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I was named Penny by my mother and it was lucky for me. She hid the pregnancy until the day I was born. My grandmother received a call from the hospital. Your daughter had a baby! Which daughter?!
My mother died when I was 6 and I was told that she named me Penny because that is all she had in her pocket. I was lucky she had me and I was all she had. Like most things of little value except as a keepsake, she kept me until the day she died. It wasn’t enough to buy anything but it was cherished all the same.
Elementofchange  2/8/2020
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Penny (nickname of William Adiyodi) is a masculine main character in the book series 'The Magicians' written by Lev Grossman. In the Syfy adaptation (2015-) he is played by Arjun Gupta.
Felie  9/2/2019
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Much like the coin the name Penny adds little value to the person wearing it. It doesn't even make a good pet name in my opinion.
― Anonymous User  7/23/2019
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Penny Nichols, a character in Ace Attorney.
kayisforkeen  5/9/2019
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Penny Crygor, Dr. Crygor’s granddaughter from the Nintendo game series WarioWar.
― Anonymous User  4/15/2019
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My name is Penny and I’ve grown to love it. I’m 40. I like names that are easy to pronounce and not easily misspelled. My email is luckypenny78. In French class my name was Franc. ;) there were some bad pickup lines: A Penny for your thoughts and Do you come cheaply. But most pickup lines are bad, right? But the best was when a 40-some member a cappella group serenaded me with Pennies From Heaven.
A name is a name. You can love it or not. You can embrace yours or get caught up in distaste. But what you should never do is make ugly comments on someone else’s name. It’s attacking the person and we should all strive to be kind.
luckypenny78  3/16/2019
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In 2018, 47 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Penny* who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 537th most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.

*as a first name, not a nickname.
― Anonymous User  10/18/2018
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Ugh, not a good name. Except maybe for a pet.
― Anonymous User  10/9/2018
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British actress Penelope Keith is called Penny by family and friends.
Nifty_Name_Nerd  9/16/2018
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I like the association with the song "Penny Lane", but I don't care for the name "Penelope".
saranade  8/18/2018
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Penny was a giraffe at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.
That70sShowGeek  7/31/2018
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Penny was also Bessie's best friend on the Nickelodeon cartoon The Mighty Bee.
Bob19  11/8/2017
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On How I Met your Mother, Penny is Ted Mosby's future daughter.
Bob19  11/8/2017
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Hey Bob19, do you remember the baby Penny's middle name in "How I Met Your Mother?" It was "Wait For It".
TXdittybop  6/6/2018
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I never thought much about a person's name meaning much other than the family titles. We have a guest in our house and her name is Penny. Hopefully not all Penny people are like her.
PAIGE217  10/23/2017
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Penelope "Penny" Widmore was Desmond's girlfriend and Charles Widmore's daughter on LOST.
ThatOneAuthorGirl  10/3/2017
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Love the name Penny, but I don't really like Penelope.
Luvbug86  8/20/2017
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The name Penny was given to 416 girls born in the US in 2016.
More than 99.9 percent of people with the first name Penny are female.
― Anonymous User  6/8/2017
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I think Penny goes very well as a first name. I like Penny more than Penelope. Penny is a sweet and unique name without being so pretentious.
flaviacardozodejesus  2/25/2017
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My name is Penny ~ endured years of jokes, comments and innuendos, trust me, I've heard them all.
But there is no way I would change my name. Love its uniqueness and its simplicity.
Went to a school with 2, 500 students, end of 1st year the only other Penny left, leaving just me = win.
Upside:- Stick your name on something and everyone knows who it belongs to.
You never hear "Sorry, wrong Penny."
Almost Downside:- Never finding anything with your name on it but that isn't such a problem now that personalization has become big business.
Peneth  8/22/2016
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Penny was the name of the main character's sister in the book Out of My Mind by Sharon M. Draper.
― Anonymous User  8/7/2016
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I MUCH prefer this over 'Penelope' which I just never cared for.

Despite reminding me of change (Nickles, Dimes, Quarters and pennies) (: haha, I wish for the name to be used more.

