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December 5th, 2013 01:08 AM #6Senior Member
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December 5th, 2013 01:33 AM #8Senior Member
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This is a tough one! Ava Grace is gorgeous, but there are soooooooooo many little girls named Ava. I taught gymnastics, and I had an Ava and an Ella in every single class. I fear Ava will one day be the Linda of this generation (no offense to all the amazing Lindas out there!)
I once met an elderly woman named Ava Maria who was shocked the name was back in vogue. She was named Ava Maria because her parents adored the song "Ave Maria."
Anyway, have you considered alternatives? These are still popular, but not nearly so popular as Ava:
Ada Grace (my personal favorite!)
Estella Grace (Estella means "star")
Elsa Grace (close to Ella, but still different enough)
I am afraid people will trip all over the name Aivleen, and your daughter might grow to hate it. The spelling looks clunky.
I think Margaret Grace is beautiful and classy -- this kid is headed to Harvard! With Margaret, you have so many great nickname choices: Maggie, Maisie, etc.
Good luck, mama!
December 5th, 2013 01:51 AM #10Senior Member
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December 5th, 2013 01:53 AM #12
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I agree that Ava Grace is two very popular names. However if it is a name that you love, popularity starts to mean little to you. One of my favorites is Liliana Grace, and both of those names are super popular too. I'm guessing Ava isn't what you want though. I think Aivleen is cute, but I would spell it Aveline. To me its less confusing that way, but spelling is probably the last thing on your mind.
Why are we compromising with Margaret, when Aveline nn Ava is the perfect compromise? The best of both worlds. You get the longer, less used, more unique name, and he gets the shorter nn. I think that would work perfectly. However, if you do like Margaret, I think that's a nice name too. I really like Aveline/ Aveleen nn Ava though.|Penelope Winter Rose | Alexander Gideon Delayne | Luna Aurora Belle | William Owen Emrys | Liliana Tallulah Grace | Micah Isaac James | Dahlia Winter Carys | Elijah Samuel Leon | Coraline Lavinia Jane | Jasper Everett Greer | Gianna Francesca Maryse | August River Jordan | Magnolia Gwyneira Hesper | Silas John Paul | Anastasia Beatrix Pearl | Leland Samuel Delayne | Artemis Elektra Victoria | Lachlan Isaiah Rhys | Arcadia Callista Maeve|
December 5th, 2013 05:19 AM #14Senior Member
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I think Aveline is better than Aivleen. How do you pronounce it? Ava-Lynn? Ava-line?
We were thinking of Avaline too but thought it sounds too much like Amolin (a baby nappy cream).
Here's some names similar to Ava that you can use:
even not being biased or anything as one of my kid's names Avaleigh (pronounced Ava-Lee or Av-ah-lee (as Ave in Avenue).
Ava Grace is absolutely classic but the most common
Ava combo I think.
Last edited by karateleshi80; December 6th, 2013 at 05:23 AM.My two precious girls:
Sophira & Avaleigh
Names I am liking at the moment:
Lucy. Alice. Glory. Lilah