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...
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!