Violet- ok. Know one, increasing in popularity. Evie-awful. Wet, and extremely overused alongside all the Eva's, Ava's, Ella's etc, etc, Vanessa-yes, definitely a name of the seventies. I know one of 38. Quite a pretty name though and maybe due a revival.
Wanted to call my DD2 Violet - but DP (and DD1) kept saying 'violet ... toilet' - wish I'd stuck to my guns (my turn to choose ...not sure about 'Vi' as a shortened form though - I thought 'Letty' would be quite sweet... Evie - agree too many eva., avas etc.. Vanessa ok (although it reminds me of Vanessa Phelps (sp?) - as long as not shortened to ' Nessy'