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Providence vs. (for a girl) vs. WDYT?

What do you think of the name Providence for a girl? I think it has a beautiful meaning and sounds pretty. No hating, just your thoughts.

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Poll created: Mar 06, 2014
Total Votes: 2


It does sound nice, but it’s very long and has no real nick name options.
posted by guest :: Mar 06, 2014 05:13 PM | report
The meaning is nice, but I just don’t think it sounds particularly attractive.
posted by guest :: Mar 06, 2014 05:14 PM | report
What a beautiful meaningful name.
posted by guest :: Mar 06, 2014 05:14 PM | report
I actually like it. You could use Denni as a nick name.
posted by guest :: Mar 06, 2014 05:17 PM | report
Wow. Y’know, I’ve never really thought of Providence as a name before, but now that you bring it up, I actually like it. A lot. I think it fits in quite nicely with virtue names like Temperance and Constance. I can see Vivi as a nickname, or even Denny if she’s tomboyish. Really, now that you mention it, I love the idea of Providence as a name. Just wish I thought of this one myself. :P
posted by WilmaMonkey :: Mar 06, 2014 05:18 PM | report
The meaning is nice but it isn’t pretty. What about Prudence or Patience?
posted by guest :: Mar 06, 2014 05:19 PM | report
I used to hate this name, but the more I thought about it, the more it grew on me. I would say go for it and use it. Sure, it’s a bit unique, but in a good way. It’s not like Sh’aqqua’neishah or something like that.

And not every single name has to have nickname options. People can actually go by their full given name.
posted by guest :: Mar 06, 2014 05:21 PM | report
Honestly, I dislike how it sounds. I personally think there are plenty of names that have absolutely gorgeous meanings, but unless they actually sound good, I wouldn’t use them. Most people won’t know the meaning of a name, so unless it’s "dumb" or "sickly" or something, the meaning isn’t as important as the sound and, unfortunately, Providence is not very nice-sounding.
posted by guest :: Mar 06, 2014 05:23 PM | report
posted by guest :: Mar 06, 2014 05:28 PM | report

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