Keep looking longingly at Zara… does it go with Vivian?

posted 3 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
4513 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I have a friend who just had a baby and named her Zara. Honestly, I just don’t care for the name. It has nothing to do with the store – I really don’t even think of the store right away when I hear it. I think Vivian Gray sounds classic and sophisticated and I just don’t get that feel with Zara :-/ I guess it just sounds kind of trendy to me.

I hadn’t even thought of the Pitt-Jolie kids with the Zahara/Vivienne connection!

I do really like Felicity though.

Post # 5
370 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Hi UK bride – fellow Brit here!

I like all of your names! I wouldn’t pair Felicity & Philippa together though, as they are a bit matchy although Fliss and Pippa are adorable. Zara & Philippa sound quite royal to me and go well; Zara & Pippa just sound like sisters to me! I also like Vivian & Philippa – Viv and Pip, Vivi and Pippa!

Vivian & Zara sound fine to me too and I definitely prefer Vivian to Vivienne, as it’s not as fussy-looking (unless you’re pronouncing Vivienne as the French do then perhaps you ought to stay with that spelling).

Can’t go wrong with any of these names though! Perhaps wait until your babies are born to choose which suits best from your great short list?

I’d probably opt for Philippa and Vivian.

Post # 6
654 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’m not a fan of Zara… I definitely don’t equate it with a classic name like Vivian. 

Post # 7
1284 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I love the name Zara (but prefer the spelling Zahra) but don’t feel like it matches with Vivian – to me Vivian is classic/vintage y, and Zahra is much more modern.

I prefer your other two choices in terms of vintage appeal, but I’m also struggling with the v/f/ph sound combination a little bit. Cute nickname potential though!!

Post # 8
1284 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@lunalyra:  ooh, zara and pippa are so cute together! Nice pairing 🙂 I also like your suggestion of taking the short list to the hospital, lots of people change their minds once they meet baby (or in this case babies!)

Post # 9
758 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I love the name Vivian! I am not a fan of Zara though.

Post # 10
2063 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I’m surprised by the answers you’re getting! i looooove vivian and zara together! i feel like they match because they’re both a little bit unique but won’t cause any trouble for your little ones. everyone will be able to spell/pronounce them. and i love zara winter and vivian gray. i think they’re both beautiful names! i much prefer zara to phillipa or felicity!

Post # 11
11379 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@UK Bride:  i love both names.  i actually like that they are both very different – 1 classic, 1 modern.  love the middle names too.

Post # 12
3237 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I’m with @mu_t:, I love them together! I think they are both beautiful names! I honestly don’t think it matters if one is classic and one is more modern. They sound cute together and you love them. That’s all that matters.

Post # 13
1563 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@UK Bride:  I really love Zara and I voted for Zara and Vivian on your poll. I think they go beautifully together! I wouldn’t worry about the whole Brangelina thing. My mind definitely didn’t go there. If you love Zara, I say use it!

Post # 14
493 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think they go nicely together, but also like Philipa. I just named my baby girl Vivienne, so I love it obviously 🙂

Post # 15
2912 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Their nicknames will be Zee & Vee! 


Post # 16
13168 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I like Zara and Vivian together!

And I think Zara Philippa would make a good first/middle combo with Vivian Gray!

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