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How many little Olivers do you know?

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Greedysquirrels Sat 03-Sep-16 13:13:04

Really struggling to come up with a boy's name that DH and I agree on. I have always loved Oliver but am hugely put off by its popularity having topped the names stats yet again for 2015. Despite the popularity, I don't actually know any young Olivers so wondered if I just live in a bubble. Are there several per class at school these days?

FathomsDeep Sat 03-Sep-16 13:16:02

I know 4. There are 3 in DDs year at school (she's 6) and I also know a 3 year old with the name. I think it's a lovely name - popular yes, but classic.

DozyDoriss Sat 03-Sep-16 13:16:12

My youngest son is an Oliver, I've only met two other Oliver's since my eldest started school 7 years ago. I was quite shocked it was at the top of the list.

capercaillie Sat 03-Sep-16 13:17:11

Mine is one of 2 in his year. Know a couple of others but not loads

Lovelongweekends Sat 03-Sep-16 13:17:46

Very small school (60 children) - 5 Oliver's (2 in one class, 3 in the other). Also another 2 Olivers in nursery!

APlaceOnTheCouch Sat 03-Sep-16 13:19:20

I know three. Two are 6-yr-olds and one 5-yr-old.

MrsJoeyMaynard Sat 03-Sep-16 13:24:36

There was one Oliver in the whole of DS1's infant and nursery school last year.

I also know 2 Oliver's under 2 yrs.

If you love it I'd go for it even if it was the most popular boys name in 2015.

SvartePetter Sat 03-Sep-16 13:26:55

One. Central London this is.

ElornaElephant Sat 03-Sep-16 13:27:18

I actually only know one, he's two. My DBro (12) also has it as a middle name. It's still a really lovely name though, a classic which is timeless - if you love it you should go for it.

OrsonWellsHat Sat 03-Sep-16 13:29:06

I know 2, it's a lovely name.

OlennasWimple Sat 03-Sep-16 13:30:25

Gazillions - still one of my favourite names, though

purplefox Sat 03-Sep-16 13:32:36


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ChessieFL Sat 03-Sep-16 13:34:42

None. I just asked DD age 6 and she doesn't know any either!

The only Oliver I know is 39.

Ollycat Sat 03-Sep-16 13:35:39

My DS is an Oliver - he is one of 2 in his year at secondary (year 9) - and as is always the way with these things they are close friends - yes you will come across others with the name but not millions. I have never regretted giving him the name and he loves it. At his school there are a number of names shared by 4 or so pupils so Oliver is by no means one of the most popular.

WordGetsAround Sat 03-Sep-16 14:07:20

I was just saying yesterday that despite it being most popular name again, I only know one, and he's 14! Where are they all?

MrsGsnow18 Sat 03-Sep-16 14:46:35

I don't know any that I can think of! I think there are maybe one or two though in my school.
Also have heard my sister talking about her friend's son Ollie so presumably he is Oliver on BC.
It's a lovely name and I wouldn't have thought it that overly popular.

Mausageandsash Sat 03-Sep-16 15:26:56

I know 2 and I live in central London and haven't even heard of any others!

Greedysquirrels Sat 03-Sep-16 17:23:35

It's so weird isn't it. Where are all of these Olivers hiding?!

Greedysquirrels Sat 03-Sep-16 17:23:48

It's so weird isn't it. Where are all of these Olivers hiding?!

Middleoftheroad Sat 03-Sep-16 17:27:19

There are 3 Olivers in Ds' (10) class of 30.

Izzadoraduncancan Sat 03-Sep-16 17:29:25

I only know 2, one is my youngest and another is a nephew. None in sons school (though we are in Iteland and name has political connotations)

ButterflyOfFreedom Sat 03-Sep-16 17:34:48

I know two - one age 12 & one age 1

Caldini22 Sat 03-Sep-16 17:43:04

Just one

RiverTam Sat 03-Sep-16 17:44:31

I know a teenaged Oliver (16) and a 5yo one.

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