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Ivy and Everly
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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?
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?
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.
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.
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!
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.
Posted 11 June 2018 - 04:59 PM
Names that feel similar to Everly for me:
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
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!
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 ?
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.
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 ...
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
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.
Posted 11 June 2018 - 09:25 PM
Yes, adding to the chorus.
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.
Posted 11 June 2018 - 11:01 PM
I think keep Everly at a pinch; just don't turn it into Evie.
Posted 12 June 2018 - 10:39 AM
You can't really control what it gets turned into though except perhaps at first.
Posted 12 June 2018 - 08:00 PM
Love Hazel and it goes so nicely with Ivy!
Some other suggestions:
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