Is this name ok on it's own?

posted 3 years ago in Babies
  • poll: Liv on it's own?
    Yes for Liv : (125 votes)
    50 %
    No : (44 votes)
    18 %
    It's ok, better as a nickname : (82 votes)
    33 %
  • Post # 6
    3097 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

    First thing I thought of , Lib Tyler 😛 .& I think it would depend on last name, i like short first names with longer last names, but on its own .. I just think it needs something more :p

    Post # 7
    3097 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

    Er, Idk why I didn’t see your first sentences! Lol

    Post # 8
    8518 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @nearlymarriedlass:  What about Lavinia? Its an older name that you never hear, but I love it.

    Post # 9
    257 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I think that Liv is also a (somewhat uncommon) nickname for Elizabeth, although I haven’t done the research to be sure.  It’s a really cute name!


    Post # 10
    3677 posts
    Sugar bee

    Liv is its own name in Scandinavia.

    Post # 11
    5518 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I don’t see anything wrong with it.  I think a lot of people are going to think its short for Olivia.  But since you have vetoed it my mind went straight to Livinia or spelled Lavinia.

    Post # 12
    1666 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2015

    @nearlymarriedlass:  I think Liv is a lovely name on its own. Its actually considered a full first name in some cultures.

    Post # 13
    1414 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I personally wouldn’t use “Liv” on it’s own but I do like it as a nickname. I really like the name Livinia or Lavinia (I recently fell in love with that name from watching too much Downton Abbey but we’re having a boy so I can’t use it… lol)

    Post # 14
    2493 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I adore Liv! All by itself, too!

    FWIW, my own full name is a name most people would associate with a nickname (I don’t like giving my name out on message boards, but it’s the equivalent of being just “Beth” or “Jen” or “Kate”) and it’s fine. And I also sort of liked that it distinguished me somewhat from all the other Elizabeths/Jennifers/Katherines out there. 

    I think that there is a definite connection to Liv Tyler, but that’s really a connection for OUR generation–I seriously doubt your daughter and her own peers will have a clue as to who Liv Tyler is. 

    PS–Julianne Moore’s daughter is named (just) Liv I think. 

    Post # 15
    903 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

    Yes, it’s fine to use Liv on its own.  It’s a traditional Scandinavian girl’s name, and I think it’s lovely.  I might be a little biased since Liv was the name of my favorite babysitter growing up 🙂

    Post # 16
    1871 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    A friend of ours has a daughter named Liv. I thought it was a little strange at first but they also have a very long european last name so it actually works nicely. She is a super cute little girl.

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