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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:


#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 ...


#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


#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:


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