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PreciousPeach Wed 12-Mar-14 22:06:51

I'm really starting to warm to the name Olive, I think it has a fresh quirky feel to it, with a vintage edge at the same time iykwim grin

I think it may be a marmite name....which is fine as I want something unusual!

I'm not keen on Olivia as it is overdone IMO.

So what do you think? Do you know any? Is it getting popular? What kind of vibe do you think it has?

Thanks in advance smile

GingerMaman Wed 12-Mar-14 22:09:30

I like the sound of it. But I would worry that my child would get teased at school, and hence would avoid it for that reason.

PreciousPeach Wed 12-Mar-14 22:13:34

ginger in what way would you think a child would be bullied for the name, just wondering am I missing something? blush

Aldwick Wed 12-Mar-14 22:20:33

I know two - one in her seventies and one who is nearly 2. The small one gets called Livvy a lot which I think is very sweet.

MyNameIsKenAdams Wed 12-Mar-14 22:21:54

Its this bumps name if it turns out to be a girl.

sonlypuppyfat Wed 12-Mar-14 22:25:06

It's a bit On The Buses isn't it.

IwishIwasmoreorganised Wed 12-Mar-14 22:26:08

There's a 6 year old Olive in ds2's class. I think it's a lovely name.

PreciousPeach Wed 12-Mar-14 22:26:17

I have never heard of On The Buses confused

Liv and Livvy are cute nn!

furlinedsheepskinjacket Wed 12-Mar-14 22:26:52

what puppy said

I love Olivia though

Roseandmabelshouse Wed 12-Mar-14 22:28:56

Another up and coming name. I've met a few in the last few months

PreciousPeach Wed 12-Mar-14 22:37:00

Ok, I looked up the stats and it was ranked 260 th in 2012 so hardly overused or top 20 boring, which is good smile

evertonmint Wed 12-Mar-14 22:40:48

This would be DC3's name but looks like it's a boy. It was almost DD's name but she didn't look like an Olive when she was born. Now she's 3 she totally could be an Olive so I really regret not using it even though I love the name we gave her. I'll never have an Olive as I'm done after this one - it will be my one regret about my children! It's such a fab name smile

RabbitPies Wed 12-Mar-14 22:51:19

It's ugly. A harsh sounding name IMHO.

Oodfanjo Wed 12-Mar-14 22:55:23

I know two, both under one!

Alisvolatpropiis Wed 12-Mar-14 22:56:29

Though not generally one for top 10 names, Olivia is so much more attractive than Olive I find it hard to imagine why one would choose the latter over the former.

PreciousPeach Wed 12-Mar-14 23:04:13

Alisvolatpropiis I find it hard to imagine why one would choose Olivia over Olive grin

Alisvolatpropiis Wed 12-Mar-14 23:09:58

It's definitely the name for you (or rather, your daughter) then op - the Olivia vs Olive test as it were smile

I must admit I'm frilly name lover and I'm an extra syllable! grin

williaminajetfighter Wed 12-Mar-14 23:12:57

Lovely name. Works well for 5, 45 or 84

I'm old enough to associate it with 'On the Buses' and Popeye, so could never use it. Olivia sounds so much softer, prettier and more classic to me.

fideline Wed 12-Mar-14 23:23:20

On the buses (deeply unattractive character)
Olive Oyl (popeye)
Olive oil

First three thoughts through me head. Sorry

bouquetofpencils Wed 12-Mar-14 23:26:50

I am 40 this year and have never seen an episode of On the Buses. I am aware there was a character on it who wore glasses called Olive.
But I think it is surely now time to let that Olive rest. It was a LONG time ago.
Olive is a lovely name. A snappier version of Olivia.

kiwiscantfly Wed 12-Mar-14 23:27:02

I love it but DH's last name is a colour, that really doesn't go with Olive sadly.

MummyBeerest Wed 12-Mar-14 23:28:16

I like it. Only know 2. Olives are delicious.

fideline Wed 12-Mar-14 23:28:41

Bouquet the problem with associations and connotations is that you can't adjudicate them out of existence.

sleepingbeautiful Thu 13-Mar-14 00:53:43

Don't like it. Definitely with Edna, Bertha, Maud, Gertrude in my mind.

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