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Alivia, Zoey or Kyra ... for baby girl? Help!

(32 Posts)
Jasperlove Tue 24-Oct-17 09:02:14

Do you feel Alivia is too common? Can't decide on girl's name!

overmydeadbody Tue 24-Oct-17 09:02:54

Do you mean Olivia?

CauliflowerSqueeze Tue 24-Oct-17 09:03:55

Spell it Zoë or she will spend her entire life correcting it.

Jasperlove Tue 24-Oct-17 09:07:40

I've seen Alivia now on baby lists instead of Olivia. I like it better than Olivia but sound pretty much the same.

Glumglowworm Tue 24-Oct-17 09:09:21

If you mean Olivia then it is very popular

If you mean Alicia then it's not very popular but Alice is

If you actually mean Alivia then pick a different name

Of the names you said I like Zoë with that spelling best

Jasperlove Tue 24-Oct-17 09:11:19

There's actually the spelling Alyvia too.

CauliflowerSqueeze Tue 24-Oct-17 09:11:37

She will have to say “Olivia but spelt with an ‘A’ all her life” sad

NataliaOsipova Tue 24-Oct-17 09:12:12

If you go for Alivia or Zoey, she will spend her life correcting the spelling of others! (Although I think Zoey is more common in the US - wasn't President Bartlet's daughter Zoey in the West Wing?)

Olivia is a lovely name. It's popular - probably because of that. Zoe is nice too, though - but if you're in the U.K., I would spell it conventionally.

Dozer Tue 24-Oct-17 09:12:25

Sounds like a silly made up name, as does Kyra.

Zoe is better than Zoey.

Jasperlove Tue 24-Oct-17 09:12:32

Yeah, I never thought of that.

SuburbanRhonda Tue 24-Oct-17 09:14:16

Are you particularly keen on different spellings, OP?

It’s just that, as PP have said, spelling Olivia with an A will cause problems for your DD for the rest of her life, which seems an unnecessary thing to do.

TheVanguardSix Tue 24-Oct-17 09:16:50

Alivia is like a cross between 'naproxin' (Aleve) and 'Olivia' gone sideways.
Zoey is very American in its (wrong) spelling. I'm American. I can honestly say that we mutilate perfectly decent spellings of words and names. Stick with Zoe.
Kyra's ok. It's a bit 'Tyra' but if you like it, why not?

Congratulations by the way.

Jasperlove Tue 24-Oct-17 09:16:58

Olivia is number 2 on Most popular U.S. baby girl names so I feel like it's just too common but I really like it....

flyingpigsinclover Tue 24-Oct-17 09:19:12

kyra or Zoe

Chaffinch4 Tue 24-Oct-17 09:22:10

Olivia is popular because it's a nice name.

I quite like Kyra (I knew one a long time ago). What about Lyra?

Zoe is lovely too.

Sophronia Tue 24-Oct-17 12:18:16

I like Zoe spelled this way. It doesn’t need the y on the end.

KoalaD Tue 24-Oct-17 12:19:46

Zoe. Spelled like that.

Don't like Kyra. Alivia is weird spelling. Olivia is overused.

Smoliver Tue 24-Oct-17 13:36:14

I like Kyra and Zoey - I don't mind the spelling with a Y.

I agree with the others about naming your Alivia and the spelling of it being explained as she grows up.

I just met a girl recently called Alethea (pronounced A-Lee-Thee-Ah)
It sounds similar to Alivia and Olivia so I think that would make a great alternative.

manicinsomniac Tue 24-Oct-17 15:58:50

I like Kyra the best, I think.

Assume you're in the US as you mention the US baby name lists so I don't see an issue with spelling Zoey with a y as it's more frequently used there.

Mrsknackered Tue 24-Oct-17 18:24:45

Love Olivia, I don't like Alivia. I don't see the point, I just feel like it's people being deliberately difficult.
I love Zoë, not a fan of it with the Y.
I like Kaia, not keen on Kyra. Sorry!

Sugarpiehoneyeye Tue 24-Oct-17 18:25:57

❤️ Zoe.

Wolfiefan Tue 24-Oct-17 18:26:45

Olivia
Zoe
Kiera?
I've literally never heard of the ones you list as names!

00100001 Tue 24-Oct-17 18:28:26

So what if a name is 2nd most popular???

Reppin Tue 24-Oct-17 18:31:53

Zoey reminds me of Zooey, which is a boy's name.

loobybear Tue 24-Oct-17 20:36:52

Alivia doesn't sound right if it's said the way it's written. If you're saying it the same as Olivia I don't see the point in having a weird spelling. If you like Olivia don't let others being called it put you off- it's doesn't make it any less special.

I like Zoe (spelled like that)

Not a fan of Kyra.

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