Tie-breaker: Vera or Celeste?

We've finally narrowed it down to Vera or Celeste.  Middle name will be Sun and last name is two syllables starting with Br.  Honest opinions welcomed!  Thanks in advance!


March 3, 2014 11:14 PM


March 3, 2014 11:17 PM

I like Celeste over Vera.

By EVie
March 3, 2014 11:21 PM

I definitely prefer Vera. I like the name better to begin with, but I also think it flows better—the "st" ending of Celeste is kind of awkward with Sun. A lot of people will say that flow with the middle name doesn't matter that much, though, so it depends on your tolerance for that kind of thing. 

March 3, 2014 11:24 PM

Another vote for Vera!

By mk
March 4, 2014 1:32 AM

I like Vera better, especially if the middle name is Sun.

March 4, 2014 12:53 PM


March 4, 2014 8:29 PM

If you care about flow, Vera works best to me. I like Celeste better on its own, but don't hate Vera at all. Not much help; but there you go! Good luck.

March 6, 2014 9:27 PM

I agree with this exactly!

March 4, 2014 10:43 PM

My personal taste is such that I prefer Celeste to Vera no matter what the middle name. To me, Vera seems like Verna, Velma, and Wilma, date stamped to the 1950s. Celeste, on the other had, seems fresh and poetic.

By Rora
March 6, 2014 1:03 PM

I love the name Celeste, enough that it's currently a frontrunner if we were to have another daughter. I also think Vera is a beautiful name. I'm not sure I love Sun as the middle name for either of them, but it doesn't sound awful or anything, just wouldn't be my choice. I would vote for Celeste, I think it's a bit more timeless, but you can't go wrong with Vera either.

March 9, 2014 2:48 AM

Vera, a favorite of mine and flows better with the middle name. It's also not a 50's name, as another commenter mentioned. it peaked in 1899.

March 9, 2014 9:51 AM

Babies born in 1899 would've been in their 50's in the 50's. I think those names feel like part of the midcentury cultural landscape -- on adults.

March 9, 2014 11:22 AM

Certainly, but names like Emma peaked around the same time and people don't think of that as a 50's name, generally people associate it with the Victorian or Edwardian era. Take my mother's name, Patricia, and born in the late 50's. Patricia is associated with the 50's and not the 2010's when she would have been 50.

March 10, 2014 1:09 PM

I much prefer Celeste. Celeste Sun seems rather astronomy heavy to me, but most people don't know middle names, and hey, maybe you're a cosmologist!

March 10, 2014 2:17 PM

I like Vera and Celeste, maybe Celeste a little bit more. But Celeste Sun sounds... I don't know silly? Weird definately, to me so I think I like Vera Sun better, though it does look a little short.

March 10, 2014 10:22 PM

I much prefer Celeste over Vera.