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LongLiveTheChief Wed 21-Dec-16 21:56:29

DH and I are really struggling for names for our little girl, we have none that we like! We don't want family to know our choice so it's over to you guys!

DH has come home from work today and said he likes the name Tivy. I've never heard of it but I love it! We said we would like a name ending in 'y' or 'ie' so it fits that.

She would be Tivy Young....

What do you think? Xx

SquedgieBeckenheim Wed 21-Dec-16 21:58:06

Not to my taste, but go with what you like!

LongLiveTheChief Wed 21-Dec-16 22:05:09

Oh I just don't know. DH has said maybe it's to be spelt Tivvy? I really like it but worried that she's stuck with it for the rest of her life if we get it wrong :-( x

ConvincingLiar Wed 21-Dec-16 22:07:38

It sounds a bit like a name you've made up/misheard. That would be a problem for me, but maybe it's not for you if you're less keen on traditional names. I think she'll have a lifetime of "pardon?" and "how do you spell that?".

Blossomdeary Wed 21-Dec-16 22:08:55

She might not thank you for it, even though you like it - a bit too much like TV I think.

ScruffyTheJanitor Wed 21-Dec-16 22:09:40

I'd be very worried about any name that rhymes so easily with an insult.
But.... That's only really relevant for her school years.

SoftSheen Wed 21-Dec-16 22:14:09

Tivy isn't a name. It might be a shortening of a longer name, perhaps Octavia?

As pp points out, Tivy rhymes with an insult, which might well cause problems at school.

SirNiallDementia Wed 21-Dec-16 22:16:36

I've never heard of that name before. I think she'll be forever spelling out and repeating her name as it's so unusual!

I've just googled s it and it looks like Tiverton in Devon is known as Tivvy. Think that might put me off tbh.

SarahOoo Wed 21-Dec-16 22:24:52

I've always been sure I'd find it impossible to name my child. Being a child of the 80s and being called Sarah I wanted something very unique....my husband suggested 'Charlotte' and 'Lottie' for short and somehow I liked it and that's what we are going for!

I'm not sure I like Tivvy/Tivy though. Just some ideas I had on my list that may help.....

Aspen
Hayden
Amber
Orla
Payton/Peyton
Gabriella
Autumn
Misha
Estelle

GRW Wed 21-Dec-16 22:37:15

There is a river Teifi in West Wales and my cousin has Teifi as her middle name, so she is Anne Teifi. It is pronounced Tivy.

JudgeJudySheidlin Wed 21-Dec-16 22:47:54

How is the name pronounced?

If I've guessed the pronunciation right
Tivy/Tivvy is quite pretty sounding. So what if it's not a 'real' name? I like it & I've got an unusual name that nobody ever pronounces or spells correctly!

SarcasmMode Wed 21-Dec-16 23:15:21

I just think of Tiverton.

Same surname as us smile

How about Livvy?

Buttercupsandaisies Wed 21-Dec-16 23:18:28

I just think of divvy sorry!

MollyHuaCha Wed 21-Dec-16 23:18:52

Sorry, I don't know any insults that rhyme with Tivy.

Buttercupsandaisies Wed 21-Dec-16 23:33:28

Milky I think they mean tivvy=divvy

Buttercupsandaisies Wed 21-Dec-16 23:33:43

Milky = Molly

Nospringflower Wed 21-Dec-16 23:37:26

If you like it go for it but it sounds made up to me and therefore i'm not keen.

1horatio Wed 21-Dec-16 23:45:39

Is young your last name or...?

I do agree with a previous poster, it does sound like TV, tbh.

A name that end in -ie/y?
Lorrie, Lottie, Abbie, Cassie, Katie, Allie, Bernie, Heidi, Lizzie, Addie, Farlie/Farley, Hattie, Heddie, Annie, Jamie, Amy, Izzie, Lily, Lucie?

1horatio Wed 21-Dec-16 23:46:18

*ends
Oops ;)

ViewBasket Wed 21-Dec-16 23:53:03

I agree it's too similar to divvy!

Ivy
Lucy
Katie
Zoe
Annie
Jenny
Marnie
Bethany
Josie
Elodie
Coralie
Heidi
Amelie
Natalie
Darcy
Holly
Romilly
Sophie
Hermione
Stephanie
Jodie
Sadie
Cecily
Daisy
Tiffany
Cassie
Emily
Xanthe
Naomi
Chloe
Susie
Josie
Lexie
Phoebe
Valerie
Daphne
Poppy
Elsie
Edie
Evie
Maisie
Penny
Bea
Tilly
Molly
Millie
Verity
Ruby
Connie
Cassie
Sandy
Melanie
Jessie
Lizzie

MollyHuaCha Thu 22-Dec-16 00:49:05

Ah, I had though Tivy was pronounced with an 'eye' sound. Yes, I see now. Not that keen on Tivy or Tivvy . Sounds made up, so sorry. fhmm

ladybird69 Thu 22-Dec-16 01:22:41

I've always had a handful of names to choose from and then during the first couple of weeks we choose which name suits the baby the best. We've always been congratulated on our children's lovely names and how much they suit them. You've got 6 weeks to register them so no hurry. I love my children's names and they like them too, that makes me happy 😂

Sugarpiehoneyeye Thu 22-Dec-16 10:58:20

How about Olivia (Livi)
Vivienne (Vivi)

Talcott2007 Thu 22-Dec-16 11:05:33

Tevy - pronounced 'Teh-vee' is a real name - it's Cambodian and I believe means angelic or angel. I know a 10yr old Tevy in RL

Talcott2007 Thu 22-Dec-16 11:07:28

I also know a Tegan 'Tee-gan' who goes by Tiggy

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