Advanced search

Riven for a boy?

(15 Posts)

The meaning of something violently broken would put me off it.

thegreylady Mon 22-Jul-13 22:21:44

Yes a very special name on here. I wonder if she ever came back with a new name.

InkleWinkle Mon 22-Jul-13 19:46:47

I immediately thought its a girls name on MN.

itsnothingoriginal Mon 22-Jul-13 19:33:14

I agree - it's definitely a female name on mn smile

ArgyMargy Mon 22-Jul-13 17:21:17

No. (But River, I do like)

impatienttobemummy Mon 22-Jul-13 17:19:16

Thanks, my thoughts exactly... Ill show this thread to DH veto!!

PrincessKitKat Mon 22-Jul-13 15:34:03

I would assume the parent of Riven was into LARP, dressed as an elven king at weekends and had the box set of Game of Thrones.

But I don't dislike it.

GrimmaTheNome Mon 22-Jul-13 15:26:04

It will always be a woman's name on MN, I think.

curlew Mon 22-Jul-13 15:23:33


BlueChampagne Mon 22-Jul-13 15:20:32


Twirlyhot Mon 22-Jul-13 14:58:50

'His skull all riven in twain! his brains dash'd out' Christopher Marlowe.

Not a good meaning.

squoosh Mon 22-Jul-13 14:38:30

A bit of a negative word.

fluffyraggies Mon 22-Jul-13 14:27:09

I prefer River - which is a more obvious and brave 'hippy' name.

Riven - ribbon.

badtime Mon 22-Jul-13 14:08:46

rive (rv)
v. rived, riv·en (rvn) also rived, riv·ing, rives
1. To rend or tear apart.
2. To break into pieces, as by a blow; cleave or split asunder.
3. To break or distress (the spirit, for example).


impatienttobemummy Mon 22-Jul-13 14:06:48

DH loves this name it's apparently old English but to me I feel it sounds like we are trying to be quirky? Any thoughts appreciated....?

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now