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My dad wanted my name to be Victoria but my mum didn’t like it because she didn’t want people to call me Vicky as a nickname and I agree. They ended up calling me Charlotte which is royal also.
xcharleyrose.x  11/17/2019
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Victoria Lucas was the pseudonym that my favorite poet, Sylvia Plath used to published her only novel, The Bell Jar. Originally her main character Esther Greenwood was supposed to be named Victoria, but was changed by her editor.
CatherineTheGreat  11/12/2019
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I find Victoria to be a classy, elegant name for a girl. It’s strong and beautiful just like the names Alexandra, Elizabeth, and Katherine. Tori is a pleasant nickname for Victoria. Don’t worry about this name being too common.
The Original 9000  10/17/2019
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Victoria is a gorgeous name that can translate in different languages. I love that in Spanish, Victoria means literally Victory, it gives it special meaning because I feel as parents to a generation that's curious about traveling the world that we should give them an opportunity early with a name that can translate. That's what I care about specifically but also love the history and how it's connected to so many beautiful things like Victoria Falls. On my laptop I have a painting of a mountain called Mount Saint Victoria that's in France, it's a special name to me. I want to use the middle name Corinth for Victoria: Victoria Corinth, I think it's special and unique and I love the bible quotes in Corinthian.
CatherineTheGreat  10/11/2019
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My full name is Victoria but I have always been called Kitty, Vica, and Viki.
― Anonymous User  10/11/2019
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I love the name Victoria. It is my mother's name. I would love to name a future daughter Victoria and call her Ria. I have not seen any suggestions of Ria as a nickname? What are some thoughts on this nickname? My mother goes by Vicky and I personally never liked Tori. Ria is a feminine form of the Spanish word "rio" - meaning river.
kirstyn  10/3/2019
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Kirstyn, I think Ria is a nice nickname. Personally I don't think Victoria needs one, it's perfect on it's own but if I had to pick I am quite fond of Vita myself. Ria is a nice unused nickname for Victoria and it's awesome that you want to honor your mum in that way so I say go for it.
CatherineTheGreat  10/4/2019
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Victoria California Woodhull, was an American woman during the 1800's who advocated for free love and is the first woman to have ever run for US president.
CatherineTheGreat  9/22/2019
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It’s overrated.
― Anonymous User  9/2/2019
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Gorgeous and versatile name, with regal namesakes.
CatherineTheGreat  8/28/2019
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Timeless and classy.
someone-  8/23/2019
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I’m not crazy about this name, as it sounds kind of sharp, but when I say it more in my head, it doesn’t sound too bad! I have the cutest cousin with this name, and she uses Tori as a nickname, which is so cute and spunky!
― Anonymous User  6/27/2019
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I love this name. I find Victoria to be a strong, classy beautiful name for a girl. It may be so common, but it’s going on my list anyway. I love Tori as a nickname for Victoria.
xxCreative_Mindxx  4/7/2019
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It's a pretty name, shame it has to sound like bacteria.
― Anonymous User  2/18/2019
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I used to hate my name as my Mum used to use the full version when I was in trouble so I have always been known as Vicki. I absolutely hate it when people spell my name with a Y at the end because if I wanted to spell it with a Y I would have. I love Victoria now that I am older as I think it sounds more mature.
LadyV  2/6/2019
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I love my name.
Vvv97  1/18/2019
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A new year and I still think Victoria is the best name ever. I love the combination Victoria Emily, and don't care how popular this name becomes. Either way I still plan on using it.
CatherineTheGreat  1/2/2019
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Victoria is such a lovely name for a girl to have, though it does sound less old fashioned and more new fashioned but it’s still an elegant name. It means “queen”. What a lovely meaning. The nicknames Vic, Vicky, and Tori are headed Rock Top:)

P.S.: Victoria is one of my favorite girl names, along with Julia and Rose ;)
― Anonymous User  12/31/2018
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Victoria does not mean "queen." It's the name of a famous queen, yes, but that doesn't make it mean "queen." It means "victory", a meaning which the name itself makes quite plain.
queenv  2/6/2019
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Victoria Maribeth Chase is a tertiary antagonist in "Season 1" of the game "Life is Strange" by DONTNOD Entertainment.
Lily Marie  12/30/2018
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I used to hate this name, but after going to London and hearing the name said with a British accent, I’ve changed my mind about “Victoria”. A good first and middle name, but I hate both Vicky and Tory as nicknames. Toria isn’t so bad, though.
― Anonymous User  11/21/2018
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I love the name Victoria, it sounds classic and elegant. However, I do not like the nickname Vicky, because it sounds like an "old person name" to me. I much prefer Tori.
midget-jones-s-diary  11/15/2018
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Victoria of Baden (born Sophie Marie Viktoia) (1862 - 1930) was Queen of Sweden as the wife of King Gustav V of Sweden. Best remembered for her pro-German attitude during World War I.
KenniWinchester  10/30/2018
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Victoria is THE name for me. I already know if I have a daughter that her name will be Victoria. It's just so gorgeous but at the same time has this amazing history while still maintaining a very modern sound. I love Victoria Lauren together personally. There are other pairings but I think that is my favorite. I love the nickname Vicky, even though it doesn't need a nickname. I have to say Vicky is my personal favorite because it sounds fun and spunky.
CatherineTheGreat  10/11/2018
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In 2018, 17 is the most common age for an American (U.S.) Victoria who is registered female with the Social Security Administration. It is the 122nd most common female first name for living U.S. citizens.
― Anonymous User  10/11/2018
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I adore this name but don't really like Vicky as a nickname. I knew a Victoria who went by Tori, which I much prefer, but sometimes nicknames just arise on their own.
saffyjune_  9/27/2018
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My name is Victoria, but most people call me Vicky. I don't mind either, however the nicknames, sicky/Sticky/icky are annoying and I've had it since primary school.
V T  9/15/2018
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I like it, but it's becoming too used.
Luvbug86  9/14/2018
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Victoria is a strong, queenly name for a girl. I prefer it in full. Vicky doesn't feel right to me and Tori seems too trendy.
kayisforkeen  8/3/2018
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VICTORIA JUSTICE! Of course I have to write about my queen who RULED Hollywood Arts along with her fellow musical pals!
cailinNOTcolleen  6/7/2018
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The nickname Vicky ruins it for me. Reminds me of Vick’s vapor rub. Seems like a name you’d find at an expensive private school in London, where school uniforms are mandatory. Also, Victoria’s Secret: Imagine THOSE jokes.
