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Gemmy1983 Wed 11-Nov-15 21:40:56

Hi ladies

Our first child is due next April, a little girl. Very excited!

We are considering names and both like the name Livvy. We don't like Olivia so that isn't an option.

What do you think of Livvy? It seems to be seldom chosen :-)

Any thoughts very welcome

Ridingthegravytrain Wed 11-Nov-15 21:42:55

I like it as a nickname (short for Olivia obviously) but don't really see it as a name in its own right

IoraRua Wed 11-Nov-15 21:44:58

Not liking it.
How about Libby?

ThroughThickAndThin01 Wed 11-Nov-15 21:46:06

I don't like it as a full name.

crumblybiscuits Wed 11-Nov-15 21:47:07

My name is Olivia and I hate being called Livvy. I think it is a nickname, not a name on its own.

Gemmy1983 Wed 11-Nov-15 21:49:54

Thanks for the feedback, reaction is as I feared. How about Eve?

WishIWasWonderwoman Wed 11-Nov-15 21:51:44

I wouldn't. I was called Livvy until the age of about 9 or 10. Great for a child but I didn't like it as a pre-teen/teenager. I think it's best as a nickname.

Do you like Libby? That can be short for Elizabeth as well as some other names.

Congratulations on your baby. flowers smile

crumblybiscuits Wed 11-Nov-15 21:51:58

Eve is lovely smile

WishIWasWonderwoman Wed 11-Nov-15 21:52:18

Sorry missed you last post.

Eve is nice! smile

Gemmy1983 Wed 11-Nov-15 21:53:03

We don't really like Libby :-(

JakeyBurd Wed 11-Nov-15 21:56:00

I'm not mad on Olivia, but do like Livia. An option, perhaps, so that young Livvy has a full name option when older?

Seriouslyffs Wed 11-Nov-15 21:56:48

It's lovely, short for Lavinia.

Gemmy1983 Wed 11-Nov-15 21:58:00

Livia will cause constant confusion tho having to explain theres no 'o' for the poor cherub.

JakeyBurd Wed 11-Nov-15 22:01:40

Not really, most know it's a different name. But not forcing you. smile

wigglesrock Wed 11-Nov-15 22:07:44

I really don't think you can use Livvy without the association of Olivia somewhere. I mean if you call her Livvy and some one says "oh Olivia" you can just say No, but I think it will be an assumption.

Although I think you could get away with just Liv if that's any good?

I agree with you about Livia - I know one. I don't think she's been called by her correct first name when she is first introduced in 45 years.

HackerFucker22 Wed 11-Nov-15 22:10:06

Child would forever being asked for her 'actual' name except on MN where it seems standard to name baby one thing but have them known by nickname

IoraRua Wed 11-Nov-15 22:31:55

Eve is nice! Niamh is very similar as well.

celtictoast Wed 11-Nov-15 22:35:28

Eve is very nice.

QueenMolotov Thu 12-Nov-15 19:48:07

What about Liv? That is a name in its own right (Norse for 'bright', isn't it?) Livvy could be her nn smile

ConesOfDunshire Thu 12-Nov-15 19:56:04


lifeinslowmotion Thu 12-Nov-15 21:53:30

Liv nickname Livvy is a good suggestion.

villainousbroodmare Thu 12-Nov-15 22:14:28

Inelegant and slightly non-flowing, with a hepatic flavour. Imo.

KERALA1 Thu 12-Nov-15 22:55:39

God not Eve. I swear every other girl here is named eve. At one stage a third of the girls in dds class were named a variant of eve. That name is full!

FeelsLikeHome123 Thu 12-Nov-15 23:06:02


FeelsLikeHome123 Thu 12-Nov-15 23:08:15

Yvette pronounced Ee-Vet

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