Recently, I came across a really lovely Bible verse that has me in love with the idea of using a name related to olives (“But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God. I trust in the steadfast love of God forever and ever.” - [name_m]Psalm[/name_m] 52:8)—I just really love the idea of growing and being nurtured and glowing and thriving in the presence of God. And now I’m a bit obsessed with the idea of an olive-inspired name on my list. [name_f]Olive[/name_f] and [name_f]Olivia[/name_f] are the natural choices, but have several reasons to hesitate with both, so I’m wondering if there is something a bit more creative. I did come across [name_f]Revella[/name_f] which I find interesting, and might be talked into the [name_u]French[/name_u] form of [name_f]Olivia[/name_f], Olivie (somehow, that doesn’t cause as much hesitation? I do like [name_f]Olivia[/name_f] more, but Olivie doesn’t have quite the same associations?), too. I like [name_f]Liv[/name_f] and [name_f]Livia[/name_f] but am not sure the olive tie is quite so strong there?
Anyway, berries, up for a challenge? Besides the [name_f]Olivia[/name_f] family, how would you honor the idea of olives in a name?