― Anonymous User  4/30/2018
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People need to stop using the word 'icky' in every post. Honestly, it's been used at least 13 times for this name!
Hushpuppy  3/29/2018
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I like my name. People make fun of me because of the store though I still like it. There is only one other Victoria in my school. I am called Tori but people sometimes refer to me as "Vicky" because they know I hate that name. But overall, I like my name.
ARIthedoggo234  3/20/2018
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My name is Victoria and when I was young I hated it. But now I love it, I love the nickname Vicky or Vicsterrs. I have never had any problem with "Icky Vicky" or "Victoria what's your secret?". As the name sounds cold and victorious, I am that person and I really like it.
vicsterrs  2/17/2018
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Also a type of beer.
― Anonymous User  2/8/2018
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My birth name is Victoria Machelle (yes it is spelled that way on my birth certificate.) I love my name. Not so much when I was younger (I went by Michelle in 5th grade for some strange reason.) My nick-name was Dee Dee after my Auntie. I did get the Victoria's Secret teasing a bit, I just laughed it off. People call me Vic, Vikki or Victoria. I like them all and have no idea why my Mom named me Victoria but I am glad she did! My Grandson's name is Victor (as is his Daddy (my son-in-law) so we are Vic, Vic and little Vic.
― Anonymous User  2/7/2018
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Victoria is one of the English speech synths produced by Svox, now no longer available.
― Anonymous User  12/23/2017
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I love Victoria. The only one big disadvantage of it that I see is that Wiktoria is so popular here in Poland and Victoria follows her, so you can see quite a lot of girls named this. I find Victoria spelled with V a bit pretentious on a Polish kid, but it's definitely usable in English-speaking countries, Scandinavia and so on. I love how it is very feminine, youthful, but also strong and means victory. It has a lot of contrary things in itself which I find very appealing. I think this name is even a little bit mysterious. I think Victoria is also good as a middle name and definitely shouldn't be given as the only name, it goes so well with many names, both as a first name or a middle. I think my favourite nickname is Tori, spelled exactly this way, well Torie or Tory is also nice, but not so much, in my opinion. Vicky sounds good, but over here it should be spelled Wiki and that reminds me of Wikipedia so nothing exciting lol.
mairinn  12/23/2017
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Emmelie Charlotte-Victoria De Forest is a Danish-Swedish singer.
― Anonymous User  12/23/2017
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Victoria is also used more and more often nowadays in Poland, as an alternative, more like a modern form of Wiktoria. Wiktoria is one of the most popular names for girls over here these days.
― Anonymous User  12/23/2017
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I love my name and it is amazing.
victoria1234  12/20/2017
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It sounds like vector, a type of insect bite. Not so good.
Hushpuppy  11/1/2017
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Victoria is such a pretty name with a strong meaning too. It’s been on my fave list since I was a toddler. This is the name I’m going to change my name (currently Chelsea) to.
― Anonymous User  10/26/2017
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Another bearer of the name is Doña Victoria Federica de Todos los Santos de Marichalar y de Borbón (2000), the daughter of Infanta Elena of Spain and Don Jaime de Marichalar.

She is named after her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria Eugenie of Spain, and her great-grandmother, Queen Frederika of Greece.
― Anonymous User  8/10/2017
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I used to not like this name because it's quite common, but nowadays the more I say it, the more I like it. I still wouldn't use it on a child because there are other names I prefer, but it's a great name. The only problem is, people are bound to shorten it. Personally I find Victoria very regal but I'm not a fan of Vicky or Tori.
― Anonymous User  8/10/2017
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I love the name Victoria, especially because of the famous name bearer Queen Victoria! I would probably use Victoria as a middle name because my cousin's first name is Victoria. I want to name my daughter(s) after the queen, whom I've always admired and have had great interest in for most of my life.
flamingrubyred  7/19/2017
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My name is Victoria Emily and I LOVE my name. Like a lot of the previous comments I didn't enjoy it much when I was little, but now I do. I wanted to be called 'Tori' but that never really fit me. I go by Victoria, my family calls me 'Vic' and some friends call me 'V'. Only two people on earth can get away with calling me Vickie. Vika is a nice nickname but I never heard it in the US until recently. My cousins are the only ones that have ever called me Icky Vicky or sang me the song from Fairly Oddparents. As for Victoria's Secret, I think it's nifty having underwear with my name on it. There are plenty of cool place names and other brands called Victoria as well. I also think it's not too popular and not too obscure. Whenever you meet another Victoria it's like an instant friendship/understanding. It's a great name. 13/10 would recommend.
― Anonymous User  7/15/2017
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Victoria Nika Zdrok is a pornographic performer, author, and model of Ukrainian origin. She is Playboy's Playmate for October 1994. In June 2002 she became Penthouse magazine's Pet of the Month, later being chosen as their 2004 Penthouse Pet of the Year. Zdrok is also a non-practicing attorney, a clinical psychologist and sex therapist.
cutenose  7/13/2017
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Victoria Dawn Justice is an American actress, singer, model, dancer and songwriter. She debuted as an actress at the age of ten and has since appeared in several films and television series including the Nickelodeon series Zoey 101 and Victorious. She has made appearances in several theatrical releases, including Unknown as well as the 2006 thriller The Garden. She has appeared in several Nickelodeon series, including The Naked Brothers Band, True Jackson, VP, The Troop, The Penguins of Madagascar, and iCarly. In 2015, she starred in the lead role in the MTV series, Eye Candy.
cutenose  6/23/2017
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Victoria Leigh "Vicki" Soto was an American teacher who was murdered in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. After the gunman entered the school, Soto hid her students, then died trying to protect them, and has since been hailed as a hero. She is a posthumous recipient of the Presidential Citizens Medal.
cutenose  6/12/2017
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Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden, Duchess of Västergötland, is the eldest child and heir apparent of King Carl XVI Gustaf. If she ascends to the throne as expected, she will be Sweden's fourth queen regnant and the first since 1720.
