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zippyswife Mon 08-Feb-16 21:19:45

Desperately seeking a make for ds. A friend suggested Ivo and dh who normally dismisses everything actually likes it. I'd never heard of it before but it's quickly growing on me. Thoughts please?!

zippyswife Mon 08-Feb-16 21:20:17

That should read seeking a name not makehmm

MidnightVelvetthe5th Mon 08-Feb-16 21:23:06

Never heard of it, is it pronounced Eevo?

MaliaGrace Mon 08-Feb-16 21:25:11

I love it - definitely a yes from me.

Excitedforxmas Mon 08-Feb-16 21:25:19

I like it. Heard it in Scotland pronounced eye-vo

MaliaGrace Mon 08-Feb-16 21:25:38

I would pronounce it Eye Vo

ScarletForYa Mon 08-Feb-16 21:27:38

Ivor might be better.

BikeRunSki Mon 08-Feb-16 21:30:21

I'd think you'd forgotten the "r" on the end.

KestrelThestral Mon 08-Feb-16 21:33:25

Ivo short for Ivan?
I like it.

zippyswife Mon 08-Feb-16 21:34:28

I believe it's pronounced eye-vo. I prefer it without the r on the end. Does it smack of trying to hard? To be fair baby's a week old so at this stage we really are trying!!

thecatfromjapan Mon 08-Feb-16 21:35:27

Love it.
And it's a Mortal Coil song,

thecatfromjapan Mon 08-Feb-16 21:36:52

If I weren't on my phone, I'd link to the song.

Do it! Great name.

MidnightVelvetthe5th Mon 08-Feb-16 21:38:21

Ah I pronounced it wrongly smile I would be wary of Ivo big 'un or other such hilarious plays on the words 'I've a'

Also as it's a vowel look at the initials of any middle names and surnames

zippyswife Mon 08-Feb-16 21:38:30

Oh I am so easily swayed by people I've never met! Pleased responses are generally positive. I can't tell if it's the hormones making me like this name I've never heard of before. Is that madness??

Sophronia Mon 08-Feb-16 21:43:13

I like it. I like the similar Ives as well.

Naoko Mon 08-Feb-16 21:46:04

It's nice smile I'd pronounce Ee-vo, but that's because it's not uncommon in my native language (Dutch) with that pronunciation. Suppose most people will go eye-vo in English.

thecatfromjapan Mon 08-Feb-16 21:49:55

Sorry - it's a Cocteau Twins song: [ here]]

I really wish I'd thought of this name for my ds. smile

Themodernuriahheep Mon 08-Feb-16 22:36:06

I love it.

I also love the other English/Norman names ending in o.


Lovelydiscusfish Tue 09-Feb-16 04:53:53

I like it. Don't think it's that unusual. I know an Ivo, and when he is mentioned, people don't constantly say, why the made up name? Ivo's parents I believe named him after a famous cricketer of the same name?

MaryRobinson Tue 09-Feb-16 04:56:45

My Dad's German Friend (aged mid fifties) is Ivo.
I like it.

CrystalMcPistol Tue 09-Feb-16 11:29:27

I like it. It reminds me of one of the Scottish twins from Child of Our Time.

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Tue 09-Feb-16 11:36:26

It sounds refreshingly simple and uncluttered.

If you both like it after months of searching why not. Just don't ask a multitude of your family members. Pinches it for other threads in Baby Names.

zippyswife Tue 09-Feb-16 11:52:09

Simple and uncluttered! That's exactly what we want!!

CrystalMcPistol Tue 09-Feb-16 11:53:53

I'm surprised you'd never heard the name before.

Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g Tue 09-Feb-16 11:57:55

It's a good name and has been used in this country (albeit not that often) for a very long time. I know two. One is an Englishman of about 50 and one is a 12yo boy, growing up in England but from a Scottish family. Both pronounced Eye voah with a slight stress on the Eye bit.

Congratulations on your little boy, btw! thanks

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