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Olivia sibling John?

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blondie72 Sat 03-Sep-11 21:35:54

We have a daughter called Olivia and I'm pregnant with a boy...
We like the family name John but I'm worried that Olivia 'n' John sounds too much like Olivia Newton John!! What does everyone think? Am I worrying unnecessarily? We could give the nickname Johnny (not family name) but I don't want to have to do this....

magicmelons Sat 03-Sep-11 22:10:24

It was what i thought first. What about Jonathan?

5inthebed Sat 03-Sep-11 22:14:22

I would never hve thought that. Can't see the problem really.

supermarketjeans Sat 03-Sep-11 22:15:39

If it does remind certain people of Olivia Newton John it is not of your children's generation and will bear little relevance to them -

GwendolineMaryLacey Sat 03-Sep-11 22:17:28

Just introduce them as John and Olivia then. I don't think its a problem.

MatLeaveForever Sat 03-Sep-11 22:34:45

Just don't have a third child and call it Newton ;)

Cereal Sat 03-Sep-11 22:38:52

I did think of it, sorry.

supadupapupascupa Sat 03-Sep-11 22:39:53

i thought it too immediately, sorry

ivykaty44 Sat 03-Sep-11 22:40:24

I did think of it before I opened the post and thought oh no...

naughtaless Sat 03-Sep-11 22:46:52

I too thought Olivia Newton John, but as supermarketjeans says it will not be your children's generation.

kat2504 Sun 04-Sep-11 10:42:59

I thought about Ma and Pa Walton but maybe that just says too much about my crap tv watching habits recently!

othersideofchannel Sun 04-Sep-11 12:12:51

Yes, I too think of Olivia N John. But as others have said, perhaps the younger generation won't.

first1 Sun 04-Sep-11 15:43:06

I too thought of it instantly but as another poster said, introduce them as John and Olivia, sign cards etc in that order

sjuperwolef Sun 04-Sep-11 16:00:08

first thing i thought of too, sorry. especially now she's been on glee and thats quite 'culturally relevant' at the moment and may remain so for a while.

lurkinginthebackground Sun 04-Sep-11 16:07:26

It won't occur to their friends.

cat64 Sun 04-Sep-11 16:27:52

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Mowlem Sun 04-Sep-11 16:40:55

I'd say either call the boy jonathon formally for such purposes, or just introduce them as John and Olivia. Tbh, you're only a family unit for the 20 or so years of their lives and then for the next 60 years they will be known as John + wife, or Olivia and hubby. So I wouldn't let that dictate the names to me. Swapping their order around should be enough.

Besides, chances are they'll get nicknames and Olivia might well become a Livvie or something in a few years anyway!

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