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#1 jess1990

Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:31 AM

At the moment i am liking this name alot, although my sister does not. She says it reminds her of popeye's wife on the cartoon. I want everyone's honest opinion please smile1.gif

#2 emlis22

Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:33 AM

I don't mind it. Probably prefer it as a NN to Olivia.

#3 jess1990

Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:37 AM

QUOTE (emlis22 @ 25/02/2013, 10:33 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't mind it. Probably prefer it as a NN to Olivia.

Yeah i was thinking about olivia as well, but then my mum said all she thought of was olivia newton john. But i quite like it

#4 FiveAus

Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:39 AM

Popeye here too. I'm afraid. Awful name.

#5 librablonde

Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:40 AM

Olive is ok but I prefer Olivia.

#6 Cooperdoo

Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:40 AM

Popeyes wife yes. But that's our generation and before. I doubt kids these days would know that.

I don't love it, buy don't hate it either. I've chosen a name of similar vintage if this one is a girl.

#7 missylou

Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:41 AM

I know three little girls called Olive - one is 13 months, one is 6 and the third is about 9. All are delightful!  

At first I thought the name was a bit harsh, but it has really grown on me after knowing these three gorgeous Olives. Nn can be Livvie or Ollie. And it is less popular than Olivia, which may be a selling point.

I think Olive Oyl ( Popeye's girlfriend) is a bit dated now anyway.

#8 tres-chic

Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:42 AM

I'm sorry OP honestly I don't like it very much.

I'm not sure why. I just find it a bit harsh sounding and I guess I think of the fruit which is sort of bitter, an acquired taste.

Use it if you love it though.

#9 Myrtle May Mary

Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:45 AM

Whilst I don't love Olive I like it. I like it much better than Olivia.

I think it has a sweet, vintage-ness to it that I find kind of adorable.

#10 la di dah

Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:50 AM

Olivia is pretty and Olive is quirky. Olive doesn't particularly make me think Popeye, but I've known women named Olive - older women mostly so I just think of it as retro-chic a la Hazel or Esther. Olive is neither my favourite nor least favourite of the granny-chic genre.

Incidentally, my grandmother's BFF for decades and decades was an Olive.

Livia and Opal could be other options?

#11 baddmammajamma

Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:54 AM

I don't care for it, but 10 years ago, I would have said, "Wow, that's a bold, quirky choice."

Now it's one of those rapid "up and coming" names (I know three under the age of one -- and that doesn't include Drew Barrymore's and Isla Fischer's respective daughters  -- and it is a frequently discussed name on various baby naming sites).

I think it's going to end up sounding very dated because it is spiking in popularity so quickly.

#12 Zoe22

Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:58 AM

I love it! my grandmother is called Olive, its my mums middle name and we will name our girl Olive.....
Also popeye olive is great!

#13 Gudrun

Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:02 AM

Can't see the appeal in this one.   The first young one I heard of was Helen Garner's granddaughter/Alice Garner's daughter.   I now see it as celebrity baby trendy. And I just don't get it TBH.


Olivia is much nicer but has been totally and utterly worn out.


More interesting and attractive for me are:

Olivette
Olivine
Olivie
Olivera
Oliveira
Oliviera



#14 vitaechel

Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:06 AM

I like it. My stepmum's mother was an Olive. She was bubbly, smart and a nice lady. My dad also has a tractor named olive... but he grows olives so that is not so silly. biggrin.gif


#15 ~swan~

Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:09 AM

QUOTE (baddmammajamma @ 25/02/2013, 09:54 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think it's going to end up sounding very dated because it is spiking in popularity so quickly.


My thoughts exactly.

I like it, but I think it will become very popular (if not already), which puts me off.

#16 Cranky Old Woman

Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:09 AM

Olive doesn't appeal to me at all.  It's in that "never go there" group with Beryl, Bertha, Hilda, Edna, Ethel, Maude, Gladys.

#17 ceeshell

Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:14 AM

I love it. I know an Olive and she's great

#18 jess1990

Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:16 AM

yeah i'm 50/50 with it now. I personally don't know anyone with the name olive. I know i want a name thats a bit different and not too popular. I just can't make my mind up, i liked the name harper but it doesn't go well with the surname.


#19 Iris37

Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:17 AM

I know of 2 Olive's, one is a friend of my Mums and in her seventies and the other is a little 4 year old. I think its a nice name  original.gif

#20 Lady Lovely Locks

Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:21 AM

Love, Love, Love it original.gif

#21 Mpjp is feral

Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:26 AM

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Love love love!

#22 Lokum

Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:26 AM

QUOTE (baddmammajamma @ 25/02/2013, 11:54 AM)
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Now it's one of those rapid "up and coming" names (I know three under the age of one -- and that doesn't include Drew Barrymore's and Isla Fischer's respective daughters  -- and it is a frequently discussed name on various baby naming sites).

I think it's going to end up sounding very dated because it is spiking in popularity so quickly.


I love the name, but I think BMJ is right about the spike. I think it will be a mini spike though -  it will never be Jack or Charlotte or Oliver or Isabel, more like Ruby or Finn, IYKWIM?

#23 jess1990

Posted 25 February 2013 - 01:42 PM

ideas for a middle name though? i have no clue and have no other family names to use as a middle name, my middle name is lee and my sisters is jane, so is my mums. and i dont like them with olive

#24 ShopgirlX

Posted 25 February 2013 - 01:51 PM

My grandma's name is Olive and I absolutely LOVE it, her too! I wanted it for our DD but couldn't win the Popeye argument with DH rolleyes.gif

I think many of the more popular names would work as a middle name.  I would have used May as a family name but that's because it had meaning to me.

#25 Katie_bella

Posted 25 February 2013 - 01:52 PM

I love Olive, not a fan of Olivia at all, but Olive is cute.

I'm not a fan of letting people know your baby names before they are born, you will always find someone that will tell you they hate a name you have fallen in love with. Use your gut, name them what you want and tell everyone after the baby is born. It's much harder to bag it out then wink.gif




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