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Thread: Thoughts on Vanessa?
August 17th, 2013 02:37 PM #1Senior Member
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Thoughts on Vanessa?
I think Vanessa is one of those names that may be a bit dated but still has a certain refreshing quality about it. It's undeniably girly without being frilly, a little sassy and a little sweet. It sounds so soft and feminine when said. I also like the meaning and the nickname possibilities are endless, my favorite one being Nessa. I'm curious to see what your opinions are, being that it's not a name I often see discussed on this site. What do you think of the name as a whole? Would you use it on your child? My last name is two syllables, do you think a middle with one or two syllables would sound best? Any other comments are welcome. Please be as honest as possible with your answers. Thanks
August 17th, 2013 03:08 PM #3
I like Vanessa - it's lush, feminine, lyrical and just rolls off the tongue. It has two other bonuses: (1) a romantic literary pedigree with the Jonathan Swift poem and (2) its cross-racial and cross-cultural versatility. I think a one-syllable mn would be fine (eg. Vanessa Pearl). Vanessa was most popular in the 80's but since it didn't have the overexposure of similar names like Melissa, Jessica and Amanda, it does retain a certain freshness.All the best,
August 17th, 2013 03:11 PM #5Senior Member
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August 17th, 2013 03:17 PM #7
I really like Vanessa and the nn Nessa! Its timeless and I love it with a sweet, short, vintage middle name. Vanessa Ruby is my favorite. Or Vanessa Iris. Vanessa Pearl as mentioned by Mischa or even Vanessa Isolde (a little long, but depending on the last name it could work beautifully!)
I think Vanessa is not so popular that she'd grow up sharing a name with hundreds of her peers, but it's still very recognizable and won't be misspelled or mispronounced.
August 17th, 2013 03:20 PM #9
Futurekids will have 2-syllable French surname.
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