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Ollie for a girl?

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izziefrost Thu 24-Nov-16 16:47:36

Full name will be Olive.

Soubriquet Thu 24-Nov-16 16:48:48

Yep. Sounds good to me


Twooter Thu 24-Nov-16 16:50:28

Ollie cute non. Not too keen on olive, whereas love Olivia.

Twooter Thu 24-Nov-16 16:50:42


sugarplumfairy28 Thu 24-Nov-16 17:03:19

My DD is Ottilie and my FIL cannot wrap his tongue around it so calls her Ollie, to me though it just sounds (for a girl) like some uneducated person who cannot say Holly. I really really dislike it, there is no-one else than my FIL who can get away with calling her that.

KlingybunFistelvase Thu 24-Nov-16 17:06:38

Love Olive and Ollie is a cute nn. Think I prefer Liv or Livvy though (and so might your DD - just a thought, in case you have your heart well and truly set on Ollie, in which case I'd go with Olwen nn Ollie).

17caterpillars1mouse Thu 24-Nov-16 17:35:32

I adore Olive - may use it myself if I have another girl and do think Ollie is a lovely nickname. People will assume Olivia though

Sophronia Thu 24-Nov-16 17:59:11

It's cute. Olive is nice as a full name.

user1470686892 Thu 24-Nov-16 20:42:53

I always imagine being called the name, can't see myself as an Olive at any given age.

Ollie maybe.

EssentialHummus Thu 24-Nov-16 20:45:12

I prefer Olivia, but it's OK.

Gruffalosfriend Sat 26-Nov-16 11:27:12

I like Olive but prefer Ottilie. Why not wait and see what nickname evolves naturally?

WalterWhitesNipple Sat 26-Nov-16 12:02:44

Love it smile

AuntieStella Sat 26-Nov-16 12:07:43

There are loads of girls called Olivia around the age of my DC and I know a fair few who use the NN Ollie.

So people might assume she's Olivia in full, rather than Olive, but it won't come across as unusual.

Does anyone ever use Olave (as in Baden-Powell) these days?

MitzyLeFrouf Sat 26-Nov-16 12:50:34

Olive and Ollie are both awful in my very humble opinion. Olive is dowdy and Ollie is a bloke's name. Olivia/Liv are so much nicer.

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