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Oliver and polly?

(23 Posts)
Catsu Tue 21-Jun-11 14:36:43

Have an Oliver who is nearly 6 and an Edward.
Really like polly for dc3.
Is it too much with an Oliver? Our Oliver is always Oliver, not ollie so far and is nearly 6 but of course could become an ollie when he is older!

randomimposter Tue 21-Jun-11 14:42:37

your DSs have lovely names
Polly is also nice
personally wouldn't use with an Oliver

Clara and Helena sound great with O&E.

Catsu Tue 21-Jun-11 14:47:49

Other names on our shortlist are alice, philippa (pippa) and jemima.
Polly was the one dh and I like equally well so the best compromise iyswim!
Jemima is my favourite at the moment and alice is dhs favourite!

randomimposter Tue 21-Jun-11 14:49:17

OOOOO, Jemima is one of my faves - use that!!! Please. grin

Alice is ok, not keen personally on Phillipa.

thecatisdead1 Tue 21-Jun-11 17:21:09

Polly just makes me think of the song (miss polly had a dolly who was sick sick sick.....)

I like pippa (not philippa)

Alice would go with Oliver and Edward

Catsu Tue 21-Jun-11 17:58:48

Think polly will def have to come off the list with already having an Oliver, which is a shame!
Looks like dh and I will be fighting it out over jemima and alice!

SloganLogan Wed 22-Jun-11 20:29:18

I agree Olly and Polly is a bit much.

I like Philippa/Pippa best from your other options.

BuntyPenfold Wed 22-Jun-11 20:31:23

I love Polly. I think it is fine with Oliver.
Apparently Pippa means something very rude in Japanese.

dustyhousewithdustypeople Wed 22-Jun-11 20:33:36

'Polliver' is stuck in my head now and won't go away.

Alice is a very lovely name.

thereisalightanditnevergoesout Thu 23-Jun-11 20:46:00

I had Lovebirds (like on '3rd and Bird') when I was 8 called Olly and Polly.

I love Polly though. Just not so good with Oliver IMO.

MelinaM Thu 23-Jun-11 20:50:11

How about Paloma with the nn Polly?

Love Jemima and Alice toosmile

ColonelBrandonsBiggestGroupie Thu 23-Jun-11 20:53:44

I think you're right to be steering away from Polly. Even if Oliver isn't Ollie they still have a similar ring to them.

Love Alice.

Tortoise Thu 23-Jun-11 20:55:12

I have an Oliver and love the name Holly but had to use it as middle name for DD1 as I felt it was too much with Oliver. He is still never Ollie to me but most others call him Ollie.

everlong Thu 23-Jun-11 20:59:58

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Polly1987 Tue 12-Jul-11 14:45:09

I'm a Polly and I went out with an Oliver for over a year, I think it works quite well!! It's always going to be pretty obvious which one you're adressing, so don't see why it would be a major problem.

pollyteapot Tue 12-Jul-11 14:59:45

I'm a Polly too - love it and I think it;s fne with Oliver

hulabula Tue 12-Jul-11 15:20:45

No, Olly and Polly is not good imo.

threecurrantbuns Tue 12-Jul-11 16:45:37

I LOVE Polly it was one on the list of girls names with dd2 but i agree it doesnt seem to go with ollie, Oliver its fine with but like you say he may well become known as Ollie by his friends when he is older

parisjojo Tue 12-Jul-11 23:11:35

Love Jemima and Alice smile

Domesticbodess Tue 12-Jul-11 23:50:21

NOTHING wrong with Oliver and Polly, especially with Edward in the middle!

proudfoot Wed 13-Jul-11 15:09:21

I think it is too risky and robs your DS of the chance to go by Ollie, which it's reasonably likely he might want to when a bit older.

Jemima and Alice are both lovely and fit really well with your existing DC so go for one of those!

Kveta Wed 13-Jul-11 16:20:29

heh, I have an Oliver who would have been an Alice - and Edward is our choice for any ds2!

Alice and Pippa both lovely smile

Isla77 Wed 13-Jul-11 23:26:24

Polly is a beautiful name - my daughter's name and she loves it and never had another in her class as yet. Use it if you want to but just never call your son by the nickname Ollie and don't allow other family members to do so either. Doesn't matter what his friends call him later on. Go for it.

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