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Originally Posted by MaerynPearl View Post


Spelled differently, but Nina (Nena) makes me think of 99 red balloons... which isn't a negative association at least, I LOVE that song.



We chose the name since we were naming her to remember my grandfather and his name began with an "N" and we found out that "Nina" means great-grandaughter in Hebrew. Her name totally suits her. Everyone calls out to her "Nina, Nina, Ballerina" and she absolutely loves dance. It's funny how that works.

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We chose the name since we were naming her to remember my grandfather and his name began with an "N" and we found out that "Nina" means great-grandaughter in Hebrew. Her name totally suits her. Everyone calls out to her "Nina, Nina, Ballerina" and she absolutely loves dance. It's funny how that works.


That is so cool! How perfect. It's a really pretty name, too, and not very common.

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#HPnerdalert: Her name is Hermione, which is an awesome name, IMO (also Shakespearean--Hermione is the heroine of A Winter's Tale), but will never (or, for a long time to come) be usable without the HP association, boo!

 

 

Luckily her middle name is TOTALLY useable still. It's my middle name and both of my girls... though none after Hermione, both girls were named after family, I got all giddy when I first read her middle name since it's the same!

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So tonight I developed a new favorite, and DH actually likes it, too. However, I'm a little concerned it's just the hormones thinking, LOL. My youngest DS is in the play Willie Wonka and tonight at his practice I realized that I really like the name Veruca. I admit to being somewhat drawn to the idea of feisty girls - Veruca, Eloise. I even like the name Jezabelle with the nn Jessey but i think that might feel like a little too over the top, especially for a young girl. Would Veruca be too much, or would it be more fun than negative?
post #245 of 249

Personally, I don't see anything negative about Veruca. I think it's a great name, and definitely unique.

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I like Veruca, too!  If you and hubby like it, I'd say go for it.  It can be SO hard to find a name that both partners can agree on.  

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I have a friend named Jezebelle... Jezzie or Jez is what she usually goes by.

 

Veruca's not a terrible name, yes it will always have that reference to Charlie and the Chocolate factory... and the line "I thought a veruca was a type of wart" (though that's spelled verruca... my mom has them)... but as long as you don't spoil your child rotten there should be no issues with falling into an incinerator :P

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I have negative associations with the name, both because of the awful character (she wasn't so much feisty as bratty!) and because of the warts! But the name itself...not so bad, though it reminds me of Veronica, which I don't much like (just a personal preference). I like that it's so unique! Are there any obvious nicknames you could imagine?

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Thanks for the feedback. I never realized that Verruca is a type of wart- I just assumed it was a line in the movie. Hmmm. There aren't really many tease-proof names, I suppose. But still! I realized I must be drawn to the "ooh" in the u of Veruca and Juniper as those are really the only names I've fully latched onto.
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