cutenose  5/25/2017
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Victoria Moors is a retired Canadian artistic gymnast who represented her country at the 2012 Summer Olympics. In January, Moors was announced as a competitor for the 2014 American Cup (Greensboro, North Carolina) in early March. Then, in early February, she was announced as a competitor for the Tokyo World Cup in April. In February, Moors competed at Elite Canada in Gatineau, Quebec. She won the all-around competition with a total score of 56.250 and qualified for the bars final, where she scored 13.225 and tied for the fourth place with Victoria-Kayen Woo, and for the beam final, where she scored 10.850 and came seventh. She also qualified for the floor final, but she didn't compete.
cutenose  2/16/2017
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According to (http://www.babynames.ch/Info/Name/naVictoria) Victoria is currently 1st place (2015) in Puerto Rico, in 2014 it ranked 4th place and in 2013 it ranked 6th place.
lilolaf  1/28/2017
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Victoria Caroline Beckham, OBE is an English businesswoman, fashion designer, model, and singer. In the late 1990s, Beckham rose to fame with the all-female pop group Spice Girls, and was dubbed Posh Spice by the July 1996 issue of the British music magazine Top of the Pops. After the Spice Girls split, she was signed to Virgin Records and Telstar Records and had four UK Top 10 singles. Her first release, "Out of Your Mind", reached #2 in the UK Singles Chart.
cutenose  1/28/2017
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Cute name.
cocoalondra  1/26/2017
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My name is Victoria and I've always been known as Vicki (unless I misbehaved, then I was given my full name). As I've gotten older, I now appreciate my given name of Victoria as it's a beautiful name and I feel victorious in becoming the person I am today. And also I've never in my life been known as "icky Vicky" and that's probably because anyone spelling my name with a y instead of an i, would feel my wrath.
Vicb73  1/13/2017
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Victoria is the most beautiful name for me. It's royal and rare, and it sounds unique and cool. A nickname to Victoria is sometimes Vic or Vicky...
― Anonymous User  1/5/2017
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There is a song by '70s punk band, The Fall, called "Victoria."
EliEsco  11/20/2016
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My husband's nine year old daughter is a bearer of the name and she's super adorable! Her full name is Victoria Estelle, but we usually call her Tori. Victoria is a name that has a timeless power and elegance to it, a name given to queens. It's perfect for strong women and it ages well. I'd definitely recommend this name for people!
AmyLennox  10/15/2016
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I think Victoria is a great name, not cold or snobbish. I will say something about that stereotype though, later on.

My name is Victoria, although I use the nickname Tori. I have had people joke about the whole Victoria's Secret thing, and it is downright disgusting. Also, it is wrong to base your judgement of this name because of the store, that is messed up.

Has anyone else with my nickname had the problem with people spelling it wrong all the time or hearing it wrong? People often think I say Dori and make connections with Dori, the blue fish from Finding Nemo. I have never gone by Vicky or Vickie because I have a friend named Vicky but I know she had been called Icky Vicky before.

Now, onto the stupid stereotypical part. It depends on the person. I will have to agree that 3/4 Victoria's that I know are total self-absorbed jerks. I completely and utterly shatter this opinion of any new people though. I couldn't keep a straight face for more than a minute! I love the company of others but I do often become cold when I am focused on work. I will bite your finger off in a second or leave the room whenever someone walks in if I am caught up in work.

But anyways, you can't just assume that because someone's name is Victoria, that they act a certain way.
― Anonymous User  10/14/2016
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My name is Victoria. I love and hate it. I love it because I learned my mother (who passed away when I was young) used to pretend that was her name when she was younger so it has brought my name new meaning to me. I hate it because, like everyone else has said, it is common and I hate it when boys who call themselves men, say "Hey Victoria, whats your secret?". It drives me nuts.
― Anonymous User  9/6/2016
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Victoria the White Cat is a character in the musical 'Cats'. She is a kitten with few lines but is notable for her ballet and beautiful Pas de Deux during the Jellicle Ball dance.
TiffanyMcSparkles  7/30/2016
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The reason for why I am named Victoria is really, really weird.
Before I was born, my dad had some sort of vision of me, exactly how I look right now, telling him that my name was Vicky. That is how I was named. Oddly enough, I swear I can see a "V" shaped line in my forehead, and I am not the only one.
People mention how Victoria means Victory. Well, I am Mexican. So Victoria is literally, VICTORY. Can you imagine how odd that was? Seeing people shout "VICTORIA" everytime they won at a game or something like that?
I think I REALLY, REALLY chose my own name. It is... Perfect. There is no better way to put it. It is just like me.
Classy, sweet, strong, timeless, and I can´t help but think that it is as if someone gave me a huge, enormous name list and then proceeded to together pick the best name for me.
Also, the nickname Vicky. I have to sigh. It sounds like what you would name your dog. It sounds silly, ridiculous, weak, and naively sweet. It is just like what people make off of me. Everyone calls me that.
However, I still like it when people call me Tori, Toria or something like that. Maybe because it actually sounds like a name and not a joke.
But I don't care. My name is Victory, and I'll proudly try to live up to the name forever.
Plus, isn't it incredible? I might be Vicky, but when, after years and years of bothering me you finally reach my core, I will stand up and say
"My name isn't Vicky. It is Victoria. And I'll live up to it for centuries."
― Anonymous User  7/7/2016
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My name is Victoria Elizabeth and I've always liked my name. People did tell my mom I was going to have a heck of a time spelling my first and middle names but I have a 1 syllable last name and so it has a nice balance. Personally, I've never had people say anything about Victoria's Secret other than going to the mall during Jr. High my friends would point out the store and giggle.
I've gone by Tori for most of my life and it fits me pretty well, although it's starting to sound preppy to me now. I really like that Victoria is classic but I have a cute nickname. I introduce myself as Victoria now, but once someone hears I sometimes go by Tori they usually start calling me that- I guess it just fits me better.
Something else I really like about my name is that it's so universal! I've been reading comments from people in Italy and Hungary- this is a name most people are going to know how to pronounce.
