Americans – opinion on the name Philippa?

posted 1 month ago in Names
Post # 2
2455 posts
Buzzing bee

I don’t think it would get side eye exactly, but I personally don’t care for the name (and hate the nicknames Pippa and Flip, which seem like dog names to me). Of your options, I far prefer Audrey or Louisa.  

PS I also don’t think most Americans would know how to pronounce it. Philip-uh? Phil-eep-uh? 

Post # 3
9662 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

I love Louisa and Audrey. I know you didn’t ask but just saying!

Post # 4
4482 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I’m in the U.S. and I like Phillippa – it makes me think of the author Phillippa Gregory (who, granted, writes about British history).  I think Pippa is a cute nickname, too (Flip, not so much).

Post # 5
7731 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

Louisa and Audrey are great. Flip is just awful.

Post # 6
7865 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I wouldn’t choose it myself but I still think it’s nice. I don’t think it’s too “out there” at all, especially with old timey names currently making a comeback! 

Post # 7
4387 posts
Honey bee

You might get a little bit of side-eye and a whole lot of mispronounciations as people guess which syllable to stress.

Granted, I’m not big on nicknames in general on the “why name them that if you don’t want to call them that” principle, but Pippa is just meh to me and Flip is a dog or a stuck up trust fund kid who calls his mom mumsie and doesn’t understand why no one at the country club understands how to make a decent Cobb salad.

Post # 8
2888 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

Please, for the love of all that is holy, don’t give your child the nickname ‘Flip’. 

Post # 9
232 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

It’s your child so you should name the baby whatever you want!!! who cares what other people think?

I think the name is unique! however, if you are really worried about it, you could use it as the middle name maybe?

Audrey Phillipa sounds pretty rad!

Post # 10
2464 posts
Buzzing bee

Phillipa is probably gaining popularity because of Phillipa Soo from Hamilton.  Personally, I like Pippa much more than Flip as a nn.  IME, Flip is a nn for Phillip and for a male.  


Post # 11
6437 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

TravelingBride31 :  I think it’s just as good a name as the others you like. I don’t like Flip for a nickname though, but those tend to work themselves out anyway. I can’t think of any reason someone in the US would think Phillippa was weird. 

Post # 12
343 posts
Helper bee

browneyedgirl24 :  Yeah my doggie’s name is Pippa.

Having said that it’s different and unique, although not my favorite name. I will echo my love for rhe names Audrey and Louisa though.

Post # 13
505 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2020 - Clarksville, VA

I like it. Plus it might not be as common as other names when she’s older.

TravelingBride31 :  

Post # 15
213 posts
Helper bee

I think Philippa is fine, I also think of the novelist when I hear it, and I love the nickname Pippa!

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