Favorite V Name: Victoria, Violet, Vesper.

I’ve been thinking about using a V name for my next daughter.

The combination we’ve come up with is [name]Victoria[/name] [name]Maureen[/name]. What do you think about this combination? I like how it sounds together and the meaning.

My OH also likes [name]Violet[/name] (which can sound like Violent, especially with my mothers accent) and [name]Vesper[/name] (yes, from Casino [name]Royale[/name]). What do you think? My DDs name is [name]Primrose[/name] Achlys and I don’t know if I want to use two floral names.

I really like V names, but can’t decide on one.

What type of girl do you imagine with these names? What type of nicknames would you use? Are any of these names dated or subject to teasing? Please add possible middles.

Rate these names by favorite:


I’m not a fan of [name]Maureen[/name] at all, but I love [name]Victoria[/name].

I don’t like [name]Violet[/name] or [name]Vesper[/name] much at all.

[name]Vanessa[/name] - A solid name, nothing bad or overly wow about it. I like the nn of [name]Nessa[/name], [name]Van[/name], V.
[name]Veronica[/name] - Ehh, not a fan.
[name]Vesper[/name] - It sounds like a car to me
[name]Victoria[/name] - [name]LOVE[/name], I intend to use [name]Tori[/name] if I have a daughter and name her [name]Victoria[/name], or V/Vee.
[name]Virginia[/name] - I don’t understand why anyone would want to name their daughter something to tied to sexuality, personally. Not a fan, sorry.
[name]Violet[/name] - It’s nice, but the Violent thing is too strong for me. My brother always used to say Violent instead of [name]Violet[/name] when he was younger. And I see it so much that it’s just blah.

[name]Victoria[/name] [name]Maureen[/name] feels a bit dated to me.

[name]Vanessa[/name], [name]Veronica[/name], [name]Virginia[/name] - nms. [name]Virginia[/name] is really similar to Virgin and I lived in the State for a while and it always strikes me as odd.
[name]Vesper[/name] - fun and spunky. It does remind of the cocktail and [name]James[/name] [name]Bond[/name]. (My favorite from your list).
[name]Victoria[/name] - Very classic oddly I think of [name]Lake[/name] [name]Victoria[/name] before I think of the queen.
[name]Violet[/name] - feels like one of the obvious choices right now. I do love it though.

I currently really like [name]Valencia[/name], [name]Violetta[/name], [name]Viveca[/name], and (the more old fashioned) [name]Velma[/name] as V- names. If you are still considering others.

What about [name]Victoria[/name] [name]Maura[/name]?

[name]Vanessa[/name] ~ Pretty. I think its the only one of those 80’s French names ([name]Tiffany[/name], [name]Nicole[/name], [name]Michelle[/name]) that will become a classic. Still retains a sophisticated French air. Vanisa is an [name]Indian[/name] (Hindu) name which is similar, but it means “goddess of the forest”.
[name]Veronica[/name] ~ NMS
[name]Vesper[/name] ~ I love the meaning
[name]Virginia[/name] ~ as Lexiem said, the meaning is a bit odd.
[name]Violet[/name] ~ pretty.

I like [name]Verity[/name] as a “v” name, it has a wildness of sound to balance the austerity of its meaning.

[name]Vivian[/name] or [name]Vivienne[/name] is my favorite V name. The nickname [name]Vivi[/name] is so cute. (Not as an official nickname, but a pet name).

After that I like [name]Victoria[/name] and [name]Violet[/name] the best.

My favourite V name has always been Velouria, but I’m a huge Pixies fan and love names that are considered to be pretty “out there”. I love [name]Valencia[/name] as well, and [name]Valentina[/name].

As far as your list.
[name]Vanessa[/name]: Always loved it.
[name]Veronica[/name]: [name]Love[/name] the nickname [name]Ronni[/name].
[name]Vesper[/name]: Sounds a little much like “[name]Vespa[/name]” but cute all the same.
[name]Victoria[/name]: Prefer the European spelling “[name]Viktoria[/name]” but it’s pretty timeless.
[name]Virginia[/name]: NMS.
[name]Violet[/name]: Was my favourite name for years.

All in all, I really enjoy V names. :slight_smile:

I like [name]Victoria[/name] and nickname [name]Vita[/name], but detest [name]Vicky[/name] and [name]Tori[/name].