I have picked up on the snooty connotation and that if there is a Victoria in a book, or TV show, or movie she's usually going to be a bitch of the elitist variety which is a bummer but all in all I love my name and I've always liked it! It has all kinds of positive namesakes (the queen, the 1st woman to run for president of the US, landmarks, etc.) and is never going to sound too young, too old, or too unique, and is never too popular.
ToriBeth  6/23/2016
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Karin Victoria Silvstedt is a Swedish model, actress, singer, and television personality.
cutenose  6/16/2016
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It's quite beautiful and strong sounding, but I despise the nicknames Vicky and Tori. They both sound harsh to my ears and a girl named Victoria would undeniably be called one of them at some point.
RoseTintsMyWorld  5/10/2016
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I find this name to be bland, plus I dislike most "V" names anyways.
― Anonymous User  5/1/2016
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Victoria Asher, also known as Vicky-T was the keytarist for the band Cobra Starship until their break-up in 2015.
― Anonymous User  4/8/2016
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My full name is Viktoria but I write it with a "c" Victoria. But I'm from Hungary and there they always write Victoria with a "k" Viktoria. But I live in Sweden and it sounds okay here and I want to be spelled as "Victoria" because I think it's better because I want to live in America some day and I think more people there spell "Viktoria" with a "c". But that's my smallest problem with my name :(. Since I was born, everybody called me Vicky and though I like my full name Victoria i do not like Vicky because when my friends say Vicky with their typical Swedish accent it sounds like they will talk with a clown with their crazy accent to Vicky. They sound like they say Viccckkki. I like Tori, Torie, Tory, Toria so much more but my Hungarian family thinks it's insane because they say Viki to every Victoria and I don't like it. I just want to move to North America and if someone ask my name I should say "Tori". I like "Tori" because it's like a chill and cute name, and I think Vicky sounds like a crazy party girl name (i mean well) and I'm not a crazy-funny-Party girl type. And my second name is Szabo but didn't like it because just Hungarian people in Hungary have that name and it sounds ridiculous in other languages. It means a man who makes clothes and I hate to make clothes. Maybe in the future, if I move to North America I would change my second name to Brennan, Justice or Martinez because I really like those names :)
toriplease5555  2/21/2016
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Victoria Justice has the name. She has been in 3 Television shows = Zoey 101, Victorious and Eyecandy.
toriplease5555  2/21/2016
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I want to name my child Victoria because it reminds me of a lot of characters I have seen. They are always strong, beautiful, and fierce. Although her nickname would be Toria because I don't like Vicki (no offense it just wouldn't be fitting personally).
oX_Skyler_Arin_Xo  2/20/2016
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My aunt's name is Victoria and I love this name. I have for quite a while.
mclark2001  1/18/2016
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I think that`s ridiculous! These comments saying it reminds them of "Victoria's Secret". My name is Victoria and I have never been told or heard that I reminded them of "Victoria's Secret"! In my school there is maybe two more Victoria's and my school has over 1000 students! I think this name resembles bravery and power, eg. Queen Victoria. I highly recommend this name and there are nice nicknames to be called if you have this name, like "Tori" or "Vicki".
victoriaaaa  1/9/2016
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This name is beautiful.
BrenBren  1/2/2016
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Victoria is a beautiful and elegant name, but I can honestly say that by growing up with the name Victoria, I have learnt to thoroughly dislike it. I am referred to as tori, vic, vicky, toria, ria, torz, and any other nickname you could think of. I'm most commonly referred to as tori, however, I do not like this, any version of the name, as well as the name itself. I think it matches well with my siblings names, being James and Noah, however, it is not a name I would choose for myself. It makes me feel really old, and I'm still a teenager.
― Anonymous User  12/2/2015
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My legal name is Victoria, and I was given this name to me at birth. I used to like it, but now I absolutely hate it, and it infuriates me when people call me Victoria. I'm legally changing my name to Viktoria, it may not be much of a difference but I'm way more comfortable being called Viktoria. People still call me Victoria on Facebook even though my name is obviously Viktoria, and people even have the nerve to "correct" my name spelling by saying "*Victoria" or telling me that Viktoria isn't a real name. I've never minded any nicknames or any Victoria's Secret jokes, because to be honest, I love Victoria's Secret, but I just hate having the name Victoria. Just the way the name is, is nothing like me. Viktoria has more pizzazz to it, and the "k" in the name gives it an exotic touch to it. And anyways, there are way too many people named plain ol' Victoria, and the "c" in Victoria just isn't me.
DoReMiRocker  11/27/2015
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My middle name is Victoria. If you put my middle name and first name together it is Dulce Victoria which means sweet victory. I have to admit it sounds nice if you put it together it actually has a meaning. For example a sweet victory after a war or a soccer match. But It's not together. I hate my name because it's plain my middle name is not included and I will always be called my first name. The middle name is ignored completely. I would hate to be named Victoria by itself. If it was put together I'd like it more but it's not unfortunately. This name is good in my opinion but I hate having it by itself. It actually has a meaning. It would be a good name for your child however.
Ramirez  10/26/2015
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I love it.
My name is Victoria, but I hated it because I thought it sounded weird and ick. But now, I love it because it's classy, sophisticated, and has great background (saints, queens, cities, rivers, etc.). Plus, if you're not into upperclass names, you can use nicknames. But please, no Vicky's. I HATE that nickname because it rhymes with icky and sounds like a pet name. Anyways, Tori is acceptable but not applauded in my eyes. I personally take on the nickname of Toria or Tora because it's simple and fun. Plus, when your child wants a job, they can switch over to the sophisticated side.
broadwaytoriaa  9/29/2015
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Such a beautiful name! :D.
― Anonymous User  8/16/2015
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My sister is called Victoria. She goes by Tori as she hates the name Vicky. I like the name as it is quite rare where I live, my sis is the only one I know. Her middle name is Grace, which I think is a nice match. Victoria Grace. Tori.
Cherryblossom12  8/9/2015
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This spelling is actually more common in Norway than the "k" spelling, as you can see here:
http://www.ssb.no/a/navn/piker/Victoria.html
http://www.ssb.no/a/navn/piker/viktoria.html.
Quamalamalam  3/7/2015
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I am a Victoria Lin... I love my name & it takes one bad ass, classy woman to carry it. Those of you that have a problem with my name, that's just too bad & so sad for you, because I guarantee my name is way more beautiful than yours.
