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Olivia or Ivy? (DD3)

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Winters75 Wed 25-Jan-17 15:57:04

Sister to Autumn and Violet. What goes better? Olivia or Ivy? I think Olivia, but that's because they'll all be 6 letters/go up in syllables (2, 3 and 4!) grin

Raines100 Wed 25-Jan-17 16:30:48

I was going to say Ivy because they're all nature-related nouns.

Winters75 Wed 25-Jan-17 16:44:47

Oh, that's very true!

Mol1628 Wed 25-Jan-17 16:46:20

Ivy

LadyMonicaBaddingham Wed 25-Jan-17 16:46:20

...Ivy trips off the tongue better as a group of three, iyswim

JenTeale Wed 25-Jan-17 16:47:16

Ivy. Olivia is nice but terribly boring now. And the theme is lovely without being twee.

daimbar Wed 25-Jan-17 16:48:21

I agree. Ivy sounds lovely with Autumn and Violet.

captainproton Wed 25-Jan-17 16:50:07

Ivy, a lovely name. Olivia is so err... vanilla! Sorry, it's just far too common a bit like Mary was 100 years ago.

Butterpuff Wed 25-Jan-17 16:55:04

In my baby groups I know no Olivia's but quite a few Ivy's if that sways you at all. I think both are pretty and both work.

Flower752 Wed 25-Jan-17 16:58:18

Ivy is a beautiful name, less common and fits lovely with your other names.

aquamarina100 Wed 25-Jan-17 17:01:30

Ivy is lovely and fits the best.

JournosAreLazy Wed 25-Jan-17 17:02:41

Another vote for Ivy! Lovely name and fits on well with the others.

Olivia is very bland imo

CouldHaveNotCouldOf Wed 25-Jan-17 17:06:57

Ivy definitely.
Olivia is so overdone at the minute. Ivy sounds nicer with your other childrens names too.

FaithAgain Wed 25-Jan-17 17:07:10

I think Ivy works better. Also Olivia has been a top 5 name for several years whereas Ivy was about 40. As someone who grew up with the same name as a lot of my peers (6 in my year at senior school!) I'd

FaithAgain Wed 25-Jan-17 17:07:26

..opt for the less popular name.

SittingDrinkingTea Wed 25-Jan-17 17:11:07

When I saw the title of this thread I thought it was about the My Sister the Vampire books. The central characters are twins called Olivia and Ivy, Olivia is human while Ivy is a vampire.

That aside they're both nice names but Olivia has been very popular for several years so my pick would be Ivy.

Cakingbad Wed 25-Jan-17 17:13:31

If you choose Ivy, you realise you will have to have a fourth girl to complete your beautiful four seasons set.

Cakingbad Wed 25-Jan-17 17:14:20

Summer or Rose.

indigo13 Wed 25-Jan-17 17:24:16

Agree Olivia is very dull. I really like Autumn, Violet and Ivy but I would be put off by two out of three having a V sound if it was me

indigo13 Wed 25-Jan-17 17:27:00

Also Violet and Ivy have the 'eye' sound as well as V. There's something similar about them compared to Autumn! but it depends how fussy you are

mum2bejen Wed 25-Jan-17 17:41:55

I think both names are lovely! Personally I prefer the name Olivia, but I think Ivy goes better with Autumn and Violet.

n0ne Wed 25-Jan-17 17:47:35

Love Ivy. Bored of Olivia

Sugarpiehoneyeye Wed 25-Jan-17 17:51:31

Ivy does go better, but I love Olivia too.

Lugeeta Wed 25-Jan-17 17:55:58

I love Ivy. Olivia is a bit boring now, there are so many of them- Ivy goes better with your other dd's names too!

Awwlookatmybabyspider Wed 25-Jan-17 20:14:43

Olivia is prettier, but for reasons that Raines pointed out. I'd say Ivy

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