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Olivia, Matilda and Oliver

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LulaTallulah Mon 14-Sep-09 16:38:30

We have two DDs named Olivia and Matilda and are expecting a DS in 5 weeks. Names are proving a nightmare, though we both LOVE........... Oliver.

Thoughts please on having an Olivia and an Oliver? Were thinking he could be an Olly from the getgo but with the option to be an Oliver when he's older.

rubyslippers Mon 14-Sep-09 16:39:22

No to Oliver

it just feels wrong to have 2 names which are so similar

PrincessToadstool Mon 14-Sep-09 16:39:50

Oliver and Olivia - no way. Sorry. That would be like having Paul and Paula or Andrew and Andrea.

What about Oscar?

LulaTallulah Mon 14-Sep-09 16:41:54

Oscar is one of my favs but its that age old prob that what I love, DH doesn't. It's driving me MAD!

Cies Mon 14-Sep-09 16:44:13

I think it's a no no - they are so similiar.

VanillaIce Mon 14-Sep-09 17:15:50

A wind-up surely? I can only assume the hormones have got to you, nappy-head! Take a moment and think about this.

There. Now do you see it? grin

Tidey Mon 14-Sep-09 17:23:12

I had terrible problems finding boys names during both my pregnancies as DP and I disagreed on almost everything, but we got there in the end. Surely there must be another name out there you both love, I really think Olivia and Oliver, whilst both gorgeous names, are far too similar to be used in the same family.

Cameron
William
Samuel
Matthew
Edward
Henry
Benjamin
all sound good with your daughters' names.

LouMacca Mon 14-Sep-09 18:05:46

A definite NO to Oliver. As others have said its a lovely name but not when you already have an Olivia.

What are your other choices?

persephoneplum Tue 15-Sep-09 10:54:03

Oh no, not Olivia and Oliver. Couldn't do it at all. Surely you can come up with something better? Oliver is lovely, but not with a sister called Olivia!

Squarah Tue 15-Sep-09 16:01:17

Agree, no - would get sniggered at and generally be a nightmare when they're together.
Freddie
Harry
George

PS love your daughter's names

Hulababy Tue 15-Sep-09 16:16:35

No. Much as I like Oliver it is too similar to Olivia.

How about
Edward
Charles
William Samuel
Benjamin
Joshua
Jacob

Tambajam Tue 15-Sep-09 16:23:20

I really don't think you can. I don't have strong feelings that sibling names should go together ordinarily but that would be a step too far.

KAEKAE Thu 17-Sep-09 14:07:04

No! I have an Oliver and I really liked Olivia but no way would comsider it now I have an Oliver. I was also going to suggest Oscar...on my shortlist for boys this time round was Sebastian but I am expecting a girl! My sister is expecting a boy and it will be a George!

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