Badlandsbabe  3/1/2015
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This name is really pretty, but I hate the nickname Tori.
namefan5000  2/7/2015
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My name is Victoria and I do like it for its prettiness, whilst also being a strong name. It means Victory in Latin, which can be hard to live up to! And I do not like any of the diminutives, though my family have always called me VICKY. I was surprised to learn that my real name was Victoria, which always sounded too posh and serious to me growing up. I can't do Tori, because of the UK political party. Now I'm a mother myself and all grown up, I appreciate my timeless and beautiful name. I agree with Johnny Depp's vampire character, in the 2012 movie Dark Shadows... "A name so wonderful to me, that I could not stand to lose a single syllable of it."
queen_vic  1/20/2015
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Besides being its meaning, Victory is its modern form, too.
Sabertooth  12/3/2014
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My name is Victoria and I am quite happy with the name! It's a very strong name, which means victory, and it totally suits me since I am a litigation attorney. It's rare enough that I never really run into other Victorias, but common enough that it is very easy to pronounce and spell, so it never gives me any problems in that respect. I have gotten "ickey vicky" and "Victoria's secret", but overall, I think it's a very beautiful and classic name.
I do find, however, that the media portrayal is very cold, and stuck up since Victoria is often used in movies/tv/books to depict a mean or cold character.
I've never once been called Tori, only my best friend calls me Vicky, and I really hate getting called Vic, because it sounds very harsh and manly.
― Anonymous User  11/6/2014
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Victoria Loren "Tori" Kelly is an American singer and songwriter.
― Anonymous User  10/22/2014
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Victoria Vetri (Born: September 26, 1944), an American model and actress.
― Anonymous User  10/20/2014
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Victoria Vanguard (also known as Zaizen Touko) is a character in Inazuma Eleven.
― Anonymous User  9/26/2014
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Victoria has always been irritating and grating to me. I can't quite point to the reason, as it is an indefinite combination of things, but "-tori-" in the middle is a glaringly unappealing sound (which implies that I also do not like Tori as a nickname... even Vicky is better). Victoria is not awful, all things considered, it merely isn't a name I favor. Victoire, though, I like.
Francesca  7/4/2014
0
It's not one of my favourites, but it's a pretty name. But I don't like Vicky or Tory. I much prefer Ria as a nickname.
― Anonymous User  6/25/2014
1
Victoria Waterfield was a companion of the Second Doctor in Doctor Who.
VoraLundar  6/17/2014
1
Omg my sisters name is Victoria lauren too! Shes been called every nickname that you possibly can by Victoria but usually just goes by our last name.
rachieface  12/28/2013
1
My 10 month old niece is named Victoria. It's quite a big name, but I think common usage has made it so it's not too over-the-top (sort of like Isabella or Alexander in that respect). None of us really like the nicknames Vicky or Tori, so she will probably be known as Victoria throughout her life. It's elegant, royal, and very girly. A classy name indeed. Hopefully she won't turn out to be a tomboy, haha.
Isabel Price  8/12/2013
1
I find this name to be a classic name for a woman of any age, although I detest the nicknames Tori/Tory and Vicky/Vicki.
― Anonymous User  7/25/2013
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I love this name. I plan to use Victoria Paige for one of my daughters. I have a friend Victoria that goes by Tori and the name fits her perfectly! The only downside to Victoria is the nickname Vicky, but I will NEVER call her that.
DestinedAuthor  7/24/2013
2
Victoria is a beautiful state in Australia.
MeinNameIstMelissa  6/24/2013
1
My name is Victoria and my middle name is Alexis.
I HATED my name when I was little... it was completely overwhelming trying to spell it as a 4 year old...8 letters. I was so jealous of the other kids who had nice short names.
It has grown on me over the years. I do like my name now, and I am happy it was chosen for me. I do not like any nicknames; I feel like they do the name absolutely no justice. "Vicky" makes me nauseated and I hate "Tory". Both just dumb the name down.
And by the way, I was named after the store, Victoria's Secret... but back when it was classy and elegant. Not the scantily clad and racy version that it is now.
VictoriaAlexis  2/10/2013
2
Queen Victoria was actually baptized Alexandrina Victoria. Alexandrina was after one of her godparents, Alexander I of Russia, and Victoria after her German mother. She was known only as Victoria from the earliest months of her life.
elizabeth hamlet  1/15/2013
1
My name is Victoria and I love it. My boyfriend calls me Vicki sometimes but he is the only person I will let call me that. I am Victoria to everyone else as I don't like it shortened. It's a great name :)
MissMagical  12/30/2012
1
Victoria Duffield is a teen singer from British Cloumbia, Canada. She has recently started her career. She released a hit song " Shut Up and Dance."
Melys11  12/18/2012
1
Victoria "Tori" Spelling (b. 1973 in Los Angeles, California) is an American actress.
― Anonymous User  7/10/2012
1
Victoria (1868-1935) was also the name of the daughter of King Edward VII of the UK and his wife Alexandra of Denmark. She was named after her grandmother Queen Victoria.
CarolinW  6/11/2012
1
Victoria Adelaide Mary Louisa "Vicky" was the oldest daughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. She was her father's favourite child. She later married Frederick III, Emperor of Germany. Their oldest son was William II.
CarolinW  6/9/2012
1
Victoria Dawn Justice (b. 1993 in Hollywood, Florida) is an American actress and singer.
― Anonymous User  4/30/2012
1
One of my friends is named Victoria. We call her "Tori," "Toria," and "Tor," and she calls herself "Vikki." She and her siblings all have names of famous kings or queens. Kind of a cool theme to naming your kids, I have to admit.
Rin_0911  4/8/2012
1
A famous bearer is romance novelist Victoria Dahl. Her books are awesome!
― Anonymous User  2/27/2012
2
Nice, strong name. I associate it with Queen Victoria.
Amanda_M87  2/25/2012
0
Apparently I have trouble enunciating names, but I always say 'Vic-tore-iya' but with a soft 'c' like in Alice. A friend from high school loved the way I said her name, she said the way I said it was the only reason she didn't change it when she turned 18.

Tory or Violet are my preferred nicknames, anything but Vicky.
