[name]How[/name] does everyone feel about [name]Rita[/name]? I have taken a real liking to it recently. Does it sound too old fashioned or fresh enough to com back? I have also been thnking about using [name]Verity[/name] and using [name]Vera[/name] and [name]Rita[/name] as NNs, opinions?

I actually like [name]Rita[/name]. It’s… jaunty is the word I’d use to describe it. As a given name it was in the Top 100 from 1914 to 1960, so the beginning part of that is close to the Hundred Year [name]Rule[/name]. I’ve considered it in the past as a nickname for [name]Norita[/name], which was my wonderful great-grandma’s name. I think it works for [name]Verity[/name].

I work with a little girl (I think she’s 7) Whose middle name is [name]Rita[/name]. She is so bouncy and happy and full of life that I can’t help but have that kind of association with the name.

I think [name]Vera[/name] and [name]Rita[/name] both work as nicknames for [name]Verity[/name] too.

I actually like the name, I think its unexpected, easy to spell and pronounce, but not popular at all these days.

I really can’t seem to get into it and I have no idea why. :confused:

I love it. It’s cute/short/spunky which I love, but it’s also a little sophisticated and seductive cause of [name]Rita[/name] Hayworth so I think it could age well. I love [name]Vera[/name] as well, but I think [name]Rita[/name] is much more unexpected. I don’t really like [name]Verity[/name], though. I think both [name]Vera[/name] and [name]Rita[/name] could stand on their own.

I absolutely love [name]Verity[/name]. I think [name]Vera[/name] and [name]Rita[/name] are great nicknames. I do love [name]Rita[/name] its just nms. Plus my great grandma is named [name]Rita[/name].

I really, really like [name]Rita[/name], and have thought of using it myself. I also like [name]Verity[/name], and [name]Rita[/name] as a nickname works fine. I’m not so enamored of [name]Vera[/name], personally–the long “e” makes it nasally sounding, to my ear.


I cannot decide if I want to do [name]Verity[/name] with [name]Rita[/name] and [name]Vera[/name] as NNs or if I want to do [name]Vera[/name] and [name]Rita[/name] individually and just nix [name]Verity[/name] all together.

To be honest, it’s one of my least favorite names, along with [name]Nina[/name]. I just don’t like the sound of it.

It’s the name I chose for my Daughter, so I am obviously partial to it. I initially was drawn to it because it is my grandmother’s name and she is awesome. But, I have truly grown to love it for my daughter for the same reasons others have mentioned. It’s spunky and cute on a little girl. Familiar, but not popular. And, it will age well. Now, I just have to find similar possibilities for my second.

I quite like the sound of [name]Rita[/name], but worry about the teasing potential.
I don’t think [name]Rita[/name] really works as a nn for [name]Verity[/name] (a name I absolutely love) either, because the long ee sound of [name]Reeta[/name] isn’t present in [name]Verity[/name].

I love [name]Verity[/name]! [name]Rita[/name]… not so much, sorry, [name]Lindsay[/name]! It sounds like a cranky, bitter, revolting grandma-type. lol. You know, the one who has a crackly voice, always has a cigarette in her mouth, always shouts at the kids on her street. The kind of grandma kids are afraid of, haha. I don’t know why. My first thought was [name]Rita[/name] [name]Ora[/name], which seems like it should give [name]Rita[/name] a more youthful appearance, but for some reason it’s even more off-putting because of that, haha. I don’t really know anything about her, just keep hearing references on the radio, so it’s nothing against her. I don’t know, bahaha. It’s just not my thing, I guess.

[name]Rita[/name] is alright. Nothing special, [name]IMO[/name]. I do like the idea of using it as a nn for something else, like [name]Verity[/name]. That could work.

I have started to warm up to [name]Rita[/name] as a nickname for [name]Marguerite[/name]. I’m not sure that it works for [name]Verity[/name], but why not?

I think [name]Rita[/name] is lovely. I have often wondered why [name]Ava[/name] and [name]Ella[/name] have caught on, but [name]Rita[/name] has failed to reach the radar. I also really like [name]Verity[/name] and [name]Vera[/name]. They are all lovely names.