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(27 Posts)
Catsu Sun 03-Jul-11 11:44:19

As a middle name?
I don't love the name but it is a family members name who I would love to name my dd after.
What do we think?

meditrina Sun 03-Jul-11 11:48:27

I still tend to think "Duckworth", but think it'd be fine in the middle.

razzlebathbone Sun 03-Jul-11 11:51:18

I think the only thing really tainting it is the Duckworth connection. But that won't be a problem for future generations, so yeah go for it!

fastweb Sun 03-Jul-11 12:02:54

If you aren't that keen on it as a name how about one that carries the same meaning (Truth), like Verity.

That way you can honor the person with a name for you child that perhaps you do like a little better.

Dh was desperate to honor his father by naming our son after him. Trouble is that Franco just didn't do it for me, so we plumped for Francesco as the official name and Frankie as the nickname. FIL was utterly delighted despite the tweaking.

On the other hand some people just aren't happy unless it is totally the same.

MIL was determined to be similarly honored (via the steamroller approach) and was most put out when we had the cheek to use the masculine version of her name rather than the feminine version she is called.

tummytickler Sun 03-Jul-11 12:26:14

I think Vera is lovely. I would use it as a first name, but lovely in mn too.

MrsvWoolf Sun 03-Jul-11 12:40:34

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WorzselMummage Sun 03-Jul-11 12:45:02

I like Vera. I've works with lots of old ladies and all the Veras have been utter treasures smile

moshchops Sun 03-Jul-11 13:14:45

I am odd, I wouldn't be able to call my child Vera, I would have to call the lass Veronica and shorten it to Vera. Yes, even for a middle name.

MelinaM Sun 03-Jul-11 13:20:06

Vera is awful, how about Vita? ...a lovely elegant namesmile

LetThereBeRock Sun 03-Jul-11 13:37:21

As a middle name yes,if it's a family name,definitely not as a first name.

allhailtheaubergine Sun 03-Jul-11 13:45:07

I like Vera.

I would never have thought Duckworth.

GRW Sun 03-Jul-11 17:47:50

I think it's a lovely name that should come back. It reminds me of Vera Brittain who wrote Testament of Youth.

CaptainBizarro Mon 04-Jul-11 02:52:42

If the OP wants to use the name specifically to honour someone, then suggesting alternatives seems to me a weird thing to do.

I get maybe using a different name which has the same meaning (just), but a totally different name which just happens to share the first letter? What would be the point of that?! confused grin

lizzieloubee1 Mon 04-Jul-11 09:48:14

I like it smile I also like (love, in fact) Verity

pilates Mon 04-Jul-11 09:54:24

as a middle name, (and if the family person was very special) yes but def not as a first.

SloganLogan Mon 04-Jul-11 10:45:57

Not to my taste, sorry.

Hedwig3 Mon 04-Jul-11 11:01:25

Great name with a bit of oomph in my opinion!

IslaValargeone Mon 04-Jul-11 11:06:48

Well I think Vera Farmiga rather than Duckworth, I rather like it as she is so gorgeous.

sparkle12mar08 Mon 04-Jul-11 11:13:15

Awful, even as a middle name. Vita on the other hand is beautiful - good call MelinaM!

otchayaniye Tue 05-Jul-11 13:48:41

I like Vera, but then I've lived in Russia and speak Russian and it's an elegant name there and doesn't have the baggage it has here

HamsterMamster Thu 07-Jul-11 08:35:48

I quite like Vera.
If anything it makes me think 'Wang' rather than Duckworth (but then I never watched corrie or whatever she was in!)

mayanna123 Thu 07-Jul-11 11:47:42

I like Vera. Classic, beautiful and not overused.

Ephiny Thu 07-Jul-11 22:11:19

Don't like it, it seems very dated and old-lady-ish to me, and I just don't like the sound or look of it somehow.

Verity is lovely though.

WholeLottaRosie Thu 07-Jul-11 22:14:11

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doggus Fri 08-Jul-11 00:50:33

I love it. Absolutely love it.

Though I do think of Aloe Vera (hallo Vera).

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