Will I regret this?

posted 3 years ago in Names
Post # 16
2847 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

I was totally expecting some off the wall name since you didn’t actually include it in the OP but Imogen is perfectly normal. It’s been around for a long time, people will know how to spell and pronounce it. 

Your daughter will have zero troubles with that name. 

Post # 17
943 posts
Busy bee

I live in the US and that name is not strange to me at all!  I’ve met very few people with the name, but I don’t think it’s a weird name.  It’s cute!  I hope you feel more confident about a name choice soon 🙂

Post # 18
2320 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

I know heaps of Imogens to the point where to me it’s a very common name! 

Post # 19
43 posts
  • Wedding: September 2016

Imogen is nice and not unheard of. I knew a girl named imogen and she got ‘immy’ for short. 

I was expecting a much more obscure name to be honest. 

Post # 20
7892 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Lovely name. Not too obscure, and not too common either.

Post # 21
588 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

I love the name! It’s not too uncommon but also different enough to stand out.

Post # 23
9101 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

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kiram :  Imogen is adorable. Uncommon but not bizarre or made up. She will not have to repeat it 5 times, I promise you. I’ve heard it pronounced both “I’m a jean” and “imma jean”, so you might have to correct someone reading it, but that’s true for tons of names.

Post # 24
95 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I think Imogen is a great name! I know a lady named Imogen who goes by Immy, so there’s a cute nickname too.

If you’re not sure try the Starbucks test: Give (Baby Name) as your name when you order a drink at a crowded coffee shop. See if the barista has trouble spelling it. Then when your order comes up hopefully another barista will shout it out. So you can see if it is easy to pronounce. You’ll also know if it sounds silly shouted in a crowded room, which is important because you may be shouting it a lot when your baby is a toddler.

We had fun with this when I was pregnant. We weren’t secret about the name, so mom and sister did it too. My daughter’s name is Elise, which people are hopeless at spelling (Ellyse, Elyse, Elis) but everybody can pronounce regardless.

Post # 25
728 posts
Busy bee

I think you’re overestimating the originality of it. Someone in my family has that name

Post # 26
1477 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

My daughter’s name is pretty obscure. There is one moderately known man in pop culture with the same first name and it has never caused a problem. It’s a name. Every one has to ask what a person’s name is. I don’t see where there is difficulty. I have met one person in 33 years with the same name as me. I haven’t suffered. Name you kid what you want. 

Post # 27
919 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I don’t think it’s obscure at all—at least not in my circle. I’m an American, but I’ve heard that name in books, movies, and real life off and on for as long as I can remember. 

Post # 28
562 posts
Busy bee

I was friends with an Imogen in highschool and I was so jealous of her name.



Its a great name, go for it! No REGRATS!

Post # 29
507 posts
Busy bee

When I hear the name Imogen I think of Imogen Heap, who is one of my favorite musical artists. She was also the producer for Taylor Swift’s 1989 album and won a Grammy for it so there’s that too. 

In other words I have no issue with the name, I’d even choose it myself. And if she wants to have a nickname when she’s older she can go by Gene or Gen, depending on how you pronounce it. 

Post # 30
853 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I think it’s lovely. Somewhat unique but familiar to many.

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