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July 28th, 2013 10:43 PM #16Junior Member
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I wanted to chime in because my daughter's name is Vanessa, and I am of Irish decent. That's partly why we chose it-connection to an Irish poet and the Nessa nickname possibility. I think Vanessa is pretty and chic without being trendy. I also think it pairs well with your other siblings. I think being "cool and fresh" means not caring about what everyone else thinks is "cool and fresh."
Last edited by sweetrosie; July 28th, 2013 at 10:45 PM.
July 28th, 2013 11:14 PM #18Senior Member
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I am not sure why I dislike it so much. I like Veronica (which has a similar historical popularity curve) very much, and I adore Vivien and Viola - but Vanessa falls flat for me. I do know a Vanessa who is lovely but I've never liked the name.
I do love Nora, which has a rather Irish feel to me, but not Nessa.
July 28th, 2013 11:36 PM #20
There's nothing wrong with Vanessa. It does feel slightly dated to me - I would expect a woman in her 20s - but it wouldn't seem weird on a baby. It's a pretty name.Emily • Nineteen • United States
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