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Opinions on Olivier?

(18 Posts)
Jamieson Sun 23-Apr-17 10:44:06

Thank you :-)

Rockaby Sun 23-Apr-17 10:46:27

Lovely! I knew one at uni, with nn Liv. He made it work (very cool guy).

I also like that it gets rid of the liver part of Oliver, which I never really liked (as it reminds me of liver).

HeadsDownThumbsUpEveryone Sun 23-Apr-17 10:46:54

Do you mean Oliver or Olivia, is it for a boy or a girl? I am confused, and if I saw it written down I would assume it was a typo of Oliver?

Jamieson Sun 23-Apr-17 10:47:31

No, I mean Olivier grin for a boy.

HeadsDownThumbsUpEveryone Sun 23-Apr-17 10:55:14

I do think you will get lots of people thinking it is a typo for Oliver to be honest.

Jamieson Sun 23-Apr-17 10:58:23

Really? :-(

I thought the Olivier Awards would have made it more known?

emwithme Sun 23-Apr-17 11:01:01

I thought the Olivier Awards would have made it more known?

Yeah but Laurence Olivier's name was...well, Laurence.

Most people will see it as a typo for Oliver.

Melassa Sun 23-Apr-17 11:05:20

It's French for Oliver, not a typo.

OP are you French or francophone? Or do you live somewhere multicultural? If so go for it, you won't get any typo comments. I personally prefer it to Oliver, it has a much nicer sound smile

Jamieson Sun 23-Apr-17 11:07:17

We are French, but live in England.

EllieMentry Sun 23-Apr-17 11:09:15

Olivier is a lovely name and not uncommon where French speakers live. Why would people think it's a typo for Oliver?

HeadsDownThumbsUpEveryone Sun 23-Apr-17 11:20:33

Well I thought it was a typo for Oliver and I live in a very multicultural area, I don't think it would be that uncommon given you are living in England and that Oliver is currently the most popular boys name.

Melassa Sun 23-Apr-17 11:24:52

In which case absolutely go for it. It's hardly confusing for a native Brit to pronounce, unlike say, Thibault, Guillaume or Ghislain.

MamaHanji Sun 23-Apr-17 11:25:25

Love it! Very classic but not weird.

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Reow Sun 23-Apr-17 13:56:09

I love it. Olivier Giroud comes to mind, which is not a bad association at all!

feckingmarvellous Sun 23-Apr-17 15:52:44

Really like it.

lizzieoak Sun 23-Apr-17 15:55:17

I knew a lovely, fluffy, orange cat named Olivier. Outside of my street I suppose it is a human's name! But if always picture the cat. He did have lovely manners though grin

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