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  • Penelope

    111 75.51%
  • Leila

    36 24.49%
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  1. #21
    Join Date
    May 2013
    “I am a forest, and a night of dark trees: but he who is not afraid of my darkness, will find banks full of roses under my cypresses.”

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  2. #23
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Xi'An, China
    So what did you decide? I voted for Leila... Although Penelope goes well with Oliver, you'd need to like the nicknames, because Penelope is long... Leila is gorgeous, and fits her description. I also like June as a mn. Congrats!
    INTP Anthropologist Living in the centre of China, married to a Persian, and just enjoying a completely unpredictable life

    Emiliana Pari 郑煜曈 '14

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    Currently stuck on girls

    Names I love, but cannot use:

    Soren Pasha, Caspian Bardia, Caspar Siavash, Elias Rostam, Simon Kasra
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  3. #25
    Join Date
    May 2013
    I love Penelope. Leila reminds me of the old song by Eric Clapton, though and was also the name of my first puppy when i was young. Penelope has a variety of nn options and sounds professional for a grown up woman, as well.

    I'm fond of Penelope with a shorter mn like Rose or Rae (dont know why but i think the R sound is really good flow with penelope)

    At any rate, CONRGATS!!! I bet the big brother is super excited and will love her to bits no matter what you name her.

  4. #27
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Well, if hubby likes Leila and Penelope is more your thing - and an AMAZING fit with Oliver - why not use a Leila-like middle name? Or use Leila as the middle name?

    So, my votes are Penelope Leia [pr. LAY-a] or Penelope Leila [pr. LAY-la]. Plus, tell hubby he can call her Penelope, Pen, Penny, Nell, Nelly, Poppy, "Ducky," the list goes on and on. It's a very versatile name!

    Take care,

    "Names, once they are in common use, quickly become mere sounds, their etymology being buried, like so many of the earth's marvels, beneath the dust of habit." - Salman Rushdie

    Boy Combinations: Archer Solomon James, Ronan Charles Bennett, Everett Hawthorn Thomas
    Girl Combinations: Phoebe Marietta Pearl, Clara Daphne Eloise
    Other Favorites: Eliza (Eliza Wren), Juliet, Rosanna, Thea, Johanna, Jude

  5. #29
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Wasn't ready to part with either name so we went with Penelope Layla! It doesn't flow as well as other options but it makes me feel better to not have to let one go. I'm a huge bag of hormones! Thank you all for your
    Help and wonderful suggestions!
    Maggie Rae

    Penelope Layla June 2013- Oliver Rex December 2010-

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