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What do you think of Vesper?

(55 Posts)
deliakate Fri 04-Mar-11 20:36:35

What do you think of Vesper as a girl's name? It's listed on Mumsnet's Baby Name Finder.

Is it quite cool? We like the spiritual connection (evening prayers time). But obv not the scooter it might be mistaken for......

LyraBelaqua Fri 04-Mar-11 20:48:00

I love it have done since the James Bond film! If you dont mind your daughter having the same name as a bond girl. That wouldn't put me off.

CrazyHorse Fri 04-Mar-11 20:48:04

The scooter comes immediately to mind.

TaudrieTattoo Fri 04-Mar-11 20:49:08

And also pantliners from the 80s, sorry.

meditrina Fri 04-Mar-11 20:49:18

I thought of Traditional evening prayers.

I think the scooter is a Vespa (which is also the German for "wasp")

laosvher Fri 04-Mar-11 20:50:41

bond girl
I had a bit of a crush on that one blush
Quite like it

sharbie Fri 04-Mar-11 20:50:56

means wasp to me <shudder>

orienteerer Fri 04-Mar-11 20:51:20


drivingmisscrazy Fri 04-Mar-11 20:51:45

not a name, sorry

Onion1968 Fri 04-Mar-11 21:26:10


Reallybloodystressed Fri 04-Mar-11 21:27:58

Terrible. Really terrible. You're naming a person, not a puppy.

ThatVikRinA22 Fri 04-Mar-11 21:29:07

i think of those dried vespa curries from the 80's....they were like the curry equivalent of the pot noodle...nuff said i think!

Ooid Fri 04-Mar-11 21:30:00

It sounds good - it's a pleasant word - but I'd immediately think of the Bond woman. And then I'd secretly think you might call your second daughter Pussy.

2cats2many Fri 04-Mar-11 21:30:17


Pterosaur Fri 04-Mar-11 21:31:24

Vesta curries.

Not keen though.

DilysPrice Fri 04-Mar-11 21:33:42

The Bond girl, who comes to a sticky end, hence it is ill-starred. Also she will eventually be imprisoned for knifing the 17th boring man who's made a hilarious joke about Italian scooters that day.

monkeysmum79 Fri 04-Mar-11 21:39:01

My daughters name is Vesper... I love it, really love it. My husband isn't so keen though. I do find that it like marmite people love it or hate it! It does get misspelled a lot and yes people have actually asked me if I named her after a scooter! hmm
But I don't regret naming her Vesper at all, the more I hear myself say it the more I love it (it's a grower) and she will always have a talking point when she meets new people!
I also like the links with evening prayers, and Venus the evening star. The wishing star, and the little rhyme 'star light,star bight, first star.... smile

ThatVikRinA22 Fri 04-Mar-11 21:48:49

oh it was VESTA nor VESPA curries! sorry!

Bettyspencer Fri 04-Mar-11 21:59:36

I thought of the dried curries too!

Bumperlicious Fri 04-Mar-11 22:09:12

Isn't it the name of sanitary wear?

Bumperlicious Fri 04-Mar-11 22:12:32

But then someone on here told me that my DD's name sounded like sanitary wear so maybe I am biased!

freerangeeggs Fri 04-Mar-11 22:14:44

How about Hesper? I think that's beautiful.

I do think Vesper is a cool name, though. It doesn't sound exactly like Vespa to me because I pronounce the R at the end (Scottish).

MmeLindt Fri 04-Mar-11 22:15:19

Vespa - Wasp in Italian

In Germany a Vesper is a light meal, normally eaten in the evening.

It is a no from me, sorry.

LadyBoudica Fri 04-Mar-11 22:18:32

Mmm. not so keen. The scooter does spring to mind first of all. Sounds quite hard and spiky!

lilyberry Fri 04-Mar-11 22:42:22

Reminds me of Eva Green - beautiful.

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