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Sylvia, Silvia, Sylvie or Silvie?

(24 Posts)
namesstress2323 Sat 26-Nov-16 19:09:49

Which variation & spelling do you prefer? also any nicknames?

SprogletsMum Sat 26-Nov-16 19:11:32

I like Sylvie. My mil is Sylvia so I would never use it but I do think Sylvie is lovely. I think you'll inevitably get sylv as a shortening though which is not so lovely.

DramaAlpaca Sat 26-Nov-16 19:14:28

I'd go for Sylvia, nn Sylvie.

namesstress2323 Sat 26-Nov-16 19:21:33

im not sure if sylvia reminds me too much of sylvia plath? :/

WellErrr Sat 26-Nov-16 19:21:40

Sylvia, nickname Sylvie.

I LOVE this and wanted it for my DD but wasn't allowed sad

EllenDegenerate Sat 26-Nov-16 19:23:52

My DD1 is a Sylvie.

I think Sylvie is a name for all ages whereas Sylvia takes a bit of growing in to.

BuntyFigglesworthSpiffington Sat 26-Nov-16 19:24:14

Love the name Sylvia.

rainbow99 Sat 26-Nov-16 20:53:02

Much prefer Sylvie, it sound cute for a little one and then sophisticated for someone older. Although it is only one letter out, Sylvia seems much older to me and reminds me of old ladies

squoosh Sat 26-Nov-16 20:54:57

Sylvie is nice but Sylvia is nicer again. Plus I think Sylvie is an old lady name in France. But not old lady chic. I do like it though!

cheweduprope Sat 26-Nov-16 20:57:37

Sylvia, after the wonderful song by Dr. Hook :D

BackforGood Sat 26-Nov-16 20:58:35

You can always call her Sylvie for short but she's got the standard name there for when she prefers.

TheDowagerCuntess Sat 26-Nov-16 21:02:32

It's not a name that would make my short-list, but I think I prefer the Silvia spelling - the Ys, Vs and Ls make it seem quite sharp.

Regardless, I would go for the 'a' ending, and use the other as a nickname - more options. It also seems like a better name for an adult IMO.

SausageSoda Sat 26-Nov-16 21:03:14

Sylvie is my preference

SquirrelPaws Sat 26-Nov-16 21:04:35

Sylvia. I love it and wanted it for DD but DH vetoed it. He thinks Sylvia and Lydia are old-lady names.

Yawnyawnallday Sat 26-Nov-16 21:13:15

Sylvie. Sylvia doesn't sound as fresh.

Siluie26 Tue 31-Jan-17 13:00:39

I am silvie and get called silv

IsabelleSE19 Tue 31-Jan-17 13:06:56

My DD is Sylvia but Sylvie for short. So she's got both options but still has the suffragette name as her 'real' name!

CoolJazz Tue 31-Jan-17 13:07:40

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Sugarpiehoneyeye Tue 31-Jan-17 14:01:08

Probably Sylvia, Sylvie for short.

TheLegendOfBeans Tue 31-Jan-17 14:01:45


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daisydaisychain Tue 31-Jan-17 14:06:38

I like Sylvia. Nearly used it myself!

Sophronia Tue 31-Jan-17 14:41:38

I like Silvie

Jooni Tue 31-Jan-17 17:30:18


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