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Olivia or Olympia?

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evieboo Sun 19-Nov-17 15:33:32

Hello, hello, hello! My first thread and one about names, specifically the name, Olympia. My older children are Joseph Brooks, Annabeth Poppy, Dominic Jackson and Rosemary August. All my kids have at least one name that means lots to me, for example Joseph was my dad's middle name, Elizabeth is my MIL's name, Jack is my FIL's name and Rosemary is my mother's name although she always has gone by Molly. So, that gives you a little idea as to the type of names and little hints of family I like to use.

Olympia is a name I like because it is strong, unique and breaks up the fairly commonplace but utterly delicious Charlotte, which will be our daughter's first name. But, Charlotte's first name is quite clearly a hint to her great granddad's name Charlie which has been a lovely realisation and I would like to honor my own granddad as well as DH's. His name is Oliver but he has always been known as Oli so I was hoping I could get away with Olympia being a little reference to him but I don't always want to be explaining the connection and I don't want to leave him out.

Therefore, Charlotte Olivia or Charlotte Olympia?

Justbookedasummmerholiday Sun 19-Nov-17 15:35:59

Going with your other names it's a Charlotte Olympia from me.

SkeletalFishtail Sun 19-Nov-17 15:37:54

Fantastic names op! It’s another vote for Olympia from me. Oh how I wish I was named Charlotte Olympia!!!

DullAndOld Sun 19-Nov-17 15:39:51

I love Olympia but cant get the exhibition centre/tube stop out of my mind.
If you like Greek names what about Artemis or Antigone?

ChocolateCrunch Sun 19-Nov-17 15:58:44

Definitely Charlotte Olympia! Lovely name

Yika Sun 19-Nov-17 16:01:00

I love Olympia but if you want to honour your GF I think Olivia would be the one Togo for.

WhatKatyDidNotDo Sun 19-Nov-17 16:08:41

Absolutely love Olympia

AppleKatie Sun 19-Nov-17 16:12:23


ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 19-Nov-17 16:12:35

Olympia, without doubt.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 19-Nov-17 16:14:33

Where is Elizabeth in your children's names?

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sun 19-Nov-17 16:15:58

Oh the Beth bit. I read it as Annabelle.

TheVanguardSix Sun 19-Nov-17 16:20:22


If you wish to honour family, Olivia.

meanapparently Sun 19-Nov-17 16:22:10

Isn't Charlotte Olympia a shoe designer? She does these amazing cat shoes that if I ever had £500 to drop on shoes I would..

TheVanguardSix Sun 19-Nov-17 16:23:11

I read your other threads... you're on a bit of a naming frenzy between puppy and baby! You're getting a dog... today is it?
Hope your baby's not due for a while. grin

VioletCharlotte Sun 19-Nov-17 16:25:42

Charlotte Olivia is lovely.

Charlotte Olympia.. not so much.

pilates Sun 19-Nov-17 16:34:31

Charlotte Olivia, not keen on Olympia

lunabear1 Sun 19-Nov-17 16:37:29

Charlotte Olympia is beautiful but it's all a shoe designer

DahlTheGalah Sun 19-Nov-17 16:40:39

Great names all around! In Italy, it's usually spelt Olimpia; maybe that version could make the link to your Granddad stronger.

evieboo Sun 19-Nov-17 17:14:21

Oh ffs i wasnt aware of the shoe designee at all! And yes we are getting a puppy but in 2 weeks so not quite yet was wondering whether someone would make that connection grin but yes I'm in the mood to settle names. I did know about the Olimpia spelling and I think i might consider it tbh.

Thank you lovelies.

PurpleCrowbar Sun 19-Nov-17 17:17:04

Olympia was Alexander the Great's terrifying mother as I recall. Utterly ruthless & quite evil politician.

I like it, it's cool grin.

RavenWings Sun 19-Nov-17 17:23:06

Olivia is fine. Bit over used, but fine.

Olympia is godawful.

GinwithCucumber Sun 19-Nov-17 17:27:36

I like Olympia!

If she feels she is not an Olympia then Ollie is an easy nn

daisypond Sun 19-Nov-17 17:47:37

How about Olive? Much less common than Olivia. But I like Olympia as well.

evieboo Sun 19-Nov-17 22:59:29

Ooh @PurpleCrowbar i like that association!

Twinkletwinkle4 Mon 20-Nov-17 15:00:04

I agree with daisypond

Olive would be a nice option.

Charlotte Olympia I just think off the shoes, although it they are lovely shoes...

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