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MortifiedAdams Fri 05-Jul-13 23:41:57

What do you think? Love Liv, and considered it for DD, but just didnt feel brave enough at the time. Now, I like Olive and Liv. However, I live in a very Connor/Jack/Sophie/Ella area. Olive and Liv would both be equally hmm to most.

Wwyd?

squoosh Fri 05-Jul-13 23:47:29

I think Liv is a lovely nickname.

I think Olive is just awful though, I think of Olive Oyl or Olive from On The Buses (which I've only recently seen for the first time, God it's crap!)

What about Livia or Lavinia or even Olivia?

squoosh Fri 05-Jul-13 23:47:48

Oh and don't care what the neighbours think!

MortifiedAdams Fri 05-Jul-13 23:55:13

HMmm....not keen on the other longer names, though Olivia would be the safest bet all round to get Liv as a nn.

DD has a 'nickname' as a full.name but it doesnt feel like a nn, if that makes sense, and DH would, if left to his own devices, have just Liv - but it doesnt sit right with me.

squoosh Fri 05-Jul-13 23:58:07

Well Olive is quite trendy these days, if you love it you should use it.

scrumpkin Sat 06-Jul-13 00:03:18

Olive is the fabbest of all names ever and If I was allowed another dc she would be an olive.

squoosh Sat 06-Jul-13 00:09:50

Wikipedia says that Liv is an old Norse name which means 'shelter'.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liv_(given_name)

PuggyMum Sat 06-Jul-13 00:18:59

I love olive! DH is not so keen but up there as one of my choices

othersideofchannel Sat 06-Jul-13 07:40:46

I think of a fat greasy black olive, sorry.

beckslovestimmy Sat 06-Jul-13 08:57:43

On the buses! Sorry smile

MortifiedAdams Sat 06-Jul-13 09:18:01

Hmmm.....maybe a bit of a marmite name then.

CruCru Sat 06-Jul-13 09:22:59

How many syllables does your surname have? If it is long then Olive is lovely but it might be a bit stark with a short surname.

MortifiedAdams Sat 06-Jul-13 09:24:38

Two syllables but the first syllable is a long one. Sort of Cambridge, but not Cambridge.

FeegleFion Sat 06-Jul-13 09:29:03

I know one Olive.

She's a bright, charming and beautiful little girl. I think she's around 5 now.

It's a beautiful name.

TheSecondComing Sat 06-Jul-13 09:33:31

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xTillyx Sat 06-Jul-13 09:38:42

I'm not keen on it myself, see no problem with Liv as a first name. I think of Liv Tyler and think it sounds classic and pretty.

Eskino Sat 06-Jul-13 09:39:23

I like it. It's beautiful and really cool.

xTillyx Sat 06-Jul-13 09:39:49

I'm not keen on it myself, see no problem with Liv as a first name. I think of Liv Tyler and think it sounds classic and pretty.

GaiusIsAnAceName Sat 06-Jul-13 18:16:59

My Nan was Olive, never struck me as odd until years later.

Liv is lovely!

mynameisnotmichaelcaine Sat 06-Jul-13 18:23:20

My Nan was called Olive too Gaius! You're not from Oxford are you?

Anyway, when people first started using it again, I was a bit aghast, but it has really grown on me. A much nicer and more classic way to get Liv than anything apart from Olivia which is v popular now.

SugarMouse1 Sat 06-Jul-13 19:37:53

I don't like it sorry

And especially don't like Olivia, but Liv is quite nice

Agree with the suggestion of Lavinia

MortifiedAdams Sat 06-Jul-13 19:39:50

Hmmm.....I.am very pleased to see Liv getting a good response.

DD is Meg. Do you think they go enough?

CruCru Sat 06-Jul-13 19:53:25

Yes, I think that is nice.

BrianTheMole Sat 06-Jul-13 19:57:06

I quite like olive.

mynameisnotmichaelcaine Sat 06-Jul-13 20:04:12

Yes, Meg and Olive is a really good combo smile

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