Will I regret this?

posted 3 years ago in Names
Post # 31
Member
91 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I love Imogen! It was the name of the main character in one of my favourite books growing up. I think go for it – even if it’s an unusual name for where you’re from, it mostly sounds like how it’s spelt (I think) so I don’t foresee your kid running into too many awkward conversations about it. And it sounds lovely.

Post # 32
Member
90 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

View original reply
kiram :  Love the nickname Imo!

Post # 33
Member
1518 posts
Bumble bee

I know a handful of Imogen’s from school, maybe it was popular in early nineties? Anyway I don’t think it’s obscure and if you love it, go for it!

Post # 34
Member
13896 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I like the name, and I don’t think it would have any detrimental effects on her future/job prospects or anything. I think it’s classic and elegant.

Post # 35
Member
9162 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

I was thinking it was going to be something like Myfanwy or Aithane.

Imogen is a common name here in Australia. 

Post # 36
Member
534 posts
Busy bee

Imogen is a lovely name. Congratulations on having a baby girl, OP. Good luck!

Post # 37
Member
672 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

In my experience, having an unusual name has only been an asset to me professionally and socially. I have never understood the handwringing on these boards about having to repeat your name when you meet a new person. Networking is so much easier when you’re not the fourth or fifth Amanda at your company. The only time when it’s mildly inconvenient is when they ask my name at a particularly loud and busy Starbucks and the solution there is simple: use a different name. 

Post # 38
Member
9524 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i’ve also heard imogen before. there are a number of actresses with the name.

that’s also why we didn’t/don’t share name choices with anyone.  it’s between DH and I only.  i don’t care for anyone else’s opinion. when the baby is born, we will share the name.

my mom was the worst.  when my son was born, we didn’t know what we were having, we also had 2 girls names picked out. she asked me what my girl name choices were.  i told her.  she said, thank goodness he was a boy those names were awful.  a year or so later, some of her friends’ grandchildren have the girl names and she likes them.  her response was they are fine, just not for her grandchildren.

but had he been a she, should would  have loved those names.

 

Post # 39
Member
9930 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

View original reply
kiram :  

Imogen is neither obscure nor uncommon( not in the UK anyway)   .It is a beautiful name imo , and not difficult to spell or pronounce.

Supposedly Shakespeare  coined/adapted  it for the play Cymbeline  , from the original  Celtic name Innogen, which I think means maiden/  

Post # 40
Member
2859 posts
Sugar bee

So did you end up naming her Imogen?

Post # 41
Member
3467 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Easy to say. Spelled like it sounds. I say go for it!

Leave a comment


Find Amazing Vendors