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#1 **Amalee**

Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:04 PM

DH and I have narrowed down our girls name choices to just two, Ivy and Violet.  If bubs is a girl, her middle name will be Adeline (my great-grandmothers) name. We like both names equally, so your votes will be very much appreciated!

So, which do you prefer - Ivy Adeline or Violet Adeline?


#2 Feral Becky

Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:08 PM

my grandmothers name was Ivy and her mothers name Violet, so you can't go wrong.

I would say Violet by a whisker, but only just

#3 tres-chic

Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:11 PM

Violet x 1 trillion.

I've never liked Ivy, but I'm in the minority there.  smile1.gif

#4 pumpkinpie04

Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:12 PM


LOVE Adeline too!

#5 lclb

Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:12 PM

Ivy, but I am somewhat biased having an Ivy of my own!

#6 Rainbow Brite

Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:13 PM

Both names are beautiful and Adeline, well....  wub.gif

#7 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:14 PM

Out of the two Ivy. But I much prefer Iris to Ivy and I prefer Adeline the most out of all the names.

#8 seashells

Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:18 PM

I prefer Violet Adeline.... But would you think about Adeline as the first name??

#9 *molly*

Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:19 PM

Violet is pretty, but I love Ivy original.gif

#10 WithSprinkles

Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:19 PM

Violet for 2 reasons:
1. Ivy is more popular (I think it is becoming quite popular as I have heard a few babies being named Ivy this year)
2. Violets (the flowers) are prettier than Ivy.

I do like both names though (and both go well with your chosen middle name) so I don't think you can go wrong with either original.gif

#11 antigone_

Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:23 PM

Love Ivy, but Violet wins out for me. I don't know anyone called Violet, so it's much rarer to my ears.

That and Ivy can be a pesky plant and you can't say things like "Ivy, you're sending me up the wall!". Jokes, but still.

#12 ubermum

Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:24 PM

Violet. I nearly used it myself. Pretty flower beats noxious weed.

#13 whale-woman

Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:27 PM


#14 Jjbeanz

Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:29 PM

Both! Sorry no help am I lol

Both are adorable! Sorry no help am I lol

#15 la di dah

Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:36 PM

No bad choice here but while I like Violet a lot, I LOVE Ivy.

If you're an especially big twee goober like me, Ivy symbolizes faithfulness in Victorian flower language.

And I like the very simple three-letter-name quality. And the not-nicknamish-but-y-ending thing.

I really like the Greek-violet-name family, Ianthe/Iola/Ione.

And because they're slightly cuter flowers, I favour Viola over Violet.

#16 ~Peaches~

Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:44 PM

QUOTE (lclb @ 10/12/2012, 08:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ivy, but I am somewhat biased having an Ivy of my own!

Same here wub.gif Love Ivy and am so glad we used it. It 'seems' to be getting popular and we're hearing it more lately, but we haven't met another Ivy yet.

Violet is also beautiful and is on our list as a mn for the next baby, you can't go wrong either way IMO!

Edited by ~Peaches~, 10 December 2012 - 07:54 PM.

#17 Zanbam

Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:49 PM

Love Ivy, it will be a MN after my mum if I ever have a girl!

#18 FiveAus

Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:49 PM

Both are pretty. For some reason, I much prefer old fashioned girls names to old man boys names. Most of the time, anyway.

If I was pushed......I'd go with Violet. Violet Adeline is gorgeous.

#19 Therese

Posted 10 December 2012 - 07:53 PM

I like both a lot. If I had to choose one it would be Ivy though original.gif

#20 Harmonica

Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:05 PM

Definitely Violet - I just hear "poison Ivy"in my head when I read that name.

#21 pippityroo

Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:06 PM

I love both. But I think I love Violet more.

#22 Tammy Swanson

Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:12 PM

Definitely Ivy. love that name.

#23 TheGreenSheep

Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:13 PM

Violet hands down.

#24 Kwyjibo

Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:18 PM

Violet original.gif

#25 The Awesome One

Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:18 PM

Ivy Adeline

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