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Question vs. About vs. Valentina

Hey mommies! It came out to the family that we are planning on using Valentina if we have a girl, and we got some serious backlash. Is it honestly that bad of a name? Does it only fit a "certain type of child"? Thanks, ladies!

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Poll created: Aug 01, 2013
Total Votes: 2


Hmmm...I can kind of see what they are saying. What about Valencia as an alternative?
posted by Anon :: 4 years ago | report
Could you elaborate with what you agree on; because we weren’t understanding any of their logic at all. Don’t like Valencia, sorry!
posted by Poller :: 4 years ago | report
Umm its not my style of name as I prefer one to two syllables, however its really ok and if you love it use it.
posted by guest :: 4 years ago | report
I forgot to say maybe if you come up with a cute nn they may change their mind.
Maybe they think its a little pretentious? Kinda reminds me of Hildegard or Priscilla, quite hoity toity if that makes sense
posted by guest :: 4 years ago | report
Neither of us like nicknames (our sons don’t have nicknames either) and we can’t think of any we like for Valentina; thanks for the idea though. Pretentious wasn’t one of their word choices, their main concern was how it sounds like it would only fit a certain type of child and they don’t think that "type" is ours
posted by Poller :: 4 years ago | report
Imo I think its a stupid name.period and y would any parent do that to there kid
posted by guest :: 4 years ago | report
Thats weird, I bet you she comes out and rocks the name Valentina :) gl and go with what you love x
posted by guest :: 4 years ago | report
There is no need to be rude; if you don’t like the name then that’s fine. But say it in a tasteful way; I’m sure you wouldn’t appreciate it if someone said the same thing about a name you love.

And thank you other commenter for your kind words!
posted by Poller :: 4 years ago | report
I think they may be saying it sounds like a stripper’s name. Unless you’re Italian maybe?
posted by Anon :: 4 years ago | report
It doesn’t really seem like they mean "stripper", to me at least it seems that they think the name wouldn’t work on a child unless they looked a certain way or came from a certain heritage. Though you could be right and I could be interpreting everything completely differently.

No, we aren’t Italian.
posted by Poller :: 4 years ago | report
I can understand what they mean as it is a typically Italian name however if you love the name go for it! it doesn’t really matter what you name a child as soon as they are born they will see her and her name will no longer be as important :)
posted by guest :: 4 years ago | report
I love the name Valentina. I usually prefer short names but I find Valentina beautiful & elegant.

Yes, it is ’traditionally’ Italian but I don’t think that matters at all in this day & age. I named my daughter Sasha & I am Australian.
People use names like May & June for babies not born in those months & Natalie for babies not born at Christmas.

Use the name you love & don’t let stereotyping put you off. I actually think a little blond girl named Valentina would be very cute.
posted by guest :: 4 years ago | report
Valentina means \" healthy strong\" i personally love the name, and agree it can go with many cultures! Its exotic yet classy, yet elegant. Valentina was the name of the first wan in space and she was Russian! :)
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