|Author:||Bear (Authenticated as Bear)|
|Date:||October 1, 2012 at 11:45:30 AM|
|Reply to:||Valerie by Lily|
Dated? I didn't know any Valeries growing up. So it doesn't scream 60s / 70s the way names like Lisa and Kimberly do. Then again, I'm not that bothered by how dated something sounds. I'm more interested in how it's likely to sound in the future, over the course of the child's life. A forty year time lag doesn't seem as bad as a ten year one, if that makes sense. But my bottom line is that just about any classic will wear well, and Valerie has as good a chance as any.
Valeria is beautiful and I'm glad to see it making the top 100. That sort of surprises me because the only time I've ever seen it on a name board it was hooted out of contention. "It sounds like malaria!" was the general outcry. I was the only one defending the poll parent. Perhaps recent immigrant populations are bringing lovely names like Valeria with them and making them more popular than I realized. (I'm in the U.S. if that matters.)
Between the two I'd go with zippy Valerie.
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