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June 25th, 2013 06:48 PM #11Senior Member
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- Jun 2010
It's not a personal favorite of mine, but I do like it and I totally get the appeal. I think people like it because:
1. It's uncommon but familiar (currently at a 76 year high at #228,) a trait many parents look for in a name. It's unlikely that there will be multiple Genevieves in the school, but people won't think it's weird.
2. It's got a sounds similar to popular names (Jenna, Jennifer, Jeanette, Eve, etc.) but it still stands out. You don't find many names with double v's and the -v ending.
3. It follows several trends: the letter V, long and feminine, and French.
4. It doesn't have any major negative associations: it's no Jemima or Cohen.
5. Tons of nicknames!
So yeah, I totally get the love of Genevieve.
June 25th, 2013 06:53 PM #13Senior Member
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- Jun 2013
I love the name - especially the French way of saying it. It's a beautiful name and would be in my top 5 of choices except hubby doesn't like it at all...
June 25th, 2013 07:28 PM #15Senior Member
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- Feb 2013
It's got that old fashioned, vintage charm that's all the rage right now, it ages well, has a huge variety of nickname options, seems like an updated Jennifer to some...
Obviously it's personal taste, but it fits a lot of the trends right now♀ Edith. Iris. Lyra. Violet. Clara. Freya. Alice. Ottilie. Marian. Luella. Beatrice. Anthea. Romilly. Martha. Grace.
♂ Arthur. Stanley. Felix. Henry. Otto. Samuel. Dexter. Edward. Julian. Nicholas. Ira. Sidney. Winston. Thomas. Gabriel.
June 25th, 2013 07:42 PM #17
I agree with all of the above--it's uncommon, vintage sounding, and elegant without being too over-the-top. Genevieve's my top name choice for a girl as well because I like to think think the "Eve" in it honors my grandmother Evelyn, who I never had the chance to meet. My initial plan was to call future-child "Evie" until I learned that Evie is becoming a popular name by itself here in Australia, but it also has a lot of other nickname options--like "Neve" which is great since my husband vetoed it as a name choice (shh, he hasn't worked this one out yet).
Genevieve - Eloise - Rosalie - Cecelia - Adelaide - Felicity
Theodore - Oliver - Henry - Myles - Silas - Atticus
June 25th, 2013 07:43 PM #19