[name]Ollie[/name] [name]Rhodes[/name] is really handsome! Isn’t it so exciting when your hubby texts that he likes a name you didn’t think he’d like? That’s the best!
One of the original Disney animators was [name]Ollie[/name] [name]Johnston[/name]. His full name was [name]Oliver[/name], but I believe he went exclusively by [name]Ollie[/name] his whole life. That’s the name he’s credited in movies and books he worked on. He co-wrote The Illusion of Life (one of the best books on animation - ever). He seems like he was a really great man. Sorry to get all nerdy (my husband is studying to be an animator, so that’s why I know about this), but I thought you might be interested. He certainly wasn’t hindered by using the name [name]Ollie[/name]!
I love the name [name]Ollie[/name], and like you, don’t love [name]Oliver[/name]. I don’t know whether or not I would use [name]Ollie[/name] on it’s own, but that doesn’t matter, if you’re comfortable with it, use it! I love the name [name]Alfie[/name], but not [name]Alfred[/name]. I talked myself into liking it, and up until about a month before he was born, that was his name. I’m so, so glad that I changed my mind and didn’t name him something I didn’t like just to get a nickname I loved.
Good luck to you! If [name]Ollie[/name] turns out to be “the name”, I hope you use it!