View Poll Results: Timeless or Dated?
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Timeless..usable in 2013
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Thread: Timeless or Dated?
April 25th, 2013 09:44 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 10:00 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 10:05 AM #5~Boys~
Jory Leander Atticus, August Eli Benedict, Casimir Mordecai Stewart,
Edmond John Meirion, Horatio Ethell Emery, Bram William Jasper,
Julian Remy Charles, Vasiliy Lochlan Michael.
Aira Rose ___, Eleni Fiorella Charlotte, Sylvia Sayuri Noor,
Merit Eleanora Adelaide, Clover Elodie Seraphine, Bridie Scarlett Viola,
Marguerite Cecilia Iris, Eilidh Clara Valentine.
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April 25th, 2013 10:08 AM #7
Vanessa is not dated. It's very useable on a child in 2013.Little Bean arriving September 2014
Zoe | Noemí Esther
Lucas Emmanuel | Levi Alexander
Adele | Adira | Arabella | Aurora | Eliana | Elizabeth | Milena | Susannah | Zara
April 25th, 2013 10:10 AM #9
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