(Closed) Aaaannddd THIS is why you don't share names…

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 32
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Narrawallee reserve/beach & Mollymook golf club

@megz06  Olivia is a beautiful name, and so is Olive for that matter. I’d much rather that than some of the other crazy made up names I’ve heard flying around. We straight up shared our names when we’d decided. It was going to be Hunter or Alice regardless of anyone else’s opinion.

Post # 33
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I LOVE the name Olivia and I love the name Oliver for a boy. We would call him Ollie for short. For a girl that would work to, or Liv is really cute. 

Post # 35
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Buzzing bee

@megz06  My name is Olivia. To be honest, I hated it when I was a kid because no one else had my name and I got called “olive” all the time!

My ENTIRE family and close friends call me Liv or Livvie (everyone spells that different). When Fiance calls me by Olivia I get weirded out! He doesn’t like Liv or Livvie, so he refuses to use them.

I do love my name now that I am older. And I appreciate being one of few Olivias of my generation.

Post # 36
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

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@megz06  haha, when I was growing up there was a family next door who had a daughter named Arielle (or however they spelled it). They were always outside and the mom was always screaming her kid’s names, so when I hear that name I think of her annoying and shrill voice! They were bratty kids. 

My dad hated all the really popular names at the time. He said he didn’t want to call his kid and then have 10 other kids answering! I’ve only ever met another girl with my name and I like that 🙂

Post # 37
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

My 10 year old is Olivia- Livvy.  I still love it a decade later.

Post # 39
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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@Westwood  

I love Stella!!  It’s my 10-year-old niece’s name.  It’s classic and beautiful, and she’s the only Stella in her whole school.  No one has EVER called her Ella for a nickname.  The family sometimes calls her Stelly because that’s what her 2-year-old sister calls her, but that’s it.

Post # 40
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

That’s our future bb name too!!!… And yes, we want her nickname to be Olive LOL.

I’m sorry your mom reacted that way, not cool. But who cares? he/she will be yours and you can name him/her whatever you damn well please!

She should be lucky you’re not thinking of names like Pickes or Henrietta.

Post # 41
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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@oneofthesethings  Stelly makes sense as a nickname and Stel for short if you’re in a hurry lol, but not Ella. Thank you for the reassurance, it was just a genuinely weird exchange lol. 

Post # 42
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2008 - A tiny town just outside of Glacier National Park

Our best friends asked, and I relented on top 3 for boy and girl, and I got a text back that said, “Here are our ratings, 0, 1, -2, -2, 0, 0.” I was like “…”

 

Post # 43
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Unfortunately people suck and you can’t make them all happy. I told my grandfather a name that was a tribute to him and he thought it was dumb. 🙁 I also had  something happened to me on here where I spilled the beans about a name and 3pages later someone stole it. Left a bad taste and I have now learned my lesson to keep it between dh and I. 

Post # 44
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Bee Keeper

I’m not even pregnant and dont plan on being for awhile but I NEVER tell anyone my choices of names that I like and I dont plan on telling when I’m pregant either. People will know the childs name when it is born and they are named!!

Post # 45
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

@megz06  aw I just had this type of conversation at work. The lady I work with said it remind  me of an olive haha. I have a friend with the name but mom’s not really fond of her so I couldn’t name my kid it haha.

You will always get opinions!! At least it’s not some really whacky shit like north west. UGH!! What idiots.

Post # 46
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

I think I was fairly lucky when pregnant but that might be due to how I answered. I’d say “I’m naming my daughter Michalena for my grandmother right down to the accidental misspelling on her birth certificate.”  I was exceedingly close to my grandmother and it was the greatest honor of her life she said when I named my daughter for her. This was from a woman who’d received a purple heart, bronze star, a staff sargent in WWII, a college graduate before that war! She was not a super fan of her name I found out after we announced the name, but I told her I’d always thought it beautiful and I had always known my daughter would bear her name as she’d been my closest friend growing up and one of my heros.

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