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  1. #6
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    Jul 2012
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    I much prefer Vivian-- it looks better, and Vivienne seems obnoxiously frilly in comparison, like it's trying too hard.
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    Viola ❀ Beatrix ❀ Celia ❀ Fionnuala ❀ Ismay ❀ Ofelia
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    combos + radar
    Emmett Orlando ○ Zephyr Julian ○ Dash Apollo ○ Elyan ○ Alastor ○ Madoc
    Cosima Vale ○ Cleo Iphigenia ○ Esme Leocadia ○ Sancia ○ Perdita ○ Maxine

  2. #8
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    May 2013
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    I prefer Vivienne, and pronounce it the same way as I do Vivian.
    Arthur Isidore-Fox Malachi-Jules Balthasar-Percy Raphael

    Petra Geneviève-Zélie Margarethe Luna Célimène-Aliénor Fatime

    Cosette-Leda-Rosemary-Noemi-Antares-Domenico-Johannes-Bram-Magnus

  3. #10
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
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    I prefer Vivienne.
    I do pronounce them ever so slightly different. Vivian I would pronounce with a more open 'ah' sound a little closer to 'anne' Vivienne I pronounce a little closer to an 'eh' sound. It's so subtle it probably wouldn't make a difference to anyone else.

    And for me Vivienne is more visually appealing, Vivian seems squished together for some reason
    Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. ~George Eliot

  4. #12
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    Apr 2013
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    I prefer Vivian. I pronounce the names as Mischa said, VIVian and ViviENNE.

  5. #14
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    Texas
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    I pronounce them the same, but I prefer Vivian. Much cleaner, more mature, and I don't feel like I have to whip out my French accent.

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