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(17 Posts)
pollypanic Fri 03-May-13 13:49:07

I love it, probably because I love the Moomins!

ItsYonliMe Fri 03-May-13 12:35:51

Tuva is much better than Tove. Tove looks like a gardening implement.

cinnamonbun Thu 02-May-13 21:51:55

I like it but then I'm Scandinavian...How about Tuva? It's more obvious how to pronounce it...

Frikadellen Thu 02-May-13 13:20:35

Being Danish I see Tove and I think Ditlevsen (poet)

It is also my " step sisters" name ( I use " " as we are both adult and were when our parents married) and have never met)

I don't care for it much yet weirdly all the Tove's I have known have been lovely. So would have thought I would like it

pigletpower Tue 30-Apr-13 19:32:30

Imagine-Hattie is great I've got one! Hattie on Birth Cert.
Tove is a gorgeous name and you have the nickname 'Moomin'!! I love Scandinavian names.

dontblameme Tue 30-Apr-13 16:47:31

I taught a Swedish Tove who was about 10 and the sweetest brightest little red-head. She pronounced it more Tu-va though.

ImaginaryHat Tue 30-Apr-13 13:07:42

Thanks RooneyMara, I just looked it up and Isaac does indeed mean 'he laughs', which makes me like it even more! Think I would struggle to look past it despite its increase in popularity, just need to get pg now!

Nice to see a positive response to Tove for a potential future baby girl for you!

givemeaclue Tue 30-Apr-13 07:42:13

MoominS fan

KenDoddsDadsDog Tue 30-Apr-13 07:37:46

I really love it - have always loved Moomins and now DD does too!

RooneyMara Tue 30-Apr-13 07:07:54

I love the name Isaac, and Ivy is really beautiful. Go for it smile

Btw Isaac means something like 'laugh with me' doesn't it?

ImaginaryHat Mon 29-Apr-13 21:21:57

I sometimes struggle with names that I don't instantly recognise as names, if that makes sense, so it takes a while to make my mind up! I initially also thought it looked a little hard, but with the pronunciation To-va I actually now think its lovely!

We've just started ttc #1 and my favourite boys name has always been Isaac, but am a bit gutted at its recent rise in popularity. Favourites for a girl are Harriet (nn Hattie) and Ivy.

sydenhamhiller Mon 29-Apr-13 21:11:34

I love it. Met a Tove on a course - she must be 50ish now, and really lovely. Great name.

elpth Mon 29-Apr-13 21:07:17

It's pronounced To-va and I have a very lovely cousin called Tove so therefore think it's a lovely name!

JazzAnnNonMouse Mon 29-Apr-13 21:04:16

Is it pronounced so it would sort of rhyme with toes? Or does it go up at the end or what?

I don't particularly like the way it looks - looks quite masculine and hard to me.

RooneyMara Mon 29-Apr-13 20:46:15

Yes. Thankyou...ds3 is only 4 mo so I have a little time before using it smile

thepartysover Mon 29-Apr-13 20:44:17

It immediately makes me think of Tove Jansson (Moomins creator) but I do like it, very much. It's one to live with in your mind for a little while I think.

RooneyMara Mon 29-Apr-13 19:57:57

for a girl...Swedish, do you like? I love it. I might have to have another baby just to use it. smile

what are your favourite names for as yet unconceived children?

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