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pygmy Fri 24-May-13 14:04:38

What do you think of the name Ivor?

I adore Ivo, but my partner's not keen. Was thinking of maybe trying to convince him with Ivor.

Is it too much like 'I've a'? Not worried about the engine link as that will not be well known in his generation.

pipsqueakz Fri 24-May-13 14:29:00

I'm biased and think the name is sweet (it was dh's grandads name) I love old fashioned names.

poppydaisy Fri 24-May-13 15:06:45

I think some people might pronounce it Ee-vor to rhyme with Igor. I prefer Ivo.

Bert2e Fri 24-May-13 15:12:18

I love Ivor and Ifor but I'm not Welsh so wouldn't use them. Love Iolo too but again I'm not Welsh!

PeterParkerSays Fri 24-May-13 15:14:02

I prefer Ivo.

Ivor seems old fashioned to me, and reminds me of the engine, although I appreciate that most toddlers now wouldn't get the reference.

AuntieStella Fri 24-May-13 15:14:06

The Engine?

It's not to my taste, but a perfectly good name. As long as it's not laughable with your surname.

Lebkuchenlover Fri 24-May-13 15:15:23

Ivo is nicer imo.

Bowlersarm Fri 24-May-13 15:18:26

As you keep coming back to Ivo but your DP doesn't like it; would it be possible to do the old MN thing of finding a longer name which you could shorten to Ivo?

I think Ivor is fine but can't see your DP liking that if he doesn't like Ivo.

SgtTJCalhoun Fri 24-May-13 15:19:09

It's a fussy old mans name, imo.

Chubfuddler Fri 24-May-13 15:23:37

The engine. I don't remember Ivor the engine either but that is immediate association.

Just no. And Ivo is worse.

Hedwig3 Fri 24-May-13 15:26:40

I like Ivor and it is the engine that makes me like it more!

Much better than freaky Thomas et al grin

almapudden Fri 24-May-13 15:27:40

It was my granddad's name smile

diddl Fri 24-May-13 17:12:02

Much prefer Ivo-fantastic name imo.

AmberSocks Fri 24-May-13 20:14:46

i have an Ivor,hes 7 months,it really suits him.i like old fashioned names,and i prefer it to Ivo,Ivo reminds me of names like Arlo and Milo,quite pretentious.

had no wrong pronunciations,had a few ivor the engine comments but i think thats cute.

AmberSocks Fri 24-May-13 20:17:48

also Ivor is scandanavian,its a viking name,not welsh like Ifor,Ivor means warrior or bowman,ifor means lord.

Rhubarbgarden Fri 24-May-13 20:18:21

I like it.

sittinginthesun Fri 24-May-13 20:19:55

The Engine...

Cute train, though.

ifancyashandy Fri 24-May-13 20:23:25

Much prefer Ivor. Ivo looks 'unfinished' to me. Ivor is a very dignified name.

Mummynotmum Fri 24-May-13 20:27:17

I prefer Ivan...

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Fri 24-May-13 23:32:13

Its horrid! Sorry! REALLY old!

Alisvolatpropiis Fri 24-May-13 23:44:30

The engine?

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