Do you like the name Selena or Vanessa better?

I’m thinking of changing my name to either Selena or Vanessa and I cant decide. Selena would be pronounced “Suhl~Leh~Nuh”. Out of curiousity which do you like better and why/why not the other? I won’t be offended by any sort of response, I’m open to opinions.

(I know I could probably post this on a more fitting forum but all the others are dead/inactive)


May 1, 2019 4:51 AM

Vanessa - just such a pretty and underused name and easy to spelling and pronounce

May 1, 2019 6:00 PM

Avoiding suh-lee-nuh is going to be an uphill battle, and I like Vanessa a bit better anyway.

May 2, 2019 11:02 AM

It's interesting. On a child I like Vanessa: I find it refreshing, whereas Selena sounds more trendy. On an adult I think I like Selena, since that certainly would have been unexpected for me to come across growing up.

I LOVE the connotations of Selena (goddess of the moon) but have never been able to warm much to the name itself. Any interest in Selene? I feel like Se-LEHN might be an easier pronunciation to enforce, but it depends where you live I guess.