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Ollie or Olly?

(20 Posts)
togoornot Tue 08-Sep-09 22:22:49

Love the name Oliver. Usual shortened version of Oliver seems to be Ollie but I prefer Olly. Any opinions?

moondog Tue 08-Sep-09 22:23:44

Neither.Really wet middle England Daily Mail sort of name.

pasturesnew Tue 08-Sep-09 22:24:28

Doesn't matter, it's only a nickname, spell it how you like, but put Oliver on the birth certificate. He might go with Oli, he might call himself Bob, who knows?

squeaver Tue 08-Sep-09 22:26:17

The 2 Olivers I know are Oli when shortened

Notalone Tue 08-Sep-09 22:31:22

That was helpful Moondog hmm Why do you have to be so rude?

My DS is Oliver but usually gets shortened to Ollie. However Olly and Oli are lovely too. I would go with Pasturesnew suggestion of naming him Oliver and letting him decide whether he wants to shorten it and if so what to shorten it too.

KAEKAE Wed 09-Sep-09 14:11:45

We have an Oliver and we never shorten his name, but I have been known to write Oli on things.

scousesuzie1974 Wed 09-Sep-09 17:28:08

there's a bloke my hubby works with who spells it olie ... slightly pretentious imho ... but i prefer ollie over olly

herbietea Wed 09-Sep-09 17:31:13

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Hulababy Wed 09-Sep-09 17:33:10

The Olivers I know have shortened their names to Oli.

flowerybeanbag Wed 09-Sep-09 17:44:09

My youngest brother is Oliver but is an Olly.

LunarSea Wed 09-Sep-09 18:10:28

Our Oliver chooses "Ollie" for a short version - though mostly he seems to stick with his full name except when he's playing football. I guess having less syllables is easier when you're shouting it across a football pitch.

sobloodystupid Wed 09-Sep-09 20:47:49

Ollie, and I think it's a lovely name...

Clary Wed 09-Sep-09 20:50:00

who knows?

One of DS2's best pals is Oliver, often known as Ollie, but I have never seen it written down.

Yes, most often shouted across the footie pitch grin

Tillyscoutsmum Wed 09-Sep-09 20:50:56

I know two Olivers - one is Ollie, the other is Olly. I believe the latter's dad is a big rugby fan and chose the spelling after Olly Barclay

Disenchanted3 Wed 09-Sep-09 20:52:12

Ollie, I read Olly as oily.

mazzystartled Wed 09-Sep-09 20:58:55

We have an Ollie. Occasionally an Ols.

(And I am a woolly liberal Guardian reader.)

Ol17 Tue 31-Jan-17 19:17:13

My birth name is Oliver and the shortening of it to Ollie etc. is a big deal. I've been treated like an idiot who doesn't know how to spell their own name for writing Olie. I find the difference between Ollie and Olly to be as great as David or Peter; as the correct spelling of the abbreviation is a matter of opinion people naturally assume their version is correct. In conversation most people say Ollie and to use Oliver is perhaps a little old fashioned. I am now Olly.

Pipilangstrumpf Tue 31-Jan-17 19:24:14

Why do people plan nicknames?

CPtart Tue 31-Jan-17 19:35:35

Oliver is ok. Don't like contrived nicknames either. I'd stick with the name in its enterity.

Dolwar Tue 31-Jan-17 20:59:31

I personally hate using the shortened version on a bc. It is very lower class where I live top do that.

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