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Sylvia ?

(47 Posts)
Nancy66 Fri 20-Jun-08 19:32:14

shortened to Sylvie?

Nice or naff?

CrushWithEyeliner Fri 20-Jun-08 19:33:20

i like it

sleepycat Fri 20-Jun-08 19:34:26

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ByTheSea Fri 20-Jun-08 19:34:38

I like it shortend to Sylvie. My lovely very favourite aunt was Sylvia so it's all great connotations to me.

NotDoingTheHousework Fri 20-Jun-08 19:35:38

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Pinkchampagne Fri 20-Jun-08 19:39:47

Don't like it personally, but I guess I wouldn't as it is DP's ex wife's name!

greenelizabeth Fri 20-Jun-08 19:40:01

I really liked this 6 yrs ago when I was pg with DD.

TO a lot of people in the UK, Sylvia is a died blonde, tattooed, 30 ciggies a day, bing0 players name. I could get past that though.

Sylvie the new Sophie?

hifi Fri 20-Jun-08 19:41:00

just do sylvie, its french or italian i think.

constancereader Fri 20-Jun-08 19:41:12

Sylvia is an elegant lovely name imo.

snooks Fri 20-Jun-08 19:45:36

I love sylvia or sylvie

it was on our list along with

I say go for it, it's beautiful smile

DrNortherner Fri 20-Jun-08 19:57:07

I don't like it personally, but thas only because when I was a kid we lived opposite a sylvia and she was not vety nice.

Just a bad association.

Miyazaki Fri 20-Jun-08 20:03:35


no bingo hall associations for me.

Love Ursula too snooks

EffiePerine Fri 20-Jun-08 20:04:18

I like it

dittany Fri 20-Jun-08 20:04:39

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thisisyesterday Fri 20-Jun-08 20:05:18

I really like it, had it on my list for ds2 had he been a girl

snooks Fri 20-Jun-08 20:13:29


we went for Pearl in the end (2nd name Lois - grandma's name) but I still hanker after Ursula - I love it, will have to be hypothetical dd4 name though because I'm not going thru pregnancy again lol <sorry hijack nancy66 >

Takver Fri 20-Jun-08 20:17:59

Beautiful and elegant, Sylvie is a lovely shortening. Also useful in that it works across most of the European languages. It was one of my shortlists for DD (who has a similarly french/english name)

LazyLinePainterJane Fri 20-Jun-08 20:19:17

I love it, but DH has an awful relative by that name that the whole family hates.

PurlyQueen Fri 20-Jun-08 20:47:32

this is my mum's name, so I love it smile

ProfessorGrammaticus Fri 20-Jun-08 20:51:33

Sylvie lovely. Sylvia a bit old ladyish for me

Marina Fri 20-Jun-08 20:53:33

Love it - would have been a terrible clash with family name though
We have similar trans-European names too takver
Also love Ursula, very pretty

hanaflowerisnothana Fri 20-Jun-08 20:53:44

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LaDiDaDi Fri 20-Jun-08 20:54:14

Very nice, prefer Sylvie to Sylvia though.

differentID Fri 20-Jun-08 20:56:08

I love Sylvia. DH2B loathes it and won't even consider it on our hypothetical baby girls name list

Weegiemum Fri 20-Jun-08 23:15:56

We had a mad neighbour called sylvia when I was a kid.

So it makes me hear her husband yelling 'nooooo syyyyyyllllviiia aaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh' in a very broad kent accent.

So I would go for Sylvie if it was me!

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