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Chocolocolate Fri 08-Jul-11 20:03:22

What are peoples opinions on the above name?

Would probably go for Sylvia as a long name and Sylvie as a nn.

Mumbrane Fri 08-Jul-11 20:05:02


razzlebathbone Fri 08-Jul-11 20:14:02

Sylvie is beautiful but I really don't like Sylvia. Can't really explain why.

SloganLogan Fri 08-Jul-11 20:26:59

Sylvia is fab, a strong yet pretty name smile Personally I much prefer Sylvia. Sylvie is a bit faddy in comparison, but if you like Sylvie as nickname, then you have the best of both worlds!

Takver Fri 08-Jul-11 20:47:26

I really like it (sadly, DH didn't!)

I particularly like Sylvie, but would have also wanted to give Sylvia as the full name.

NearlyHeadlessNigel Fri 08-Jul-11 20:49:08

I love Sylvia (Sylvia Plath fan).

Sadly DH said it was a "dinner lady's name" shock (sorry)

LetThereBeRock Fri 08-Jul-11 20:57:50

I prefer Sylvie,but they're both beautiful.

MelinaM Fri 08-Jul-11 21:23:43

Like Sylvie, but hate Sylvia!

muminthemiddle Fri 08-Jul-11 23:20:43

I like Sylvia and always have as I had an elderly aunt called Sylvia who had a lovely garden!!! i prefer this to Sylvie which sounds like a nickname to me.

PipFEH Sat 09-Jul-11 19:01:45

I love Sylvie - I think it's lovely and light and stylish. We are expecting a boy but it was a serious contender for our girl's name. Love Sylvia less.

freerangeeggs Sat 09-Jul-11 20:58:02

I like both but I love Sylvie.

BuntyPenfold Sat 09-Jul-11 21:03:25

Much prefer Sylvie - very pretty.

Chocolocolate Sun 10-Jul-11 00:25:14

Thank you for all of your opinions smile

Sinople Sun 10-Jul-11 13:14:48

Sylvie was on my list, i dont think DH liked it. I had an elderly relative called Sylvia. I think theyre both lovely and I havent heard of anyone calling their child that so far

Testarossa2468 Mon 11-Jul-11 07:31:11

I have an 11 week old Sylvia :-D

We did consider Sylvie, but decided on Sylvia for two reasons:

- I was worried it would become a bit Milly/Lilly/Tilly/Evie sounding. I.e. Nice names but relatively indistinguishable from one another;
- I couldn't be bothered with the constant, "Is it Sylvi*a*?" responses. We had many of those when discussing the name before she arrived.

I love her name. I know people either love it or hate it but they won't ever forget it.

DH and I have never called her Sylvie as a nn, but funnily enough DD1 who is 3, has... smile

Hedwig3 Mon 11-Jul-11 12:16:26

Lovely lovely lovely smile

With Sylvia you get the best of both worlds if you use both, don't keep one for Sunday!

daimbardiva Tue 12-Jul-11 11:30:32

I love Sylvie, but not too keen on Sylvia, not sure why! I think I just like the simplicity of Sylvie. Also, I'm not keen on nns - I reckon if you're going to call her Sylvie anyway, just call her Sylvie!

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