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#1 mamma-mia

Posted 14 January 2013 - 05:13 PM

Baby no 4 is due in 6 weeks and we have finally narrowed our list of girls names down to two names- Olivia or Sarina.  

Our background is Italian and our other three children are called Gianluca, Allegra and Zeno.  

The thing is DH really likes the name Olivia but has ruled it out because he finds it too popular.  Sarina was to be the name of our third child if it was a girl, so I clearly like the name too but for much of this pregnancy I have been leaning to Olivia because I have always really liked this name.
Usually my names are sorted by the 6 month of pregnancy-urrgh. So i am torn between the two and thought that i would throw it out there, because sometimes a completely different perspective clarifies things .

TIA

#2 fifi-trixibelle

Posted 14 January 2013 - 05:17 PM

Olivia and Serena are both lovely but Sarina reminds me of canned tuna.

I think Serena would fit better than Olivia in your family because it's less common.

#3 FeralPerthFembo

Posted 14 January 2013 - 05:18 PM

I'm not in love with the name Sarina, but I think it definitely suits the siblings names more than Olivia.

Edited by JBaby, 14 January 2013 - 05:18 PM.


#4 9ferals

Posted 14 January 2013 - 05:20 PM

I'm not so sure about Zeno and Sarina together, they seem a bit similar to me.  
I'd use Olivia in that case.

#5 maeby

Posted 14 January 2013 - 05:20 PM

I really like Sarina.  I used to live near a river called the Sarine, which is what it makes me think of.  Happy connotations. I also agree (with PP) that it goes better with the siblings.

#6 FeralMalinki

Posted 14 January 2013 - 05:21 PM

I like Sarina better, but prefer Serena.

#7 B.feral3

Posted 14 January 2013 - 05:23 PM

QUOTE (SlinkyMalinki @ 14/01/2013, 05:21 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I like Sarina better, but prefer Serena.


Same.


#8 Ingrid the Swan

Posted 14 January 2013 - 05:23 PM

Definitely Sarina - especially if your DH is not in agreement with you over using Olivia.

I will admit that I really dislike Olivia due to a very nasty Olivia that I know - but IMO if one person has ruled out using a name then I think it should be out of consideration.

#9 la di dah

Posted 14 January 2013 - 05:27 PM

I like Sarina more than Olivia. I think of Sarina as an Italian variant of Sarah and unrelated to Serena?

I like Sarina but I like Sarita (another Italianate Sarah diminutive) more. No reason except I'd eventually get annoyed with people thinking I can't spell Serena and I'm thin-skinned like that.

#10 BVB09

Posted 14 January 2013 - 05:30 PM

I like Olivia more ! original.gif What about Sabrina ?

#11 tickly_rain

Posted 14 January 2013 - 05:37 PM

I really like Olivia, but think Serena/Sarina (or Sarita as a PP suggested) works better with your other children's names.

#12 hanz33

Posted 14 January 2013 - 05:41 PM

I like Olivia and was considering it as my babies name if its a girl but its true - it is getting way to popular.


Not keen on the other name.

#13 mamma-mia

Posted 14 January 2013 - 05:47 PM

Thanks for the replies -it certainly helps!

Dabri - upon reflection I probably should not have written ''DH ruled out" as it is too definite.  He really likes the name Olivia but would prefer to run with Sarina/Serena.  THe reason I have this name dilemma is because the last thing he said was "if you really like the name then we can go with it" so very kind of him but obviously did not sit well with me.  

Having posted this query and seen responses I think we will run with Sarina/ Serena as it is a pretty name, has a lovely connotation as another OP wrote and it does suit the others better.

Thanks Ladies.

#14 2littledarlings

Posted 14 January 2013 - 05:50 PM

Sarina suits your other children's names much better

#15 Tigerdog

Posted 14 January 2013 - 05:54 PM

Serena, rather than Sarina.  I also love Soraya.

#16 CleverChook

Posted 14 January 2013 - 05:58 PM

Olivia's a big yawn fest as far as I'm concerned.  Go with Sarina (or better still Serena!)

#17 ~THE~MAGICIAN~

Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:24 PM

Olivia one thousand times over!



#18 tres-chic

Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:37 AM

Sarina/Serena would be my preference with your other, gorgeous names too.

(Gianluca is divine!!!!!!).  wub.gif

#19 RexterTheFeral

Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:46 AM

Sarina all the way, spelt serena

Edited by Dexter_Rexter, 15 January 2013 - 08:47 AM.


#20 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 15 January 2013 - 11:14 AM

Your kids all have lovely names. I much prefer Sarina over Olivia. What about using Olivia as a middle name?

#21 vanessa71

Posted 15 January 2013 - 11:25 AM

QUOTE (CleverChook @ 14/01/2013, 06:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Olivia's a big yawn fest as far as I'm concerned.  Go with Sarina (or better still Serena!)


yyes.gif

#22 Betty_D

Posted 15 January 2013 - 11:39 AM

Would you consider Sarita or Olive?

#23 erindiv

Posted 15 January 2013 - 11:44 AM

Every second child I meet is called Olivia, so I like Sarina, but prefer the spelling Serena.

#24 Little.One

Posted 15 January 2013 - 11:56 AM

Serena original.gif

#25 Especially*Feral*

Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:17 PM

Love love love Olivia no matter how popular it is.


Not a fan of Sarina as its a town very close to where i live that is .... not so great.




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