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MrsMattie Mon 08-Jun-09 21:19:58

Like?

I'm not up the duff and unlikely to ever be again, but have always liked this name for a girl.

NoBiggy Mon 08-Jun-09 21:20:50

Yes, nice, modern.

Norwich Union for a boy, obv.

MrsMattie Mon 08-Jun-09 21:22:23

No, I'm being serious! grin

IwishIwasmoreorganised Mon 08-Jun-09 21:23:20

It reminds me of Arriva - the train company!

playftseforme Mon 08-Jun-09 21:24:36

You just couldn't hmm could you?

CandleQueen Mon 08-Jun-09 21:25:49

Insurance company is all I think of when I hear Aviva.
Sorry.

Littlefish Mon 08-Jun-09 21:25:53

Sounds like a company name.

jkklpu Mon 08-Jun-09 21:28:09

that's because it is, Littlefish
how about?
Alannah
Av(e)ril
Viola
Alyssa/Alicia

SoupDragon Mon 08-Jun-09 21:28:21

You could go for the retro version C'Gnu.

BakewellTarts Mon 08-Jun-09 21:34:07

Definately insurance co and as NU are rebranding this year you will be hearing it a lot...

plonker Mon 08-Jun-09 21:35:43

Makes me think of Arriva too ...

EyeballshasBackBoobs Mon 08-Jun-09 21:35:50

I know an Aviva. It's a Jewish name, isn't it? I like it.

lisalisa Mon 08-Jun-09 21:36:05

Aviva is an Israeli name - much used around here. I like it - hadn't heard of an insurance co with same name?

BakewellTarts Mon 08-Jun-09 21:38:31

NU trade as Aviva worldwide and are now ditching the NU brand in the Uk to adopt Aviva here too...so considering just how damn big they are the comparison will be inevitable.

Not for me (but then I used to work for NU and have opinions on the co).

BakewellTarts Mon 08-Jun-09 21:41:03

If you can get over the Insurance Co thing through its got a lovely meaning.

The meaning of the name Aviva is Spring, Renewal

The origin of the name Aviva is Hebrew

snickersnack Mon 08-Jun-09 21:51:07

Aviva (the insurance company) is undergoing a huge rebrand and spending a lot of money on making sure everyone knows about their new name. So, on balance, no, I probably wouldn't go for it.

jaype Mon 08-Jun-09 23:53:32

I'm really, really sorry but it sounds a bit like a Reeves and Mortimer catchphrase to me. Then again, since being pg I have taken a weird liking to the name Lulu (Dp is horrified) so my opinion is not to be trusted.

FluffyBunnyGoneBad Mon 08-Jun-09 23:55:55

It sound's like a company, almost like Aveda (beauty)/Arriva (bus company). She may get mixed up with a bus. Never a good thing IYSWIM.

BellaBear Tue 09-Jun-09 07:58:15

Popular in Israel. I know an Aviva who goes by the nickname Vavi.

MrsMills Tue 09-Jun-09 08:10:29

Uvavu

wombleprincess Tue 09-Jun-09 13:07:27

no. its an insurance company. however, it is the 5th bigest in the world, so at least wherever she goes people will know how to spell it and it will be an ice breaker.

Unicornvomit Tue 09-Jun-09 13:09:23

i have a Lulu grin

aviva - there are prettier names i think. but a lot better than a lot of names mooted on these threads!

clemette Tue 09-Jun-09 13:11:44

Makes me think of Vauxhall...

Pinkjenny Tue 09-Jun-09 13:13:19

Unicornvomit - seriously, can you change your name? I am sooooooo nauseous and it's not helping!

Unicornvomit Tue 09-Jun-09 13:21:39

sorry , pink... was enjoying my new boaktastic name!

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