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Ivo - too posh?

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leonina Mon 16-Jan-17 16:23:53

Opinions? Also like Ivan/Evan and Ivor...

JournosAreLazy Mon 16-Jan-17 16:26:11

I prefer Ivan to Ivo. Ivo feels that an unfinished word to me. I don't think it's too posh though.

AuntiePenguin Mon 16-Jan-17 16:26:58

I like ivo and don't think of it as posh

Sophronia Mon 16-Jan-17 16:28:40

I like Ivo, and also don't think it's too posh

Brownhair123 Mon 16-Jan-17 16:29:41

I like Ivan. Ivo is nice but for some reason it's not a comfortable word to say. It doesn't sound posh.

SallyInSweden Mon 16-Jan-17 16:31:41

I like Ivo as well. But then I know a few. Good solid Germanic name.

leonina Mon 16-Jan-17 16:34:25

Nice to hear positive responses smile thanks all.
Yes SallyInSweden ! - British/Austrian parents so looking for something that will work in both settings...

Minty82 Mon 16-Jan-17 16:35:57

I do think of Ivo as pretty posh (I only know Etonian ones - not Estonian, as autocorrect suggested!) but it's nice, and it could be a bit under the radar posh - ie people are quite likely not to have come across it at all and therefore wouldn't have 'posh' as their first association. I like Ivan but it is very Russian, which feels slightly random if you're not.

Minty82 Mon 16-Jan-17 16:37:00

Ah, just saw the British/AustrIan thing - Ivo good choice then!

ClaryIsTheBest Mon 16-Jan-17 16:37:28

I like the name.
I actually know two Ivos. They're both really lovely smile! Probably makes me a bit biased, tbh....

MarmiteDoesYouGood Mon 16-Jan-17 16:57:50

The connotation for me is of latin roots, not posh ones. But then, I've never met an English Ivo, maybe that's why! (I'm not in with the Eton crown I guess).

MarmiteDoesYouGood Mon 16-Jan-17 16:58:30

Oh and I think it's a great name. Was in our shortlist (to be pronounced ee-vo for us)

PatsFan Mon 16-Jan-17 17:08:30

I like it. The only Ivo I have ever met was Portuguese. Didn't realise it was a posh name.

leonina Mon 16-Jan-17 17:08:57

Thanks for all the replies!
Minty82 interesting point about under the radar poshness!
MarmiteDoesYouGood also good point about pronounciation... Would be eye-vo I guess but I also like how ee-vo sounds...

Phalarope Mon 16-Jan-17 17:12:56

I love it. It was our first choice for DS, but then he didn't look like an Ivo when he arrived. (Not actually sure what a newborn Ivo is supposed to look like. I imagine it was fairly hormone-related).

Jooni Mon 16-Jan-17 17:14:34

Love Ivo. I can't use it because it really doesn't work with our surname, but it's so simple, strong and lovely. Go for it!

chatnanny Mon 16-Jan-17 17:16:39

I think of it as Welsh rather than highfalutin maybe because I assumed it was short for Ivan. Personally I always think best to give the full name so they can choose that or the NN. I like it.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Mon 16-Jan-17 17:30:38

I would go with Ivo.

CheekyNandosChicken Mon 16-Jan-17 17:51:39

My only knowledge of the name is through Ivor the Engine. (Yes, I'm old!!)

averythinline Mon 16-Jan-17 17:57:17

I'm also old so would assume Ivor just pronounced differently - I loved Ivor but didn't work with our surname also really like Evan and Ivan probably preference Evan of the 3 - but all good names

would think all Welsh origin rather than posh...not saying you cant be posh and welsh grin

leonina Mon 16-Jan-17 18:02:19

chatnanny and averythinline yes, I hear you on the Welsh-soundingness of it. There are some tenuous Welsh family connections which I could draw on too...
I like the Ivor the Engine connotations too!

WankersHacksandThieves Mon 16-Jan-17 18:07:52

I like it, I'd always thought it was Celtic/French as it's not unknown in Scotland (but not posh) and obviously there was the "auld alliance" Scots/French thing going on.

Who knows where it comes from! :O

I also like Ivan, Evan, Owen, Euan etc all possibly from the same roots.

Interestingangelfish Mon 16-Jan-17 18:36:37

Ivo is a great name. I sometimes consider having another child, just so I can use it (but of course I might end up with another girl...)

Interestingangelfish Mon 16-Jan-17 18:47:23

Ivo is a great name. I sometimes consider having another child, just so I can use it (but of course I might end up with another girl...)

DappledThings Mon 16-Jan-17 19:01:12

Love Ivo and we considered it for a middle name. For us it was a cricket connection though, Ivo Bligh, named on the Ashes urn!

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