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Sylvia or Violet?

(14 Posts)
namesstress2323 Sun 08-Jan-17 00:05:44

i don't really like the nicknames for violet but could use Sylvie? any other suggestions of names like this?

piginboots Sun 08-Jan-17 00:33:16


Sophronia Sun 08-Jan-17 00:40:07


reuset Sun 08-Jan-17 01:15:40

Sylvie and Sylvia are firm favourites of mine.

Raines100 Sun 08-Jan-17 06:50:50

Sylvia/Sylvie is stunning.

Glitterous Sun 08-Jan-17 07:10:33


whatsagoodusername Sun 08-Jan-17 07:16:05

Sylvia or Sylvie

Swearwolf Sun 08-Jan-17 07:19:24

I have a little sylvie and I love it, and it's had nothing but positive reactions! I also love Violet, though there are a lot more of them about. We also had on the list:


If any of those are any good? Cecilia was my absolute favourite but got vetoed sad

RussianCoffee Sun 08-Jan-17 08:21:07

Violet makes me think of a spoilt, snobby little girl (I guess it is a Violet Beauregarde association).

Sylvia is beautiful and elegant and Sylvie manages to be cute and elegant the same time.

(Sorry to any Violets or parents of Violets.. I appreciate this is all in my head!)

1horatio Sun 08-Jan-17 10:30:51

I really like Sylvia, it's a really beautiful name.

Violet is ok. But a bit violent imo. I don't dislike the name, but I honestly don't know why it's so popular...

Foureyesarebetterthantwo Sun 08-Jan-17 10:32:48

I love Sylvie out of these.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sun 08-Jan-17 13:04:31


CakeRattleandRoll Sun 08-Jan-17 16:30:08

Sylvia is lovely.

NotThrowAwayMyShot Sun 08-Jan-17 16:32:17

Sylvia feels a bit old fashioned to me. Sylvie I associate with Sylvie Guillem - I feel it's very French.

I actually like Violet, I think it's a genteel, old fashioned name & Violets have always been a favourite flower of mine (I like flower names) despite the Beauregarde connection

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