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July 27th, 2009, 12:24 PM
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A friend of mine has two daughters Margaret and Imogen. It's cue but it sounds very early twentieth century, doesn't it?

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July 27th, 2009, 12:27 PM
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I loved the name Imogen as a child (I think the spelling of it doesn't do the sound justice).
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July 27th, 2009, 01:41 PM
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Margaret is definately too 'old fashioned' for my liking.. I think Imogen is with the times, but it's NMSAA
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July 27th, 2009, 02:54 PM
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I love Margaret. I don't think it's old fashion at all. It's been sitting between 110 and 180 since 2000. So that pretty popular. I love it with the NN Etta. Don't care for Maggie that much.

I've never liked the name Imogen. I just don't like the sound. But I see it's appeal and all that.
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July 27th, 2009, 03:55 PM
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I think they both sound pretty old fashioned.
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July 27th, 2009, 04:23 PM
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I do think they sould old fashioned but fit with the old fashioned naming trend.
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July 28th, 2009, 04:55 PM
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Yeah, they do sound very older fashioned to me... they're nms.
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July 28th, 2009, 05:44 PM
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I agree, they do sound old fashioned. But then again, the names I'm considering are also "vintage". I do prefer Margaret to Imogene, though.
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July 28th, 2009, 08:28 PM
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I think they both sound pretty old fashioned.
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July 28th, 2009, 08:41 PM
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I do think they sould old fashioned but fit with the old fashioned naming trend.


And, I'm not a fan of either name but I like Maggie for a nn.
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July 28th, 2009, 08:46 PM
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I think they do sound old fashioned, but that's not a bad thing to me. I love old fashioned names. Margaret is cute, but I don't think I'd use it. Imogen is pretty, but I prefer Emma.
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July 28th, 2009, 09:15 PM
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I don't like Margret, but think Imogen (pronounced im-o-jin) is really cute!
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July 29th, 2009, 12:00 PM
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I think Margaret ("Maggie") if fine, but Imogen is nms at all!!! My Great Aunt Margaret was CRAZY, though. Don't think I could ever use either name.
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July 29th, 2009, 01:22 PM
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My grandmother's middle name is Imogene (pronounced EYE-moh-jean), so it of course seems old fashioned to me. I consider Margaret "timeless" more than "old-fashioned." It's like Emma - it worked in the 1800s, and still works just fine today. I think the sibset works, though.
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July 29th, 2009, 06:33 PM
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I think they're both lovely! I'd use either.
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July 29th, 2009, 06:47 PM
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I like Margaret. I thin Imogen sounds sort of new agey, personally.
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July 30th, 2009, 10:15 AM
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I think they go well together. Margaret is ok, but I don't care for Imogen
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August 2nd, 2009, 09:30 AM
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They do sound very dated, and while I like many dated names, Margaret and Imogen are not them. Maggie especially is really nms.

I actually know a little Margaret, its a family name, and they call her Maggie...
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August 2nd, 2009, 05:51 PM
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I think they're lovely names. They don't sound all that old-fashioned to me, aside from not being modern inventions. Margaret is more of a classic name to me, like Elizabeth or Mary, and Imogen is just unusual.
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