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Genevieve

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loobylu3 Thu 06-Aug-09 10:24:47

Not pregnant or ttc but loving this name at the moment. Is it a bit too much for a non French child? Any opinions please!

hanaflower Thu 06-Aug-09 10:27:51

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LionstarBigPants Thu 06-Aug-09 10:28:48

Pretty, could shorted to Vivi

AitchTwoOh Thu 06-Aug-09 10:33:40

i love it, but dp wasn't for it, because of the Jennie, Gennie thing.

Mamazon Thu 06-Aug-09 10:38:40

i love it. I'd shorten it to Evie maybe

LouMacca Thu 06-Aug-09 10:51:31

Never really thought about this name before, but yes, I quite like it smile

gloomysue Thu 06-Aug-09 13:07:20

Beautiful name

Greensleeves Thu 06-Aug-09 13:08:06

lovely

and Vivi

Jojay Thu 06-Aug-09 13:09:24

Gorgeous. Love Vivi too

gladders Thu 06-Aug-09 13:16:00

am going to disagree -think it's a bit of a mouthful for a little girl, and the speeling will always be tricky?

Cies Thu 06-Aug-09 13:18:51

I love it.

loobylu3 Thu 06-Aug-09 18:29:47

Yes, Vivi is a gorgeous nn LionSBP! Evie good too.

Hassled Thu 06-Aug-09 18:37:50

Genevieve was a 1960s film involving some sort of car race - London to Brighton? The car was called Genevieve. Lots of people will immediately think of the film. It is a nice name, though.

misspollysdolly Thu 06-Aug-09 19:00:37

DD (9years) has a friend at school called Genevieve - it suits her. I like it though don't think I would use it myself. smile

Kotek Fri 07-Aug-09 15:29:03

Like it v much. Never heard of the film mentioned below though ( I was born in the 70s)

mrswoolf Fri 07-Aug-09 15:46:21

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fleximum Fri 07-Aug-09 16:00:25

when I've seen the name used, the number of nicknames is huge, ranging from Gen to Genny to Johnny-viv(after someone pronounced the name in the correct French way) to spearmint Jenny. Whatever name you have people will shorten it somehow and you just have to hope you get a nice one

honeydew Fri 07-Aug-09 18:46:07

I think it has to go with your surname. It is a lovely name but perhaps wouldn't suit all English surnames. Will get shortened to Jenny, Gennie.

BitOfFun Fri 07-Aug-09 18:52:31

Lovely. I met a little girl called this, and her family all called her Bunny for some odd reason! Cute though.

hera Fri 07-Aug-09 19:55:04

I have a Genevieve. I don't get the obsession with shortening names and she has never been Jenny. Everyone said when she was born "she'll be Jenny at school" but she wasn't. (she is now 22)

Spelling is easy - Gen ev ie ve. She was writing it at 5 no problem.

pamelat Fri 07-Aug-09 20:10:18

I love it.

fanjolina Fri 07-Aug-09 20:31:50

Love it too

sunshinejanuary Fri 07-Aug-09 21:00:37

Lovely - it is on our shortlist

IneedacleanerIamalazyslattern Fri 07-Aug-09 21:02:09

I love it had a friend of that name and it was never shortened went so nicely with her surname.
Hmmm wonder if dh will like it.

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