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  1. #1
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    Octavia or Charlotte?

    Hi All

    I have posted once already here about using Octavia for my baby girl due November. I already have a Cressida and have always loved Octavia (also, I love the Shakespeare connection, and she will be the eighth grandchild, plus my husband and I both have musical backgrounds and we like that its reminiscent of music). However, recently I've been feeling a bit panicked about using Octavia - suddenly it seems quite a lot of name, and I don't know if I love the nn Tavi (which seems like the obvious nickname).

    I have long loved Charlotte but went off it due to its overuse and it seems to not stand up to Cressida (which is unusual and underused).

    Please help! What would you do? I also like Ophelia (but don't like the connotations) and Theodora, but that seems a bit staid and again, maybe a bit overused.

  2. #2
    I would choose Octavia out of the two names.

    Have you considered Carlotta instead of Charlotte?

  3. #3
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    Iam starting to really love Octavia. Such a strong, kick @ss name to me. Besides Tavi, you can use Ava, Vivi, Cia etc as nickname. Charlotte while lovely, seems boring to me, especially next to Cressida.
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  4. #4
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    Octavia is my favourite for you! It's a gorgeous and unexpected (in all kinds of good ways!) name.
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  5. #5
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    Definitely Octavia it's well matched with Cressida.
    Tavi seems the obvious nn to me
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  6. #6
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    Octavia and Cressida are great together!
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  7. #7
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    Personally I adore Charlotte and dislike (have very few names I truly dislike) Octavia. Our opinions really do not matter though. You need to pick the name that speaks to you and feels like more than just a name. The one you feel you would be disappointed if you didn’t get to use it. We all have different tastes and that is great, very dull world if we didn’t.



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  8. #8
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    Octavia is great! It also comes with more familiar nn like Tia, Ava, Vivi, Avia

    Theodora is nice too
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  9. #9
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    I love Octavia as a sister name to Cressida. Possible nicknames:
    Ava
    Vivi (my favorite)
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  10. #10
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    I love Octavia, it is such a great name, and it is brilliant with Cressida. Tavi is cute but I would call her Via instead. Ava is another great option.
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