Jump to content

Vivian ?


  • Please log in to reply
25 replies to this topic

#1 ChickyMumma

Posted 12 April 2012 - 12:40 AM

Thoughts as a girls name???

Siblings Ezra and Henry (boys)

Boys name chosen is Colin.

I am sooooo stuck on girls names.


--
My rules - Must not start with E, H, N, S, M, N or B.

No more than 6 letters.

Must not end n Y or A.

#2 QueenOfTheDesert

Posted 12 April 2012 - 04:23 AM

I much prefer Vivienne.
How about Genevieve?

#3 MrsDamonSalvatore

Posted 12 April 2012 - 05:12 AM

QUOTE (QueenOfTheDesert @ 12/04/2012, 04:23 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I much prefer Vivienne.


me too, my nannas name is spelt this way so i have a soft spot for it original.gif

#4 ali27

Posted 12 April 2012 - 06:59 AM

I always thought Vivian was a male spelling....could be wrong though?

#5 laridae

Posted 12 April 2012 - 07:21 AM

I would think a male for that spelling.

Vivien or Vivienne for a girl.

#6 BreezaH

Posted 12 April 2012 - 07:25 AM

Vivienne is my grandmother's name so I quite like it. We would've used it for a middle name if DS2 had been a girl.

#7 baddmammajamma

Posted 12 April 2012 - 07:30 AM

QUOTE (ChickyMumma @ 12/04/2012, 12:40 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
--
My rules - Must not start with E, H, N, S, M, N or B.

No more than 6 letters.

Must not end n Y or A.


Thoughts:

Vivienne is a GORGEOUS name. original.gif

Your rules, especially #2, are too restrictive. wink.gif


#8 MUMxTHREE

Posted 12 April 2012 - 07:30 AM

NMS. Sorry, i see Vivian and think of The Young Ones

#9 Kay1

Posted 12 April 2012 - 07:31 AM

I'm not a fan but that's an association thing for me. I much prefer Genevieve.

I love Colin though. original.gif

#10 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 12 April 2012 - 07:57 AM

It's DD's MN, so I love it! That spelling too - DD is named after someone.

I thought the male spelling was more Vyvyan? But in any event, I don't think it's that clear a distinction in spelling.

I think Vivien is the more common spelling for girls but any of the three alternatives are acceptable to me.

#11 Jimmy Moon

Posted 12 April 2012 - 07:59 AM

I'm not a massive fan, although I prefer the spelling Vivienne.

I like the previous suggestion of Genevieve; gorgeous original.gif

#12 kerilyntaryn

Posted 12 April 2012 - 08:45 AM

Vivian is lovely

I like Genevieve too

I knew a girl Vivette which is nice too

Violet
Yvette
Faith
Grace
Heidi
Chloe
Zoe
Lauren
Phoebe
Ruth
Tegan
Adele
Alexis
Alice
Alison
Claire
Pearl
Rachel
Taryn
Kerrie

Edited by kerilyntaryn, 12 April 2012 - 08:59 AM.


#13 emlis22

Posted 12 April 2012 - 08:51 AM

Vivian is a boys names to me. Don't mind Vivienne, but its very Angelina for me.

#14 Amber Spyglass

Posted 12 April 2012 - 08:53 AM

I also wouldn't worry about some of your restrictions, but I guess you have them for a reason.
If you can let up on the 6 letters thing, I think Vivienne is the prettiest, most feminine spelling of the name.

Gotta say I love all the PP's who suggested Genevieve, +1!

#15 ChickyMumma

Posted 12 April 2012 - 02:35 PM

Other names on my list

[/size]Lillian (a tad concerned my ex's daughter is Lilly)

Paige

Iris
Violet


[size="3"]


#16 MissDodger

Posted 12 April 2012 - 02:41 PM

I agree with some of the others...love Vivienne, spelled this way!

#17 librablonde

Posted 12 April 2012 - 02:45 PM

I love this name, but would spell it Vivienne original.gif

#18 la di dah

Posted 12 April 2012 - 02:48 PM

I believe Vivien Leigh was born with the Vivian spelling and then her agent recommended she change it.

