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  1. #1
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    Penelope or Nell?

    We recently found out we will be welcoming a second daughter come April. I had posted quite awhile back looking for some ideas and while we do have a short list, I just keep coming back to Penelope. It had been runner up for our DD and I really didn't think we'd even consider it again. I just really dislike how popular/common it has/will continue to become. I suggested to DH that maybe we should just use Nell instead of the full Penelope, but I'm really on the fence about that. I love how it sounds but feel it may not be enough. Thoughts?
    Mommy to sweet girls with more to come 💕

  2. #3
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    I think Nell works if you want to stick to one syllable names. Mae and Nell are sweet together. Or you could reverse the pattern and do a long first name with a short middle name. Penelope Wren or Penelope Lark? And call her Nell?
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  3. #5
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    I say stick with Penelope. You can always call her "Nell" as a nickname.

  4. #7
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    I prefer Penelope nn Nell. Penelope Wren is gorgeous.

    But Nell works well with Mae. If you used just Nell, what middles are you considering?
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  5. #9
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    If we go with Penelope, we are leaning towards Joy as a middle name, although I do love Wren! As for Nell... I would like to use something biblical, but haven't quite found anything. DH likes Nell Esther. I love the story of Esther and have always wanted to incorporate it into a name, but all I hear when I say that is "molester." If we weren't using anything biblical, I'd probably lean towards something like Georgia or Juniper.
    Mommy to sweet girls with more to come 💕

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