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Amelia, Ava or Olivia?

(45 Posts)
ShowMeTheWayHome Sat 07-Jan-17 12:49:01

These are my front runners but I really can't decide between them!

I feel;

Amelia is quite a mouthful to say and I'm not sure what people will shorten it to. An Amelia I know is nicknamed 'Meems'.

No one I speak to is over keen on Ava.

And Olivia is very popular!

Can you please give me your opinions?

Thanks smile

AlwaysTeaTime Sat 07-Jan-17 13:12:14

All incredibly popular- Ava more so than Olivia where I live! Amelia is my favourite of the three- and it is usually shortened to Milly.
I would advise against Ava as, not only is it very popular, it is easily confused with all the Eva/Evie's.
Olivia ends up as Liv/ Livvy which I personally don't like, but alone it is a nice name
Have you thought of Emily? I find it is less popular than the others for under 5s

Blackbird82 Sat 07-Jan-17 13:15:20

I like Ava the best.

FreddoFrog Sat 07-Jan-17 13:27:29

I like Olivia the most from that list.

Emilia instead of Amelia?

AvaBird Sat 07-Jan-17 15:21:57

Ava's my name and I love it. It's retro and cute but can be pulled off by an adult woman. My sister's an Amelia and she loves her name too as it's classy but feminine. And my daughter is an Olivia Beatrice, which I LOVE and she's never been a Liv/Livvy just Olivia. Obviously I love all your names but would urge you to pick Ava!! grin

lalaland1985 Sat 07-Jan-17 15:34:00

All incredibly popular just now. Will it not bother you that they will probably share their name with umpteen other girls at nursery and school?

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sat 07-Jan-17 16:31:35


ShowMeTheWayHome Sat 07-Jan-17 16:31:48

Thanks for replies.

I don't like unusual or 'new' names so am really struggling.

TaggieRR Sat 07-Jan-17 16:33:25

Amelia. And they're all lovely names - so popular for a reason.

GinIsIn Sat 07-Jan-17 16:34:43

None of them are offensive but they are all amongst the most common girls' names in the UK, so it wouldn't be my choice to use one of them....

EthelEgbert Sat 07-Jan-17 16:35:08

Amelia is lovely.

1horatio Sat 07-Jan-17 16:46:51

I don't dislike any of these. They are just very very popular.
I prefer Emilia and Ada.

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1horatio Sat 07-Jan-17 16:50:13

If you don't like unusual or new names... what about names like Gemma, Jessica, Rebecca, Felicity, Victoria, Katherine, Louisa, Emma, Laura, Leah? I mean, they aren't new or 'unusual'. But they aren't very popular either (currently).

congratulations 😊

SunCrusHH Sat 07-Jan-17 17:28:27

Aida/ayda? Similar style but not as popular

sammyjayneex Sat 07-Jan-17 17:30:25

I love Ava! I think Amelia is too over used and so is Olivia

Definitely Ava

reuset Sat 07-Jan-17 17:35:13

Olivia, then Amelia.

HeadDreamer Sat 07-Jan-17 17:38:02

They are all lovely and very popular. As someone says they are popular for a reason.

Pluto30 Sat 07-Jan-17 20:00:31

I like Amelia best, but prefer it spelt Emilia. It then lends itself to the nickname Emmy, rather than the usual Milly (although you could get that too).

Prefer Olive or just Liv to Olivia.

Ava is lovely, but is very popular at the moment, more so than the other two (in my experience).

Glitterous Sat 07-Jan-17 20:03:36


Op - these are the top 20 girls names of 2015

Out of the 3 you like, I prefer Amelia. Since you have 3 choices why not just see what she looks like when born?

LexieSinclair Sat 07-Jan-17 20:05:07

Ava is lovely. Everyone says it's really popular, but I only know one. So I guess it depends where you live.

Mrsjudelaw66 Sat 07-Jan-17 20:07:22

Olivia. Libby is lovely too. Not keen on Ava at all. Way too popular and overused.

Daisychain2017 Sat 07-Jan-17 20:08:00

Emelia then you can have emmie or Millie as nns

Or Olivia.

I like all the same names as you and we ended up with an Isabella (nn Bella) and neve Olivia (but neve spelt the Irish way - Niamh).

Mrsjudelaw66 Sat 07-Jan-17 20:08:05

We live in South East London. There's loads of Ava's round here.

Daisychain2017 Sat 07-Jan-17 20:10:05

Ps ignore the people who say things are overused or too popular - things are popular for a reason and you should give your child the name you want not a lukewarm name just to be a bit different

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