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  1. #6
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    I love elegant girls names with different sounds in them like the double v's in Genevieve. It allows a name to be flowery and beautiful without being overly frilly or sticky sweet the way some -ella and -iana names seem to me. I also love Eleanor and Penelope for similar reasons.

  2. #8
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    It isn't overused.
    It doesn't fall into any 'name trends' like Kay- or L- names on girls.
    It's elegant in full and spunky when using a short form.
    There are a lot of nickname options.
    It's easily pronounced by english and french speakers, which my family is made up of.

    I love it!
    Current Favorites:

    Elliott, Luke, Matthew, Oliver, Reid, Wyatt

    Alice, Celia, Charlotte, Claire, Elisabeth, Genevieve, Holly, Matilda, Poppy, Scarlett

  3. #10
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    I agree with most of what's been said. I'm not very fond of most frilly names--the Gabriella's and Evangeline's and Margareta's.

    Genevieve is long, but has nice nicknames and a pretty sound.

    It's not at the top of my list, but I do like it.
    Top Names: Benedict Calvin & Noelle Geneva
    Olivia/Livy : Darah/Bethel : Eve/Verity
    Eli/Solomon : Luke/Zane: Levi/Phineas
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  4. #12
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    I love Genevieve because it sounds so gorgeous when you say it out loud.
    Current Favorites:
    Elizabeth Lily nn Ellie
    Mary Emmeline nn Maisie
    Sarah Evangeline nn Sadie

    Nathaniel nn Nate

  5. #14
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    I like Genevieve because of the nns Ginny and Evie (Ginny was my great-aunt's name, so I love the tie to her memory), I like the connection of St. Genevieve, patron saint of Paris (especially since my best friend was from Paris!). I love that it's long and elegant and fun to say. A lot of the same reasons others have listed. It's so rich with personality and lush and romantic. Then again, it's starting to feel overplayed, so I'm getting a wee bit tired of it. It is a lovely name, though.
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