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Should we stay safe, or go for the name we love (that's seen as 'made-up' and 'chavvy')?

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MushroomWorld Fri 27-Jan-17 18:48:55

What the title says! I'd rather not say what the unusual name is, as it's rare. I like 1 spelling of it.

Or Olivia grin

I like Olivia, but love the other name. Should we just go for it?

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Fri 27-Jan-17 18:50:59

We need to compare properly!

5OBalesofHay Fri 27-Jan-17 18:51:29

Depends what the other one is. No idea.

corlan Fri 27-Jan-17 18:52:24

Is it Waynetta?

PrettyDarnQuick Fri 27-Jan-17 18:52:26

Shall we go for apples, or whatever is in this mystery box?

ThroughThickAndThin01 Fri 27-Jan-17 18:54:31

Go for Olivia. Don't risk it.

Downstairspoo Fri 27-Jan-17 18:55:14

Why don't you post a list with the mystery name as one of them OP so we can comment without knowing which is the one you're talking about

senua Fri 27-Jan-17 18:55:15

I could tell you what I think. But I'd rather not.

MushroomWorld Fri 27-Jan-17 18:55:58

There was no children given this name in the U.K. last year, so you can see why I'm not keen on saying it.

I suppose I'm just asking would you go safe?

passmethewineplease Fri 27-Jan-17 18:56:01

Hard to say without knowing the other name!

Chapultepec564 Fri 27-Jan-17 18:56:02

Stick with Olivia. Your dd will be eternally grateful!

MustBeLoopy390 Fri 27-Jan-17 18:56:14

Play safe, most unusually spelt or out there names are cute for a while then get very embarassing as the child grows and has to correct spelling/pronunciation constantly.

Isitjustmeorisiteveryoneelse Fri 27-Jan-17 18:56:19

corlan grin
Or possibly Spudulike?

unlimiteddilutingjuice Fri 27-Jan-17 18:56:20

Whats the name?!!!!!

MushroomWorld Fri 27-Jan-17 18:57:28

It's not hard to spell as such...

It's just not liked. Seen as 'try hard' when I'm far from trying to be 'cool'.

olympicsrock Fri 27-Jan-17 18:57:35

And the winner of most obtuse post 2017 is .....

Isitjustmeorisiteveryoneelse Fri 27-Jan-17 18:58:15

Silly me! That was the normal spelling, it should have read Spudulika obvs!

UnicornButtplug Fri 27-Jan-17 18:58:39

How can anyone answer without knowing the name?

If it is an actual name but unusual for out country then that is fine. If it is made up or offensive then stick with Olivia.

MushroomWorld Fri 27-Jan-17 18:59:01

Okay, clearly people are just going to comment unhelpful things.


No, I don't just want Amber and I don't want Leigh as a middle name grin it's either Amberleigh (which we have both fallen in love with) or Olivia (which we both think is nice) but we will probably always regret it sad

Gallavich Fri 27-Jan-17 18:59:25

Olivia is boring. If you go for safe try a bit less safe than that.
Go on tell us the other name!

Gallavich Fri 27-Jan-17 18:59:48

Oh god no
Sorry but no

Gallavich Fri 27-Jan-17 19:00:23

Amberley would be a bit weird but maybe ok?

PersisFord Fri 27-Jan-17 19:00:31

Have you watched the Shannara chronicles?

ThroughThickAndThin01 Fri 27-Jan-17 19:00:52

Definitely Olivia

RayofFuckingSunshine Fri 27-Jan-17 19:01:24

It's awful.

Go with Olivia. Please, I beg of you.

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