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View Poll Results: Which spelling?
Vivian 6 25.00%
Vivienne 18 75.00%
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January 18th, 2009, 08:59 PM
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I know there are a couple of other ways of spelling this name, but of these two choices - Vivian or Vivienne - which do you prefer?

I typically prefer the more traditional and/or popular spelling of any name - in this case, Vivian - but Vivienne has really started to grow on me. For 2007, the SSA lists Vivian at #210 in ranking of number of births and Vivienne is not even in the top 1,000 names. So, there is quite a difference in popularity.

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January 18th, 2009, 09:38 PM
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I like Vivienne!
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January 18th, 2009, 10:19 PM
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I think most people, unless they know otherwise, will always spell it Vivian.
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January 18th, 2009, 10:24 PM
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I dont say them the same way so i guess it would depend which pronunciation you were looking for
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January 18th, 2009, 11:01 PM
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January 18th, 2009, 11:09 PM
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January 18th, 2009, 11:24 PM
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I dont say them the same way so i guess it would depend which pronunciation you were looking for[/b]
Viv-ee-un or VIH-vee-en sound so similar when said in everyday conversation, the difference is indistinguishable to most people I would think. And, I think most people are going to pronounce it Viv-ee-un (because it's easier to say and the most popular way to say it) no matter how it’s spelled, Vivian, Vivien, Vivianne, Vivienne....
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January 18th, 2009, 11:26 PM
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Vivienne.
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January 19th, 2009, 04:43 AM
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January 19th, 2009, 06:56 AM
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Vivian. I like the simplest spellings as a rule. I also think that Vivienne will be more popular due to Brangelina.
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January 19th, 2009, 07:11 AM
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Definitely Vivienne. It just looks so much more feminine and pretty.
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January 19th, 2009, 07:25 AM
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January 19th, 2009, 07:38 AM
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January 19th, 2009, 08:59 AM
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January 19th, 2009, 12:42 PM
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I dont say them the same way so i guess it would depend which pronunciation you were looking for[/b]
Viv-ee-un or VIH-vee-en sound so similar when said in everyday conversation, the difference is indistinguishable to most people I would think. And, I think most people are going to pronounce it Viv-ee-un (because it's easier to say and the most popular way to say it) no matter how it's spelled, Vivian, Vivien, Vivianne, Vivienne....

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your probably right but i dont say them the same way i hear the difference so maybe its a regional thing
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January 19th, 2009, 01:30 PM
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I dont say them the same way so i guess it would depend which pronunciation you were looking for[/b]
Same here. I speak French so say Vivienne much differently than Vivian.
Maybe a Canada/French thing??

I much prefer Vivienne.
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January 19th, 2009, 01:36 PM
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I dont say them the same way so i guess it would depend which pronunciation you were looking for[/b]
Same here. I speak French so say Vivienne much differently than Vivian.
Maybe a Canada/French thing??

I much prefer Vivienne.

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Im french as well so that could very well be it
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January 19th, 2009, 05:52 PM
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I'm not French/Canadian. I'm very Southern (LOL), and I say the names differently, as well.

I love Vivienne, though. We thought about naming our sweetpea that, but I pointed out to the husband that most people wouldn't pronounce it like we'd wanted (same with Ariel vs. Arielle, with the stressing of the name being different on Arielle, but most people wouldn't get it).
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January 21st, 2009, 08:55 AM
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I usually go with the normal spelling of everything, but I really like Vivienne. I don't like the spelling Vivian and the others are to different.
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