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I've always liked being a Vicki. It's unusual enough that there were usually no other Vickis in my class, workplace, etc., but not so odd that people would double-take on it. It's pretty. It has positive connotations.
The down side is that there are multiple ways to spell the name -- Vicki, Vickie, Vicky, Vikki, Vikky -- and even people close to me get it wrong a LOT. It's annoying, but not a dealbreaker.
I think I would recommend that anyone considering naming a child Vicki, go ahead and give her the full, formal, "Victoria." More options for her later on that way, and it's a powerful, dignified name with meaning and history. And people will call her that anyway. :)
I agree with all of the above. I haven't met many other Vickis, and those I have met usually are older. I can't speak for myself, but the other Vickis I have met have always been fun, kind, witty, and just all around good people, which makes me like my name more. I hate the name "Victoria" as it has followed me my entire life: people always assume that is my name. Also, people tend to constantly spell my name wrong as well, even if I've known them for years: most commonly "Vickie", "Vicky", or "Vikki". But like the previous person said: "It's annoying, but it's not a deal breaker". The name can also be annoying if you are in a class with other kids that go by the names Nicky, Micky, or Ricky, and sometimes people will confuse you with "Becky" (though that hasn't happened to me since my school years). Even though there are some annoying downsides to my name, I would say I have grown to love it. The name comes from "Victoria", which means victory, and I have often used that as a source of inspiration in times when I find myself as sort of an underdog. Besides the occasionally annoying downsides, it really is a good name. Friendly but professional, easy and familiar with out being common, and dignified.
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My twin sisters name is Vicki, middle name Natasha, she is smart, has wit and her name fits her really well
- Nicknames for Vicki: | Edit
Vic, Vickstick, VickiSticky, Slick Vick, Vitamin V, Vicks
- Meanings and history of the name Vicki: | Edit
Victoria is the Latin word for 'victory' or 'conquer' and is used as the feminine form corresponding to the name Victor.
In Roman mythology, Victoria was the name of the goddess of victory, corresponding to the Greek goddess Nike.
(Vic, Vicki, Vickie, Vicky, Vikki all come from the name Victoria)
- Famous real-life people named Vicki: | Edit
Vicki Lawrence- Actress, Comedian, Singer: Actress and comedienne who became popular for her role on the Carol Burnett Show. Her other credits include Mama's Family and Laverne & Shirley.
Vicki Gunlavson- Reality Show Star: The Real Housewives of Orange County
Vicki Peterson- Guitarist: California-based rock guitarist and founder of the 1980s band The Bangles known for songs like "Manic Monday."
Vicky Kennedy- Politician
Vicki Leandros- Singer: Greek singer who gained international fame after winning the Eurovision Song Contest in 1972 and was Greece's Woman of the Year in 2005. In 2000 she released Jetzt! a full-length album, that guest-starred Chris De Burgh.
Vicky Bullett: Basketball Player:Forward who played for the Charlotte Sting in the WNBA's inaugural season, and later played for the Washington Mystics.
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Vicki (Victoria) Vale: DC Comics character: Vicki Vale was a reporter for the Gotham Gazette, whose job it was to report on the Batman. She also had romantic ties to Bruce Wayne.
"Vicki", movie made in 1953: The untimely murder of a New York glamor-girl sparks an investigation with an emotionally driven detective at the helm.
Vicki Donovan: character in Vampire Diaries