[name]Vanessa[/name] - Dislike
[name]Veronica[/name] - [name]Love[/name], but dislike [name]Nicky[/name]. Is a flower, but a very little-known one, unlike [name]Violet[/name].
[name]Vesper[/name] - [name]Love[/name] except in my husband’s accent it sounds like [name]Vespa[/name].
[name]Victoria[/name] - Strong, classic. But not my most favourite.
[name]Virginia[/name] - Dislike.
[name]Violet[/name] - [name]Love[/name], but maybe not with [name]Primrose[/name].

My favourite V names not on your list: [name]Valeria[/name], [name]Verity[/name], [name]Vivien[/name], [name]Viola[/name].

Of your list, I’d go with [name]Victoria[/name], [name]Veronica[/name], or [name]Vesper[/name].

Dislike [name]Violet[/name], my fave is [name]Viviette[/name].

[name]Victoria[/name] [name]Maureen[/name] is nice. I like both names individually and as a combo. It’s a bit dated but there’s nothing wrong with that, it’s still a nice name and ages well.

[name]Vanessa[/name] - My favorite V name. I imagine a girl who is fun yet smart. Nn: [name]Van[/name].
[name]Victoria[/name] - Classic. Reminds me of an elegant woman. Nn: [name]Vicki[/name].
[name]Veronica[/name] - I used to like it but not as much anymore. I picture a feisty girl having this name. Nn: [name]Vera[/name] or [name]Ronnie[/name].
[name]Virginia[/name] - I like it as a middle name.
[name]Violet[/name] - I don’t like it. I picture a girly/sporty teenager with this name.
[name]Vesper[/name] - I don’t like it. Not sure how I’d picture this on a girl.

I don’t much care for any of the names except for [name]Vesper[/name]. I just think its quirky and lovely but I’m not sure if it goes very well with primrose which is pretty and cute, whereas vesper sounds more cool.

V names are starting to be my favorite. It’s like the classier version of the x trend.

[name]Victoria[/name] [name]Maureen[/name] is gorgeous. The names flow well together and I wouldn’t say it sounds “dated.” I’d say “vintage.” Is [name]Maureen[/name] a family name?

[name]Vanessa[/name] is nice, though hard for me to picture on a baby (not that there’s anything wrong with that. They’ll be adults for the majority of their life.) I’d end up calling her Ness or [name]Nessie[/name] or V.

[name]Victoria[/name] is one of those that I think sound SO pretty, but I just can’t come up with a nn I love and therefore wouldn’t use. But maybe you don’t need nn’s like I do! haha

[name]Veronica[/name]: I know a little girl with this name and everyone just calls her [name]Veronica[/name], no nns. I like the idea of [name]Vera[/name], though.

[name]Virginia[/name]: I get it. It has pretty sounds. But the association with virginity just makes me wanna steer clear.

[name]Violet[/name]: My [name]FAVORITE[/name]. I understand its popularity is getting a little out of hand, but I have yet to know any actual flesh and blood kids named [name]Violet[/name], so I’d still maybe use it. (I named my purple ukulele [name]Violet[/name], though, so I don’t know if that disqualifies it for a future daughter?)

[name]Vesper[/name]: NMS. I’m just not a unisex name fan… maybe it isn’t actually unisex, but it sounds like it to me.

Also: [name]Vera[/name] is gorgeous on her own. [name]Velma[/name] interests me as well. [name]Vivienne[/name] (only this spelling) has been a recent favorite of mine and then there is [name]Viola[/name], [name]Vienna[/name], [name]Vanna[/name], [name]Verina[/name], and [name]Vida[/name]. I love V names!

I really like [name]Victoria[/name] [name]Maureen[/name]. It sounds lovely and you rarely hear [name]Maureen[/name] these days.

If I rank your names in terms of my own preference, they’d be:
[name]Veronica[/name] - I’m in the minority in that I love this name. I like [name]Vero[/name] as a nn, but [name]Vera[/name] is also nice.
[name]Vesper[/name] - Generally I would avoid names inspired by movies, but this one is so pretty.
[name]Violet[/name] - I’m not a huge fan of [name]Violet[/name], especially with [name]Primrose[/name], but you could also try [name]Violetta[/name] if you want to get away from two obvious flower names.

