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Oliver & Xavier ? Opinions please :)

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Nikna Thu 11-Jun-09 08:03:19

Hi, DH & I are having trouble on agreeing on boys names. Thought we had found something we both like - Xavier. But with a DS called Oliver, are these too similar sounding for two brothers? Like to hear your thoughts.

jellybeans Thu 11-Jun-09 08:21:32

I don't like Xavier at all, sorry, reminds me of Javier. Abit too simelar sounding too.

abear Thu 11-Jun-09 08:23:41

I think it sounds fine - I have an Oliver and never thought of Xavier but like it and wouldn't have had a problem putting it with Oliver.

BonsoirAnna Thu 11-Jun-09 08:39:33

Javier and Xavier are the same name - the former is Spanish and the latter is French.

I think Oliver and Xavier are too similar.

SilentBob Thu 11-Jun-09 09:38:31

I wouldn't, they are far too similar for my liking. Sorry.

hedgiemum Thu 11-Jun-09 09:57:45

I don't think they are too similar (3 syllables and ending in -er, I don't think that rules them out as sibling names.)

Xavier is on our short list, so of course I think it s a lovely name and you have fabulous taste! smile

sophiesmummie Thu 11-Jun-09 10:15:19

I love Xavier!

I think Ollie and Xav go well together, as do Oliver and Xavier.

midnightexpress Thu 11-Jun-09 10:17:14

I love Xavier. I adore the way they pronounce it in French (sort of kzavier, mmmmmmmmm).And how cool to have a name beginning with X.

sonniboo Thu 11-Jun-09 10:31:00

My nephew's are called Xavier and Quentin and both love having unusual first letters smile.

I wouldn't think Xavier and Oliver are too common. I love Xavier!

Nikna Thu 11-Jun-09 14:10:43

ooooh, more confused than ever now! I do really like Xavier. hmmmmmm

Deemented Thu 11-Jun-09 18:13:35

I much prefer Xander to Xavier - and it goes better with Oliver too, imo.

SecondhandRose Thu 11-Jun-09 19:15:37

Isnt Xander short for Alexander though? Xav rhymnes with Chav, not sure if that would be a problem for you?

Quattrocento Thu 11-Jun-09 19:20:00

I love Xavier - the Xavier I know is shortened to Zavvy.

wolfear Thu 11-Jun-09 20:41:00

I really like Xavier, but it's too similar to Oliver. Oli and Xave are both nice NNs though.

Mummyisamonster Thu 11-Jun-09 20:44:39

Lovely names but sound way too similar, sorry

cookie100 Thu 11-Jun-09 21:08:08

One of those names that he'd have to spell to people wherever he went?

sonniboo Fri 12-Jun-09 10:37:32

I wonder how those of you pronounce Xavier who say it is similar too Oliver?

To me they sound very different.... and go very well together imo!

Firawla Mon 15-Jun-09 21:29:23

i think they sound nice together
only thing is that oliver is v popular at the moment and xavier is way more rare, but doesn't necessarily matter

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