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Does Zara go with Vivienne for twins?

(38 Posts)
Linguaphile Thu 20-Jun-13 23:09:14

Still looking for a name for twin 2. I really love the name Zara, and despite reservations because of the clothing shop I keep coming back to it. Somehow I think it sounds stronger and more fresh with Vivienne Gray (twin 1's name) than do our other choices like Felicity and Philippa.

Thoughts? Middle name possibilities?

christinarossetti Thu 20-Jun-13 23:11:55

Really nice twin names. Much better than 'matching' names.

VBisme Thu 20-Jun-13 23:13:17

Much prefer Philippa.

Raaraathenoisybaby Thu 20-Jun-13 23:15:00

Zara and Vivienne sounds great. Felicity and Philipa is twee. Sorry.

BeaWheesht Thu 20-Jun-13 23:15:12

Aren't 2 of Brangelinas kids called Vivienne and Zara? Not sure.

What about Vivienne and genevieve? Or Vivienne and Meredith?

phnarphnarphnar Thu 20-Jun-13 23:16:01

Doesn't Angelina Jolie have two children named Zara and Vivienne??

They may or may not put you off but I think they go lovely together :-)

Linguaphile Thu 20-Jun-13 23:18:33

Oh no, Felicity or Philippa were options to pair with Vivienne-- wouldn't put them together!

I think the Brangelina baby is Zahara... Like Sahara only with a Z. This unfortunate similarity did cross my mind, though... sad

ChippingInWiredOnCoffee Thu 20-Jun-13 23:18:34

I don't like the combo. I think Zara & Vivienne makes it look like one has a nickname/fun name and the other has a serious/proper name.

I think it looks/sounds better when both twins (and siblings) have either short or long name.

I like Felicity & Philippa (Flis & Pip) from your choices.

BlueStarsAtNight Thu 20-Jun-13 23:27:12

I really like it, I think they go well together and both have a similar strong sound, better than the other names you mentioned. Is Gray your surname or a middle name for Vivienne?

bugsybill Thu 20-Jun-13 23:29:26

I think the brangelina twins are Vivienne and Knox. Zahara is their older daughter.

I love them together! They sound great. My second choice would be Vivienne and Philippa.

Linguaphile Thu 20-Jun-13 23:29:55

Gray is my husband's middle name (MIL's maiden name), so we'd like to use it as a middle for one of them.

cece Thu 20-Jun-13 23:35:15

Zara and Yasmin

Vivienne and Genevieve go nicely together.


Vivienne and Frances

Vivienne and Audrey


lottiegarbanzo Thu 20-Jun-13 23:38:59

Love Felicity.

I hint Vivienne sounds much more serious and old-fashioned, in a good way, with dignity and panache, than Zara, which is nice but more modern, simple and cute.

lottiegarbanzo Thu 20-Jun-13 23:39:58

Think, not hint!

MrsBungle Thu 20-Jun-13 23:46:51

I love the combo; beautiful.

I do not like Phillipa and felicity they sound wet and twee to me.

BlueStarsAtNight Thu 20-Jun-13 23:52:21

Hmm ok I like Vivienne Gray but think if one is going to have a family meaningful middle name tge other should too - what's your middle name or maiden name, could you use one of those?
I really like Audrey with Vivienne too.

Linguaphile Fri 21-Jun-13 00:03:06

Well, Vivienne isn't a family name, just Gray. We did think of Charlotte as a middle for Zara since Charles (the masculine form) is my dad's middle name. Also would make Zara a bit more serious. Don't like my maiden name for a first or middle--wouldn't bestow it on a pet, much less a child!

CarriMarie Fri 21-Jun-13 00:07:16

Felicity Zara goes well with Vivienne Gray.

BOF Fri 21-Jun-13 00:20:03

I think they sound great together.

Namechanger012345 Fri 21-Jun-13 01:14:39

I really like Zara

Linguaphile Fri 21-Jun-13 09:49:05

Would it be better (for the length problems and to cut down on Jolie-Pitt associations) to spell it Vivien or Vivian instead?

Zara Winter and Vivien Gray, maybe?

BuntyPenfold Fri 21-Jun-13 17:18:32

Can't they both have Gray for a second name?
Vivienne Gray
Madeleine Gray
Felicity Gray
Annabel Gray

(I don't really like Philippa, sorry)

amothersplaceisinthewrong Fri 21-Jun-13 17:19:49

Zara is a lovely name, member of the royal family has it too.

Philippa is a horrible name

lottiegarbanzo Fri 21-Jun-13 17:34:12

I think you should spell it the way you like best, few people are really going to make comparisons.

I do like that they're both near the end of the alphabet, unusual initials. Other such names that come to mind are Verity, Xanthe and Zelda. (I wouldn't use Zelda though as the two together make me think of Zelda Fitzgerald and Vivien Elliot, both unfortunate literary wives of the 1920s).

Might Vivienne ever be shortened? Vivi and Zara or Vivi and Xanthe sound really good. Viva and Fliss is good too but not quite as striking.

dianettey Fri 21-Jun-13 17:40:05

Together they're very 'fashion' names. If I heard them, I would think you liked fashion. A lot.

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