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thighsmadeofcheddar Mon 21-Sep-09 18:47:42

DH and I both really love the name Verity for a girl. DH is concerned that it would get shortened to Vez though when she reached school age. I think Vez sounds terrible. Do you think people/kids would shorten it? (I'm Australian where everything is shortened or renamed!!!)

bidibidi Mon 21-Sep-09 18:51:33

Names get shortened in every culture. Never pick a name that has nicknames you can't stand. Why wouldn't the nickname be Vey or Tee, though? Would those be more tolerable?

janeite Mon 21-Sep-09 18:51:37

Love it. Vez sounds qquite far away from it, so I wouldn't worry about that.

thighsmadeofcheddar Mon 21-Sep-09 18:55:59

Thanks, I didn't think about Vey or Tee as alternatives actually. I do agree about the nickname thing though, that's why I'm struggling.

I love it too Janeite!!

MovingOutOfBlighty Mon 21-Sep-09 18:58:09

Know a 5 year old Verity. She has never had it shortened, ever!

Love it.

dogonpoints Mon 21-Sep-09 19:02:30

A cold name, austere

TsarChasm Mon 21-Sep-09 19:06:10

It's lovely.

It wouldn't occur to me that Vez could be a shortened version. I suppose you could do that to any name if you think about it.

piscesmoon Mon 21-Sep-09 19:28:25

It's lovely. They will shorten anything-or if it is too short they will lengthen it! I gave my DS a short name to avoid it and he is called by his surname! You can't win-don't even bother trying.

bruffin Mon 21-Sep-09 19:54:40

I always loved the name Verity, although I think being a David Essex fan the song about his daughter had something to do with it.

skyward Mon 21-Sep-09 20:06:44

Lovely name. My DH isn't keen because he says it'll get shortened to 'V', which has happened with two that we know, both adults. Nice name though.

teafortwo Mon 21-Sep-09 20:17:34

Lovely! smile

LittlePeanut Mon 21-Sep-09 21:00:43

I have a friend called Verity and we ALL call her "Vel".

P.S. Your surname doesn't begin with "D", does it? Just checking. Not nice initials!

MrsMerryHenry Mon 21-Sep-09 21:03:35

I have a friend called Verity. Fabulous name. Don't like the shortened versions, though - would it help to bring your DD up to be quite feisty so she can take on all who try to abbreviate it? Get her kickboxing before she can walk - it will stimulate her leg muscles no end.

thighsmadeofcheddar Tue 22-Sep-09 08:20:03

Thanks all for the feedback, I'm going to keep plumping for it, am sure DH will come around eventually. who knows, it could be a boy.....

julietbat Tue 22-Sep-09 08:24:50

Verity is a lovely name. I teach secondary age and have known three Veritys in my time at the school. None, that I've known of, have been shortened to anything. In my experience kids are pretty good at letting it be known that they like/dislike a certain nickname and everyone else cottons on eventually!

seeker Tue 22-Sep-09 08:27:19

My dd's friend Verity is known as Vee.

She is also a two faced scheming little snake who wouldn't know the truth if it hit her on the nose - so she is most inappropriately named!

It's still a lovely name, though - don't let that put you off!

VAB Tue 22-Sep-09 10:24:21

My sister is Verity and 95% of the time just gets called Verity. I tend to call her 'V' and I'm sure she got Vez or Vezza at some 'chavvy' teenager stage at secondary school - but it never stuck and it was only the odd time. I wouldn't worry about it to be honest!!

I LOVE the name and if I have a girl will be using it as the middle name...

I had a much harder time trying to avoid being called Vicky...angry

thighsmadeofcheddar Tue 22-Sep-09 11:00:16

seeker - grin

TwentiethCenturyHeffa Tue 22-Sep-09 11:07:35

One of my friends from school is Verity and it wasn't shortened that much although she was sometimes called Veri. Never heard her called Vez or Vezza.

DH and I were saying last night that we loved it as a name but wouldn't use it because of my friend (not because she's not lovely, just might be a bit weird!).

Tidey Tue 22-Sep-09 11:11:20

I'm not right fond, tbh, cos it sounds like Ferretty. It means truth but sounds sneaky.

I've only ever known one Verity and she was a little tell-tale, so that's probably clouding my judgement. So, erm, good luck anyway, I'm sure it's a lovely name really.

skyward Tue 22-Sep-09 18:36:01

I'm thinking it's going to become quite popular - seems to be one of those names that gets mentioned quite a lot.

Deemented Tue 22-Sep-09 19:43:40

I adore the name Verity - and think if bump had been a girl, then i may have chosen it.

I say go for it!

LeonieSoSleepy Tue 22-Sep-09 19:46:22

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thighsmadeofcheddar Tue 22-Sep-09 19:52:30

Oh it's good to hear so many people like it.

Now I just have to (a) have a girl and (b) get DH to like it. He has form with this, he didn't like the name I suggested for our dd initally and then he came around.

Thanks all

florence2511 Tue 22-Sep-09 19:55:56

It's a lovely name.
I know a Verity and she has never shortened her name.

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