yes, if you like Violet, then there is nothing wrong with using that name. Just don't use it if most of it's charm for you is that it's extremely unusual, because I think she may very well run into another one.
But it'll never be as popular as Isabella, Olivia or Amelia. It's less obviously pretty. It's got too much strength to ever be a top ten name (imo)
Violet is a beautiful name. I do think that it is the new 'popular, trying to be quirky name' though. Don't want to put you off but although it sounds lovely, Violet Nell sounds very much like a Sarah Waters character Sonny is great!
I love it. The Duke of Rutland has a daughter, Violet. When she was born the actor Richard Todd wanted to send the mother a bunch of violets, but it was the wrong time of year. So he sent a mixed bouquet with the message: "how clever you are to have a Violet out of season"
I liked Violet for my dd (2.5 years ago), though a friend said all it conjured up for her was the unpleasant little girl in 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'. That sort of put me off a bit, but my dh wasn't keen so we went for another flower name. I'd say go for it if you like it.
I dont know. I had my dd Iris, just before Jude Law. When they had theirs i did panic a bit . But have never come across another Iris. Maybe people are more likely to avoid a name when used by a celeb??? I know 3 Violets, all over 7. I know a hell of a lot of kids (as i have 4) and no little Violets at the mo. It is lovely though. Personally i think Penelope will be the next big thing
Violet was already increasing in popularity when Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck used it.
A name like Violet appeals to people partly imo because it's unusual and not to everybody's taste. I think tummytickler is right, a sleb having used this name may have taken the name Violet OFF people's lists.
Names like Ruby and Ava were boosted (more) by slebs using them I think.