Cuss10  2/11/2012
1
I really don't like this name, just because of the harsh sounds in it, and especially because of the nickname Vicky!
― Anonymous User  1/3/2012
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Another famous bearer is Victoria Wood, an English comedienne, actress, screenwriter and director.
― Anonymous User  12/20/2011
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Victoria Dawn Justice is an American actress.
― Anonymous User  12/12/2011
1
I'm Victoria and I love it! It's extremly popular in Ukraine where I come from. Fortunately I never had an "icky" problem or something as I go by Vika. If I lived in an English-speaking country I'd rather be Vicky than Tori! Victoria also sounds great, it makes me feel like a lady!
Vikosha  9/24/2011
1
I think this name is pretty. All nicknames for it are ugly too, I'm not fond of Vicky or Tori. But all I can think of when I hear this name is:

"Victoria, why you no tell me your secret?" :)
― Anonymous User  9/23/2011
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I like Victoria because of it's old fashioned nickname: Violet. One is classic and feminine, the other is adorable and girlish. Great combination.
kadycee  8/19/2011
3
I think this name is too 'upper class' for my liking.
dizzydoll  7/17/2011
1
Victoria Gotti, daughter of the late Mafia boss, John Gotti.
― Anonymous User  7/12/2011
1
Actress Victoria "Tori" Spelling is a famous bearer.
― Anonymous User  7/11/2011
1
Actress Victoria Principal is a famous bearer. She is best known for her character Pamela Barnes Ewing from the nighttime soap opera t.v. series Dallas, that ran from the late seventies to the early nineties.
― Anonymous User  7/10/2011
1
Other nicknames for Victoria are Vickie, Tori, Vita, Ria and Toya, which is the name that Latoya comes from.
earthangel  3/6/2011
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Victoria- other nicknames are Toria and Vika
Victoria also means triumphant, triumph, victorious, victory.
earthangel  3/6/2011
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I like the name Victoria, it's my first name. I also like the nicknames for Victoria, Vickie and Tory. I think it's a pretty name. With a good meaning victory, victorious.
earthangel  3/4/2011
1
My name is Victoria and I go by Tori. I love my name! I have never been called Icky Vicky or had anyone joke about Victoria's Secret, and I only know one other Victoria. Victoria may be regal, but I was named after my grandfather Victor not for royalty or for the meaning.
missreader  12/21/2010
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My name is Victoria and I always get compliments on it. I also like it because not very many people are named Victoria. But I always had problems with people calling me "Icky Vicky" and saying "Victoria has a Secret" (Victoria's Secret) but now that I'm 13, I very rarely get any of that anymore.
― Anonymous User  7/11/2010
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My parents almost named me this. If I had been named Victoria, my mom would've initiated "Tori" as a nickname, since she hated the sound of "Vicky." However, in the end they went with Erica--my mom was inspired to do so because of the character Erica Kane on the soap opera "All My Children."
Soap opera connection or no soap opera connection, all I can say is that I'm *glad* they didn't name me Victoria! To me, this name is not only harsh (every syllable feels like it's emphasized), but pretentious as heck--and not because it's Latin (I happen to quite like Latin and Greek feminine names; the male names, not so much), but because it means "victory." To me, that's a pretty heavy meaning to give to your child, and it sounds like you're telling the people you know, "I won the battle for who could give their child the most sophisticated name!"
(For example: the poster who said they named their daughter Victoria because it was a way to show the world their good taste--that is EXACTLY the attitude I'm talking about.)
Any apparent pretentiousness aside--again, this name is quite harsh. If I were to enunciate the name, I feel like I would have to shout it: "*Vik*-TOHR-*ee*-*ah*!" I don't necessarily like Vicky any more than my mom did/does, but to me even Tori sounds harsh, and like I'd have to yell it to say it. If any of the "shouting/yelling" stuff makes any sense, that is.
Wow. I don't think I've ever hated so much on a name that is so universally loved! Except for Ashley. And Taylor, don't like that name either.
― Anonymous User  7/10/2010
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Well, erb816, sounds like you have a case of sour grapes! I guess some people do find good taste to be pretentious... not an attitude I share, but everyone's entitled to an opinion.
― Anonymous User  8/13/2010
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Victoria de Los Angeles, great Spanish soprano.
― Anonymous User  3/8/2010
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Victoria is a name I've loved since I was a child and a name I'm most likely to name a future daughter if I ever have one. Such a strong yet pretty name. Vita sounds great as a nickname, I'll have to think about that one.
AfterDark  2/7/2010
1
I love the name Victoria. A fantastic nickname instead of the usual boring Tori or Vicki is Vita. Victoria was the author Vita Sacville-West's name.
― Anonymous User  11/4/2009
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A city in Texas is named Victoria. It is perhaps one of the most boring ever. With a population approaching 70,000, all it's got for entertainment is a movie theatre and a mall. I live there.
― Anonymous User  9/19/2009
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Victoria Jackson is an actress who was on Saturday Night Live from 1986-1992.
breakofday  7/17/2009
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Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, Duchess of Västergötland (Swedish: Kronprinsessan Victoria, Sveriges kronprinsessa, hertiginna av Västergötland, Victoria Ingrid Alice Désirée; born 14 July 1977) is the heiress apparent to the Swedish throne. If she ascends to the throne as expected she will be Sweden's third queen regnant.
― Anonymous User  9/30/2008
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Victoria Mallory, who played Anne Egerman in the original cast of A Little Night Music, shares the name.
popular1  9/20/2008
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I really like this name. It has a regal sound to it.
bananarama  7/12/2008
2
Decent but a little pompous.
