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#1 Tennasee

Posted 26 January 2010 - 07:25 PM

Hi All

We have a family name that I really want to use - Harvey - but incase we don't have a boy with the next baby, I was wondering if anyone knows of any female versions of Harvey?

DH and I quite like Harviena - but no one else does. ohmy.gif)

Thanks

#2 BonKalKady

Posted 26 January 2010 - 08:16 PM

mmmmm nope other than havianna (sp?) the thongs LOL.

#3 fifi-trixibelle

Posted 26 January 2010 - 08:42 PM

Harviena both looks and sounds made up and also reminds me of the thongs havaianas. Besides that I would avoid a second H first name with a Hannah already. In your situation I would only consider Harvey as a middle name only for a boy.

#4 laridae

Posted 26 January 2010 - 09:02 PM

I reckon you could go Harvee or Harvie for a girl.  Or something like Harvianne, Harvi-jo
A lot of girls names started out as boys names.

I found a site that said the feminine form of Harvey is Harva (but that sounds a little to much like Larva for my liking)

Edited by laridae, 26 January 2010 - 09:05 PM.


#5 Guest_Contento_*

Posted 26 January 2010 - 09:56 PM

According to one baby name site Harva is the female version of Harvey.

Harvina
Harvelle

TBH, I'd go with Hayley, kind of is similar.

#6 Gudrun

Posted 26 January 2010 - 10:14 PM

I would use it as first name for a boy and as is as middle name for a girl.

#7 The Awesome One

Posted 26 January 2010 - 10:19 PM

i would just use Harvey

what about
Havana

if you wanted to you could hyphen it with something else like
Harvey-Ann
Harvey-Grace
Harvey-Rose

Edited by junglekitten, 26 January 2010 - 10:19 PM.


#8 clumpy

Posted 27 January 2010 - 07:51 AM

There isn't a legitimate female version.

Misspelling it will not make it more feminine, just bogan. Ditto for made-up names.

Harriet has a similar sound, or for a completely different take, you could consider Matilda (which means 'battle maid', while Harvey means 'battle worthy'). Obviously it's a different name but it's a way of paying tribute to the name without saddling a girl with a horrid concoction. Harriet is a bit samey with Hannah (but no more than any other H name) but Matilda sounds great.

The other option, as suggested, is to use it as a middle name, where you have more latitude. We used my surname as a second middle name for my daughter and I know several people who've done similarly.

But please, anything but Harviena.

#9 Bel Rowley

Posted 27 January 2010 - 07:59 AM

QUOTE
There isn't a legitimate female version.

Misspelling it will not make it more feminine, just bogan. Ditto for made-up names.

Yes. If you have a boy, use Harvey. If you have a girl, find another name. Using a bastardised version of a family name honours nobody IMHO.

#10 HRH Countrymel

Posted 27 January 2010 - 08:07 AM

If you want to use Harvey - use Harvey.

I knew a lovely woman called Harley (she was in her 70's and no it had nothing to do with the motorbikes)
she pulled it off with aplomb.

If you mess around with the name it is no longer honouring whom you wanted to honour.. use it in full and unmolested or don't use it at all.

#11 Tennasee

Posted 27 January 2010 - 03:29 PM

Sorry I should've mentioned - a family tradition is to have all first names starting with the same letter.  biggrin.gif

#12 Nat278

Posted 27 January 2010 - 10:55 PM

Harvienna? (when I look at name i think it is pronounced 'Har-Veen-A like there is no 'I') at first the name doesn't grab me but I think TBH if you and DH like it, once your bubba arrives that it will either suit her or not suit her...

Everyone else will get use to it, and if they don't who cares not their child not their choice to make...

I have heard lots of names I hated UNTIL I met the person/baby/toddler and realised it suited them, their family and their personality and it just grows on you...

Nat

PS. DSS1 and DS2 both 'A' names and don't find any problem with it, think having names that have similar sound or spelling more an issue.  Eg, know someone with names like Haden, Aiden, Jayden, Braden, and Caeden think that would be more likely to be a problem than all kids having H names just need to ensure middle names are differnet initial so when mail comes in there is minimal confusion whos it is... lol My DH and his dad are same name and we were forever getting each others mail when we lived locally to each other so organised his dads mail to use SNR as his title instead of MR.

Edited by maybe#4for us, 27 January 2010 - 11:05 PM.


#13 Sleepsweet90

Posted 06 January 2016 - 12:29 AM

Harvaleigh

#14 Acidulous Osprey

Posted 06 January 2016 - 12:35 AM

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