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Gender: Female Origin of Whimsy: Word name

The name Whimsy is a girl's name of English origin. Whimsy and is often added to lists like Unique Baby Names: Unusual and Rare and discussed in our forums with posts like "Picky Parents BNG".

From the experts:

Whimsy is a new entry to the ever-expanding word name lexicon, sister for Pixie and Bliss. While it has an undeniable offbeat English aristocratic charm (maybe we're thinking of Dorothy Sayers' fictional detective Lord Peter Wimsey, whose middle name was Death?), we see this as more fitting for a middle than a first name.

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SouthernPeach Says:


Funny, I have a 12-year-old character named Whimsy as well. The best part is, she's totally spunky and moody. She can be very whimsical when she's in a good mood, but she usually isn't :)

RoddyThlayli Says:


I've got a character named Whimsy (I don't fully recall why I called her that), but I really like it. It suits her, and I think it would work in the real world, too, especially as a nickname, maybe for Wilma/Wilhelmina/Winona, or, as a previous poster has mentioned, Winifred.

paulapuddephatt Says:


Don't see the attraction myself. It sounds kind of ridiculous.

Bitsy Poet Says:


Love love love this! I'd even use it as a boy's middle if it flowed well

-EagleEyes- Says:


I think this is makes a magical middle for a little girl!

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I like it, but I can't see it working in the real world.

jordalini Says:


I think this would be way to cutesy for an adult.

The_Supernatural_Hufflepuff Says:


I met a little girl called Whimsy buy it was her nickname for, if I remember correctly, Winifred. I thought it was cute :)

mabespark Says:


Very delicate. Maybe too delicate.

oiseau Says:


I'm not a huge fan of word names, but I think this one would make a super cute middle!