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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Quick Poll: Virtue Names

Which of these virtue names do you like best?

Amity
Charity
Faith
Grace
Honor
Hope
Mercy
Patience
Verity

Poll is over to the right. [Poll closed; see results below.]


Poll results (407 votes total):
Amity: 16 votes, roughly 4%
Charity: 9 votes, roughly 2%
Faith: 52 votes, roughly 13%
Grace: 197 votes, roughly 48%
Honor: 28 votes, roughly 7%
Hope: 58 votes, roughly 14%
Mercy: 7 votes, roughly 2%
Patience: 2 votes, roughly 0%
Verity: 38 votes, roughly 9%

24 comments:

heather said...

What about Joy?
That's my fave.

Meg said...

Prudence is my fav!

Carmen said...

That's hard to choose. I picked Faith - but could just as easily have chosen Verity or Grace. I like Amity, but I immediately think of Amityville Horror, so I'd never name my child that.

Carmen said...

Oooh, Prudence. I like that too!

Anonymous said...

i don't like any of them but since i had to pick one I chose Grace.

Swistle said...

Heather and Meg- Ooo, good ones! I kind of like Temperance, too.

Meg said...

Temperance is my 2nd favorite LOL (thanks to Bones)

Rachel said...

I don't care for virtue names, except as middle names. I chose Grace but I also like Joy, Hope, and Faith.

Rachel said...

and ditto Carmen about Amityville Horror!

Valerie said...

What about Constance?

Swistle said...

Great one, Valerie! I might have to start the poll over again!

Melio said...

I do love Amity, but I do associate it with Amityville Horror. What a shame.

I chose Honor - not something I'd use, but I love it! It's fresh being too out there, me thinks.

I know a Chasity and Temperance (mother and daughter). Cute, but a bit heavy with the connotations, you know?

Anonymous said...

I voted for Verity. The sound and aesthetics are beautiful, and it's not so connotation-heavy like Mercy and Patience are. Honor and Amity are beautiful, too!

k said...

I love Grace but I feel like it's too popular, something I've heard too often. But the meaning is so lovely, it would definitely be my second.

Frazzled Mom said...

I voted for Verity for the same reasons as the anonymous poster - it seems less connected to the virtue. The same can be said with Constance - I associate Constance more as a name than a virtue.

Karen said...

I chose Honor, but I would spell it Honour!

Peace G.S. said...

Again, my name is left out :-(

Swistle said...

Peace- I know! I had it on the original list, but then found it listed as "not an actual virtue name." Because, I guess, peace is more like a state of being? like happiness? while Honor and Verity are virtues? I don't know. Virtue names are tricky.

Lara Jane said...

Every girl named Chastity that I've ever known wasn't chaste. Just an observation! I think some virtue names are just too hard to live up to, so I like the ones like Verity and Prudence that somehow seem removed from that. I guess it's a difficult line to tread!

bellaf said...

I strongly dislike virtue names (except for Joy and Grace which I think have made the transition to names pure and simple). I'd hate to be called any of them. It's like chosing an ideology for your child, an ideology that may come in sharp contrast with the adult he or she becomes.

Bethany said...

Grace but I also like Faith and Mercy :)

Tracy H said...

I, personally am not a fan of virtue names either. So, I voted for Grace because I don't always think of it as a virtue name, but just a regular name. I do kind of like Chastity though not sure how to spell it!

Tess said...

I love the name Honor, and would use it if my husband did not refuse because of the "on her" comments teenage boys would make. I also LOVE Prudence, but my husband hates it.

Joanne said...

It is hard to choose - I like all of them but I went with Grace because although I like the idea of a name like Verity or Mercy, I like a name to sound like a name, whatever that means.