No problem with any of these except Hazel
(still carries the old-lady stigma of Mildred-Gertrude-Ruby-Viola and that ilk) and Oliviana (too many syllables!). Patience
is a nice 17th-centuryish name that's quite unusual today (and potentially less ironic than Chastity
Had a discussion re the "Oliviana" point with one of my staff at work. She was pregnant them (since had her baby) and wanted to name it Alexandria
. I mentioned mucho syllables and suggested she consider Alexandra
. "No", she said, "it's gotta be AlexandrIa
because that's the town where my husband and I met".
"Good thing you didn't meet in Hicksville", I said, upholding my rep for a lack of tact.