[name]Vanessa[/name]: All the Vanessas I have known have been girls from rather uncultured Italian families (the Italian has nothing to do with the uncultured, I mean that it is considered an Italian name where I live), so it doesn’t have the best connotation. I like the sound of it, though-like the nickname [name]Nessa[/name]
[name]Victoria[/name]: I quite like it. Sounds nice and classy, with plenty of spunky or smart nicknames. I like [name]Tory[/name] or [name]Tori[/name] the best.
[name]Veronica[/name]: It sounds a bit like trying too hard to sound upper-class. I don’t think it has much of a pretty sound, either.
[name]Virginia[/name]: I love the sound of this one as well as the nickname [name]Ginny[/name]. The “Virgin” part may cause some awkwardness, however.
[name]Violet[/name]: I really like it! I’ve heard of plenty of admirable book heroines with this name, and like that someone with that name can be anyone; sporty, smart, girly, or tomboyish. I think it has a really pretty sound and [name]Vi[/name] or V would make nice nicknames.
[name]Vesper[/name]: I actually [name]LOVE[/name] [name]Vesper[/name], but it’s a bit out there. I can also imagine a [name]Vesper[/name] having any type of personality, which is a really important quality in a name. I don’t think it needs a nickname.

From favorite to least favorite:


I think [name]Victoria[/name] [name]Maureen[/name] is quite lovely, although it’s a very different style from [name]Primrose[/name] Achlys.

Have you thought of [name]Vera[/name]?

I TOTALLY forgot about [name]Valerie[/name], which I also love!

Flow of [name]Victoria[/name] [name]Maureen[/name] is lovely

Regarding your list and other suggested names:
[name]Victoria[/name] - classic and regal feel - nice nn potential

[name]Veronica[/name] - love the meaning and the (not well known) flower, most people will not think of the flower first - to me not as upper class sounding as [name]Victoria[/name] at all.

[name]Vesper[/name] - church related meaning - [name]James[/name] [name]Bond[/name] link is fun but NMS- sounds too much like Viper also
[name]Vanessa[/name] - bad associations where I live
[name]Virginia[/name] - I agree to much name of State and related to virginity
[name]Violet[/name] - Looks nice on paper, but would not go there with sister [name]Primrose[/name]
[name]Valerie[/name] - With French pron. super cute

Other suggestions:
[name]Verona[/name] (Italian city connected to [name]Romeo[/name] and [name]Juliet[/name]) short for [name]Veronica[/name] too

My all time favorite V names are Vaida, [name]Vida[/name], & [name]Vera[/name]

I always associate [name]Victoria[/name] with [name]Victor[/name]/[name]Victoria[/name]…it’s not a name I like.

Verily - love this name, though it would always be misspelled for [name]Verity[/name]. If I ever write a book, she’ll show up!
[name]Verity[/name] - great name!
[name]Vienna[/name] - smooth and elegant but still interesting.
[name]Violet[/name] - nice enough, not one I adore but it’s a nice name.

[name]Vanessa[/name]-I am DEFINITELY biased because I just had a baby and named her [name]Vanessa[/name] [name]Rose[/name]. I’ll try to be objective though. The name has been around for almost 300 years. I love that it’s literary, feminine, well known without being overused and has a good amount of nickname options. I think you have to be a certain kind of person to use it in this day and age as it’s not “on trend.” It won’t get as many compliments [name]IRL[/name] as say [name]Sophia[/name] or [name]Isabella[/name] (first hand experience there because ODD is [name]Isabella[/name]) and people are pretty surprised to meet a baby [name]Vanessa[/name]. But once they get their heads around the idea that you didn’t birth another [name]Sophia[/name], they love it. It’s just as feminine as some of the top baby names ([name]Isabella[/name] and [name]Sophia[/name] included) so it doesn’t stick out like a sore thumb. I also love the famous associations-[name]Vanessa[/name] [name]Bell[/name] ([name]Virginia[/name] [name]Woolf[/name]'s sister), [name]Vanessa[/name] [name]Brown[/name], [name]Vanessa[/name] Redgrave, [name]Vanessa[/name] [name]Williams[/name], [name]Vanessa[/name] Marcil, [name]Vanessa[/name] [name]Mae[/name], [name]Vanessa[/name] Paradis, [name]Vanessa[/name] [name]Carlton[/name], [name]Vanessa[/name] Lachey and [name]Vanessa[/name] Hudgens. All beautiful and talented women!
[name]Veronica[/name]-I love this name also. Recently, I fell in love with [name]Veronique[/name], which is the French variation
[name]Vesper[/name]-don’t like this name at all. It reminds me of the word [name]Vespa[/name]-the Italian scooter.
[name]Victoria[/name]-beautiful, classic and has great meaning. It’s used quite a bit right now for girls, which is the only drawback
[name]Virginia[/name]-beautiful name. Makes me think of someone who is sophisticated and intelligent. [name]Virginia[/name] [name]Woolf[/name] is my favorite association.
[name]Violet[/name]-I don’t like the color, so I would never use it, but it’s very sweet without being immature.
[name]Valerie[/name]-beautiful as a full name, but the nn [name]Val[/name] is unattractive in my mind.