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April 8th, 2013 02:46 PM #6
April 8th, 2013 02:47 PM #8Senior Member
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I agree that giving her a nickname will help - what about Liv? or Livia? I wouldn't worry though, popular names are popular for a reason - because everyone agrees on how beautiful they are. She's going to grow up, travel and possibly move and her circle is going to widen, right now her circle is small and full of little Olivias but eventually she will mix with so many people of so many different ages, cultures and name styles that it's unlikely she'll meet that many other people who share her name. By the time she's an adult she will have developed her own personality and discovered who she is and that will stand out - she will be unique whatever her name is. Just teach her to be confident and to love herself and I doubt she'll have any problems.Beatrice, Endellion, Alice, Lucia, Ophelia, Freya, Aurelia, Emily, Katherine, Hermione
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April 8th, 2013 02:48 PM #10
It is a total fluke to have 50% of the girls in your daughter's class named Olivia. Not even Mary in 1920 or Jennifer in 1980 could have pulled that off.
Popular names are popular for a reason. Olivia is a ravishing name-- as is Sophia, Isabella, Emma and their ilk. People simply have good taste. If you chose it with love and are happy then I see no need to backtrack. Many frequent posters on this website have very common names, and many feel that their very commonality allowed the name to fade and the personality of the bearer to come to the foreground.
From clicking on your past posts I see her middle name is Scarlett. While Scarlett is pretty it's a much stronger statement than Olivia. It's more difficult (at least conceptually) to be a shy, retiring Scarlett than a shy, dreamy Olivia. Olivia is so versatile, and so lovely. Does your daughter herself have any qualms about her name?Blade, MD
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April 8th, 2013 02:49 PM #12Senior Member
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That's just silly. And honestly (sorry if this is crass), calling your 2 year old daughter by her middle instead of the first that she's heard all her life sounds quite selfish to me. You knew the name was popular but you loved it enough to use it. Own up to it and call your daughter by her name. It's her name now, tied to her identity. Olivia is gorgeous, and a special name doesn't make anyone special (I have friends named Rebecca and Sarah who are pretty special). You can always find another dance classMy darling Marian Illyria Aphrodite, March 2013 & Little Bunny (a girl!) due 9th of February 2014
April 8th, 2013 02:55 PM #14Anxiously awaiting the arrival of Luther's little brother November 2015!
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