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Names to go with Ivy

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Mavornia · 20/01/2008 23:50

If we have a daughter, I want to give her the middle name Ivy after my mum

I'd appreciate any ideas for first names

Dh loves Rose/Rosalie but I don't think Rose Ivy flows very well

I'm toying with Hope Ivy or Alessandra Ivy
but not sure if they really work either

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coby · 21/01/2008 00:02

I would have thought a longer first name would flow better with a short middle name.

Could you have Rosalie Ivy which could be shortened to rose - after all you usually only have to use the middle name in a formal situation so rose ivy probably wouldn't be used together that much but rosalie ivy would.

Does that make sense?

I don't think Hope Ivy flows well but Alessandra Ivy does.


UnquietDad · 21/01/2008 00:26


But maybe only when she is full grown.


thritbies · 21/01/2008 00:27

I know a girl called Ivy Rose, her parents call her Rosie. I do like Rosalie, fwiw


thritbies · 21/01/2008 00:28

Oh, and for UD


Desiderata · 21/01/2008 00:34

Don't give her a first name being with H.

She'll be H. Ivy ...


KrippledKerryMum · 21/01/2008 00:38

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Desiderata · 21/01/2008 00:39

If the middle name begins with a vowel, the first name should end with a consonant (but not Y).

It's too much of a gob-full otherwise.


ArchiesMama · 21/01/2008 00:58



Mavornia · 21/01/2008 16:53

Mmmm - Scarlet is nice, though the "scar" part always put me off slightly

I do like Rose and Rosalie, just not in love with them at the moment

I like classic names but was never keen on Elizabeth

thanks for comments

any other name suggestions very welcome

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hatrick · 21/01/2008 16:55

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Habbibu · 21/01/2008 16:58

I agree with Desi - anything ending in a vowel would be tricky. But so many girls names do, it does present a problem.


TattyCatty · 21/01/2008 16:59

I've got a Scarlett Ivy! Ivy was the name of both my grandmother and favourite aunt. They are both fab names, but clearly I am very biased!


hatrick · 21/01/2008 17:00

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choosyfloosy · 21/01/2008 17:02


agree with previous poster, Elizabeth is beaut with Ivy


3andnomore · 21/01/2008 17:08

Why not use Ivy as a first's sooo cute
And would be much easier to find a middlename for


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ilove8pm · 21/01/2008 17:28

3andnomores idea sounds nice
Ivy as a first name
Ivy Hope
Ivy Alessandra

or something else traditional, maybe? I was thinking that Ivy Grace sounded very sweet. Or Ivy Ruth maybe?


LittleBottle · 21/01/2008 17:31

Isobel (Two I's might be a bit much though)


3andnomore · 21/01/2008 17:51

I like Ivy Rose (as suggested earlier


Ivy Amelia
Ivy Christine
Ivy Louise
Ivy Olivia


princessmel · 21/01/2008 17:52

I like the name Ivy. I think Ivy Rose is nice.

Ivy is quite hard to fit with a name in front. Hmm


foofi · 21/01/2008 17:53

My grandma was called Gladys Ivy if that helps


princessmel · 21/01/2008 17:56

Susie Ivy
Charlotte Ivy
Difficult one.


JoanCrawford · 21/01/2008 17:59

Ivy is a lovely first name imo.


janeite · 21/01/2008 18:08

I agree with Hatrick - Constance Ivy would be lovely; unusual but in a good way.

I don't think Hope Ivy flows very well at all I'm afraid and I just don't like Alessandra as it sounds a bit of a mouthful.

Rosaline Ivy is nice, as apposed to Rose and you could always shorten her name to Rose, as middle names don't really get used except by family.

I quite like Isobel Ivy for some reason too.


bookwormmum · 21/01/2008 18:22

Ivy seems to lend itelf better to names beginning with an L for the second name:

Ivy Louise for example

or maybe Katherine Ivy?
Rosamund Ivy

I think you need a fairly classic name to go with Ivy and certainly not one ending in an Y.

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