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What do you think of this little girls' name?

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BlondeMalteser Sun 23-Mar-14 11:36:08

Vera? I am due end of May and had not even considered it but I was watching a movie with Vera Farmiga last night and it just jumped out at me. I've been quite a fan of her's anyway for a while but had never really thought about her name. My friend asked me what the name of the actress is so I replied and as soon as I did I thought "wow...Vera!" and my hubby agreed.

Any thoughts? Middle name would almost definitely be Kate or Katherine.

guineapig1 Sun 23-Mar-14 11:40:29

I really like it. Either in its own right or as a shortened version of Verona which is also really pretty imo

alita7 Sun 23-Mar-14 11:46:23

makes me think of old ladies

MrsBungle Sun 23-Mar-14 11:47:15

I don't like Vera but Verona is quite nice.

SolveAProblemLikeMaria Sun 23-Mar-14 11:47:37

Lovely. Very classic and elegant. I too am a fan of Vera Farmiga's and she always comes across so beautifully in interviews. I know it's a bit strange but I also think Vee is a cute nickname. I have a friend called Vivian who has been known affectionately as Vee for years and always thought it was nice. Lovely choice!

SolveAProblemLikeMaria Sun 23-Mar-14 11:49:02

alita7 that's sort of the "trend" at the moment, "old lady" names! I agree it is old fashioned but I don't think it's nearly as "old ladyish" as some names that are cropping up here and there

BellaVida Sun 23-Mar-14 11:50:15

Personally don't like it, but love Verity

PuppyMonkey Sun 23-Mar-14 11:52:08

Makes me think of Vera Duckworth. Not old lady so much as, well, crap. Sorry!

squoosh Sun 23-Mar-14 11:52:30

Awful, sounds so harsh.

hunreeeal Sun 23-Mar-14 11:53:17

It's OK, I'd probably go for Elvira or Verona, with Vera as nickname. If you love it then use it though - doesn't matter about us!

DuchessFanny Sun 23-Mar-14 11:53:48

I love it ! But then I had an Auntie Vera, so I'm slightly biased !

lolalotta Sun 23-Mar-14 11:54:31

Makes me think of coronation street.

Vickiyumyum Sun 23-Mar-14 11:55:13

My nans name was Vera. She hated it herself. She died whilst I was pregnant with dd and I wanted to honour her memory but I remembered my mum telling me how much nan hated the name and said not to name any child after her. I used her middle name for dd's middle name instead.

I quite like it. It's very granny chic which seems to be in. I've met quite a few Elsie's and Edith's and Mabel's so why not Vera?

AlpacaYourThings Sun 23-Mar-14 12:04:42

Sorry, I don't like it.

Ludways Sun 23-Mar-14 12:05:30

Hmmm, not sure. Don't hate it but don't particularly like it either. It's short for Veronica, how about that?

MyNameIsKenAdams Sun 23-Mar-14 12:05:47

As a nn for Veronica?

JumpingJackSprat Sun 23-Mar-14 12:16:13

I like it. I don't get mumsnet at times - maude is loved but vera not?

Elvira/elvera is very pretty.

squoosh Sun 23-Mar-14 12:18:36

I think Maud and Vera are equally awful.

Maud is lady of the manor awful and Vera is scullery maid awful.

EdithWeston Sun 23-Mar-14 12:21:11


I know it's a while since she was on screen, but as she was one of the really big characters, that association is going to be around for a while yet.

Blueberrybaby Sun 23-Mar-14 12:36:06

Sorry too old lady for me. I'm not a fan of Edith, Ethel, Maude etc, and Vera sits firmly in that category for me.

Driveway Sun 23-Mar-14 12:47:48


sandberry Sun 23-Mar-14 13:12:12

Vera is great, good meaning, fits the old lady chic trend and will be more popular in five years time. It is going to be one of those names which rises along with Jean and Joan. Ethel is leading them in.

invicta Sun 23-Mar-14 13:14:28

I immediately thought of Vera Lynn - a good role model to have. If you like it, use it.

PunkAssMoFo Sun 23-Mar-14 13:25:50

Vera is short for Veronica, not keen on either.

I think the trend ATM is to find the most old ladyish name. Only those who are cool enough will 'like' it. They are very marmite names & I see the appeal in some, but not all. Never been a fan of nn as full name either.

Vivian & maude however, could make my granny chic list.

Horses for courses.

JuniperHeartwand Sun 23-Mar-14 13:27:51

It's lovely! Once it's a baby's name people you know won't turn their noses up, it'll be your little baby. It is old lady chic but there won't be many others in her peer group, perfect!

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