Vivian

(20 Posts)
Wildwaterfalls Thu 20-Jun-13 19:12:56

WDYT?

Thinking of this for (potential) DD2. Not too popular, works in all our languages...

Any odd English associations I should know about?

Thanks

cookielove Thu 20-Jun-13 19:14:10

I am not a fan, reminds me of old ladies and the film pretty woman blush

AnotherLovelyCupOfCoffee Thu 20-Jun-13 19:14:26

I love it! but I think Vivien looks best.

VBisme Thu 20-Jun-13 19:15:42

I like it, unusual, but not out there.

Wildwaterfalls Thu 20-Jun-13 20:36:50

Thanks! It's growing on me.

Hadn't thought about pretty woman

BlueStarsAtNight Thu 20-Jun-13 21:01:47

I prefer Vivienne but actually really like it, can't think of any negative associations, and think Vivi is a nice nn. I wouldn't be at all bothered about pretty woman!

superbagpuss Thu 20-Jun-13 21:13:48

Ade Edmondson from the young ones TV show
not a great thing to be linked with

rockybalboa Thu 20-Jun-13 21:17:31

Isn't Vivian (with an a rather than Vivien) the male version? Like Lesley and Leslie.

rockybalboa Thu 20-Jun-13 21:17:56

Actually Vivienne is a lovely spelling of it, French maybe?

Wildwaterfalls Thu 20-Jun-13 21:27:53

Vivian is how we would spell it in Holland. Is it the male spelling here?? That would be an issue

lakeofshiningwaters Thu 20-Jun-13 21:30:53

I love it! I always think of Vivien Leigh. Not keen on Vivienne - bit flowery.

I like the Vivian spelling for a girl too - can't see it coming back as a boy's name tbh.

bugsybill Thu 20-Jun-13 23:07:05

I like it. Was a great aunts name and she said it was the best thing her parents did! She loved her name and also went by vivi, viv sometimes.

If the spelling Vivian is typical in holland then go with that. I have heard it is a boys name on mumsnet but never in real life and it seems to feminine to be male. I really don't think there will be many male vivians in the future so it won't be a problem anyway.

AdiosMuffinTop Fri 21-Jun-13 22:32:28

No man would be called it now. It's like Meredith or Lyndsay. It was a man's name but it isn't now.

Vivien still looks best to me though, feminine but not too feminine. like Vivienne. That's too much.

AdiosMuffinTop Fri 21-Jun-13 22:32:58

I mean no baby would be named that now.

CruCru Sat 22-Jun-13 14:08:00

Vivian is a nice name. Not too popular which is nice.

Wildwaterfalls Sat 22-Jun-13 22:26:19

Thanks all. It's made its way to the top of our list smile

CocktailQueen Sat 22-Jun-13 22:33:24

I like it, but would spell it Vivienne. Nice!

It's DS2's middle name. I love it for boy or girl.

Vivien Leigh's name was originally spelled Vivian. Ade Edmondson's in the Young Ones is spellled Vyvyan like Oscar Wilde's son.

It's a brilliant name.

Alisvolatpropiis Sun 23-Jun-13 18:20:50

I do know a male Vivian in his 20's but struggle to imagine a little boy being named it now.

As another poster said it's like Meredith. Never coming back as a male name.

Alisvolatpropiis Sun 23-Jun-13 18:21:38

Oops posted to soon!

I like it spelled Vivian or Vivien.

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