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Oliver or Seth?

(35 Posts)
Bluesand1 Sat 02-Jan-16 12:49:37

Any thoughts??

Jayne266 Sat 02-Jan-16 12:51:33

Would you be happy if they called him olly as a nick name?

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sat 02-Jan-16 12:52:11


Bluesand1 Sat 02-Jan-16 12:55:22

Husband loves Olly I prefer Oliver and would call him that but know he would get Olly

reni2 Sat 02-Jan-16 12:58:45

Haven't met a young Seth in a while, but Oliver is quite common in primary school at the moment, if you worry about two in a class.

GoldPlatedBacon Sat 02-Jan-16 13:01:27

I love the name Oliver but I know 5 babies called that. They've all been shortened to Olly/Ollie. I would choose Seth as it's a nice name e and much less popular

Cheesymonster Sat 02-Jan-16 13:03:24

My nephew is Seth and I think it's a great name. Oliver is too popular IMO.

SoWhite Sat 02-Jan-16 13:03:44

Seth by far.

Oliver is dull as dishwater.

LittleCandle Sat 02-Jan-16 13:04:15

Oliver. A classic name that never dates.

Seth is untrustworthy and sly.

Bluesand1 Sat 02-Jan-16 13:05:38

We have also had Sebastian and William on the list

reni2 Sat 02-Jan-16 13:05:42

Oliver has been the number 1 boy name in the uk 2015, so is extremely popular.

ifigoup Sat 02-Jan-16 13:07:13

Seth is a great name. Oliver is perfectly nice, but too heavily-used at the moment.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sat 02-Jan-16 13:09:14

Ah well, now I'd say Sebastian

AndersArms Sat 02-Jan-16 13:12:15


I've got one. It's uncommon without being unusual.

reni2 Sat 02-Jan-16 13:18:26

Sebastian and William are very popular around here, too. Depends how you feel about popularity. Seth is the only one of your list that's quite rare.

I'd have hated being Simon 1 Simon 2 Simon 3 or Sarah F Sarah B Sarah M in school. Or worse, fat Jane, thin Jane, old John, young John. I know people who quite liked being one of the 3 Daniels in class and found it funny though.

MabelSideswipe Sat 02-Jan-16 13:20:58

I have a Seth. He is the only one on his secondary school and one of two in his primary (the other one was a lot younger). Oliver is a lovely name but there are loads of them. Seth does not have many piss taking opportunities either...and believe me boys that age are really creative!

Sophronia Sat 02-Jan-16 15:43:49

Seth - it's more interesting

diddl Sat 02-Jan-16 15:46:12


Nn Seth!

RemusLupinsBiggestGroupie Sat 02-Jan-16 15:48:32

Oliver by a very, very long way. I really dislike Seth.

sooperdooper Sat 02-Jan-16 15:51:23

Seth, Olivier is so massively over popular he'll end up one of 2-3 in a class

BikeRunSki Sat 02-Jan-16 15:54:18

Seth, there are small Olivers all over the place.

CPtart Sat 02-Jan-16 16:43:40

Oliver, although it's really too popular for me, but Seth is a dreadful name.
William is great (also v popular), Sebastian ok.

Greenteandchives Sat 02-Jan-16 16:50:12

To me Seth is a noise, not a name. Settttttthhhhhh.
Prefer Oliver. Sound cheerful.

Pinklily1 Sat 02-Jan-16 16:53:42

I like Seth, Sebastian is nice too.

timelytess Sat 02-Jan-16 16:55:02

Yes, Oliver or Seth. You can't go wrong.

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