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What do you think of this spelling? IDGAF ❤ 1 child; Don't worry about it, CA, United States 30706 posts
14th Feb '13

So a friend from childhood is having a little girl & naming her Alyvia....I don't think I have ever saw it spelled that way. When I say the real spelling Olivia, I pronounce the O in it....idk it is kind of odd? lol. Or am I completely wrong & is there a diff version of the name pronounced with an A at the beginning? lol. What do you think of that spelling? Do you like it or no?

username1 1 child; Chicopee, MA, United States 30921 posts
14th Feb '13

not a fan of that spelling

Captain Obvious 2 kids; Havana, Cuba 25634 posts
14th Feb '13

that's horrifyingly bad.

Martian Child. 2 kids; Modesto, California 281 posts
14th Feb '13

Olivia is gorgeous, I wanted to name my daughter that so badly. Alyvia is terrible, IMO. I don't like it at all. Ruins the flow/prettiness of the name.

Mom2William&Michael 2 kids; 1 angel baby; New York 7600 posts
14th Feb '13

Honestly, I think the name Olivia is bad enough (sorry ladies who like the name, it's even my sister's name and I can't stand it) without mauling the spelling. I've seen Alivia but this is the first I've heard of someone using a y.

IDGAF ❤ 1 child; Don't worry about it, CA, United States 30706 posts
14th Feb '13
Quoting Captain Obvious:" that's horrifyingly bad."


Lmfao.....I was going to say something on her fb post about it but I don't want to be rude. Would it be rude to say "Oh how come you don't like the traditional spelling of Olivia?" lol

IDGAF ❤ 1 child; Don't worry about it, CA, United States 30706 posts
14th Feb '13
Quoting Martian Child.:" Olivia is gorgeous, I wanted to name my daughter that so badly. Alyvia is terrible, IMO. I don't like it at all. Ruins the flow/prettiness of the name."

I like the name Olivia too, when I saw that I was just like "Whyyyy that spelling?!" lol.

Martian Child. 2 kids; Modesto, California 281 posts
14th Feb '13
Quoting IDGAF ❤:" I like the name Olivia too, when I saw that I was just like "Whyyyy that spelling?!" lol."


People are weird, lol. I pronounce it Oh-Liv-Ee-Uh (for obvious reasons) and the A and Y just f**k that up.

Ax3 2 kids; Arkansas 3743 posts
14th Feb '13

Alivia is fairly common...As for the pronounciation I've never heard it pronounced with the O sound. I've always heard Uh-livia....but maybe that's a southern thing.That's why I can understand the Alivia spelling even though I much more prefer Olivia

IDGAF ❤ 1 child; Don't worry about it, CA, United States 30706 posts
14th Feb '13
Quoting Martian Child.:" People are weird, lol. I pronounce it Oh-Liv-Ee-Uh (for obvious reasons) and the A and Y just f**k that up."


Yea me too! That is what threw me off as well.

Emma Catherine's mommy 1 child; Michigan 74 posts
14th Feb '13

I like it but I like uncommon not that you could tell it my DD name is Emma lol

~Raylan's Mama~ 1 child; Tennessee 2116 posts
14th Feb '13

I actually pronounced it as A-liv-e-a instead of O-liv-e-a...I don't like the spelling for either pronunciation

Turtley Mikey Due October 31; 2 kids; California 50611 posts
14th Feb '13

It sucks, man. I've seen Alivia, but not that crap... Until now.

Turtley Mikey Due October 31; 2 kids; California 50611 posts
14th Feb '13

That spelling too would make it pronounced like Aly-vi-uh.

willoughfam Due May 26 (girl); 3 kids; Burlington, North Carolina 331 posts
14th Feb '13

Ehhhh. I wouldn't do that. I like no so common names with normal spellings, but that is just me. I didn't even care for Oliva until my SIL named my niece that. But some people just spell things different. My sister named one of her kids Mathieu.