I mean it's a hell of a lot better than naming your kid 'Cash\Kash' which are RIDICULOUSLY and ABSURDLY within the top 1000.
― Anonymous User  9/18/2015
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This is my cats name. I can't say it's one of my favorite names, but it's okay as a nickname for Penelope.
hkols  11/3/2014
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Penny Blake was the Governor's undead daughter on AMC's The Walking Dead.
gh1995  11/27/2013
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This absolutely adorable name was given to 227 baby girls born in the US in 2012 (:
Oohvintage  7/16/2013
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I don't know why, but I love this name! If I got another dog I'd probably name her Penny, since my dog is named Copper :)
― Anonymous User  1/30/2013
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I just got a poodle puppy and we decided to name her Penny. It's such a cute name! It's not overly girly, but you can definitely tell it's a girl's name, and I've loved every character named Penny I've seen.
― Anonymous User  11/18/2012
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Hanson's 2004 song "Penny and Me".
BeaG  9/1/2012
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Penny Robinson is a character in the sci-fi TV series Lost In Space.
Whitewolf513  2/28/2012
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Penny is a character on the Big Bang Theory.
ebenezer_scrouge  9/19/2011
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Penny is the twelve-year-old girl who plays Bolt's owner on the television show (from the Disney movie Bolt - 2008).
― Anonymous User  7/1/2010
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I think Penelope is a gorgeous name--but this inevitable nickname is the only thing keeping me from using it. Eventually, people are going to call my daughter (if I have one) Penny. And to me, that's like calling someone Nickel or Dime! It's a freakin' coin!
― Anonymous User  12/27/2009
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Penny is a character from Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog. She is very generous and idealistic.
Wilted  6/19/2009
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I think this would be a name for a tomboy.
sailormars  6/16/2009
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Penny Lane is Jane's older sister on the TV show Daria.
Kerules  5/29/2009
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I think it's a really nice name :) I would be called Penelope.
meganxzxxz  5/14/2009
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Penny is a fictional character, and orphan, in the Disney movie The Rescuers.
LMS  11/23/2008
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Penny Singleton (1908-2003) was Blondie in 28 movies about Chic Young's strip, turned between 1938 and 1950.
alberto  7/3/2008
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I just always think of the coins.
susiejean  6/14/2008
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It's very cute, but not quite official-sounding enough. It would be better to name your daughter Penelope and call her Penny.
slight night shiver  5/2/2008
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Penny Lane is a song by the Beatles.
Pippin  3/23/2008
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Penny is the name of the female protagonist in the novel "The Suitors."
popular1  9/9/2007
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Penny Pingleton was the name of Tracy's best friend in the movie/play "Hairspray". She's in love with a boy named Seaweed.
So Be It  7/21/2007
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I just adore this name! It makes me think of the gorgeous color of a shiny new Penny.
KrisMichelle  7/9/2007
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Penny Lin, a Chinese actress.
sidewalkxlines  6/23/2007
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Penny is a very pretty name for a girl. I love it.
― Anonymous User  3/9/2007
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In Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? Penny is Everett's ex-wife taking care of their seven daughters. I love her for her feminism: "I can, I am, and I will!"
hiya  2/23/2007
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Penny is a member of the Proud Family on the cartoon.
― Anonymous User  11/1/2006
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Penny appeared on the top 1000 list in the 1930's until the 1980's with its most popular year being the 1960's where it ranked 104.
― Anonymous User  9/25/2006
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Maybe this would be a good name for a woman or girl who was poor.
― Anonymous User  7/27/2006
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Penny is a great name for a girl. Not over used and very pretty.
― Anonymous User  5/28/2006
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I think this is a cute name. I have always liked it and you don't see this name used very often. On the tv show Desperate Housewives Lynette Scavo played by Felicity Huffman, her on-screen daughter's name is Penny.
― Anonymous User  4/25/2006
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Well I'm called Penny and up until around 16 I hated this name but now that I'm older I really like it. It's nice to be an individual and a great name for anyone.
― Anonymous User  1/4/2006
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Penny Marshall (born Carole Penelope Masciarelli) is an American actress, producer and director.
― Anonymous User  12/21/2005
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Penny is the name of Inspector Gadget's niece.
― Anonymous User  12/21/2005
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I got so upset when I was younger and my mother told me that I could not name a daughter Penny Lane from the song by The Beatles, but then what happens!? Kate Hudson's character in the film Almost Famous has that as her "groupie" name. Humpf!
― Anonymous User  12/16/2005

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