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ClementineandLilac Thu 15-Nov-12 20:03:37

I really like the name Avi ( no I am not Jewish and don't care if people make the assumption ). My moms best friends husband confused is called Avi and every time I hear it I love it more and more. Soooo what do you think? Do you like? I have a ds called Eli and think they go well!?!

RTchoke Thu 15-Nov-12 20:13:35

I love Eli.

Avi sounds like RV to me. Or someone saying "Harvey" but with a bad accent so they drop the H.

It just doesn't work to my ears.

Also it's v similar to Eli (vowel-constenant-i).

Gwennan Fri 16-Nov-12 10:40:56

I think it's too similar to Eli.

MyLastDuchess Fri 16-Nov-12 10:44:02

I love it, couldn't use it myself because here in NL it means AV (as in audio-visual). But not sure how you would pronounce it? Here we say it to rhyme with 'chavvy', and Eli is sort of like eel-eye, so they would go together ok.

HaggisMcNeeps Fri 16-Nov-12 12:31:55

How about Avery instead.

squoosh Fri 16-Nov-12 12:46:16

I'd be surprised to meet non Jewish brothers called Eli and Avi, so be prepared for the 'Oh I didn't know you were Jewish . . . .' type statements.

tammytoby Fri 16-Nov-12 13:24:11

Avi sounds like a nickname for something longer to me.

OkayHazel Mon 19-Nov-12 01:19:23

Audio Video Interleave - you know, an .avi file?
Kids will grow up totally pc literate.
Nobody is calling their kid Jpg or Docx.

VintageRainBoots Mon 19-Nov-12 01:23:19

I know lots of men and boys named "Avi." All Jewish. I believe "avi" means "my father" in Hebrew. It can also be a nickname for Abraham/Avraham.

ripsishere Mon 19-Nov-12 01:26:52

My DDs friends nickname is Avi.
Short for Avishai. They come from Israel.

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