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What are your thoughts on Elvie?

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LuckyVal Sat 08-Mar-14 00:14:57

Our girl is due in a couple of weeks and after much research(!) I've recently come to love the name Elvie.
It reminds me of many names that I love but that OH has not been keen on...
For example; Sylvie, Vivienne, Elsie, Edie
As it is very unusual I wondered what are your thoughts?


LuckyVal Sun 09-Mar-14 07:47:33

I love Sylvie but I haven't pushed OH on it as our DS name starts with S and our surname begins and ends with S too so I think it's a Sssss overload.. sad

I think the LV thing could be said of many names. EV? ED?

BellaOfTheBalls Sun 09-Mar-14 08:06:32

I'm not keen personally but it's not the worst name I've ever heard! Feel free to ignore me though; I have very particular taste in names and have only boys so am particularly shit with girls names.

However, I absolutely love love love Elsie/Edie from your list. If DS2 had been a girl I wanted to name him either Elsie after DH's aunt or Meredith with Edie as a NN.

BellaOfTheBalls Sun 09-Mar-14 08:09:57

P.S does it go nicely with your DS' name? You will find yourself saying them so often together "DS and DD" that if they don't sit nicely it sounds odd. we I really wanted to call DS2 Jasper but because our DS1's name has a similar final syllable they sounded weird together.

yummymango Mon 10-Mar-14 20:40:35

Love it! Sounds nice at any age but unusual.

ginmakesitallok Mon 10-Mar-14 20:44:02

I know an Elvie, love the name!

BaconAndAvocado Mon 10-Mar-14 22:17:25

It's beautiful and very old English.

SelectAUserName Tue 11-Mar-14 11:30:02

Elvira with Elvie as a NN is lovely.

Rooners Tue 11-Mar-14 11:44:11

Sorry, but I don't like it. Saying it out loud is a pretty good test.

It reminds me of Elvis, and also LV like others have said.

I prefer Sylvie tbh.

WeAreSix Tue 11-Mar-14 12:09:05

I don't dislike the name but it seems a bit impractical - one of those names where she'll forever be asked 'How do you spell that?' Which would be annoying IMO.

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