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  1. #6
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    Mar 2011
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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...
    Lark
    Ingrid
    Eulalia/Eulalie
    Eudora
    Illyria
    Verity
    Lorelei
    Muriel
    Daphne
    Thistle
    Olympia
    Guinevere
    Ophelia
    Vesper
    Hyacinth
    Lettice
    Honoria/Honora
    Rowena
    Esther
    Amabel/Mabel
    Valeria
    Sibylla/Sybil

  2. #8
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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.
    Last edited by emmabobemma; July 2nd, 2013 at 11:24 PM.

  3. #10
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    I don't see Imogen getting popular in the US. It's not a liquid name. I pronounce it "ih-muh-jin."
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  4. #12
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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

  5. #14
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    Jul 2013
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    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...
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