Mazie is nice. Not too common, but not "out there", YKWIM?<br><br><br><br>
Veda looks like Vera spelled wrong.<br><br>
Tessie looks like a nickname. Tessa is a great name, though if you want to do that.<br><br>
Cora, eh.... well we've had a lot of Dora's round here for the Tv show.<br><br>
Hazel is nice. Just not my style at all. I would check the popularity charts on this one, too. It seems like I hear it a lot more now.
Mazie and Tessie are too much "nicknames" for my taste. I would think as they age it would be frustrating to not have a "real" full name. I like Tessa a lot though, and that doesn't have the same ring of "not a real name".<br><br>
Veda sounds like Vera or Verda to me, it doesn't seem like a real name again.<br><br>
I like Cora and Hazel though! I've heard there is a recent popularity move on Hazel.
Love Cora, like Hazel. Prefer Tess/a over Tessie. Is Veda "VAY da"? That's how I always see it, probably because I once knew a woman named that, same spelling. I like it pronounced that way, and VEE da a little less.
Cora~ I love this name! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> It's so beautiful...known but not often used.<br><br>
Hazel~ We strongly considered this for dd. Another great name. It is more popular now, but not incredibly so. I don't think it will ever get near the top names. Plus it has great meaning.<br><br>
Mazie~ Too nickname-y, I think, though it is fun. Like naming a girl Daisy, but edgier and more unique. Is there a longer name you could give her and nickname her Mazie?<br><br>
Tessie~ I love Tessa and Tess, and would save the "ie" for a nickname
Thank you for your thoughts. I actually got these looking at the ssa lists but the 1890 and early 1900 lists. I like classic names that are a little unique but not too out there or old sounding. Cora has been my top choice but I am just a little worried it might shoot up in popularity. It has been in an upward trend for the past ten years. I don't mind that classic names are being used more now but I don't want something trendy sonding or that will leap on the charts. Hazel has been my second favorite and it is the same as Cora with the rankings.<br><br>
Veda is pronounced Vayda so I'm not too worried about it sounding like Vera but pronounced differently and it isn't made up. The girl on My Girl has that name and I always liked it. I do like Tessa but I thought it was cool Tessie was the old fashioned version of it. Tessa and Maize were names in their own right but also nicknames for Margeret and Theresa. My dd already has Margeret as a middle name and I not crazy about Theresa and although I like them I don't want something to nick namey or that won't grow with them.
I really love Veda. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/love.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="love"> I'm drawn to V names for girls and this one sounds classic but is very unique. I don't think you'll have a problem with it rising on the charts, and I think the pronunciation is pretty straight forward. You may have to correct a few times, but that's normal for any name.<br><br>
I also like Hazel quite a bit. That would be my second choice, and Cora would be my third. I'm not as crazy about Cora because to me it sounds like an incomplete version of Coral.<br><br>
Wasn't Mazie a character name on some animated film? I can't put my finger on it. Maybe it's a show. Yes, I think it's a show. Anyway, I'm not sure about that one. I think I'd get used.<br><br>
I don't like Tessie. Tess/Tessa is okay, but I think you have much better names on your list.
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<div style="font-style:italic;">Thank you for your thoughts. I actually got these looking at the ssa lists but the 1890 and early 1900 lists. I like classic names that are a little unique but not too out there or old sounding. Cora has been my top choice but I am just a little worried it might shoot up in popularity. It has been in an upward trend for the past ten years. I don't mind that classic names are being used more now but I don't want something trendy sonding or that will leap on the charts. Hazel has been my second favorite and it is the same as Cora with the rankings.</div>
I've been watching name rankings for a decade now...not that it makes me an expert or anything, but I just CANNOT picture Cora making into the top 50 names anytime soon...or ever, really. If you look at <a href="http://www.babynamewizard.com/voyager#prefix=cora&ms=false&exact=false" target="_blank">the trend</a> over the last hundred years, it's hardly moved. It's still in the mid-300s. Hazel <a href="http://www.babynamewizard.com/voyager#prefix=hazel&ms=false&exact=false" target="_blank">looks like</a> it's gone way up, but moving to the mid-300s still makes it a very rare name.<br><br>
Have you ever used <a href="http://www.babynamemap.com/girls/Hazel" target="_blank">this</a> name site? It might give you a better idea if the names you like are going through a higher blip of popularity in your region or state. You'll get more data for more states with popular names...but even with names in the 300s and 200s there's some interesting stuff to look at.
I like them all, but would spell Mazie as "Maisie," which is the only way I've ever seen it (there's a really good mystery series about Maisie Dobbs, a former WW1 army nurse, btw).<br><br>
And I'd go with Tessa over Tessie. You could always call her Tessie, but it would be nice for a grown woman to have a name less cutesy.
I like Cora, but it's pretty popular... I knew a few (in a small town) born the same year as my daughter. I like Hazel, but that might be because it's my great-grandmother's name. I like Mazie a lot but I view it as a nickname not a full name.