― Anonymous User  5/31/2008
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This is a very regal name. Very royal. My friend is from Russia and has this name but she goes by Vika (Vee-kah). I like this a lot more because Victora is a little too formal for her.
drag0n_freak  5/22/2008
1
The only reason I love this name so much is because its nickname is Tori. That's the name I like.
alexandria145  5/21/2008
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The positive things about this name are that it sounds sophisticated, elegant, and maturee, and will not lead to discrimination because of some sort of ditzy, trashy, or stripper-ish connotaions. The negative things are that the name is overused, sounds quite elitist, and the nicknames Vicki and Tori aren't good. The conservative Tories in Britain and Canada are to blame for the latter being bad, but it doesn't sound very serious or mature anyway, any more than Kori does, really.
slight night shiver  5/12/2008
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Oh, and another negative thing is that this name will always be associated with Queen Victoria and Victorian sex morals and hypocrisy, as well as other Victorian ideals that sane and decent people can only sneer at today. There is the Victoria's Secret thing, but I don't know if anyone has been bullied over it.
slight night shiver  5/12/2008
1
This is one of my favorite names! I love that it means victory, and it sounds really beautiful and dignified. I actually like both Vicky and Tory for nicknames.
Marissa24  4/24/2008
1
Yes, the name was used in royalty and it does have regal connatations. But who are we kidding, Queen Victoria was not the best ruler and her Victorian age was prudish and sappishly sentimental. I think my name is way to mature and formal sounding. However, Vicky is not the best nickname, but better than Tori.
bluedog08  4/21/2008
1
A famous bearer is American stage actress Victoria Clark (born October 10, 1959). She won a Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical for her role in 'The Light in the Piazza'. She's also appeared in 'Guys and Dolls,' 'A Grand Night for Singing,', 'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying', 'Titanic,' 'Cabaret,' and 'Urinetown'.
AndrewJKD  4/7/2008
1
I used to really, really, like this name, but now it reminds me of the obnoxious little mouse in "Chrysanthemum" who's so proud of her name, so it's like nails on a chalkboard.
FuschiaNicole  3/14/2008
1
It's strange that Victoria is so popular; I've never even met a Victoria. Perhaps it's more popular in other parts of the country than in NY. However, it is a really pretty, traditional name. If you want to go with a more common name then Victoria definitely beats Madison or Catherine.
Tears Of Blood  12/13/2007
1
Victoria is not the feminine form of Victorius OR Victor, but rather the actual Latin word for victory and the name of the Roman goddess of victory.
kateyvic  10/12/2007
5
Good, powerful girl's name with a heck of a lot of meaning and tradition behind it. Which is more than can be said for stupid names like Madison and Addison.
johann14  9/25/2007
2
I named my daughter Victoria. It is the most perfect female name there is. It is one of the oldest names on record, dating back to ancient Rome. I love its historical significance, being the name of one of Britain's most memorable monarchs. Its connotation is one of refinement and elegance. I've always felt that choosing the name Victoria for my daughter was the most public way of showing the world my good taste.
queenv  9/21/2007
1
Victoria Addams was Posh spice in the Spice Girls.
― Anonymous User  9/12/2007
1
My name's Victoria and my middle name's Marie. I love it! My parents loved the name, I don't know why, but they did. I am Italian also and I love the way my family says my name. I live in Sydney Australia, so sure I got the whole New South Wales thing in primary school. But I never got anything Victoria's Secret. You're crazy not to like a name just because it's used in a brand name. Most of my friends find it funny. I have only once been asked 'Victoria, Can you get me some free stuff?' and it was all a joke, I answered 'Oh yeah, I'll just call my contacts!' See you gotta love it!
vikkki  8/13/2007
1
This is my real name, and I never liked it. Hell, I hate it. Which is why I go by Tori. But to the people who think this name is cold, well that's your opinion. To the people who think this only reminds you of a certain store, well, you're not very bright.
― Anonymous User  7/8/2007
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My name is Victoria and I love it. I think it's very classy. I don't go by Vicky or Tory though, I don't think either of them suit me. My parents and my friends mostly just call me Vic.
― Anonymous User  6/26/2007
1
I like the name, but, as much as I hate to admit it, the two Victorias I knew both left a bad impression. Even though I agree that it is a pretty name, I don't think I'd use it and not just because of the Victorias I knew.
― Anonymous User  6/23/2007
2
My name is Victoria and I love it. I am an Italian and I love how it is pronounced by Italian people. I think it is a beautiful name, although my "nickname" is Tori, I do take pride in my heritage. I haven't really had problems with "icky Vicky" because I'm kind of goth looking and I'm a wiccan, so people are afraid of me (haha) and in a high school full of annoying jerks, I don't have a problem with that. But I have gotten a couple "Victoria, what's your secret?" it doesn't really bother me. :]
Vittoria_Maria  6/15/2007
1
My name is Victoria and I like it. I've never had any problems about Victoria's Secret. I think Victoria is a very classy name and it's not too posh or too common.
― Anonymous User  6/13/2007
1
Victoria is a good name. My name is Victoria, my friends used to call me Vicki but now I prefer Victoria. I always spelt Vicki with an i not a y. I get other things like Vics and Tori and sometimes even Victorianna. I just answer to all of them!
― Anonymous User  6/13/2007
3
Victoria Kaiulani was the name of the last Hawaiian princess. She was named after Queen Victoria.
bibi66  5/13/2007
2
I think this name is very pretty. I like the nickname Tori. I really don't like Vicky, though. If I were to name my daughter Victoria, I would automatically shorten it to Tori to avoid the risk of her being called "Vicky".
CharlieRob  5/6/2007
1
My name is Veronica but people constantly confuse my name with Victoria for some godforsaken reason. That has ruined this name for me. I don't know why people do it because they're not that similar, yet still it happens all the time. Ugh. I personally think Veronica has a softer sound to it than Victoria and I prefer my real name. But that's just me.
Tango  2/25/2007
1
There are three Victoria's in my English class at my high school. One goes by Tori, one goes by Vicky, and one is just Victoria. Neither of them have had any problems with "Icky Vicky", but "So, what's your secret?" is always used to annoy them.
― Anonymous User  2/12/2007
1
Victoria is the name of an evil vampire in the books Twilight and New Moon by Stephenie Meyer.
AliceInWonderland  1/30/2007
1
My name is Victoria but I go by Tori. I used to hate Victoria when I was younger but now that I'm getting older I realize it's more mature and I like it but I still go by Tori. Some guys do call my boyfriend Victoria's little secret.
Victoria18  1/29/2007
1
I know a girl named Victorie (vik-toh-ree) and I like it better than Victoria becuase it's rare and pretty. I like the name Victoria too, but Victorie is a nice twist.
