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Vivian/Sylvia?

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Ginacello Mon 29-Dec-14 21:49:27

My daughter is called Amelia and we always call her Mia, which really suits her but it really common, but am looking to call my next one something less common, what do you think of these?

DramaAlpaca Mon 29-Dec-14 21:54:34

Sylvia is lovely, as is Vivien or Vivienne.

Vivian is traditionally the male spelling of the name.

loislines Mon 29-Dec-14 21:57:04

Both really nice names. I agree that Vivien is the more feminine spelling. Sylvie is pretty too.

beatricequimby Mon 29-Dec-14 22:22:14

Sylvia definitely
Lots of interesting historical Sylvias if that interests you.

Deerhound Mon 29-Dec-14 23:23:12

Sylvia, definitely. Just sounds like a nicer person than vivien (and vivian is a boy).

moxon Tue 30-Dec-14 05:04:22

Both fan.

moxon Tue 30-Dec-14 05:04:40

*fab

MargoGetYourGun Tue 30-Dec-14 05:17:12

Love them both but prefer Sylvia

Ginacello Tue 30-Dec-14 08:45:31

Thanks. Vivian was an auto correct spelling! Would be Vivien! Should also mention surname is Streeks so worry about alliteration with Sylvia?

Sophronia Tue 30-Dec-14 10:44:20

Sylvia Streeks sounds a bit like Silver Streaks. I'd go with Vivien.

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Tue 30-Dec-14 11:06:37

I'd go with Vivian but spell it the fememine way Vivienne. You won't get many of them in the class room.
It's a cute name on name peg but also elegant and sophisticated for when she grews up. NN Vivi is lovely, too which she could use if she so wishes
I am picturing a little girl with dark hair and blue eyes,
With it being a very unusual name now be prepared for lots of questions as to how and why you chose the name but don't let that put you off, though.
Oh congratulations

Sophronia Tue 30-Dec-14 14:25:54

I would pronounce Vivienne "Vivi-ENNE", with the emphasis on the last syllable. I much prefer Vivien "VIVI-en"

shoobidoo Tue 30-Dec-14 14:50:10

Vivien is lovely, pronounced VIVI-en.

Sylvia is also nice but perhaps not with your surname.

Don't like the French version, Vivienne very much (pronounced Vivi-ENNE).

Decanter Tue 30-Dec-14 14:56:12

My DD is Sylvia and we have an S surname. I love her name. Funnily enough, Vivienne was also on our list.

Rosie888 Tue 30-Dec-14 23:10:33

Sylvia is a gorgeous name x

Deerhound Wed 31-Dec-14 00:11:48

Ah, not keen on Sylvia with your surname. Sorry

beachbummer Sun 04-Jan-15 21:15:53

We have chosen Vivien May for DD due in March so I'm biased towards it over Sylvia but I think Vivien sounds better with your surname

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