Preferred spelling...

[name]Hi[/name] all!

Lately I’m loving the name [name]Silvia[/name]/[name]Sylvia[/name] and considering it for a sibling of [name]Benjamin[/name] if this baby should turn out to be a little girl. [name]Just[/name] wondering what your preferred spelling is. It seems to me that the name [name]Sylvie[/name] is French and the name [name]Silvia[/name] appeared in [name]Shakespeare[/name]'s ‘The Two Gentlemen of [name]Verona[/name].’ What spelling do you prefer and which nn spelling: [name]Sylvie[/name] or [name]Silvie[/name]? Thanks so much.

Also…what middle names do you like with it?


I would definitely use [name]Sylvia[/name], since it is the expected, standard spelling of the name (at least in the U.S.). Otherwise, she would need to spell it for everyone.

For a middle name, are there any family names you could use? Your first or middle name?

I would use [name]Sylvie[/name]/ [name]Sylvia[/name]…dont quite like the look of repeating “i” plus its a nightmarre when you are constantly having to correct/change the spelling most ppl use

I love [name]Sylvia[/name]/[name]Silvia[/name]!! I used to prefer [name]Silvia[/name] (it’s not as clunky, and looks prettier and more streamlined) but now I like both equally. [name]Silvia[/name] is the Spanish and Italian version, so people might assume your daughter is of one of those nationalities, but that’s not too big of a problem. Since [name]Benjamin[/name] is more of an English name, you might want to go with [name]Sylvia[/name]. [name]Benjamin[/name] and [name]Sylvia[/name] make a stunning sibset, by the way!If you choose [name]Silvia[/name], use [name]Silvie[/name] as a nickname, and same for [name]Sylvia[/name]/[name]Sylvie[/name]. ([name]Sylvie[/name] is also a legitimate French name).

[name]Sylvia[/name] [name]Claire[/name]
[name]Sylvia[/name] [name]Eloise[/name]
[name]Sylvia[/name] [name]Clementine[/name]
[name]Sylvia[/name] [name]Harriet[/name]
[name]Sylvia[/name] [name]Frances[/name]
[name]Sylvia[/name] [name]Annabel[/name]
[name]Sylvia[/name] [name]Charlotte[/name]
[name]Sylvia[/name] [name]Caroline[/name]
[name]Sylvia[/name] [name]Rosemary[/name]
[name]Sylvia[/name] [name]Bridget[/name]
[name]Sylvia[/name] [name]Juliet[/name]
[name]Sylvia[/name] [name]Helen[/name]
[name]Sylvia[/name] [name]Daphne[/name]
[name]Sylvia[/name] [name]Camille[/name]
[name]Sylvia[/name] [name]Iris[/name]
[name]Sylvia[/name] [name]Naomi[/name]
[name]Sylvia[/name] [name]Catherine[/name]

I think both are beautiful, but I think I prefer [name]Sylvia[/name]/[name]Sylvie[/name], especially with [name]Benjamin[/name] (love it!).

[name]Sylvia[/name] [name]Charlotte[/name]
[name]Sylvia[/name] [name]Louise[/name]
[name]Sylvia[/name] [name]Jane[/name]
[name]Sylvia[/name] [name]June[/name]
[name]Sylvia[/name] [name]Margot[/name]
[name]Sylvia[/name] [name]Maude[/name]
[name]Sylvia[/name] [name]Pearl[/name]
[name]Sylvia[/name] [name]Scarlett[/name]

Good luck!

Hey, my name is [name]Silvie[/name]!I love my name and you should go for it!I prefer to be called /silvi/ it is cute.

I know a [name]Sylvia[/name] and don’t care for that name. [name]Silvie[/name], on the other hand, is quite fresh and light. I live in an area where there is a high proportion of French speakers, and “[name]Sylvie[/name]” is French for [name]Sylvia[/name].

I prefer [name]Sylvie[/name]. It’s fresh and clean, silvery, cool, moonlit. [name]Sylvia[/name] is heavy to me.

I agree with some of the other posters…I much prefer [name]Sylvie[/name] to [name]Sylvia[/name] - it’s just so cute and it’s on my favs list too!

Spelling wise though I would choose [name]Sylvia[/name] over [name]Silvia[/name], just looks prettier to me and more like a real name.

Another vote for [name]Sylvie[/name]!

[name]Sylvia[/name] [name]Lucille[/name]

I prefer [name]Sylvia[/name]/[name]Sylvie[/name]. I love this name.
[name]Sylvia[/name] [name]Juliet[/name]
[name]Sylvia[/name] [name]Irene[/name]
[name]Sylvia[/name] [name]Eden[/name]
[name]Sylvia[/name] [name]Marlo[/name]
[name]Sylvia[/name] [name]Justine[/name]
[name]Sylvia[/name] [name]Eleanor[/name]
[name]Sylvia[/name] [name]Marcelle[/name]

I guess I prefer it with a Y.

I would go [name]Sylvia[/name] with the option of the nn [name]Sylvie[/name].