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  1. #6
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Quote Originally Posted by meganleda View Post
    Its timeless and I love it with a sweet, short, vintage middle name. Vanessa Ruby is my favorite.
    Ooh when I read "Vanessa Ruby" it really jumped out at me as being totally gorgeous. I agree that keeping it short would be best. Maybe Vanessa Jane or Vanessa Jaine, Vanessa Rose, Vanessa Claire, Vanessa Joy, Vanessa June. Something that is one or two syllables and doesn't end in A.

    Quote Originally Posted by meganleda View Post
    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.

    Futurekids will have 2-syllable French surname.

    Name Lust:

    Oriana • Zara • Shoshanna • Damaris
    Greta • Elowen • Marina • Geneva
    Delphine • Hero • Gemma • Zora
    Zuzana "Zuzu" • Ventura • Marie-Noëlle
    Linden • Anouk • Georgiana • Juniper

    Branson • Hugo • Kit • Chance • Alban
    Kingsley • Fox • Theodore • Judah

  2. #8
    I love the name Vanessa. It's got a little bit of spunk to it, but it's also very feminine and sweet. The nn Nessa is so cute! I love it.
    a teenage writer and long-time name junkie

    BOYS: Tate | Bo
    GIRLS: Helena | Natalia | Aura
    CURRENT NAME CRUSHES: Violet | Luna | Cosette | Ezra

    Helena Jane | Tate William | Natalia Persephone

  3. #10
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    An old acquaintance of mine named his daughter Vanessa around 2 years ago now. At first I was a tad shocked, because other than her, I do not know a single Vanessa under the age of 25, so I thought it was really really dated, but as so many others have said, it still feels fresh! I actually really like it on her now!

    Rough n Tumble
    Lachlan Alexander
    Evander 'Anders' Alcott - Thatcher William - Peregrine North - Dresden Alasdair

    Pretty in Pink
    Lavender Irie/Alina/Ellen
    Natalie Winter - Adelaide Pearl - Hermione Jane - Corisande Fable - Virginia Joy- Odessa Faye

  4. #12
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Vanessa is a name that's grown on me a lot recently. I adore the nickname Nessa.

  5. #14
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    I like Vanessa. It had a spike in the 70s, I think, but it is still a classic. I think of Vanessa Redgrave.

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