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Velvet for a baby name?

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PlanetMJ Wed 10-Sep-14 20:52:29

Hello, I am really loving the name Velvet for a girl. It has lots of lovely connotations for me from childhood being an avid fan of National and International Velvet and The Velveteen Rabbit.

I also love the Pixies song Velouria.

Am I missing something really obvious that will forever condemn future daughter to a life of cringe?

What do you think?

RedNosedClone Wed 10-Sep-14 20:55:53

Not keen, tbh.

I prefer Taffeta smile

outer Wed 10-Sep-14 20:56:23

Yes, you're missing the fact that it's not a name.

3pigsinblanketsandasausagerole Wed 10-Sep-14 20:57:13

How about Velcro?

wimblehorse Wed 10-Sep-14 20:57:16

Sorry but it makes me think of loo roll brands...

calzone Wed 10-Sep-14 20:57:44

Would YOU like to be called Velvet?

I would not.


PlanetMJ Wed 10-Sep-14 20:58:10

But Elizabeth Taylor in National Velvet was Velvet Brown.

She won the grand National. great film.

vestandknickers Wed 10-Sep-14 20:58:49

As a brand of toilet paper, all good.

Not for an actual human being that has to go out in the world and be judged though.

HeartsTrumpDiamonds Wed 10-Sep-14 20:58:51


I wanted DD2 to be a Veronica but we already had another V name!

HaroldLloyd Wed 10-Sep-14 20:59:11

I wouldn't like to be called velvet, I don't think.

HaroldLloyd Wed 10-Sep-14 20:59:42


CultureSucksDownWords Wed 10-Sep-14 21:03:32

I immediately thought of the toilet roll... and not so much of the national velvet connection.

I imagine most people will dislike it as a name, but the point is whether you think it is the right name for you and your baby. I wouldn't want to name a child this, but I've come across other equally "out there" names, so you wouldn't be that extreme I suppose.

PolyesterBride Wed 10-Sep-14 21:03:38

Her friends will call Vel - do you like that?

People will know how to pronounce it, which is good. But they will probably always say "you mean, like the fabric?", which could get annoying.

lornemalvo Wed 10-Sep-14 21:04:00

I quite like it. I wouldn't want to be called velvet though.

AnotherStitchInTime Wed 10-Sep-14 21:04:24

Seems a bit too porn star for my liking.

Looseleaf Wed 10-Sep-14 21:06:18

I simply loved National Velvet but still not sure I would see it as a name outside of a book/fiction.

Nancy54 Wed 10-Sep-14 21:08:00

I know someone called velvet!

Bunbaker Wed 10-Sep-14 21:08:25

It does sound like a bit of a "glamour model" name. Sorry.

My first thought was Velvet Underground, but I am old.

RJnomore Wed 10-Sep-14 21:09:20

Velvet, as in tipping the...???

crje Wed 10-Sep-14 21:09:27

Its awful

SirChenjin Wed 10-Sep-14 21:09:45

It's a loo roll brand name - you can't call your DD Velvet!!

sunnyrosegarden Wed 10-Sep-14 21:10:12

Just googled to see if there were any Velvets around - there is a professional wrestler called Velvet Sky.

susiedaisy Wed 10-Sep-14 21:10:31

I know one women in her late forties called velvet.

MerryMarigold Wed 10-Sep-14 21:10:57

I quite like it as middle name. I thought of the fabric. I think it would sound great with a 3 syllable first name with an 'l' in it as well eg. Amelie Velvet

susiedaisy Wed 10-Sep-14 21:12:34

Amelie velvet, that's a lovely name!envy

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