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#1 Nee29

Posted 11 June 2018 - 04:39 PM

Ladies, I have a daughter named Ivy and I'm struggling to find a name that I love for a girl (that my partner agrees on too). I love the name Everly and partner has agreed that he likes it too, but he mentioned that he would call her Evie (which of course makes sense). Am I being ridiculous considering having an Ivy and potentially Evie?

#2 rosie28

Posted 11 June 2018 - 04:48 PM

I think it would be pretty confusing. It’s effectively l-vy and E-vy. Another E name perhaps?

#3 ~J_F~

Posted 11 June 2018 - 04:51 PM

That's a tad close for my liking and I think it would be very confusing for the kids.

#4 Franny and Zooey

Posted 11 June 2018 - 04:54 PM

Nah, too much the same.  Ivy and Evie?!  The second kid needs a name that’s just theirs, not a variation on the older siblings.

#5 Lou-bags

Posted 11 June 2018 - 04:54 PM

Another who thinks Ivy and Evie is way too similar.

I have a niece who is Ivy, and she is often call i-vee (i for igloo) as a pet name by her mum and a few of her friends. Which sounds even closer to Evie.

Everly is a lovely name, but I don't think you can do it, sorry!

#6 Lesley225

Posted 11 June 2018 - 04:55 PM

I've never heard of the name except for before brothers.

I don't think you've be able to call them together.

#7 Lou-bags

Posted 11 June 2018 - 04:59 PM

Names that feel similar to Everly for me:

Amberley
Emmeline
Aubrey
Elodie
Calliope
Ellery
Emery

#8 José

Posted 11 June 2018 - 05:13 PM

ivy and evie are way too close! sorry

#9 blimkybill

Posted 11 June 2018 - 05:16 PM

I think they are definitely too similar. I think you like he name because you like the sounds in it... which are almost the same as Ivy. I think you need to branch out a bit and find something with somewhat different sounds so any nicknames will be distinct.

The other names with a V I can think of also end up with nick names which are too similar
Eg Vivienne - Vivi
violet - Vi

So I would try and move away from a V sound.

How about Audrey, Elsie, Eden, Edith/Edie, Ashley, Emma, Amelie, Eleanor, Ella, Elsa

#10 Nee29

Posted 11 June 2018 - 05:22 PM

That's what I thought. Devastating because I find it such a lovely name.
Other names we both like (but not love) are Hazel and Lila. I also like Aubrey but he says no everytime. And I've read every baby name forum, book, list and cannot find anything I love enough to use.

Fingers crossed we have a boy, as I love our chosen boy's name!

#11 blimkybill

Posted 11 June 2018 - 05:28 PM

I love Hazel. Ivy and Hazel... I like the botanical theme. Or Ivy and Fern?
What about Ivy and Orla ?

#12 MsLaurie

Posted 11 June 2018 - 05:31 PM

What about something like Lavinia, for Livvy or Vivi? Not quite as matchy.

What about Eva? You might still end up at Evie sometimes, but it’s quite a different base sound from Ivy.

#13 Ollie83

Posted 11 June 2018 - 05:38 PM

Both lovely names but with it being likely you'd end up with Ivy and Evie its way too close.

What about Ivy and ...

Elodie
Elsie
Violet
Elise
Imogen
Holly
Daphne

#14 IamzFeralz

Posted 11 June 2018 - 05:46 PM

I really like Everly, I hope you keep it!

#15 Lesley225

Posted 11 June 2018 - 05:47 PM

I love Hazel.

#16 kerilyntaryn

Posted 11 June 2018 - 06:06 PM

I think Ivy and Evie would be a little too much - what about Ivy and Evelyn.  Ivy and Hazel would be nice too
Ivy and Daphne is nice or Olive, Pearl, Heather, Ruby, Opal, Fern, Fleur

#17 marple

Posted 11 June 2018 - 06:08 PM

I love Fern

#18 seayork2002

Posted 11 June 2018 - 06:13 PM

Not for me and i am not fully sold on this but i think ivy and eve is better. I dont like the 2 v's but think of all the choices this is better.

I would prefer eve to any other floral names

Edited by seayork2002, 11 June 2018 - 06:14 PM.


#19 Mrs Claus

Posted 11 June 2018 - 06:32 PM

Avery?

#20 MGB

Posted 11 June 2018 - 07:59 PM

I’m another that thinks Ivy and Evie are too similar.

#21 amdirel

Posted 11 June 2018 - 08:08 PM

Too similar.
Hazel is beautiful though.

#22 Imaginary friend

Posted 11 June 2018 - 09:25 PM

Yes, adding to the chorus.
Too similar.
As is any other name that nicknames to Evie - Eve, Eva, Evelyn etc.

I would probably keep away from most names with v in the middle as they all end up nick named too similar eg Vivienne ( vivi)

Hazel and Lila both work fine with Ivy.

#23 Gudrun

Posted 11 June 2018 - 11:01 PM

I think keep Everly at a pinch; just don't turn it into Evie.

Otherwise Audrey.

#24 Lesley225

Posted 12 June 2018 - 10:39 AM

You can't really control what it gets turned into though except perhaps at first.

#25 snowball

Posted 12 June 2018 - 08:00 PM

Love Hazel and it goes so nicely with Ivy!

Some other suggestions:

Florence
Grace
Rose
Fleur
Olive
Poppy
Eliza
Violet




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