Saturday, April 25, 2015

V - Names that start with V


When I was pregnant with my daughter, I wanted to name her something with a V. I liked Victoria, Vanessa, and Valentina. I knew a really beautiful, morally-sound girl in college named Valissa (she is Greek). My grandmother's name was Vincenza. Vs are underrepresented in names, but to me, they all sound powerful, profound, a bit exotic and dignified. My perception is funny now because when I proposed some V names to my hubby years ago he made a distasteful face and said, "I knew a girl named Valentina in high school and she was a huge slut." I think this spoiled, self-disrespecting chick ruined all Vs for him!
So, we'll just say my V impression is quite different from his!! And our girl does not have a V name :)


5 comments:

  1. Hi! Funny how one person can influence our feeling for a name. We named our children after family. My kids have the same idea. Daughter (15) was mad because her older brother (25) stole her idea for a girls name when he had his girl. He didn't really steal it, as she had never told him. They just both had the idea to honor both of their grandmothers.
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  2. My sister's name is Victoria, Vicky for short, so they're alright by me. I agree with your assessment, shame about Valentina!

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  3. V's all right with me because my mother's called Vivien. She was named after the actress Vivien Leigh.

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  4. Thanks for the comments! Funny enough took one of those Facebook quizes "what your parents should have named you" and guess what I got?? Victoria!

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