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July 31st, 2014 07:07 AM #1
PROS (for me)
It's literary (both classic and modern books)
I've liked it for a long time
It sounds cool....? I guess I don't know how to describe it.
-er ending makes it trendy
Just realized there could be some "olive" teasing....or "liver", for that matter.
So WDYT? Do the pros out way the cons, or vice versa, and do you like it in general?Coming back after a long, accidental hiatus from the site.
July 31st, 2014 07:50 AM #3
Oliver is my favourite boys name, so for me the pros definitely outweigh the cons. Like you said, it's classic, has literary connections, is a well-established name, works on a guy of any age, Ollie is an adorable nickname and it sounds gorgeous
For the cons yeah it's quite popular it's #52 in the US and it's #2 in the UK and that's the only really big problem with it. With the trendy -er ending I don't think Oliver will ever be defined as trendy because it's a timeless name and hasn't recently been invented or skyrocketed in popularity. I don't think olive teasing would be a big deal and I never made the connection with liver.
Anyway, that's just my very biased opinion. Oliver is an awesome name!• Esther Aveline Willow ~ Rosalie Aislinn Pearl ~ Clara Hermione Mae ~ Polly Matilda Iris ~ Elowen Saskia Eve •
• Oliver Jack Marcel ~ Henry Asher David ~ Theodore Jack August ~ Arthur Gideon Maxwell ~ Felix Charlie Rowan •
Sosie - bookworm and name nerd :-)
July 31st, 2014 07:51 AM #5
Thanks.Coming back after a long, accidental hiatus from the site.
July 31st, 2014 07:58 AM #7Senior Member
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It's ok...mostly it just makes me think of a hungry orphan child, but there's nothing objectionable about Oliver. I wouldn't use it, because it was the surname of the most obnoxious kid on my block when I was young.
July 31st, 2014 08:09 AM #9Beatrix - Fleur - Minnow - Zelda - Fern - Winifred - Poet
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