I have to say I don't think "boy" for any of the spellings honestly. I think Vivienne is pretty but a bit frilly in a way that Vivien/Vivian isn't.

At the moment I'm really into V names for some reason, just very pretty and femme.

I like Genevieve but I prefer ALL the spellings of Vivian/Vivien/Vivienne to it.

I know it breaks your ends in -a rule (but follows the number of letters rule, that's something, right?) but I love Viveca/Vivica as well. It's like the best bits of Vivienne and Annika for me as far as sound, without being made up.

And Violet comes in under the wire, doesn't it? I do love Violet.

#19 Kwyjibo

Posted 12 April 2012 - 02:52 PM

Young Ones here too, which isn't necessarily a bad thing  wink.gif

My vote is for the Vivienne spelling.

#20 MinkyMonkey

Posted 12 April 2012 - 03:22 PM

QUOTE (librablonde @ 12/04/2012, 02:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I love this name, but would spell it Vivienne original.gif


yyes.gif

#21 Bel Rowley

Posted 12 April 2012 - 03:31 PM

I'd go with Vivien if you must stick with 6 letters. I've actually grown to prefer it to Vivienne (but then I'm not one for the fussy French spellings).

#22 tres-chic

Posted 12 April 2012 - 03:36 PM

I really like Vivienne.

Love Violet even more.

#23 la di dah

Posted 12 April 2012 - 03:49 PM

QUOTE (Ferdinand @ 12/04/2012, 03:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
You don't come from a cricket playing nation. A lot of Australians (and people from other cricket playing nations) hear the name Vivian and automatically add "Richards" to the end. Sir Vivian Richards is a very famous former West Indian cricketer.


That's probably true.  

So I guess I would go Vivien.

No points awarded for Vivi-Anne which I saw on one of the Toddlers in Tiaras or something once at my MIL's house.

#24 kerilyntaryn

Posted 12 April 2012 - 06:18 PM

I wouldnt do Lillian if it's ex's daughter name

Violet is nice
Iris ok

Ivy ok too

Paige ok

Daisy
Fleur
Daphne


#25 Futureself

Posted 12 April 2012 - 06:25 PM

I like Vivienne - it's a MN contender if this one is a girl but it's a family name.

Your other contenders of Violet and Iris are lovely. Paige, NMS




2 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 2 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

How I learnt to relax about routines

After many routine-led, tough years, we've realised that being parenting isn't about being perfect. It isn't about following a schedule to a T.

Should you have a third child or not?

I thought our family had been complete with our two boys. I had no idea how much I needed my daughter until she was here.

Helping a toddler embrace an adopted sibling

A single parent by choice, I am preparing to adopt a second baby from Morocco. And I face a special challenge.

When pregnancy messes with your self-esteem

Pregnancy doesn't make all women feel beautiful. It certainly doesn't raise every woman's self-esteem.

Join us in The BIG nappy change

Introducing the new Coles Little Explorer Nappies! You can confidently rely on Coles Little Explorer nappies at each stage of your child's growth, so take the Big Nappy Change and try new Coles Little Explorer nappies for yourself!

Robbie Williams live tweets wife's labour

And the award for most patient woman in labour goes to ... Robbie Williams' wife, Ayda Field.

Vaccine ignorance is deadly and contagious

In the absence of credible, strong political leadership, paranoia about disease can go viral.

Parenting differently based on birth order

All children have unique personalities, but keeping birth order in mind could help when parenting.

How to get rid of the mum guilt

Motherhood and guilt seem to go hand in hand, but there are ways to focus

Paid parental leave scheme grinds to a halt

The future of Prime Minister Tony Abbott's paid parental leave scheme appears to be up in the air, despite the fact it is due to begin in less than nine months.

The devastation of foetal alcohol spectrum disorders

No one's sure how many Australians are affected by foetal alcohol spectrum disorders, but the consequences for those who are can be devastating.

The pros and cons of finding out the sex of your unborn baby

It’s often one of the biggest choices parents make during the course of their pregnancy; to find out, or not to find out, the sex of their baby before it’s born.

