Love the name Ivy. It's a real last minute idea and hasn't been on our list the whole pregnancy, but love it. It's quite similar to Evie/Eve which exploded in popularity where I am a few years ago. Do you think Ivy will go the same way or is it too old lady to become popular for a while do you think?
Also, do you know any Ivys, how old are they and what do you think of the name?
My niece was going to be an Ivy and then became an Isobel! I think she should have been an Ivy - less prevalent, and, I think, sweeter. The fear was that it was too 'char-lady' like - her family are rather middle-class and worried about such things.
I should imagine it would have a small following, like Hilda, Winifred and Elsie and then slip off the bottom for another 100yrs. It is rather like saying 'will Brenda ever get to the top 10?'. (I would class it with Ethel and Mildred).