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Thread: Sylvia vs Silvia
January 27th, 2014 07:15 AM #1Senior Member
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Sylvia vs Silvia
Hi there, berries!
I've always liked the name Sylvia - it's always seemed graceful and balletic to me, maybe because of Les Sylphides? - and recently I've being seeing a bit of buzz on here about it becoming the next Sophia.
Anyway, today I read the name in a book and it suddenly looked slightly awkward - the 'y' just didn't have the same grace to it as it had before. It could just be a bit of name fatigue on my part, but it got me thinking about alternative spellings.
Shakespeare spelled it Silvia, which is slightly more logical, and I think it's sweet that this spelling looks so much like the word silver, plus, if Sylvia does become mega-popular something slightly different is nice.
I still can't choose a favourite - what do you think? And, if you have the time, what made you choose one over the other?
Disclaimer: I'm not pregnant, just curious!I'm Claire, an Australian teenberry. I love names and kids, but I'm not going to become a mum for at least ten years. Until then, I'm just playing with possibilities.
For girls, I love: Matilda - Iulia - Rosa - Annalise - Linnea - Eva
For boys, I love: Anders - Reuben - James - Jude - Caspar - Thomas
Guilty pleasures are: Blaise - Orion - Caspian --- Madelief - Isolde - Hero
January 27th, 2014 08:21 AM #3Current favorites:
Cora . Louisa . Lydia . Mary
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January 27th, 2014 08:55 AM #5Senior Member
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January 27th, 2014 09:22 AM #7
While I'd usually prefer to spell a name without Y, I like Sylvia with it better. It just looks more pretty to me.polina ∙ 19 ∙ art history major ∙ web developer
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January 27th, 2014 11:11 AM #9