Toddler's awesome dress up month

Two-year-old Willow and her photographer mum, Gina Lee, made October "Dress Up Willow Month". She posted photos of Willow's costumes on her Instagram account, and her creative takes on popular culture are simply adorable.

Childhood around the world

It can be easy to assume our ideas around childhood are universal, but they are particular to where we live, as these practices show.

Best picks for baby and toddler shoes

Here's a great selection of footwear from pre-walker to walker ensuring comfort and style for growing feet.

I lost my wife and daughters to Ebola - then it came for my son

Sunday, September 21, is a day I will never forget.

The 'yucky' illness that took over my life

I have a chronic illness nobody likes to discuss. It involves toilet talk, and probably caused my miscarriage. But it needs to be talked about.

Prenatal testing: the facts

Prenatal testing is done to check if a baby has certain medical conditions before birth. Here is some important information about what the tests are for and the risks involved.

5 things to do with your baby?s old clothes

Did you think your only option for your baby?s old clothes was to pack them away or give them to the Salvos? Think again.

Why it's possible to not realise you're pregnant until the baby arrives

After hearing about 'surprise babies' born to mums who didn't know they were pregnant, it's common to ask "how did she not realise?" But experts say it's entirely possible for it to happen.

'My miracle is finally here'

How has the world continued on its pace when mine has been altered so drastically?

Dairy can help older women fall pregnant: study

Ice cream may be the ultimate comfort food, but a study suggests it could also help older women to have children.

Megan Gale goes topless for 'sexiest people' cover

Six months after a heavily pregnant Megan Gale posed nude for Marie Claire, the glowing new mum has gone topless for the cover of another magazine.

A new perspective on life from living with two diseases

A mother shares her personal story about the difficulty of living with two conditions, one of which stops her from being able to see her daughter's face.

Warning about Children's Panadol dosage

The Therapeutic Goods Administration has issued a safety advisory warning parents about confusion when using the dosing syringe supplied with Children's Panadol.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Take 'The Coles Big Nappy Change' Challenge

You could become part of our Test Drive team and win one of 200 packs of Coles Little Explorer Nappies as part of our 5-day challenge.

Win 1 of 5 Canon Powershot D30 cameras

Capture life more easily with the Canon Powershot D30. Shockproof, waterproof and dustproof, you can take it almost anywhere and shoot beautiful images, time after time. Enter now!

16 parenting truths you won't find in the baby books

I am five years into this parenting gig and I’ve learnt that sleepless nights and changing dirty nappies are child’s play.

Best and worst potty party cakes

It's nice to celebrate a child making the shift from nappies to 'big kid' undies, but do we really need a semi-realistic used toilet cake to do it? Here are some of the best and worst cakes parents have used at 'potty parties' around the world.

7 tips for a financially festive Christmas

Plan ahead - and do it now - to ensure festive season expenses don't break the bank.

'Go the F*** to Sleep' author's new book for frustrated parents

A sequel is coming soon to the 2011 hit book 'Go the F*** to Sleep' - and this time, it's about mealtimes.

Great birthday party buys from Etsy

Handmade crafts to decorate and personalise your child's next birthday - from banners to cake decorations, we've got gorgeous party finds from Etsy.

Join us in The BIG nappy change

Introducing the new Coles Little Explorer Nappies! You can confidently rely on Coles Little Explorer nappies at each stage of your child's growth, so take the Big Nappy Change and try new Coles Little Explorer nappies for yourself!

Creative storage ideas for the kids' rooms

Creative and practical storage ideas for the kids' toys and books can also add some stylish decor to your home. Visit babyology.com.au for more stylish modern finds for hip kids & parents.

Weird trend

Couple has five babies in 14 months

Julie and David Grygla weren't sure they'd ever have kids - but their dreams have now well and truly come true.

To the mum in the doctor's waiting room

Maybe the mum I saw in that waiting room, seemingly disconnected from her baby, doesn’t have the support she needs.

10 space-saving nursery ideas

Starting a family doesn't always mean moving into a bigger house - not yet, anyway.

 

What's in a name?

Baby Names

Looking for a classic name, or an unusual name? Our Baby Name Finder is for you, search or browse to refine your shortlist.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.