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BreeVDKamp Sat 16-May-15 08:21:23

Had a dream last night that we called impending DC Valley, short for Valerie! I weirdly love Valley but in reality, Valerie is in the same league as Pat/Pam/Sue/Bev, isn't it?? Not due a comeback IMO!

Although those names will probably be all the rage when our kids are having our grandchildren grin

I prefer our consciously-chosen girls name over this dreamy one, so don't think we'll be having a little Val, but just thought that was funny.

Anyone know any little Valeries? Or Pats for that matter.

thegreylady Sat 16-May-15 08:49:48

I am a 71 year old Valerie and know one (unrelated) baby with the name. It seems oddly sweet and quite unusual now though it was common in my time. I also know a Betsy and a Sylvie both under 5.

BreeVDKamp Sat 16-May-15 09:00:30

Wow a baby Valerie! That is cool. Yes it does seem sweet. DH says he likes Valerie, he is braver than me though I think!

ChilliMum Sat 16-May-15 09:03:38

I love the name it is a classic and I know a very lovely Valerie.

helzapoppin2 Sat 16-May-15 09:05:03

It's a lovely name! ;)

Penguinotterfoxbadger Sat 16-May-15 10:03:01

I think it's lovely, and more along the lines of Sylvie or Margot than Pam. Not a "brave choice" kind of name, just a nice and slightly unusual one.

FatWalda Sat 16-May-15 11:52:55

Very pretty name, and the fact that there are numerous ladies in their 60s and 70s named Valerie does not change that.

MarjorieWinklepicker Sat 16-May-15 11:59:00

I know a 6 year old Valerie, it really suits her. I quite like it.

DuncanQuagmire Sat 16-May-15 12:00:37

no it is much nicer than 'Pam' or 'Bev' !! please!
my mum would be 82 if she was stlll with us, she was a Valerie.

gymboywalton Sat 16-May-15 12:01:52

i know a 7 year old valeria
really pretty-suits her

PacificDogwood Sat 16-May-15 12:02:57

Valerie is lovely smile

I know a baby Nancie which I also think is very sweet.

HeartsTrumpDiamonds Sat 16-May-15 12:03:02

I love V names

VixxFace Sat 16-May-15 12:37:18

What about valentina ?

afink Sat 16-May-15 16:21:55

I absolutely love it and would have used it, but DH vetoed it because it made him think of Amy Winehouse.

hawkmcqueen Sat 16-May-15 18:36:53

Is dd1s middle name after my mum :-) She is 4.

DramaAlpaca Sat 16-May-15 19:06:27

It's lovely, I know a few young Valeries.

Degustibusnonestdisputandem Sat 16-May-15 19:09:43

My much loved nanna was Valerie (she loathed her middle name though, Violet!)

notadoctor Sat 16-May-15 19:13:26

I absolutely love the name Valerie. Would love to use it but we can't as its my MIL'a estranged sister's name. Gutted.

Fibbertigibbet Sat 16-May-15 19:13:26

The only Valerie I know is in her early 20s. I think it's sweet!

pieceofpurplesky Sat 16-May-15 19:20:47

Love Valerie but hate Val! Knew a girl Who went by the nn of Lerie (Lerry)

Wishful80smontage Sat 16-May-15 19:24:31

I know a Valerie who's 4 her mum is very cool smile I like it

Marcipex Sat 16-May-15 22:36:07

Love Valerie, and think it's due a revival.
I also think Pamela will be the next Evie/Ruby name.

FatWalda Sat 16-May-15 22:59:20

I think Pamela is pretty too.

Rhubarbgarden Sat 16-May-15 23:08:43

I think it's a lovely name. I also like Hilary and Marjorie though.

Mouthfulofquiz Sat 16-May-15 23:23:30

I know a Valerie aged 4 and it's an amazing name. The name itself sounds very pretty.

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