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Ivy or May ?

(30 Posts)
arbourmay Sun 14-Sep-08 23:33:35

Our final two. Which do you like best for a first name?

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StayFrosty Sun 14-Sep-08 23:36:38

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MadBadandDangerousToKnow Sun 14-Sep-08 23:37:17

Ivy (unless the baby will be born in May).

shieldofsteel Sun 14-Sep-08 23:38:51

I like May, its dd2s middle name but her namesake, my aunt doesn't like it as her first name because she thinks on the phone when she says 'Its May' people think she said 'Its me'. Its possible that she is overthinking it. I think its lovely.

Reginaphilangy Sun 14-Sep-08 23:39:35


Don't like Ivy at all.

mrsruffallo Sun 14-Sep-08 23:50:56


hatrick Mon 15-Sep-08 00:15:14

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angrypixie Mon 15-Sep-08 12:13:06

Ivy is my mother's name and she is a raging lunatic! Luckily you don't know her so no probs for you (except poison Ivy, clinging Ivy etc etc etc)


themildmanneredstalker Mon 15-Sep-08 12:14:36

ivy is quite ugly.
and the plant is a bit of a funny one. it chokes other plants and destroys brickwork.

may is better .

minkersmum Mon 15-Sep-08 13:22:36

i love plant/flower type names but i have to say Ivy does make poison ivy spring to mind and ivy tilsly (sp) from coronation street, she was pure poison!!

I do like it tho, also like Violet but have similar issues with it... violent violet!!

Prefer Iris and Sage, DP always asks if we had a Sage would the next one have to be onion!! (arse!)grin

Miyazaki Mon 15-Sep-08 13:31:32

Ivy is lovely. May nice too but more usual.

KAEKAE Mon 15-Sep-08 13:42:18

Ivy is ok, I did have it on my SL but I am not overally sure TBH. I don't think that Ivy is all that attractive as an adults name. Cute for baby. I quite like it as a middle name.

MadameCastafiore Mon 15-Sep-08 13:43:35

We went to a party a while ago and my aunts mum is called Ivy - DS stuck his head out of the window and shouted 'See you later Ive' when she was leaving it was hilarious so the name Ivy to me is an old ladies name and not a cool one.

I love May or Mabel though.

LurkerOfTheUniverse Mon 15-Sep-08 13:44:54

ivy is my nan's name, it's quite old fashioned

melpomene Mon 15-Sep-08 13:45:47

May is nicer. Don't like Ivy; it's a bit sharp and 'cold' sounding whereas May suggests a warm, rounded and strong personality..

nellyonthetelly Mon 15-Sep-08 15:26:00

I actually like Ivy - she may get jokes about creeping and poison when shes older but I think its a cool name - Primal Scream had an early hit with a song called Ivy!

nellyonthetelly Mon 15-Sep-08 15:27:31

Oh and I meant to add, I met a 14 week old baby called Ivy just the other day on a bus with her Granny - who clearly didn't approve of the name... hope it grows on her!!

Romney Mon 15-Sep-08 17:07:06

I love May, but only if she is born in May.

Ivy good too. I'm a fan of plant-based names.

Califrau Mon 15-Sep-08 17:18:00

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wotulookinat Mon 15-Sep-08 17:19:40

I prefer Ivy to May. There is a little girl at our childrens centre called Iris, which I thought was bit odd at first, but I've had grown to really like it. So another vote for plant-based names!
I only don't like May because I have a horrid Aunt called May.

ethanchristopher Mon 15-Sep-08 18:01:45

i prefer may


if the baby is to be born in may please dont call it may grin

frazzledoldbag34 Mon 15-Sep-08 21:14:38

neither. sorry. sad
Ivy is the best of the two though.

Hulababy Mon 15-Sep-08 21:15:47

I am not a big fan of either personally, but prefer May to Ivy.

Janni Mon 15-Sep-08 21:16:13

They're a bit 'old lady'. If you pushed me I'd say May. Do you really not have any others?

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