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#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.


Vivienne is a GORGEOUS name. original.gif

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


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


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)




#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


#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


#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

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