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Queazy Thu 24-Dec-15 04:07:51

I'm due next Monday and can't decide on girls names. I like Genevieve but what would nickname be? Gen, Ginny or Viv????

Other front runners are:

I get more undecided by the day....

Thanks all smile xx

Queazy Thu 24-Dec-15 04:08:38

Post should say Genevieve blush

Obloquy Thu 24-Dec-15 04:51:51

I really like Genevieve. You don't have to decide on a nickname right away, people will naturally shorted most names and you can just use whichever one sticks.

I like all your names but Genevieve most of all (although I am biased towards Olivia). smile

JennaRoss Thu 24-Dec-15 05:19:31

I know one in her 20s. NNs Gen and Evie which are both sweet. Lovely name

BigGreenOlives Thu 24-Dec-15 06:10:55

I know a lovely Genevieve in her mid 20s. She's sometimes known as Gen. It's a great name as it's well enough known to be familiar but not overly popular. In my dds school of over 700 girls there is only one.

Scarletforya Thu 24-Dec-15 06:13:41

I love, love, love Genevieve.

The others don't come close imo.

Thundercrackers Thu 24-Dec-15 06:18:43

Olivia is nice but beware- she would be one of about 5 in her class at school! I love genevieve (although my phone autocorrect just cannot cope with it!)

EmpressOfTheVulvaCupcakes Thu 24-Dec-15 06:23:17

I like Genevieve too, and as Obloquy said the shortenings will come naturally!

MissAlabamaWhitman Thu 24-Dec-15 07:25:16

I'm a Genevieve who goes by Gen.

Frazzled2207 Thu 24-Dec-15 07:28:22

Top of our list was Genevieve nn Evie
I had boyssmile

Peppapigallowsmetoshower Thu 24-Dec-15 07:32:01

Love it. Use it, I would but DH pulled a face, took a long pause and made a King Arthur reference before I huffed away....

SarfEast1cated Thu 24-Dec-15 07:32:05

I wonder if you could use 'Neive' (sp?) as a nick name?

Cantwaittillboxingday Thu 24-Dec-15 07:34:46

Beautiful name.

WanderingTrolley1 Thu 24-Dec-15 07:35:24


Cantwaittillboxingday Thu 24-Dec-15 07:35:33

Will it be pronounced with a 'J' or a 'Zh'?

Raines100 Thu 24-Dec-15 08:06:03

This is our choice for our (imaginary) DD2. She would be Genna/Jenna for short. Are you pronouncing it Jen-uh-veev or Zhun-vee-ev?

imsorryiasked Thu 24-Dec-15 08:10:20

There is one Genevieve in DS class who is always known as Gennie. I guess most people assume she is called Jenny / Jennifer.

TwoAndTwoEqualsChaos Thu 24-Dec-15 08:12:27

I love it but DH was put off because of the 1950's film ... I also like "Genevra", a version of the same name. I think it is a little more common on the Continent.

Lizziedripping1 Thu 24-Dec-15 10:43:16

My mums French friend is called Genevieve over there she pronounces it Gen-ev-eaeve

nn is Gigi

I think it's a lovely name

ThroughThickAndThin01 Thu 24-Dec-15 10:51:48

The teenage Genevieve I know is generally called Gee.

They are all nice names you have there.

y0rkier0se Thu 24-Dec-15 10:54:53

Love love love Genevieve and I think Ginny is the cutest nickname!

ditavonteesed Thu 24-Dec-15 10:55:23

My Genevieve is known as Genie, it did take her several years to learn to write her own name though.

ditavonteesed Thu 24-Dec-15 10:56:58

also now wondering if IamsorryIasked is refering to my dd.

cecilelliott Thu 24-Dec-15 12:42:29

Lovely name. We know one 5 year old who's known as Gigi

scribblegirl Thu 24-Dec-15 12:44:42

Adore it. Would be on my list if my sister didn't have one of the names listed as v similar above!

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