View Poll Results: Timeless or Dated?
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Timeless..usable in 2013
Dated..not usable on a baby today
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Thread: Timeless or Dated?
April 25th, 2013 10:44 AM #1Member
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Timeless or Dated?
Okay, let me try this again. I don't want the poll to be public so everyone sees how everyone else voted. (I'm new here, sorry)
Here is my original question. So my husband read through the Vanessa post and he's a little concerned about people thinking Vanessa is dated. I figured a poll is a good way to get a general consensus here on nameberry.
April 25th, 2013 11:00 AM #3
Vanessa feels dated to me. Regardless of when Vanessa was made up or how long it's been around, I still associate it with the 80s and the 90s. I wouldn't say that makes it unusable on a baby today though(I've met two under 5). Vanessa's a pretty name but, like I said on your other post, I think it lacks a WOW factor. It definitely wouldn't make me do any double-takes. Vanessa's lovely though! Use it if you love it.♥ nineteen & renaming myself soon ♥
April 25th, 2013 11:05 AM #5~Boys~
★ August Eli Benedict ★ Bram ★ Casimir Mordecai ★ Edmond John Meirion ★ Gillon ★
★ Jory Leander ★ Julian Charles ★ Macsen ★ Magnus ★ Vasiliy ★
★ Aira Rose ★ Arietta ★ Clover ★ Delphina ★ Eleni ★ Fiorella ★ Hester Isobel ★
★ Iris ★ Lilah ★ Merit ★ Sylvia ★
Sorry to anyone who read TSI. First draft was terrible. Second drafting now.
April 25th, 2013 11:08 AM #7
Vanessa is not dated. It's very useable on a child in 2013.Mi corazón
Niñas- Noemí Aurora, nn Nora, Leila, Isela
Niños- Lucas Emmanuel, Levi Elijah, Aaron
April 25th, 2013 11:10 AM #9Senior Member
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I wouldn't say Vanessa is timeless. In my mind, timeless is reserved for Elizabeth, James, William etc. However, I wouldn't say Vanessa is dated at all. I don't think of a certain time period when I hear the name, probably because I know Vanessas of all ages. It's not like Gladys or Sheila or Michelle which seem confined to one era or another. Vanessa's lovely name and if you really love it, go for it! I can see it working very well on a baby today