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MercyMe Sat 23-Jul-11 09:43:57

I am expecting DC2 in January so got a wee while to go! Dd is called Ava, thought it was quite different at time-obviously was not on mumsnet at the time!!

I really love the name Sylvie, but not sure if I'm brave enough to use it? I think it's really pretty and would suit a little girl and adult. Dh is not convinced and wants to use Skye which I'm not that keen on! Opinions please.

ThePrincessRoyalFiggyrolls Sat 23-Jul-11 09:45:47

Prefer Sylvie to Skye, its growing on me......

ByTheSea Sat 23-Jul-11 09:50:24

I like it.

PaperBank Sat 23-Jul-11 10:14:43

Sylvie seems quite fashionable at the moment. Personally I prefer Sylvia and Skye.

Ephiny Sat 23-Jul-11 20:33:37

Why would you have to be 'brave' to use it? Surely it's not that unusual a name - isn't it just the French version of Sylvia?

Personally I like Skye best, I think it's a really beautiful name.

33goingon64 Sat 23-Jul-11 20:38:01

I like Sylvie and Skye. Sylvie is cute and unusual for a girl and quite sexy for an adult. Rather depends on your surname... Would two syllables sound better than one?

tigercametotea Sat 23-Jul-11 20:49:29

Sylvie, definitely.

BibiBelle Sat 23-Jul-11 20:49:56

I love love love Sylvie and would use it as a nn for Sylvanna smile

jellybeans Sat 23-Jul-11 21:31:22

I love Skye. Sylvie is definately going to be popular soon I think.

chipmonkey Sun 24-Jul-11 00:22:35

Sylvie is my girl name for this baby. However, as I have four boys already, I doubt I will get to use it!

razzlebathbone Sun 24-Jul-11 20:54:46

Sylvie is absolutely beautiful. A fabulous name. Much nicer than Skye.

ellangirl Sun 24-Jul-11 22:11:40

Sylvie, definitely. If you like French sounding names what about Delphine? I love that name!

MercyMe Mon 25-Jul-11 16:43:49

Thanks everyone! It's really good to have such positive feedback.

When I said about being brave in using name was because all the people in real life have made this hmm when I mentioned it. Great that not everyone hates it!

pinkgirlythoughts Mon 25-Jul-11 16:57:21

I really like Sylvie (DP told me it was too grannyish, and then we ended up having a boy anyway, but it will be back on the 'list' when DC2 comes along, I'm sure!).
I do think it's likely to go the same way as Ava, though, with hordes of parents in a few years' time going "we thought it was really unusual when we picked it, now it's everywhere!"

minipie Mon 25-Jul-11 17:06:26

Really live Sylvie (DH likes it too which is rare smile)

LetThereBeRock Mon 25-Jul-11 17:35:11

Sylvie is beautiful yet strong.It's perfect.

normalshmormal Mon 25-Jul-11 17:38:02

Love it. Much more than Skye.

Helps that I know an incredibly chic (French) Sylvie.

deste Mon 25-Jul-11 20:59:36

Love Sylvie.

deste Mon 25-Jul-11 20:59:52

Love Sylvie.

greenzebra Mon 25-Jul-11 21:03:54

dont know any Sylvies myself but do know a Sylvanna which I think is very classy.

salvadory Mon 25-Jul-11 21:19:38

Love Sylvie, my DD was very nearly one and if this one (also due in Jan) is a girl it's top of our list. Have loved it since I was a kid and read the Magic Faraway Tree (Sylvie was the fairy), much nice than Sylvia (breaking my unwritten rule that a name sounds nicer if it ends in 'a' rather than 'e') and Skye (IMVHO)

Dru6 Tue 26-Jul-11 12:35:34

My daughter's name is Sylvie! My husband is French so we wanted a name that was spelt and pronounced the same in both languages. She was born in Jan 2009 and when I looked at the most popular name's list I think it was about 600th! The only person I have ever known called Sylvie is the sister of a girl I went to school with, and she was a lovely sweet girl. Hope it doesn't get too popular!

thelittlefriend Tue 26-Jul-11 13:58:51

I hope it doesn't get popular too dru6 as I want to use it if we have another girl.

bigbutton Tue 26-Jul-11 15:57:09

oh dear, it looks like it might be getting popular. Sylvie is the name we've chosen for the baby we're currently expecting (although this is the third definite final name that we've picked so far smile ) Hopefully it's just a strange mumsnetty blip, and Sylvie won't be one of 15 in her class!

Hedwig3 Tue 26-Jul-11 17:08:54

Sylvie is a lovely name.

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