Post # 31
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 # 33
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
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
I was thinking it was going to be something like Myfanwy or Aithane.
Imogen is a common name here in Australia.
Post # 36
Imogen is a lovely name. Congratulations on having a baby girl, OP. Good luck!
Post # 37
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
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
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
So did you end up naming her Imogen?
Post # 41
Easy to say. Spelled like it sounds. I say go for it!