I've been freaking loving the name Vera for the past few years. What do you think? Too old-ladyish? Is it in the same vein as Maud and Ethel? I like it pronounced the Russian way, too (v'yeh ra). I think in Croatian it's more like Vaira, which I also like. V names seem to not be very "in" these days-- do you think they'll make a comeback?