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July 3rd, 2013 04:57 PM #1Member
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Penelope, Augusta, Victoria, or Helena?
We are due mid-August and have finally come up with some names we both like. Well, I like Helena more than DH, but he does like Augusta, Penelope, and Victoria.
Thoughts? Is Penelope likely to become way popular (it was #125 in 2012) and is on a major uptick. Does the fact that it was used by a Kardashian make it sound down-market? Does Victoria inevitably become Vicky?
Suggestions for middles/combos welcome. So far I have:
Augusta Marguerite (need more MNs for Augusta!)
What do you think?
July 3rd, 2013 05:09 PM #3
July 3rd, 2013 06:03 PM #5
I think Helena would be a better choice over Penelope or Victoria. Both are beautiful (one so beautiful that it drove a Kardashian to use it, but at least it's a nice name and not something like, well, North), Penelope is a good name that has been becoming a super-name (possibly the next Sophia). Victoria is nice, but if you don't like the possibility of "Vickie" then perhaps you should keep it strictly on the middle name list. I'm not personally a big fan of Augusta...but it could work for you guys. Helena Margaret is a beautiful combination! Here are some other options using Helena and Augusta based on your choices and some new ones:
Helena Cassandra (may be a bit too literary, both are names of characters in The Illiad and The Odyessy but they sound nice together!)
Hope this helped you!
July 3rd, 2013 06:12 PM #7Senior Member
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July 3rd, 2013 07:06 PM #9
Helena and Augusta are my favorites- they have that fresh feeling that I don't get with Victoria (though it's a classic) and Penelope.
My favorite combos:
I also really like Clara Marguerite.
Hope this helps! Good luck!-Athena
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