Katya_4_Ever  12/31/2006
1
My name is Victoria. I'm from Bulgaria, so no one makes association with icky or Victoria's Secret, for that I'm happy. But actually I've never been worried, that someone will laugh at me or my name, because here in Bulgaria it really doesn't sound funny and no one could say anything against it. I've been always called Vicky and I like it, I just can't imagine another nickname. Tory is absolutely unpopular here, I've read it in this site and have never heard it before. Altough I like this nickname also very much, I can't make my friends and parents call me like that and after so many years I'm not sure that I want this actually. But I've been called also in many other ways - Vik, Viku, Viksi, Vikus, Vikue, which are only somebody's attempts to call me in a different way from the other people. Altough these nicknames are very strange (also in Bulgarian, yes) I like them, because I associate them with the person immediately. :)
Hai_fisch  12/21/2006
0
Actually, it is the female form of Victor.
bellaboo  11/18/2006
2
A popular name amongst royals - along with Crown Princess Victoria, this was also the name of one of England's most popular royals, Queen Victoria.
khaotickharma  11/7/2006
2
My name is Victoria, and I absolutely love it! My nickname is Tori, which I like so much better than Vicky. Some teachers call me Vicky when they first meet me, or when they are calling names for role. I hate it! I always yell "it's Tori not Vicky!" I think the nickname Vicky gives Victoria an icky sound. I hate it. I have had problems with "Victoria, what's your secret". But overall I love it!
vicTORIa16  10/9/2006
2
I like the nickname Tori/Torie for this name.
― Anonymous User  10/3/2006
2
Ok, my name is Tory, short for Victoria. I personally love my name. I like Tory better, it describes me better, but I also like Victoria. The "Victoria's Secret" comments were mean, and I think that not many people connect that name to the store unless they are perves. I have had trouble with "Icky Vicky" though. Some jerk decided that it was funny. But overall, I love my name!
― Anonymous User  9/26/2006
0
Victoria isn't one of my favorite names. I don't like the nickname Vicky, I would prefer Torie.
― Anonymous User  9/11/2006
2
Listen to the German pronunciation of Victoria here:
http://www.nordicnames.de/Aussprache.html
_satu_  9/3/2006
7
My name is Victoria and I think it is a beatiful name and it is stupid not to name your daughter Victoria because of the store Victoria Secret and it is not snobish or cold. I am not like that at all and it means victory so I think it is a strong and powerful name!
― Anonymous User  8/20/2006
1
My middle name is Victoria, and I never really liked it. But Victoria-Alexandra is pretty, albeit long. I might use it, but rather, Alexandra-Victoria, protector victory, or protector OF victory.
stormy_lovegood  8/10/2006
1
I agree with the past commenter, Victoria Alexandra is a nice combination and it's really sophisticated. I only want one child so I was confused with either Victoria or Alexandra. Than I saw the comment and it just worked out!
― Anonymous User  10/20/2019
-6
This name sounds snobbish to me.
nelirosala  7/29/2006
-6
I find it bit cold and snootish.
― Anonymous User  4/25/2006
2
My name is Victoria Lauren and I happen to love it. Sure guys will use this horrible pick-up line at bars "So Victoria, what's your secret?" but I have thought of 2 really good comebacks: If I want to get his attention I say "I'm not wearing any underwear" and if I want him to leave me alone I say "I'm really a man."

It's a great name. I did get called "Icky Vicki" once in 1st grade and never got over it so I go by Tori. Now that I'm 26 and have been in the workforce for a few years, I use my full name b/c it doesn't sound like a Cheerleader like Tori does. I do not know anyone else named Victoria and I am a teacher so I have hundreds of students every year!
Toribear5  4/11/2006
2
I like this name. It's pretty and sophisticated. The only problem I have with it is that horrible nickname some Victoria's get - Vicky which rhymes with icky.
amber monkey  3/18/2006
2
Victoria is also a Russian name and the nickname for it is Vika (Vee-Ka).
HebrideanBlack  3/18/2006
0
Victoria's Secret is a famous intimates store.
― Anonymous User  3/5/2006
1
Victoria Elizabeth Steen de Lancie Buchanan is a fairly important character in the Cheney Duvall MD series by Lynn & Gilbert Morris.
― Anonymous User  2/12/2006
2
My name is Victoria Emily and I LOVE my name! People used to call me Vic but I don't like that anymore because it sounds kind of manly.
toria  2/3/2006
2
I love this name. It is my daughter's name. She goes by Tori (mainly because she's a teenager). When she's grown and successful, she'll have a classy sophisticated name she can use. We coupled it with Lauren. Both mean victorious.
― Anonymous User  1/23/2006
2
Victoria Beckham (wife of soccer star David Beckham) - still post Spice Girls known as Posh Spice - is a famous bearer.
― Anonymous User  12/21/2005
2
Victoria is the name of the Crown Princess of Sweden.
Elphi  12/21/2005
3
Vita is also a short/pet form of Victoria.
― Anonymous User  11/22/2005
5
I like this name very much. It has a strong sound and it means 'victory'. (Or something in that way.) A beautiful combination name is: 'Victoria-Alexandra'. I like this one, because it means as well as victory as the protector. Sounds great I think.
― Anonymous User  11/21/2005
3
Victoria was a character in "The Corpse Bride." She was the living bride.
patchworkgirl  11/16/2005
-25
I would NOT use this name for your daughter because of the store "Victoria's Secret" that flaunts itself in front of males.
mariej2  6/23/2005
16
That is the most immature, stupid and downright pathetic comment I have heard in a long time. My name is Margarita...does that mean I have any connection with the alchoholic drink? I suggest you grow up, since Victoria is such a popular name that I HIGHLY doubt that such observations will become widespread. And how, exactly, does an inanimate object, such as a shop, flaunt itself? And are you implying that ALL males are fixated with such shops?

As it is, I dislike the name Victoria. In my area alone, there are over 15 people named Victoria. It's just too, too common...yeesh. It seems every other person is named Victoria.

And I hate the nickname 'Vicky'.
― Anonymous User  3/11/2006
4
My full name is Victoria but I have always been known as Tora because I could not say Victoria when I was a small child. My brother always calls me Bythyg which is Welsh for Victoria.
toraowen  5/18/2005

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