Middle name for Olive

(27 Posts)
ThinkIveBeenHacked Sun 13-Apr-14 18:42:20

and please don't suggest Oyl/Oil grin

It is top of my list if this DC is a DD, but I cannot find a MN I like.

DD1s MN is Alice, and part of me wishes Id not bothered with a MN and kept Alice for dd2, but alas, I did not.

Any suggestions? doesnt necessarily need to flow as DD1 rarely gets both names together, but something along the same sort of genre/era that doesnt jar.

Wishfulmakeupping Sun 13-Apr-14 18:45:38

I think a longer name in the middle would work nicely with Olive (which is fab btw)
What about
Olive Joesphine
Olive Victoria
Olive Georgina

Olive Grace

ThinkIveBeenHacked Sun 13-Apr-14 18:48:58

Ooh I like Georgina.

I was toying with Juliet (as first or MN), would Olive Juliet work?

I like Olive Juliet .
I think you definetely need a long middle name though
Olive Alicia ?

ThinkIveBeenHacked Sun 13-Apr-14 18:54:20

I find Alicia an awkward name re pronounciation. id say Aliss-ee-ah where others might say Al-ee-sha. And maybe a bit too similar to dds Alice.

Wishfulmakeupping Sun 13-Apr-14 18:57:47

Olive Juliet is lovely yy perfect flows nicely too smile

LineRunner Sun 13-Apr-14 19:01:54

Olive Rowena

PreciousPeach Sun 13-Apr-14 19:03:46

Olive Clementine
Olive Juniper
Olive Juno
Olive Poppy
Olive Xanthe......this would be FAB!
Olive Harriet
Olive Elsie
Olive Iris
Olive Persephone

Dinosaursdontgrowontrees Sun 13-Apr-14 19:06:49

Love Olive Juliet! Such a lovely name!

FiveExclamations Sun 13-Apr-14 19:10:04

Olive Alexandra
Olive Bernice
Olive Caroline
Olive Dorinda
Olive Elanor
Olive Felicity
Olive Georgette
Olive Helena
Olive Isabelle
Olive Jocelyn
Olive Kasandra
Olive Lavinia
Olive Marianne
Olive Nancy
Olive Persephone
Olive Phoebe
Olive Rhiannon
Olive Samantha
Olive Tabitha
Olive Ursula
Olive Veronica
Olive Winifred
Olive Xanthe
Olive Yvonne

Tried to work all the way through the alphabet and failed grin

patothechiefexec Sun 13-Apr-14 19:15:20

It is a lovely name but reminds me of Olive from On the Buses.

I am old though...

iwouldgoouttonight Sun 13-Apr-14 19:20:18

I want another DD so I can call her Olive Juliet! not going to happen grin Its classic and pretty, a lovely name.

ThinkIveBeenHacked Sun 13-Apr-14 19:25:21

hehe thanks iwould

Olaffles Sun 13-Apr-14 19:38:55

I love Olive Eliza - was nearly DD2's name but was too similar to family member's born around the same time. Still wish we'd used it!

fruitloop84 Sun 13-Apr-14 19:44:28

Love the name olive was my grandmother's name.

GimmeDaBoobehz Sun 13-Apr-14 19:50:02

Olive Eleanor
Olive Beatrice
Olive Anna
Olive Rebecca

ThinkIveBeenHacked Sun 13-Apr-14 19:56:27

ooh adding Beatrice to the list. Id never considered eliza, but it sounds good with Olive.

Glad Olive isnt getting a bad reaction.

EvilHerbivore Sun 13-Apr-14 20:12:36

I love Olive, especially that its an anagram of "I love"
What about Frances?

mathanxiety Sun 13-Apr-14 22:41:02

Olive Emmeline
Olive Annabel
Olive Elspeth
Olive Esme
Olive Estelle
Olive Elfrieda
Olive Eloise
Olive Alexandra
Olive Angelica
Olive Antonia
Olive Elowen

I think a vowel sounds best after Olive.

NationMcKinley Sun 13-Apr-14 22:42:22

Olive Penelope
Olive Mary

Fab name grin

funnyoldonion Mon 14-Apr-14 19:11:07

Olive is beautiful, Drew Barrymore has a daughter named this, it's a refreshing change from Olivia x

blueberrycupcake Mon 14-Apr-14 19:33:29

Olive Penelope - Olive Pip for short

zipzap Mon 14-Apr-14 21:01:02

My d gran was Olive but she hated it - she ws the youngest of several girls, all with pretty names (think lily, rosa etc) and all of whom had pretty middle names (Beatrice, eunice etc)

Apparently her parents were still arguing about what she was going to be called going up the church path to her christening - her dad reached the vicar first and said 'she's Olive and that's it' so she didn't even get a middle name.

Even at 98, when she died, she still resented her plain name and lack of middle name. So I'm biased against the name I'm afraid. But maybe it would be better if both parents have chosen it because they both like it and there's a middle name on it too, rather than being stuck with it as my gran was!

Thisisimpossible Tue 15-Apr-14 13:22:32

I know a gorgeous little girl called Olive Joy smile

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