Vivian, Vivien or Vanessa?Best baby girl name?
Posted 25 December 2012 - 03:39 PM
Posted 25 December 2012 - 03:55 PM
Posted 26 December 2012 - 08:08 AM
I've never heard of Vivian on a boy!! Thats just so bizarre to me! Vivienne is actually the traditional french spelling. Not extra letters like Brooklynn or something. I don't care for how Vivien looks at all, sorry. The two spellings to me are Vivian and Vivienne <3 If you don't care for the spellings, just got for Vanessa? Vanessa is absolutely gorgeous, I love it! Nessa is a cute nick name, hehe. Both names are old fashioned, though I'd think Vivienne to be older than Vanessa. Vanessa is a little more popular and known through the times and all, but Vivienne is way old fashioned french. Which tbh is what I like about it.
If you like the nick name Viv, maybe Genevieve is another option? Viv would work adorably there as well. Unless your looking for V names specifically. Though Vanessa and Vivian aren't too close to be siblings if you wanted. The only similar sound is the V <3
Posted 26 December 2012 - 08:23 AM
Posted 26 December 2012 - 11:00 AM
Posted 27 December 2012 - 04:51 PM
Vivienne/Vivian/Vivien: climbing up the charts quickly mostly due to Jolie-Pit and Bundchen-Brady baby being given this name recently. It's very likely that the name is headed for the top of the charts in the near future. A lot of people associate the name with Vivien Leigh, which is definitely a nice association as the Gone With the Wind actress is stunning. Viv and Vivi are nicknames for the name, which get mixed reviews. I personally don't like Viv or Vivi as nicknames and also wanted to stay away from names that were associated with star kids' names. Also, I found that the Vivien/Vivian/Vivienne didn't roll of my tongue as nicely as Vanessa. The redundancy of the first 4 letters, didn't have the nice forward movement of Vanessa.
Vanessa: has been in the top 100 for over 3 decades, but peaked in the 80's with #42, which makes some people categorize the name as dated. Overall, though, more people think it's a timeless name. I don't think it's dated either because it was never popular enough to be a generation defining name. People tend to think that Vanessa is more romantic than Vivian/Vivien/Vivienne, which has a more prim and proper sound to it. There are many famous people with the name Vanessa: Vanessa Redgrave, Vanessa Carlton, Vanessa Paradis, Vanessa Lachey, Vanessa Marcil, Vanessa Hudgens, etc., and all are good associations as they are all beautiful women. I adore the nickname Nessa, which we use quite a bit for our baby.
In the end, I think it all comes down to personal style. You can't go wrong with either name as they are both gorgeous. You have to go with the name that gives you more of a wow factor and one that you can see yourself saying for many years to come. For me that name was Vanessa. Good luck!
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