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Would you choose Vivienne, Poppy or Alice?

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MeToesAndTails Thu 05-Jan-17 03:10:18

We have a while to go yet and don't know if we're having a DD or DS but we're starting to think seriously about names.

Vivienne is my absolute favourite name and has been for years but sadly DH isn't keen. His favourite is Poppy which I don't hate, but it is much more popular than I would like (though it does seem to have peaked). Our compromise name is Alice and I would be happy with that, but I still hope to convince him that Vivienne is a beautiful name; not ugly and old fashioned!!

Which of the three is your favourite?

Marcipex Thu 05-Jan-17 03:26:44

I love Vivienne.
Alice is okay, a popular classic.
I don't dislike Poppy but if you shout it around here you'll get knocked down by Labradors.

DramaAlpaca Thu 05-Jan-17 03:32:00

Vivienne & Alice are both gorgeous.

Poppy is so cutesy & twee it makes my teeth ache.

ScarletForYa Thu 05-Jan-17 04:02:32

Oh Vivienne, it's the most beautiful name ever.

Poppy is sweet, I do like it and I love Alice, but Vivienne is peerless.

EatSpamAmandaLamb Thu 05-Jan-17 04:03:48

The first and last are lovely. Poppy is over done in the extreme and is screeched across our local park at designer something-poo puppies.

Spring2016 Thu 05-Jan-17 04:20:44

I think you should scrap any names that either of you hate, nobody wants to dislike their child's name.

Pluto30 Thu 05-Jan-17 04:30:53

I'd choose Alice.

I'd scrap Poppy and Vivienne as they can't be agreed upon and I think parents should both like (preferably love, but you'll grow to love your child's name) the name chosen.

Marcipex Thu 05-Jan-17 04:32:55

You could try starting a thread titled If I like Vivienne what else would I like...
You might get some good suggestions.

CakeRattleandRoll Thu 05-Jan-17 04:57:16

Love Vivienne. Def my favourite and would never consider it old-fashioned.

AmeliaJack Thu 05-Jan-17 05:23:18

Vivienne is lovely. Alice is nice.

I really don't like Poppy I'm afraid. I'm not sure why as I like other flower names.

theaveragewife Thu 05-Jan-17 05:33:55


I like Vivienne but dislike the nn Viv

mathanxiety Thu 05-Jan-17 05:42:28

Alice by a long shot. Vivienne is nice but not really to my taste.

Poppy is a name for a King Charles spaniel. YY to 'cutesy and twee'. You are naming a person who will one day be 57.

SydneyCarton Thu 05-Jan-17 05:51:36

Would a different spelling be more acceptable? I have a Vivian, nn Vivi, although I'm sure she'll choose Viv when she's older! Vivienne was a bit fussy for me

forwhom Thu 05-Jan-17 05:52:22

Vivienne is beautiful
Poppy is trendy
Alice is classic and always sweet

hoddtastic Thu 05-Jan-17 09:39:22

not Poppy.

NavyandWhite Thu 05-Jan-17 09:43:52

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SausageSoda Thu 05-Jan-17 09:52:37

Vivienne is a beautiful name but I dislike the nn Viv. Vivy/Vivi is sweet though.

I really liked the name Poppy though like yourself it's popularity put me off and I couldn't put in on my list as it's the name of MILs dog grin

Alice is OK.

Vivienne would be my pick if you could avoid Viv as a nn

MrsMeeseeks Thu 05-Jan-17 09:55:22

I love Vivienne and Alice.

Poppy just makes me think Sloppy, Ploppy, Poopy, that kind of thing.

LobsterQuadrille Thu 05-Jan-17 10:03:08

Poppy is a flimsy name in my view - inoffensive and probably cute on a small girl. Love the Labradors bounding over comment above grin. Alice is lovely but popular. Vivienne is unusual and elegant. I love the spelling Vivien as in Leigh.

user1483387154 Thu 05-Jan-17 10:03:24

I like Alice,
Poppy is a very popular animals/pets name here so that would put me off using it for a child.
Vivienne just doesnt work for me personally

Cakingbad Thu 05-Jan-17 10:13:13

Would the Vivien spelling be more acceptable to your DH?
I prefer it - probably because of Vivien Leigh.
Either way, Vivienne (or Vivien) is my favourite from your list.

MerryMarigold Thu 05-Jan-17 10:14:46

I love Vivienne too! Alice is ok. Don't like Poppy at all.

MerryMarigold Thu 05-Jan-17 10:15:23

Names in the same vein (I think)


Loyly Thu 05-Jan-17 10:16:55


Sophronia Thu 05-Jan-17 11:34:19

Vivienne (although I prefer the Vivien spelling)

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