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I love this name, and the character. Velma is actually my favorite character, Daphne being my second favorite (I also like that name). Fred is waay into traps, but I like his personality. Shaggy is a bit boring, and Scooby is great.
Loooove it. The 'Doo character only enforces the love.
Scooby Doo used to be my favorite show. I have never liked this name though. I think it's horrible.
Simply beautiful, don’t care what others say.
It reminds me of the smart but frumpy Scooby-Doo character. It's horribly old fashioned.
The name Velma was given to 6 girls born in the US in 2015.
I'm slightly confused by the idea that "Velma" is the German pronunciation of "Wilma". As a native speaker, those two are definitely pronounced differently (the V and W sound somewhat similar, but e and i are distinct sounds, maybe even more so than in English). I would also have pegged Wilma as a genuine German(ic) name, while Velma has a rather English/American feel. It's the e, I guess - all the European variants I know have an I as their first vowel. [noted -ed]
Velma is such a cute, unique, pretty vintage name! :) Makes me think of Velma from Scooby-Doo, but I love the name nonetheless. :D.
I think I prefer Thelma & Selma, but it's nice. I agree that you'll never shake the "Scooby-Doo nerd" link, and I also think of Velma Kelly from Chicago.
Dame Edna Everage has a (fictional?) daughter named Velma Everage.
Also, I'd like to say that I don't think that Velma is a variant of Wilma at all, but actually it is more likely to be a variant of Valda, which means "power" or "rule", or a variant of Velda, which means "inspired" or "wise". Most likely the latter, in fact, and other sources agree. :)
It's honestly kind of seventies yet sexy.
I think it's a really groovy, retro name. Reminds me of Velma Dinkley from Scooby Doo. I really like it, it sounds Germanic. :)
Don't name your daughter unless you think there is a good chance she will be solving mysteries with a talking dog.
This name is too heavily associated with the geek from Scooby-Doo to be used anymore.
This name doesn't really sound modern to me. It sounds like Selma and Thelma, which sound old-fashioned. This sounds like the name of a rather unattractive, obese middle-aged woman. In the 70s. Not a pretty name.
Sounds very American (in some cases Canadian) to me, but it's an old-fashioned name, one which I find hideous. I don't think this name is ever likely to shake off its Scooby Doo associations, for some associations tend to be around for eternity. I don't think any cool girl of the future will be given this name but they'll probably have other names - one of them probably being Daphne, which isn't as strongly associated with Scooby Doo as Velma is.
I love Velma. It's superbly retro. I think once people shake-off the Scooby associations, all the cool girls will be named Velma.
Another named derived from Wilma or Wilhemina is Valma. Valma is my mum's name, unfortunately people repeatedly call her Velma or Valerie.
Velma is one of the girls in the "Scooby Doo" cartoon series.
A famous bearer of this name: Velma Kelly, the sinful character in the Broadway musical Chicago. Catherine Zeta-Jones won an Oscar for her portrayal of this character in the film version of the musical.

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