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#1 Sec2

Posted 30 June 2018 - 08:51 AM

Which is the better name out of these two and why?
Thanks!

#2 livvie7586

Posted 30 June 2018 - 08:55 AM

Personally i like Alice more.  Not as common (plus I'm quite in to the whole wonderland thing).

But, having walked around this earth for over 32 years as an Olivia, it's not too bad.  And a lot of the issues i had as a kid should be negated by now (being called oliver, having my name misspelt etc)

#3 Grassyrat

Posted 30 June 2018 - 08:57 AM

I really like Alice, it's less common. There are a lot of Olivia's in this world. But if having a popular name doesn't worry you, I think Olivia is a very pretty name.

Edited by Grassyrat, 30 June 2018 - 09:16 AM.


#4 kerilyntaryn

Posted 30 June 2018 - 09:06 AM

Both are nice,  love Olivia more - I think its prettier and more feminine

#5 little lion

Posted 30 June 2018 - 09:13 AM

I really like both of them. For me it’s come down to how it worked with the surname.

#6 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 30 June 2018 - 09:16 AM

Olivia for me. I see Alice as being a bit too little-girly and cute.

#7 littleboysmum

Posted 30 June 2018 - 09:19 AM

Neither are my favourite names but both are nice enough. I think they are pretty similar in style and feel. Popularity doesn’t bother me like it does others, so I’d have to say I prefer Olivia a little more.

#8 **Xena**

Posted 30 June 2018 - 09:35 AM

I love them both but I like Alice a bit more :)

#9 Crooked Frame

Posted 30 June 2018 - 09:55 AM

They’re both great names but I prefer Alice.

#10 daisy007

Posted 30 June 2018 - 09:57 AM

I think they’re both nice but common and a bit boring. Olivia is probably my pick of them, I like the nickname Liv.

#11 Astrocyte

Posted 30 June 2018 - 10:00 AM

I like them both. I think I prefer Alice more though. It's a little less common, has a whimsical feel to it and feels more classic than Olivia.

#12 Imaginary friend

Posted 30 June 2018 - 10:20 AM

For me - easily Alice over Olivia.

Olivia seems bit finicky and never really warmed to it despite its popularity and I'm not a fan of 4 syllable names, I like simpler shorter names much better and Alice is a name I really like.

#13 AliasMater

Posted 30 June 2018 - 10:47 AM

I don't really like either of them but if I had to pick, probably Olivia.

#14 Gudrun

Posted 30 June 2018 - 10:58 AM

Whichever one goes/better with the other names, sibs etc.

#15 onetrick

Posted 30 June 2018 - 11:06 AM

I prefer Olivia (I like names with nicknames, no matter how cutesy!), but Alice is the name DH wanted if we had a girl (Alice in wonderland is his favourite book). So we would have one vote each :)
But I agree with PP- a name has to work with surname, sibling names (not too similar etc), initials...
Which do you prefer, OP?

#16 choccy2

Posted 30 June 2018 - 11:10 AM

Olivia

#17 maryanneK

Posted 30 June 2018 - 11:14 AM

I love Alice, classic but not too common, strong and feminine but not girly, easy to spell/pronounce etc. Olivia is nice too but very common and not so classic (ie is very common just now but wasn't always,has had a massive popularity spike in the last ten years etc)
Both are lovely names, I agree with PPs, what works with surname/middle names?

#18 MrsPuddleduck

Posted 30 June 2018 - 11:27 AM

I adore Alice. It was my number one pick but husband said no. Olivia is still a nice name but Alice would be it for me.

#19 Sarzie

Posted 30 June 2018 - 11:33 AM

Alice- I like Olivia but for me it is too common. I

#20 Abernathy

Posted 30 June 2018 - 11:44 AM

I would go with Alice as Olivia is insanely popular right now (ie; multiple Olivias in most classrooms and extra curricular activities my kids do).

Edited by Abernathy, 30 June 2018 - 12:06 PM.


#21 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 30 June 2018 - 12:04 PM

View PostAbernathy, on 30 June 2018 - 11:44 AM, said:

I would go with Alice as Olivia is insanely popular right now (ie; multiple Olivias in most classroom sand extra curricular activities my kids do).

Names must be a regional thing because in our area there are almost no Olivias and the last one I know of was a classmate of DD's who is now in her early 20s (regional NSW).

#22 Luci

Posted 30 June 2018 - 12:42 PM

They are both lovely names. As pp’s have mentioned Olivia has been very popular in recent times. My dd is Alice Amelia so I am a bit biased towards Alice.

#23 Drat

Posted 30 June 2018 - 01:05 PM

100% Alice.

Gorgeous, classic name that is familiar but not popular.
Olivia is insanely popular from teenage to baby. I work in a small high school and we 6 Olivia's and I can't count how many baby Olivia's I know.

Alice is sweet for a baby, toddler or grandmother. It's feminine but not overly frilly.

#24 MsLaurie

Posted 30 June 2018 - 05:27 PM

Would you consider Alicia?
A bit more modern than Alice, a bit less common than Olivia.

#25 Kreme

Posted 30 June 2018 - 05:42 PM

Definitely Alice. It’s pretty and classic. Olivia is nice but there are so many of them! Also I really dislike the nn Liv/Livvy




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