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Does Harvie look wrong ?

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Jessica0107 Thu 15-Sep-16 13:49:19

Thinking of names for our DS. We like the Harvey spelling but it looks really bad with our surname, which also ends in 'Vey'. It just looks too much. Was wondering if the ie spelling is acceptable, as it looks much better with our name than the ey spelling.

Really love the name and don't want to change it sad

ProseccoBitch Thu 15-Sep-16 13:50:01

Yes (it looks wrong)

mouldycheesefan Thu 15-Sep-16 13:50:55

Looks a bit naff sorry.
Surely it will still sound vey anyway?
Harvey xxxvey? Sounds same as Harvie xxxxvey?

CoffeeCoffeeAndLotsOfIt Thu 15-Sep-16 13:51:08

Yes, it looks daft

Jessica0107 Thu 15-Sep-16 13:52:15

It is not pronounced the same as it is speltsmile

chinlo Thu 15-Sep-16 13:53:00

Agreed with PP, I'd be far more concerned about how they sound together than how they look together. And they're going to sound the same either way!!

Somerville Thu 15-Sep-16 13:53:54

Very few English boys names end in ie so I would wonder if Harvie was a girl if I saw it written down. Like with Billie.

hoddtastic Thu 15-Sep-16 13:54:29

yes it does and that is probably because it is.

arranged Thu 15-Sep-16 13:55:07

^ This

MaxineRockatansky Thu 15-Sep-16 13:56:26

Très yoo-neeq

Jessica0107 Thu 15-Sep-16 13:56:32

Pronouncing with either spelling is not an
issue because the sounds are different. I was thinking written down.

FranHastings Thu 15-Sep-16 13:57:08

Yes, it looks completely wrong.

PinkSquash Thu 15-Sep-16 13:57:41

It doesn't look right at all, sorry.

Jessica0107 Thu 15-Sep-16 13:58:33

Ah that's a shame as it was my favourite name. Looks like he'll be called Louis instead.

chinlo Thu 15-Sep-16 14:01:41

If you mean that the surname is pronounced differently to Harvey/Harvie, (something like McVey, for example), then why not just use Harvey? No huge issue in my opinion.

Harvey McVey is kind of cool grin

Footle Thu 15-Sep-16 14:01:52

I assumed it was a female version of Harvey. Louis is great.

sianihedgehog Thu 15-Sep-16 14:03:33

I'd pronounce it Harv-eye.

SecretPeanut Thu 15-Sep-16 14:04:01

Is that Louis as in Lewis? or Louis as in Theroux?

I only ask because a friend of mine called her boy Louis as in Theroux but spelt it Luis

Pipilangstrumpf Thu 15-Sep-16 14:04:14

Harvie does look unusual.

Louis has the pronunciation issue, with many saying Lou-is and others saying the French form Lou-ee. That may bother you?

sooperdooper Thu 15-Sep-16 14:05:04

If your surname ending isn't pronounced the same as vey at the end of Harvey I don't see the issue - spelling it Harvie is weird, but there's no reason not to use the standard spelling

rainbowstardrops Thu 15-Sep-16 14:05:41

Do you mean your surname hasn't got the 'vy' sound at the end but more of an 'ay' sound?
If so, I'd just spell it Harvey!
I agree that I'd think that spelling would be for a girl.
Louis is lovely.

hoddtastic Thu 15-Sep-16 14:06:46

Agree that Harvey McVey is cool. And Louis (as in Theroux) is a great name, less keen on Lewis pronunciation.

BettyOBarley Thu 15-Sep-16 14:08:27

Yes it does look wrong to me but possibly because I know a Harvey!

I personally think Louis is nicer anyway smile

Jessica0107 Thu 15-Sep-16 14:09:25

McVey is my surname wink I just thought it looked too much with Harvey.

Louis pronounced Lou-ee. I don't really like the Louie spelling, so I'd just correct people if they pronounced it wrong.

Yes our surname has the Ay sound, so maybe it wouldn't be much of a problem. I'm probably just being fussy.

OliviaBensonOnAGoodDay Thu 15-Sep-16 14:11:19

Harvey McVey is a really cool name!!

My little cousin (who's now 14... Eek) is a Harvey. We used to call him Maria, as in Ave Maria. It's a name that always makes me smile. Go for it!

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