Sylvie v. Sadie

Which do you guys prefer between [name]Sylvie[/name] and [name]Sadie[/name]? [name]Do[/name] both of them work as stand-alone names? I’m worried they could both sound too “nicknamey.” I’m looking for a name that goes with my daughter’s name, [name]Monet[/name].

In addition to the nickname concern, there are a couple complications:

DH’s aunt who recently passed away is named [name]Sylvia[/name], but I don’t like that name because it makes me think of saliva - haha I know that’s immature, but it just does! I thought [name]Sylvie[/name] would be a good compromise because it’s very similar to [name]Sylvia[/name] and I think it pairs well with [name]Monet[/name], and DH likes it too.

DH has not one but TWO ex gfs named [name]Sarah[/name], which I know [name]Sadie[/name] is a nickname for, including one that he is still friends with and lives near us - do you think [name]Sadie[/name] is too similar to [name]Sarah[/name] and will seem weird to our friends given the ex’s name?

If neither [name]Sadie[/name] nor [name]Sylvie[/name], any other suggestions? Thank you!

I much prefer [name]Sylvie[/name] over [name]Sadie[/name] and always have. [name]Sylvie[/name] is a stand alone name, whereas to me [name]Sadie[/name] is nickname-y.
I personally would also avoid giving my children names of friends… it’s just weird to me. So, all in all, this is one big vote for [name]Sylvie[/name]! (In fact, we would use it if we didn’t have a cat named [name]Sophie[/name]!)

I like [name]Sylvie[/name] by a long shot, and I do think it could be a stand alone name. I also think it “goes” much better with [name]Monet[/name].

I like both names but [name]Sylvie[/name] feels more substantial than [name]Sadie[/name] and I think it pairs better with [name]Monet[/name]. Some other suggestions.

Thanks for your responses . . . I’m liking [name]Sylvie[/name] a lot more than [name]Sadie[/name] too, especially since it’s less trendy and popular, and the family connection makes it more meaningful too.

Also thanks mischa for the suggestions - I really like [name]Solange[/name] but DH and I worried people would associate it too much with [name]Beyonce[/name]'s sister :slight_smile: I’ll show him the list and get his feedback! Thanks again!

[name]Sylvie[/name] is a name in its own right (the French form of [name]Sylvia[/name]) while [name]Sadie[/name] is a nickname for [name]Sarah[/name]. I think [name]Sylvie[/name] can stand alone much better, and I think it’s a lovely name.

I don’t think of [name]Beyonce[/name] at all when I hear the name (I was aware her sister is named [name]Solange[/name], but I don’t associate the name directly with her).

From the great suggestions, I like [name]Sylvie[/name] [name]Coraline[/name] and [name]Sylvie[/name] [name]Solange[/name].

Either way I think [name]Sylvie[/name] is a sweet name!

I love the name [name]Sylvie[/name]-it is so sweet and elegant, and I think it goes beautifully with [name]Monet[/name]! [name]Monet[/name] is truly lovely, by the way. So, another vote for [name]Sylvie[/name]! :slight_smile:

Another vote for [name]Sylvie[/name] - very elegant and can stand alone. [name]Sadie[/name] sounds like a dog’s name to me.

I prefer [name]Sylvie[/name]. [name]Every[/name] time I see “[name]Sadie[/name]”, I see “Sad”.

[name]Sylvie[/name], [name]Sylvie[/name], [name]Sylvie[/name]! I am currently pregnant w/ twins and most likely (assuming we have at least one girl) [name]Sylvie[/name] will be one of our girl names. We’ve loved it for a long time. I think it’s elegant sounding yet light-hearted. I just hope it doesn’t become too popular! If you are drawn to [name]Sadie[/name], what about [name]Sally[/name] (another nn for [name]Sarah[/name])?