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Name decided - to MIL's disgust.

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cupcake30 Thu 18-Feb-16 16:36:38

So our daughter finally arrived 10 days late in the car park outside the hospital! Thank you to everyone on here who helped us to choose her name, which we love. She will be Sylvie and registered as Sylvia. We just ran it by my MIL who hates it and was very rude about the whole thing. Mainly because she had already decided we were calling her Martha and has been banging on about it for months. Trouble is we don't like it!
Now we need a middle name to go with Sylvia so we can officially announce her name and drive it home to MIL that she's not getting her way. Any help with this? Nothing too popular please and also we think one syllable names work best with Sylvia. Xx

Bluesand1 Thu 18-Feb-16 16:37:40


Skiingmaniac Thu 18-Feb-16 16:38:47


Sylvia Ann
Sylvia Jane
Sylvia Beth
Sylvia Kate
Sylvia Amy

Skiingmaniac Thu 18-Feb-16 16:39:24

Oooo like Sylvia Rose

Tiggeryoubastard Thu 18-Feb-16 16:40:45

A two syllable name with the emphasis on the second syllable would go well. Sylvia is a really pretty name, I'm glad it's coming back.

Skiingmaniac Thu 18-Feb-16 16:41:10

Some more - I'm on a roll:

Sylvia Thea
Sylvia Edie
Sylvia Jo

3luckystars Thu 18-Feb-16 16:42:28

What is MILs name?

MadisonAvenue Thu 18-Feb-16 16:43:30

I agree with Rose, it goes lovely with both Sylvia and Sylvie (which is very pretty btw!).

No way should you use a name you don't like. We had this when my youngest son was born as my MIL wanted him named after FIL who had died while I was pregnant. His name had become extremely popular at that time though and we weren't fond of it anyway, but she wasn't happy with us not choosing it regardless.

LineyReborn Thu 18-Feb-16 16:48:12

Sylvia Erin
Sylvia Lorne

Or for your MiL

Sylvia Zebedee

TheMshipIsBack Thu 18-Feb-16 16:48:22

Sylvia May
Sylvia Jane
Sylvia Rose
Sylvia Faye
Sylvia Martha (kidding!)

mrsmugoo Thu 18-Feb-16 16:49:27

Rose, or Grace?

I think one syllable would sound best.

rosieliveson1 Thu 18-Feb-16 16:51:57

I like Sylvie Mae or May. Sounds beautiful.
Congratulations and ignore MIL. Not her choice to make. She's being very rude to criticise your name choice.

228agreenend Thu 18-Feb-16 16:59:44

Congratulations on tour DD, Sylvie.

Sylvie Rose
Sylvie Jade
sylvie Grace
Sylvie Eve
Sylvia Beth

Any pictures?

MitzyLeFrouf Thu 18-Feb-16 17:06:00

Congratulations, such a gorgeous name. MIL will get over it and a few months be telling everyone she loves the name and it was her idea wink

And car park birth! Eeek!

nixxxy Thu 18-Feb-16 17:06:11

Sylvia Jane
Sylvia May
Sylvia Rose

I love Jane in particular for some reason! Congrats on your new arrival smile

nellyflora Thu 18-Feb-16 17:06:18


My MIL hates my DD name and even told all of her side of the family the baby was called a nickname of the name 😡 We even got a silver box with the nickname on! And the distant relatives were really embarrassed when they relised they said hello kitty and we said meet Katherine ( not the real name) I can't bring myself to use the nickname now because of mil. Sylvia/ sylvie is lovely! X

Kr1stina Thu 18-Feb-16 17:06:40

Any other names that MIL dislikes ?

More seriously, what about a name from your side of the family ?

nonicknameseemsavailable Thu 18-Feb-16 17:07:33

Joy? I really liked the idea of Joy for my second daughter - her first name has 3 syllables and I love the meaning of the name Joy but hubby wasn't so keen.

Sylvia Joy would work nicely, or I agree Rose is beautiful.

I really liked Sylvia/ie too but hubby preferred the names we chose in the end.

MitzyLeFrouf Thu 18-Feb-16 17:07:59

I like Joy as a middle name.

SatsukiKusakabe Thu 18-Feb-16 17:08:28

Sylvia Pearl
Sylvia Marie

Congratulations flowers brew cake

MitzyLeFrouf Thu 18-Feb-16 17:08:37

x post nonickname!

toffeeboffin Thu 18-Feb-16 17:08:38

Sylvia Joy


gleekster Thu 18-Feb-16 17:08:47

If you are going to call her Sylvie why are you bothering with "Sylvia?"

I used to work with a Sylvie and always thought it was a lovely name. I think her father was Danish.

I think you have to use a middle name MIL won't like too or she will might start calling DD by her middle name - seen that on mumsnet a few times angry

Agree with PP that Sylvie Grace is nice.

Congratulations on her (rather exciting) arrival. flowers

Kr1stina Thu 18-Feb-16 17:09:06

BTW my friend gave birth in the car on the way to the hospital . The birth certificate actually says place of birth as " in car, on X road , town name " .

Her MIL complained that it wasn't a very naice area

aprilanne Thu 18-Feb-16 17:09:43

what a lovely name

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