(Closed) Which baby girl name do you like better?!

posted 3 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Which name do you prefer??
    Penelope : (144 votes)
    45 %
    Cecelia : (97 votes)
    30 %
    Neither! : (82 votes)
    25 %
  • Post # 2
    3752 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    I like Penelope.. But really dislike the nickname Poppy. 

    Post # 3
    6271 posts
    Bee Keeper

    mrsh52116 :  penny is a nickname for Penelope

    cece (see-see) is a cute nick name for cecilia.


    i like both but Penelope wins for me. 

    Post # 4
    1378 posts
    Bumble bee

    I love Cecily, not Cecelia as much . I know one Penelope and her nickname is Penny, not Poppy. 

    Post # 5
    425 posts
    Helper bee

    I prefer Penelope over Cecilia, but I also think Penelope Cecilia would make a lovely combination.

    Post # 6
    44 posts
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I love the name Harrison for a boy – my sons middle name is Harris! We had a girls name locked down before our son was born (he was a surprise) but we could not agree on a boys name! He came our looking nothing like our top two so we choose a totally different non short listed name! In short don’t worry about names – it’s so much easier to pick when the baby is there in the flesh!!!

    Post # 7
    355 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I voted for Penelope, but after reading your post, I love the connection between you and your mom have with Cecelia. If you love both names, I would go with that. Personally, I don’t love Cece as a nickname, but I’ve never been big on nicknames.

    Post # 8
    7873 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2010

    My 5 year old daughter’s middle name is Penelope- so that gets my vote!

    Post # 9
    3751 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2016 - Manhattan, NY

    mrsh52116 :  I prefer Cecelia. Some nicknames that I’ve heard aside from CeCe are Celie or Celia… But I’m not big on nicknames. If I love a name, I want to fully use it rather than shorten it! lol 

    Post # 10
    3008 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I love Penny as a nickname for Penelope, really don’t like Poppy. So I voted for Cecelia!

    Post # 11
    75 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2016


    Post # 12
    403 posts
    Helper bee

    mrsh52116 :  Be flexible with names. My cousin was supposed to be Laurel Susan. She was born with flaming red hair and her name was immediately changed to Kelly.

    Post # 13
    9855 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2016

    I don’t like Penelope but I love Poppy as a nickname so if I had to choose I would choose Penelope as I don’t like Cecelia either.

    Post # 14
    4658 posts
    Honey bee

    I really like both names, though I don’t like Poppy as a nickname for Penelope.  I’ve never heard it as a nickname for Penelope and for the most part I’m of the mind that except for very obvious name-shortening (like Mike for Michael or Tom for Thomas) you should just name the kid what you intend to call them and let the kid decide as they get older where they want to take that name in terms of nicknames (i.e. does Catherine want to go by Catherine, Cathy, Cat, Katie, Kate, etc.).  Poppy is a name on it’s own – a little cutesy but definitely trending up.  So honestly, I would probably go with Cecelia or Poppy, but not Penelope if you don’t seem to have any interest in actually calling her that name.

    ETA:  You say you have strong feelings about both of those names, but what about your spouse? 

    Post # 15
    2146 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2017

    Penelope is ok

    Poppy is aweful

    Cecilia is terrible

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