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purplefeathers Tue 18-Nov-14 06:42:42

I'm just canvassing opinions on this name. I literally just heard it this morning and I liked the sound of it. Its not one I've considered in the past but i do like biblical names. What do you think?

MistletoeBUTNOwine Tue 18-Nov-14 06:44:51

I like it for a boy. I also know a girl with that name

BestIsWest Tue 18-Nov-14 06:44:54

Love it. It was my grandfather's name.

AuntieStella Tue 18-Nov-14 06:45:51

Because of the dominance of the brand, which has kicked it out for most users (like Mercedes is now a car not a Catholic girl), I would expect someone using this OT name to be Jewish.

Lovely name though.

Iggly Tue 18-Nov-14 06:49:45

Ooo I don't like it at all. Sorry.

Jennifersrabbit Tue 18-Nov-14 06:57:05

Lovely name. I love Old Testament names.

Yes of course you have jeans association but there is a far older one - Levi the third son of Jacob and the Levites were (are?) the special set-apart priestly tribe in Israel. A good pedigree.

Because of above it is/was a widely used Jewish name so you might get the odd person leaping to the work conclusion (assuming you're not?) but that hardly seems the end of the world.

Jennifersrabbit Tue 18-Nov-14 06:57:33

Sorry, wrong conclusion!

r2d2ismyidealman Tue 18-Nov-14 06:58:35

Love it!

BestIsWest Tue 18-Nov-14 07:04:23

My grandfather pronounced it to rhyme with navy by the way.

purplefeathers Tue 18-Nov-14 07:04:35

We're not Jewish, no. I did just read on a comment on a website that it has two unfortunate anagrams - evil and vile. I think it puts me off a bit but should i let it? Live is also another anagram of course.

purplefeathers Tue 18-Nov-14 07:06:22

I've read that that's an alternative pronunciation best.

KERALA1 Tue 18-Nov-14 07:06:52

Just no. Because of the jeans connection it's used by people whose other child is named Armani or similar.

atticusclaw Tue 18-Nov-14 07:47:23

I really like it as a name and if your other DC's names are also traditional then I think its nice. However I agree with Karala if you have other DCs called Chanel and Armani it becomes awful.

atticusclaw Tue 18-Nov-14 07:50:20

I wouldn't be concerned about anagrams. Ive never taken the time to work out the anagrams of my name and then ponder over whether their meaning says anything about me.

ScrambledEggAndToast Tue 18-Nov-14 08:07:18

I think it's quite chavvy, I think of participants of downmarket reality TV programmes (naming no names as likely to get an earful)

purplefeathers Tue 18-Nov-14 08:11:06

I don't have other children named after brands grin I don't immediately associate Levi with jeans either but perhaps some would.

velourvoyageur Tue 18-Nov-14 08:12:33

Love it. I think it's really classic but nice and delicate all the time. Really timeless and popular without being everywhere.

velourvoyageur Tue 18-Nov-14 08:12:51

oops I meant *at the same time !

purplefeathers Tue 18-Nov-14 08:14:24

Really scrambled? It's not a name I've heard much of in popular culture recently although I don't watch downmarket reality tv so that may be why grin

flipchart Tue 18-Nov-14 08:14:38

I love it.

ICanTotallyDance Tue 18-Nov-14 08:14:48

I think it's a perfectly fine name. It's a bit more common in the US, I believe, but it's quite nice and you're not likely to have three or four Levis in the class.

Stupidhead Tue 18-Nov-14 08:19:37

My friend's daughter is 12 and called this, her teachers have pronounced it 'Levvy' though sometimes.

areyoubeingserviced Tue 18-Nov-14 08:21:28

Used to like this name , but I now associate it with chavs

DuelingFanjo Tue 18-Nov-14 08:34:01

It will always remind me of Paul Young.

shakemysilliesout Tue 18-Nov-14 08:46:04

I think of Levi roots

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