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  1. #1
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    Lavinia?

    Lavinia has caught my attention in a big way lately. It sounds elegant, not too frilly despite the four syllables, and sweetly old-fashioned. Also, it serves as an honorific: my mom, who is Indian, is named Lavanya. Lavinia is very similar in pronunciation to Lavanya and sounds very much like an Anglicization of it.

    Anyway, what do you think of Lavinia?

    LL

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    I really like Lavinia. It has a vintage yet sophisticated feel and is a great way to honour your mum. I also love the nns Liv/Livvy and Vinnie
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    I love it. I first heard it on Downton Abbey and fell hard for it. It's beautiful and classic, without being overused.
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    I like Lavinia! It's started to grow on me even though I never much cared for it before. Emily Dickinson had a sister named Lavinia, affectionately called Vinnie. I think it sounds very feminine but somehow not frilly, like you said. I give Lavinia a thumbs up.
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    Sounds like this is an all-around great name for you! I love it and definitely think you should put it at the top of your list.
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