I posted earlier about the name Vera. I'm actually not into many granny chic names but think it's lovely. However some people suggested Elvera (I know that's an alternate spelling to the original Elvira but I'd want the "Vera" sound instead) and also Veronica.
I think both are nice. However with elvera there's a chance she could get Elv or Elvie from her peers. What do you think of that name? I rink ts quite cute but does it sound a bit like one of Santa's little helpers?? Also Veronica may get Ronnie which I again think is sweet, but prefer Vera
I guess it all comes down not being able ocknteol nn from peers. I know I would call her Vera for short (If I do decide to settle on this) but her friends could call her anything!
I am not keen on Elvera. You might want to google Elvira and you'll pull up links to a film character called Elvira Mistress of the Dark. Its a low budget b-movie from the 80'S. Whilst the movie is totally forgettable, Elvira went on to host a long running semi-mainstream semi-cultish late night movie show in America called Up All Night. Ran for quite awhile and as the character of Elvira is quite unique, it is hard to disassociate
I'd just call her Vera, it's lovely, much nicer than Veronica. As far as I know it's a name in its own right. I knew a lovely Vera at uni which may be influencing my thoughts on the name, she was dainty and smiley and it suited her so well, I say go for it!
I love love love the name Vera! But DH pulls a face every time I mention it and says Vera Lynn as if that is a major problem! I am desperately trying to change his mind (away from his terribly 1980s name choices, argh!) I say go for Vera, it's lovely!
Elvira for me is Elvira Madigan, which might be offputting if you don't like sad/tragic connotations. The Elvera spelling might cause some pronunciation problems, possibly. I like Verena better. I can't see Veronica being shortened to Vera once she's in school, but then again I was at school with a Veronica known as Nikki so who knows!