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Mynd Sat 18-Jul-15 13:25:34

I've just found out that I'm pregnant and I'm starting to think about names- early days obviously, but can't help it!

My mother died almost exactly a year ago and, while we had a really difficult relationship due to mental illness, I'd like to acknowledge her in some way. My DD (4) already shares her middle name, but it's just something I'd like to do again really. My partner knows about my difficulties with my mother, and I doubt he'd be happy with her name being used too blatantly. My Dad divorced my mother and he's a big part of our lives, so he'd probably find it hard too.

So, is there a variant or a part of the name I could use? The name is Vivienne.

Thank you!

scrumpkin Sat 18-Jul-15 13:29:11

I love it. Very elegant smile

LondonRocks Sat 18-Jul-15 13:37:23

Fabienne?

Mynd Sat 18-Jul-15 13:38:04

Me too, I really do. But I can't use it as it is. Just wondered if there was any variant, or name that had a similar feel (i.e. began Vi or Ve) that I could use as a nod without it being too in-your-face for my partner and father.

Thank you!

Mynd Sat 18-Jul-15 13:38:25

Ooh, that's nice!

gonegrey56 Sat 18-Jul-15 13:42:48

Venetia ?

MamaLazarou Sat 18-Jul-15 15:31:30

Vivi? Vida?

Mynd Sat 18-Jul-15 15:49:46

I like Vida a lot. No-one would think Ricky Martin, would they? grin

I seem to remember Veda being a Northumberland saint or something....

Mynd Sat 18-Jul-15 15:50:41

Also like Vivi, but it's sadly way too close, I think. Venetia is very pretty.

Sophronia Sat 18-Jul-15 15:50:43

Viviana or Viveka?

Bibiana
Viviette
Vivia
Vianne
Vienna
Viatrix
Vibiana
Viola
Violet
Violetta
Vienne
Vida
Veda
Vega
Venus
Victoria
Verena
Victorine
Vera
Viorica
Veronica
Valerie
Valeria
Valentina
Vitalia
Violeta
Velia
Velda
Vevela
Vered
Verity
Verica
Vespera
Vanessa

Mynd Sat 18-Jul-15 15:59:33

I'd forgotten about Valerie! How cute!

And that's a fantastic list - thank you so so much everyone! Really helpful.

Belazu84 Sat 18-Jul-15 17:48:41

Vita. Also means life.

Quasilulu Sat 18-Jul-15 23:24:39

I went to school with a Vibekka which I think is pretty.

answersonapostcardplease Sat 18-Jul-15 23:29:16

Valerie is amazing as is Violet

Hellionsitem2 Sat 18-Jul-15 23:33:36

Verity

Hellionsitem2 Sat 18-Jul-15 23:34:22

Verity

MitzyLeFrouf Sun 19-Jul-15 06:07:32

Viva.

It means life which seems a pretty positive statement especially in terms of the troubled relationship you had with your mother.

PunkAssMoFo Sun 19-Jul-15 16:05:15

Not beginning with V, but Genevieve?

scarletforya Sun 19-Jul-15 16:08:54

My favorite girls name of all time. So feminine. Genevieve a close second, so that's what I suggest!

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Sun 19-Jul-15 16:34:50

Oh it's nice, pretty and elegant plus Vivi is nice as a nn

Mynd Sun 19-Jul-15 16:58:08

Oh that's a lovely idea! Definitely adding Genevieve smile

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