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November 18th, 2012 10:24 AM #1
Yesterday, I took my niece and nephews to go see "Wreck-It Ralph". It was a wonderful movie, but I have to say the thing I probably loved most about it was the main female character's name: Vanellope (pronounced kind of like Penelope with a "V") Von Schweetz. Now, to be clear, I personally would never name my baby Vanellope (maybe a pet). It was made up for the movie, and thus would be forever tied to the movie. However, I do think it is rather charming for a made-up name. Penelope is one of my all-time favorites, and I tend to love names that start with "V". (I think it would look better spelled Venelope, though.)
Anyway, I was just wondering, what do y'all think about the name? Would you ever consider using it yourself? Like to see it on somebody else's baby? Think it is a quirky, cool twist on Penelope or just horrible beyond words?
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November 18th, 2012 10:33 AM #3Senior Member
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I believe her name is intended to be spelled "Vanellope" since it is a smoosh of Vanilla and Penelope.
The names were also intended to be the most nausea-inducing, sugary sweet names possible. (All except poor Candlehead), so that's exactly the feeling I get from Vanellope. It is way too sweet for me.
I thought the same thing as I was watching the film, though. I really liked her name for the character. Or maybe a pet rabbit or something...
I would not want to see this on my child, or anyone else's.Ezra, Finn, Hamish, Nathan, Roland, TobiasBonnie, Clementine, Greta, Hermione, Matilda, Wren
November 18th, 2012 10:37 AM #5Senior Member
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Horrible beyond words :-)
Envelopee? Antelope? Velveteepee?
Also, I hear the word "venal" at the beginning.
November 18th, 2012 12:20 PM #7
November 18th, 2012 01:19 PM #9
I like it, given the circumstances. I think Venelope would've made a lovely real name as well.Laurel - 2O - Aries - Slytherin - University of Toronto
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