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FantasticalRide Sun 25-Sep-16 21:32:43

I know it will be too fussy for many tastes...

But give me your thoughts.

I love Liv. I dont like Olivia. I like Livia, but not the ancient Rome connotations. Could this be a good compromise....?

I like Liliana and Aviana too, so there is obviously some subconscious '-ana' thing going on grin

MephistoMarley Sun 25-Sep-16 21:40:33

Is it a real name?

pollyblack Sun 25-Sep-16 21:41:16

Sounds like a contraceptive brand to me! Love Liv though.

katemess12 Sun 25-Sep-16 21:42:22

Don't like it.

Liv is an acceptable stand-alone name in many countries. And Liv Tyler is just Liv.

Garthmarenghi Sun 25-Sep-16 21:43:15

Lavinia? It's a bit less fussy sounding.

MotherDuckSaid Sun 25-Sep-16 22:02:32

what about Lavinia ?

lastqueenofscotland Sun 25-Sep-16 22:03:10

Horrid. Sorry.

SirNiallDementia Sun 25-Sep-16 22:08:29

Sounds made up and fussy.

Really like Liv as a stand alone name, also like Lavinia.

LunaLoveg00d Sun 25-Sep-16 22:13:50

It does sound like you've not been able to make your mind up between a few names and have just cobbled them all together.

Enidblyton1 Sun 25-Sep-16 22:14:06

Love Lavinia and Lilliana and Livia.
Afraid I really don't like Liviana.

HoratioNightboy Sun 25-Sep-16 22:37:39

I've come across it before, and I like it!

mycatstares Sun 25-Sep-16 22:42:22

Is it pronounced the same as lavinia?

I had a friend called that when I was younger and she hated it.

Stilldreamingofsun Mon 26-Sep-16 10:42:26

What about viviana nn viv? I too used to like Lavinia but my friend told me it reminded her of lavatory or labia 😱

JinkxMonsoon Mon 26-Sep-16 10:45:16

There are plenty of names ending in "-iana" that aren't made up. Personally I find them a bit too long and frilly, but that's my personal taste I guess.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Mon 26-Sep-16 12:43:53

No OP, but I do like Aviana (Ava).

expatinscotland Mon 26-Sep-16 12:50:59

Not keen. Lavinia. Lydia.

CancellyMcChequeface Mon 26-Sep-16 18:24:19

I love Liviana! I prefer it to Lavinia and really dislike Liv as a stand-alone name - it sounds incomplete or like the word 'live' rather than a name.

I also like Livia, Liliana and Luciana.

DespicableMeh Mon 26-Sep-16 18:30:29

How about Livana?

Yika Mon 26-Sep-16 20:18:39

I like it. If it's made up it certainly sounds like a bona fide name and a pretty one at that.

Houseconfusion Mon 26-Sep-16 20:21:12

Reminds me of liver.

And what's with these made up names.

0pti0na1 Mon 26-Sep-16 20:25:37

Liver here too I'm afraid!

Liliana is lovely though. Also Juliana, Alannah, Georgiana, Tatiana for "ana" names.

FantasticalRide Wed 28-Sep-16 21:37:32

Its not made up, honestly! Or if it was made up, it was made up a long time ago. Its a very old name in England. I have a distant relative who was named this in the 1800s. It is also not completely unusual in Spain, for some reason. Not sure of the roots of it there.

I like the 'Liv-ee-ah-na' pronunciation more than 'Liv-ee-anna'.

Ho-hum. Not popular on MN, then grin

katemess12 Wed 28-Sep-16 22:35:41

OP, if you like Liv, just go with Liv as a standalone name. smile

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