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#1 MissingInAction

Posted 18 January 2013 - 04:51 PM

Just after some suggestions of girl & boy Italian sounding names to go with a short-anglo-surname.  

My family is Italian and DH & I have agreed that we would like an Italian sounding first name for our children when we have them but, in saying that, the surname is a one-syllable anglo name so it has to sound okay with that too.   We've found that most italian names sound awesome with it since they generally have several syllables but yeah, just after some suggestions:

Eg:  
Sophia
Isabella
...???? TELL ME YOUR IDEAS!!

Any good boy names?  We're thinking it probably won't work for a boy's name as nicely as it does for a girl's name so we may not hold up on this italian name thing if it is a boy.


#2 little lion

Posted 18 January 2013 - 04:58 PM

Matteo or Massimo are nice for boys. How about Allegra for a girl?

#3 Sassenach2

Posted 18 January 2013 - 04:58 PM

I like Sophia and Isabella and I also like Patrizia and Antonella.

Boys - I like Rocco and Adriano, but as you said, these may not go with your surname.

#4 librablonde

Posted 18 January 2013 - 05:02 PM

Marco?

#5 livvie7586

Posted 18 January 2013 - 05:03 PM

daniella, christina, maria, luisa, catarina (sp?)



#6 Bel Rowley

Posted 18 January 2013 - 05:04 PM

Ooh I love me some Italian names!

Antonia
Francesca
Allegra
Camilla
Catarina
Cosima
Giada
Serefina
Valentina
Fernanda
Giluiana

Alessandro
Cristiano
Dante
Domenico
Emilio
Federico
Giorgio
Luca
Matteo
Nico
Paolo
Teodoro
Tomasso

#7 NunSoFeral

Posted 18 January 2013 - 05:09 PM

Gabriella
Raphael (Rafe)

#8 cstar

Posted 18 January 2013 - 05:11 PM

Dante and Alessio

#9 Gudrun

Posted 18 January 2013 - 06:13 PM

Boys first:

Carillo
Leonardo
Rolando
Vallejo
Aurelio
Carmelo
Camillo
Donato
Emilio
Fidelio
Flavio
Fabio
Fernando
Lorenzo
Nicandro
Domenico
Ferdinando
Giannluca
Giacomo
Romeo
Alessandro
Giraldo
Gennaro
Geronimo
Jericho
Massimo
Massimiliano

Edited by Gudrun, 18 January 2013 - 06:13 PM.


#10 MissingInAction

Posted 18 January 2013 - 06:16 PM

cry1.gif   aww you mentioned my dear late nonno's name in there    wub.gif

#11 Gudrun

Posted 18 January 2013 - 07:20 PM

Girls:

Alessandra
Aurora
Aurelia
Angelica
Celestia
Celestina
Clementina
Cosima
Camilla
Domenica
Eleanora
Elena
Adriana
Flavia
Francesca
Gisela
Felicia
Lidia
Silvia
Adelina
Cinzia
Amoretta
Albertina
Angela
Angelina
Adelia
Belarosa
Belladonna
Marcela
Mietta
Nadia
Serafina
Liana
Liliana
Eliana
Claudia
Cecilia
Columba
Cristina
Cristiana
Silvana
Carolina
Donella
Donnatella
Emilia
Marisa
Elvira
Carmina
Lucia
Fortuna
Florentina
Gordana
Yolanda
Romana
Rosalba
Raffaela
Paolina
Delfina
Mattea
Stefania
Simona
Sarina
Sarita
Teresita
Valeria
Valentina
Simonetta
Sofia
Susanna
Viviana
Venetia
Vincenza
Vittoria

Edited by Gudrun, 18 January 2013 - 07:21 PM.


#12 Amber Spyglass

Posted 18 January 2013 - 07:24 PM

Catalina or Allegra for a girl.

#13 kay11

Posted 18 January 2013 - 07:26 PM

Natalia

And I've always liked Giovanni.

#14 Tulipa

Posted 18 January 2013 - 07:38 PM

Arabella?

#15 la di dah

Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:44 PM

Just some of my favourites

Girls
Fiorella
Francesca
Liliana
Livia
Rosalba
Valeria and Valeriana
Mirabella
Sarita
Raphaela/Rafaela
Laetitia

Boys
Dante
Dominic, Domenico
Carmine
Salvatore
Raphael/Rafael
Nicodemo
Constantin
Taddeo
Timoteo

#16 AnnBB

Posted 18 January 2013 - 08:48 PM

Stella wub.gif

#17 kerilyntaryn

Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:38 PM

Lorenzo
Carlo
Dario
Dimitry
Dominic
Emilio
Sebastian
Theodore
Gabriel
Isaiah
Vincent
Luca
Orlando
Roberto
Richardo
Rocco
Romeo
Roman
Marcus
Lucas

Madonna
Renata
Rosabella
Renate
Sienna
Felicia
Zita
Zola
Zia

Magdalena
Makayla
Natalia
Natalie
Natasha
Nicolla
Gemma
Gianne
Lauretta
Kiara
Donna
Adriana
Alessa
Arianna
Bella
Bianca
Cara
Carissa
Catarina

#18 lovepink

Posted 19 January 2013 - 11:45 AM

Gabriella
Isabella
Sofia
Stefania
Carmella

Luis
Andre
Orlando
Rocco
Leonardo


#19 gemgirl

Posted 19 January 2013 - 06:58 PM

Felicia or Bianca

#20 Magenta_

Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:54 PM

Hi there,

My favourites would be Lucia (pronounced loo-chee-a) and Sebastian.

Good Luck!
Magenta

#21 BlueUnicorn

Posted 20 January 2013 - 10:17 PM

Steffan
Bruno
Marco
Leonardo
Quinto
Domenico
Giovani
Valentino
Basil


Carmela
Carmen
Carmel
Valentina
Alyssa
Ada
Celesta
Eugenia




#22 aprilrose

Posted 20 January 2013 - 10:24 PM

I have a Natalia, it means 'born at Christmas' or something like that in a few European languages. She arrived on the 22nd of December, so it was a very appropriate name for her original.gif

#23 ~Faye~

Posted 20 January 2013 - 10:27 PM

I am married to an Italian so of course our first born boy had to be named after his father (I know old tradition) anyway I flat out refused and DH wouldn't back down so we came to a comprise, he would be named after his father but his middle name had to be a J name and we would all call him A.J.

Anyway I have 2 boys and the first is Antonio Joel (A.J.) and so when we had the second boy it had to be Italian sounding to fit with out Italian last name so he is Dominic....I love and wanted Charlie but didn't get that sad.gif and I LOVE Luca but DH hates that to sad.gif

If we were to have had a girl the only girl name I love and want and the only one we had on our list is Isabella and we would of nicknamed her Bella, but we have 2 wonderful boys instead...... original.gif

#24 ~Faye~

Posted 20 January 2013 - 10:28 PM

Oh I like Leo too not sure why that was never on our boys list, oh well it will be on the list if we are ever blessed with # 3

#25 ~THE~MAGICIAN~

Posted 21 January 2013 - 12:18 AM

I like Alessia for a girl. No idea for a boy, sorry.






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