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  1. #6
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    I think it would be confused more in spoken form for Olivia, especially if you're in a part of the world which doesn't pronounce the -rs at the end. The French way of saying it is Uh-liv-ee-ay, which isn't that far off Uh-liv-ee-ah for someone with sloppy speech. Even the anglicised form of Uh-liv-ee-air isn't far off of it either. Written down, there won't be much problem, just people misreading it as Oliver, but spoken he might get called by a girls' name. Just something you might want to bear in mind.

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    Olivier is charming, dashing and a great twist on the very popular Oliver! I love the name, especially since I have a bit of French, amongst others, mixed in my heritage! A lovely name!

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    Olivier is one of my favourite French boys names. It's sophisticated, romantic, elegant and debonair. Sir Laurence Olivier is quite a lovely association too so that's a bonus!
    All the best,
    Mischa.

  4. #12
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    I like it a lot! It is a nice alternative to Oliver, another name that I adore.
    Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly.

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