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Subject: I sort of like it..
Author: RoxStar   (Authenticated as RoxStar)
Date: October 1, 2012 at 12:44:06 PM
Reply to: Valerie by Lily
In fact I like it so much that's our daughter's name. :)

To me, Valerie is a classic, but not in the same way that Mary or Anna is a classic. Valerie hasn't been used nearly as long or as often as those names, so while it's gotten a lot of use in the last fifty years or so, it still seems fresher and less "default" than a lot of other classics. It did get popular in the fifties/sixties/seventies, but for some reason people don't tend to find it dated like they might find Linda or Carol, for instance.

I definitely prefer Valeriae over Valeria.

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