Honest thoughts on Lillevi?

This beautiful name came as a suggestion from @emmievis, and I was absolutely struck!

According to Behind the Name, it’s a modern Swedish name meaning “little devoted one”. It feels almost like it was created with me in mind. I absolutely love Ls and Vs in names, [name_f]Lily[/name_f] is an important honor name, I have Swedish ancestry, and the flow is similar to other names I love such as [name_f]Eleni[/name_f] and [name_f]Nephele[/name_f]. Is this the full name for [name_f]Liv[/name_f] that I’ve been searching for??

I’d love to hear your thoughts! Thanks!

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love the meaning of little mother!

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Lillevi is really pretty, but I’m worried that there might be pronounciation issues. I love the meaning and how it sounds, though.
All in all, a lovely name.

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Oh I love Lillevi. [name_f]Lilly[/name_f] and [name_f]Liv[/name_f] are both really nice nn’s. I love it.

Totally saving it for a character…

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I’m Swedish and I definitely wouldn’t say it’s a modern name, the average age of people named Lillevi in [name_u]Sweden[/name_u] is 57, but I do agree with what Behind the Name says the meaning is, “lille” literally means “little” in Swedish. We pronounce it LIL-eh-vee, but you could also use another pronunciation. I think it’s a really nice name and useable in [name_f]English[/name_f] speaking countries!

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A little biased since I suggested it, but I love it!
It’s dainty and pretty but bold and interesting, and the nicknames are really cute! It’s a really unexpected [name_f]Lil[/name_f]- name that’d stand out without being weird.
I instinctively pronounced it like @hedvigpihh said it was pronounced.

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Lillevi is intriguing. I quite like it

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Oh, cool! The pronunciation was a little hard for me to grasp, but it’s incredibly beautiful and I like it a lot.

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I have never considered this before but it is beautiful and unique!

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Its unique. I’d pronounce it Lill-e-vay. Is that correct?

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It works ~ very pretty, I think!

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Ooh, beautiful! :heart_eyes::heart_eyes::heart_eyes:

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@theycallmemommy, ooh where do you see that meaning? I can’t find this name almost anywhere lol.

@night_blossom, go for it! This would be an amazing character name!

@hedvigpihh, maybe “modern” isn’t the right word, but BtN said the name wasn’t in use until the early 20th century, which is what I meant. That pronunciation is exactly what I want!

@emmievis, I totally agree!

@caramel107, @jonquils, anyone else who has trouble with the pronunciation, how would you say it? I can’t think of anything other than LIL-eh-vee, but I want to know what others could potentially see as well.

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I spelt it for my friend and she guessed
lil-EV-ee, but it shouldn’t be too hard to correct.

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Beautiful and unique. One of those names that if someone mispronounces it, they will love it when they hear it correctly. So I wouldn’t worry about that.

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I pronounce it [name_f]Lily[/name_f]-vee or Lillev-i (Lillèv-i)

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I would have guessed that it was pronounced lil-EH-vee, but it’s a gorgeous name either way!

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It’s a gorgeous name! I’m saving it for a book, definitely. It has a wonderful meaning.
I pronounce it Lillev-ee.

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Oh I love it! I’ve never seen it before, but it seems my first guess at pronunciation was right at least. I really like [name_f]Lily[/name_f] and [name_f]Evi[/name_f]/Evy (eh-vee) and this really puts them together. [name_f]Liv[/name_f] as a nickname would be fantastic!

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Okay, I guess I wouldn’t have thought about emphasizing the second syllable because that sounds super awkward in my accent but it’s an easy fix!

@LiliMorgana, omg I also adore the nickname [name_f]Evy[/name_f]/Evi!

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