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Which spelling do you prefer?

(40 Posts)
Jasperlove Wed 01-Nov-17 01:35:56

Livia or Lyvia

I really like the Y in it, but I'm afraid people will pronounce it incorrectly.

Cavender Wed 01-Nov-17 01:38:40

I assume it’s pronounced like Olivia without the “O”?

If so I’d use the first spelling. If I saw Lyvia I’d think Lye-veea.

Lyvia also autocorrects to Lucia which might give the occasional issue.

OrlandaFuriosa Wed 01-Nov-17 02:00:32

Livia. It’s the original one and less confusing.

rizlett Wed 01-Nov-17 03:30:44

I like the Y - and it will be pronounced however you and Lyvia say it.

sofato5miles Wed 01-Nov-17 03:33:39


PressPaws Wed 01-Nov-17 04:23:18


Catalufa Wed 01-Nov-17 04:24:45

I’d say Livia. Lydia is a y though, and also very pretty.

ProseccoMamam Wed 01-Nov-17 04:44:08

Lyvia is a bit showey and looks foreign - not that that would be a bad thing, but could be quite confusing for her with nursery/friends ect. It also hurts my eyes so that’s probably why I don’t like the look of it grin

ChangingStates Wed 01-Nov-17 06:01:03

Livia, agree with pp the lyvia May end up being pronounced lyevia, also if shortened Liv is better than Lyv (pronounced live)

Mouthfulofquiz Wed 01-Nov-17 06:06:31

It makes me think of Clivia, the houseplant! But I think it's really nice. I prefer Livia.

SuperBeagle Wed 01-Nov-17 07:01:32

Livia, absolutely.

Livia is a name with a lot of history. It'd be bizarre to misspell it.

Chaffinch4 Wed 01-Nov-17 07:46:43

The y and the v next to each other in Lyvia look odd. I prefer Livia.

EssentialHummus Wed 01-Nov-17 08:37:10


FrancisCrawford Wed 01-Nov-17 09:59:35


Lyvia looks like a mash-up between Livia and Lydia.

HipToBeSquare Wed 01-Nov-17 10:02:59

We used a y in dd1 name that also could be an i as I like y's - but agree with a pp that the y and v close together doesn't look right.

Livia is a lovely name smile

BroomstickOfLove Wed 01-Nov-17 10:06:46


bridgetreilly Wed 01-Nov-17 10:23:11


No ys in Latin.

Awwlookatmybabyspider Wed 01-Nov-17 10:29:51

Livia. The letters V and Y look odd together IMO.

rizlett Wed 01-Nov-17 11:04:14

Looks like I'm on my own with liking the Y.

Though not so bad as Yvette has a Y and a V together too.

DiegoMadonna Wed 01-Nov-17 11:05:28

Livia, without a doubt.

viques Wed 01-Nov-17 11:10:15

Livia. Lyvia will need a clumsy curly y to join, try it , it looks awful, she will be stuck with an ugly signature for life.

Appuskidu Wed 01-Nov-17 11:10:25

Livia definitely. You/she will forever be correcting spelling and pronunciation otherwise.

FizzyGreenWater Wed 01-Nov-17 12:18:42

The correct way - Livia.

I'd pronounce Lyvia as Lie-vee-a.

HipToBeSquare Wed 01-Nov-17 13:16:44

The correct way - Livia

Hate it when this tosh is trotted out. Like words and names don't evolve or only in Britain they shouldn't hmm

BabyOrSanta Wed 01-Nov-17 13:22:37

I like the look of Lyvia but Livia would cause less hassle throughout DCs life with spelling and pronunciation

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