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luluorange Wed 17-Feb-21 14:47:19

Interested to hear what people think of the name Octavia for a girl please?
Baby is due in August and we also got married in August so the eighth has significance for us, I'm really warming towards it.
I know it is a Skoda 😂 but that doesn't bother me too much!

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JackieweaverhasALLtheauthority Wed 17-Feb-21 14:49:02

it iks also the name of renowned social reformer

it's ok- would you shorten it at all? what to?

TwirpingBird Wed 17-Feb-21 14:50:27

It makes me think if a marvel character ..... I think it's a bit much. Maybe just not my taste though.

luluorange Wed 17-Feb-21 14:51:05

Ooh thank you @JackieweaverhasALLtheauthority
Love the username!
Thinking Tava or Taya but I guess a nn might just come naturally

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ChelseaCat Wed 17-Feb-21 14:51:14

I like it - it’s on my list too!

Bettyboop3 Wed 17-Feb-21 15:00:27

I have always loved the name, i believe it was the name of a book i read when i was much younger. However my dd is glad my dh wouldn't hear of her being named it 🥴

Quercus3 Wed 17-Feb-21 15:01:19

I love it!

DreamingInColours Wed 17-Feb-21 15:04:36

Does the number 8 hold any significance for you ?
Personally I find the name too fussy but can see the appeal.

CattyCactus Wed 17-Feb-21 15:04:59

I think it’s fabulous.
Nn could be Tavi or Tavia.
But as you said, something else might organically develop, or nothing. As Octavia is such a lovely name by itself.

luluorange Wed 17-Feb-21 15:07:56

@DreamingInColours yes baby is due in August and we married in August 😊 I believe 8 is very lucky in Chinese cultures aswell

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Kendodd Wed 17-Feb-21 15:13:43

I've got an Octavia! Born 8/8/8. We would have called her Octavia anyway though regardless of birthday.

luluorange Wed 17-Feb-21 15:16:55

@Kendodd how lovely! 💕 that's our wedding anniversary but different year.

Does her name get shortened at all?
I've never heard of anyone with the name except Octavia Spencer

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Kendodd Wed 17-Feb-21 15:19:58

Tavy by some of her friends, but mostly Octavia by us.
It was the day the Beijing Olympics started.

luluorange Wed 17-Feb-21 15:22:51

@Kendodd that's really cool! Thank you for sharing 😊

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Abracadabra12345 Wed 17-Feb-21 15:33:22

I love the name and also the nn . Cool!

oldperson1 Wed 17-Feb-21 15:43:15

Love it always been one of my favorites

Kendodd Wed 17-Feb-21 15:50:56

It is rather outing though isn't it. Hopefully the thread won't be too busy smile

AudacityOfHope Wed 17-Feb-21 16:02:12

Lovely smile

bootlebum Wed 17-Feb-21 16:07:24

I really, really love it

luluorange Wed 17-Feb-21 16:08:14

@Kendodd yes potentially, we may need a name change after this or could ask MN to remove if concerned

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CharlieBoo Wed 17-Feb-21 17:36:47

Not a fan at all .. it’s just too much

Timpeall Wed 17-Feb-21 17:41:28

Reminds me of Octavia Butler and Octavia Spencer.

It's quite a big name. Not sure I love it. But I don't hate it. I do really like Tavi for short.

Timpeall Wed 17-Feb-21 17:43:51

Octavia being born on 8/8/8 is pretty cool though.

KellyMarieTunstall2 Wed 17-Feb-21 17:46:33

It's gorgeous! Love it.

Ulelia Wed 17-Feb-21 17:49:16

Quite common where I live (Latin-language speaking). Girls tend to shorten it to Tavie (Tay-vi) or Tavia.

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