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teddygirl23 Tue 07-Jul-09 16:22:36

hi ive always liked the name jolyon for boy but not sure if others will think its a bit unusual. my little girls name is holly and also not sure if they go together. what do you think?

ButtercupWafflehead Tue 07-Jul-09 16:24:14

Jolyon and Holly are both characters in the "Forsyte Saga"

Jolyon has two children, Jolly and Holly IIRC, so people may well make the connection and think you went for it because of the book.

<wonders if this helps>

clemette Tue 07-Jul-09 16:24:18

Hooly and Jolly?

clemette Tue 07-Jul-09 16:25:31

Sorry for the typo - would Holly and Jolly not put you off?

mrswoolf Tue 07-Jul-09 16:42:47

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Mammina Tue 07-Jul-09 21:00:24

hmm not sure to be honest. I don't hate it but just not sure.. plus buttercup has a point about jolly and holly...

MamaLazarou Wed 08-Jul-09 09:33:43

Jolyon is a very silly name.

jellybeans Wed 08-Jul-09 10:34:39

I really don't like that name at all plus it does not go with Holly.

WinkyWinkola Wed 08-Jul-09 10:35:16

Makes me think of a used car sales man.

ninedragons Wed 08-Jul-09 10:36:55

I like it but it REALLY doesn't go with Holly.

Worzsel Wed 08-Jul-09 10:38:03

I have a good friend called Jolyon.

We all call him Joe Lion, Mr Lion .. or just Joe. Never Jolly.

I like it

Joe and Holly go well i think.

ihavenosecrets Wed 08-Jul-09 10:44:43

Jolyon sounds like the parents are trying too hard to be upper middle class.

ihavenosecrets Wed 08-Jul-09 10:45:37

I love Holly though. smile

Don't think you can have Holly and Jolly.

boodleboot Thu 09-Jul-09 16:19:54

how on earth do you pronounce it? i thought it was jolly-on? my mum used to tell me to get a jolly-on when i was getting ready for school...

ButtercupWafflehead Thu 09-Jul-09 19:58:33

No, it's Joeleeonn, all syllables the same length. That's how I say it, anyhow.

CarGirl Thu 09-Jul-09 20:01:57

Jo lee on here too. I know one and it's fine not sure people will realise the Jolyon/Holly connection, always shortened to Joe.

Frasersmum123 Thu 09-Jul-09 20:30:02

I dont like it - sorry.

thell Tue 14-Jul-09 11:20:38

I like it!
But yes, not as Jolly. Joe is fine.

I've never read The Forsyte Saga.

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