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Oyvind for a boy?

(30 Posts)
mrleebob Tue 10-Nov-09 19:00:50

Hey folks!

What do you all think of Oyvind for a boy?

nattiecake Tue 10-Nov-09 19:12:03


No no no no no no no no no

No child of mine will be called Oyvind!!!!!

MamaLazarou Tue 10-Nov-09 19:12:46

It would be OK for a Norweigan boy, who lives in Norway.

Knickers0nMaHead Tue 10-Nov-09 19:13:43

God no. Horrid name.

Spidermama Tue 10-Nov-09 19:14:58

I think it's great.

choosyfloosy Tue 10-Nov-09 19:15:01

Well, it's certainly unusual in my neck of the woods.

Would prefer Oyvey [kvetch emoticon]

MrsVik Tue 10-Nov-09 19:15:12

Not to my taste! The fact that it would be shortened to 'Oy' would also put me off.

I'd like to hear why you like it though, is it a special name to you (family name etc)? Is it a name from a specific nationality which you find appropriate for your boy?

nattiecake Tue 10-Nov-09 19:16:16

no, hes just being awkward cause he knows i hate it!!

mrleebob Tue 10-Nov-09 19:18:52

Actually, and this is gonna sound very shallow, Oyvind was the name of an ex Liverpool midfielder. The name has just always been a favourite of mine since I heard it. DP cannot complain about the source of the name though or its Scandinavian origin as she's giving serious consideration to Sami.

cat64 Tue 10-Nov-09 19:26:12

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MrsVik Tue 10-Nov-09 19:55:28

Hehe - realtime mumsnet domestic

Oyvind has 'Evan' as it's equivalent in the UK, which is quite nice.

Sami is not so bad, although he'd get a lifetime of mis-spellings.

Good luck with deciding!

bellissima Tue 10-Nov-09 20:36:33

Prefer Ortwin, if you are going in that northerly direction.

bellissima Tue 10-Nov-09 20:37:27

The Sami are the people previously known as the Laplanders.

twolittlekings Tue 10-Nov-09 20:38:19

Oy windy

I can see it now in the playground

mrleebob Tue 10-Nov-09 20:46:43

They are indeed bellissima. However, it's also a Finnish name. As in Sami Hyypia.

I also like Toby but we have a snake called Obie. Apparently, if they rhyme it sounds stupid. We have another snake called Tinkerbell so Pinkerbell is out too for a girl.

bellissima Wed 11-Nov-09 10:28:03

Also a name yes - as is 'Roma' ( a name and a people) - but then what if child chose to work amongst the people.

(Okay, unusual, but I had a development related job which required me to go to aid committees for groupd including Roma. Would have felt a bit odd if that was my name!

bellissima Wed 11-Nov-09 10:28:38

sorry groups

PoinsettiaBouquets Wed 11-Nov-09 11:41:06

sad to hear about Pinkerbell.

Oyvind is a little way out, he would spend forever spelling it out and being called Oy. How about Magnus/Marius/Markus?

cory Wed 11-Nov-09 12:16:03

How would you pronounce it? It's not pronounced Oy in Norway more a sound like French -eu-+ y.

pofacedandproud Wed 11-Nov-09 12:17:50

Yes fine in Norway. Here it does not translate well and unless you are Norwegian a touch pretentious. And he will be called 'Oy'.

GooseyLoosey Wed 11-Nov-09 12:18:40

Doesn't do it for me I'm afraid.

pofacedandproud Wed 11-Nov-09 12:18:56

If it is prounounced 'Euyvind' call him Evan.

crumpet Wed 11-Nov-09 12:18:56

Sounds like it is Irvine pronounced with New York accent

ledodgyfireworksingedmyeyebrow Wed 11-Nov-09 12:21:06

It sounds like Ivan said by a brummie with a cold.

themildmanneredjanitor Wed 11-Nov-09 12:24:42

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