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Thread: Will it skyrocket in popularity?
July 3rd, 2013 12:12 AM #6Senior Member
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I could see it following in Isla's footsteps, but I could also see it remaining fairly unused...it's really hard to say. I think it's a beautiful name with a lovely meaning and history, and I don't think it will ever be the next Sophia/Isabella (though you never know, I guess, but I'd be shocked)...I wouldn't let possible future popularity deter you. A celebrity could use one of your other choices and suddenly put it into the spotlight, you never know. Imogen is likely to gain popularity in the states, but I doubt it will be enough to take the magic away or effect your daughter's life significantly.
Other names that come to mind when I see Imogen, Vitalia, and Laurel are...
July 3rd, 2013 12:21 AM #8Senior Member
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Vitamom, I have the same concern, so I'm very eager to read other answers.
I plan to use Imogen (also in US) though I do expect it to climb in popularity. This makes me nervous, but it's not enough to deter me. I don't think it can fairly be called "trendy" because it's an old Shakespearean name, not a flash-in-the-pan name. Then again, Isabella has rich history too. I mentioned my love of Ims to someone recently and she said, "Too bad it's so so trendy in England and Australia." I was miffed. I almost replied, "Too bad you feel the need to point out flaws in other people's beloved baby names unsolicited, little miss perfect."
I pronounce it "IM-uh-jin" not "Imogene." The "jin" part is more of an upside-down e, but I can't find that character on my iPhone. It may get mispronounced. Doesn't phase me. Fabulous name.
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July 3rd, 2013 12:24 AM #10
I don't see Imogen getting popular in the US. It's not a liquid name. I pronounce it "ih-muh-jin."♂ | Samuel ◊ Edward ◊ George ◊ Arthur ◊ Ezra ◊ Silas ◊ Dean ◊ Micah ◊ Thomas ◊ Isaiah
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July 3rd, 2013 12:25 AM #12Senior Member
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I'm in Australia and its becoming very popular here again.. Not sure if it will take off that big in the states
July 3rd, 2013 12:26 AM #14
Nah, it's too out there for your typical parents most of the time, maybe even for hipster parents. I think it might be the pn issue, I mean I'm not even sure where the stress on the name is (I-mogen? i-MO-gen?)
I prefer Ingrid to Imogen, in my mind they're practically the same name, only Ingrid is much easier to say. I knew an ingrid once, she was nice...XOXO Whillemina
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