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Do you like the name Vita?

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Laetitia1 Tue 11-Nov-14 07:24:44

Nearly burnt out, trying to find a girl's name that I love and that DH doesn't hate. We have a dull-as-dishwater last name, so my main criteria is that the name is not too common. Would prefer it to be a reasonably well known name, to save the wee dot from having to repeat and spell every time she has a new teacher or places a phone order for a take-away! Would be keen on the name being of Latin origin. What do you think of Vita? The other forerunner is Lucia. Would be enormously grateful for any thoughts or suggestions! flowers

youbethemummylion Tue 11-Nov-14 07:27:16

I dont really like Vita but how about Vada or Rita? I do like Lucia though it will get shortened to Luce so as long as you are ok with that.

SavoyCabbage Tue 11-Nov-14 07:33:57

It's quite nice in a old Hollywood glamour way but I like a name that people know what you have said when you tell them your name.

feelingunsupported Tue 11-Nov-14 07:43:35

I know a Vitalija - pronounced Vitalia and Vita for short. Never seen Vita alone for a real name.

Charitygirl1 Tue 11-Nov-14 07:46:26

I know a 5yr old Vita - I love it

whattheseithakasmean Tue 11-Nov-14 07:47:42

Vita as in Vita Sackville-West - see here Vita

I like it - short, punchy, easy to spell and say and a strong female character.

I would say that for Vita Sackville-West it was short for 'Victoria' - is that a possibility? Gives your daughter options as she grows up.

Highlandbird Tue 11-Nov-14 07:49:49

I like it, I also love Zeta!

OneDayWhenIGrowUp Tue 11-Nov-14 07:50:13

It's not horrible but wouldn't choose it myself, for some reason I think I'd assume some Italian ancestry

Rox19 Tue 11-Nov-14 08:00:00

Reminds me of ryvita or a type or margarine spread for some Reason !

MsJupiter Tue 11-Nov-14 08:34:03

I love it, gorgeous name. They did name some games console Vita but it doesn't seem to be as ubiquitous as the Xbox etc.

PunkAssMoFo Tue 11-Nov-14 09:08:56

Prefer lucia.

LaurieFairyCake Tue 11-Nov-14 09:11:13

I like it a lot smile

Mel0Drama Tue 11-Nov-14 09:16:48

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Dinnerfor1 Tue 11-Nov-14 09:27:25

I prefer Lucia to Vita.

MadeInChorley Tue 11-Nov-14 09:28:51

I like it.

I've always loved Vera too (after Vera Brittain, very apt today)

bauhausfan Tue 11-Nov-14 09:31:11

Sounds good to me.

TheGirlFromIpanema Tue 11-Nov-14 09:31:32

I think Vita, TeVita and DeVita are all boys names around the south pacific islands.

I like them all but can only think of big burly rugby player types when I think of the name grin

onepotatotwopotato Tue 11-Nov-14 09:36:36

I love it! I know a little Vita and as pp has said, it's easy to spell and say but have not come across another.

ZingOfSeven Tue 11-Nov-14 10:43:12

not sure

Rye Vita comes to mindwink

AndThisIsTrue Tue 11-Nov-14 10:50:42

I love it and it would be on my list but DH doesn't like it. Lucia is lovely too although it does sound a bit Italian.

bigkidsdidit Tue 11-Nov-14 10:57:45

I really like it.

TiredNow Tue 11-Nov-14 11:11:06

I really like it too, strong yet feminine, not "common" (as in popular) and easy to spell

fattycow Tue 11-Nov-14 11:38:54

I don't like Vita, but Rita is nice!

TempsPerdu Tue 11-Nov-14 14:21:41

I like it (and Zita). Makes me think of Vita Sackville-West and the Bloomsbury set, and agree with others who think it sounds both strong and feminine. Strikes a good balance between unusual/familiar imo. The one down side I can think of is the Ryvita/Vitalite thing, but I doubt that would cause too many issues.

Lucia is very pretty too, although it's my parents' dog's name, so I tend to associate it with a small, white bundle of fluff! Also (just going on my experience with the dog! smile) there's some confusion out there over the alternative Loo-chee-a and Loo-see-a pronunciations.

BlueKarou Tue 11-Nov-14 14:27:36

I would like Vita except for one thing - it just makes me think of the PS Vita; the handheld gaming console.

Lucia I would struggle on pronunciation; is it Lu-chee-uh? My brain would want to start it like Lucy and I'd trip over.

IMHO neither of those are reason enough to not use the names if you really like them.

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