of Beatrix before naming websites and I think Beatrice is the well-known version (if that matters to you). Felicity is by far my favorite!
    Felicity ~ Calista ~ Claudia ~ Beatrice "Betty" ~ Carlotta ~ Millie ~ Cora ~ Audrey ~ Violet

    Calvin ~ Jude ~ Miles ~ Oliver ~ Roscoe ~ Benjamin ~ Leo ~ Adrian ~ Isaac ~ Colin

    Please rate my namelist! http://www.babynames.com/namelist/9831814

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