DH and I haven't found a baby name that really "clicked" for us this pregnancy, if baby should be a girl. We'll be waiting until after birth to pick a name for sure, mostly since we are on team green this go-round. For a boy I think we'll almost certainly go with Arthur (don't need any negative opinions on this one, please
) if baby is a boy, but for a girl... eh. We've had a list of names but none feel quite right. Then today I thought of Penelope and we both love it! Our 7 year old DD is Clementine and DS is Malcolm, so I feel like Penelope would go really well. But then I looked at the charts and it seems like it's rising REALLY fast. Which concerns me. I like it enough that I would break my "No top 100" rule, but I don't want a trendy name, which I feel like is different than a popular name, you know?
Other girl names we have considered, some more than others, are Evangeline, Tabitha, Rosemary, Daisy, June, Marisol and Adelaide. I like them, but they don't feel quite right. We'll probably go with a family name as a middle name, although I think Penelope Pearl sounds really great. But then... PP. Hmm.
What do you think about Penelope? Trendy or timeless? Going to be in the top 10 next year? I don't want to be one of those people saying, "We just didn't realize
how popular it was!" I grew up with a fairly unique name, and I always really appreciated that. Hated that people always think I'm a boy, though. (My name is Jordan).