Vesper is a female first name. In some cases it's also given to boys.
… it’s a special occasion. That’s because the name Vesper is quite rare in the US. While it’s still a name in use, lately, only approximately 3 out of 100,000 girls have been named Vesper. In the SmartGenius ranking, Vesper is #3,141 on the list of most common girls names. If you polled the whole US population – children, adults and seniors – you’d find less than one in 10,000 to be named Vesper.
The first name Vesper is a true rarity among all women and girls currently living in the United States – only 113 Americans in total bear this name. And these 113 women are located in only four states: California, New York, Texas and Washington (it should be noted that the official statistics provide the data per state only if there are at least 5 women with this name in the state. So, if your name is Vesper and you live outside the states marked on the map, please let us know so we can improve our statistics). The state with the most girls and women named Vesper in relation to it’s female population is California. And yet even there, only one in 223,440 women would raise her hand if you asked, who is called Vesper.
Well, you might say, you probably figured that out yourself! But what you might not know is: The letter V is quite rare as an initial letter for girls' names: only 1.6% of all common girls' names in the US begin with V, which means that this initial occurs only about half as often as the other letters on average. But V is by no means the rarest initial. While Q, X and U are the least common initials of girls' names, the most common first letters of girls' names are A, S and M.
With six letters, the name Vesper is of average length. In fact, 28% of all common first names in the US consist of exactly six letters. 24% of all first names are shorter, while 48% have seven letters or more. On average, first names in the US (not counting hyphenated names) are 6.5 letters long. There are no significant differences between boys' and girls' names.
From this follows that if 1.6% of all girls' names begin with a V, this initial letter is less common than the other letters on average. Incidentally, of the comparatively few girls' names that begin with a V, Virginia is currently the most common.
If your name is Vesper and someone asks after your name, you can of course just tell them what it is. But sometimes that isn't so easy - what if it's too loud, and you don't understand them well? Or what if the other person is so far away that you can see them but not hear them? In these situations, you can communicate your name in so many other ways: you call spell it, sign it, or even use a flag to wave it...
So that everyone really understands you when you have to spell the name Vesper, you can simply say:
Braille is made up of dots, which the blind and visually impaired can feel to read words.
Just use American Sign Language!
These flags are used for maritime communication - each flag represents a letter.
In the navy, sailors of two ships might wave flags to each other to send messages. A sailor holds two flags in specific positions to represent different letters.
In Morse code, letters and other characters are represented only by a series of short and long tones. For example, a short tone followed by a long tone stands for the letter A. Vesper sounds like this: