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Fiorella - WDYT?
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Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:27 PM
It's a little bit frilly for me, personally. But I can seen why one might go for it to honour Italian heritage.
Posted 12 February 2013 - 11:49 PM
I like it. No different to Isabella - Italian, 4 syllables, ends in Ella. I don't get why Isabella, Gabriella etc are acceptable but other similar names are not if you don't have the heritage. Lots of nn potential too.
Posted 12 February 2013 - 11:59 PM
It's a yes from me and I wouldn't waste it in the middle either.
Posted 13 February 2013 - 12:01 AM
Makes me think too much of Fiorello LaGuardia, as in LaGuardia Airport in NYC. But I doubt that would be a connection for most people
Posted 13 February 2013 - 12:03 AM
I think it's fabulous, but I ADORE Italian names.
If I had my way DS would have been Luciano but DH was never going to let that happen.
I wouldn't be wasting it on a middle name either.
Posted 13 February 2013 - 07:19 AM
Not my favourite Italian name, but it's nice. I really like Antonella.
Posted 13 February 2013 - 07:51 AM
It's pretty, a bit too much for me though. But as a middle, it's pretty cool. Probably prefer Finella or Finola type names. As PP said, I also love Antonella. And Antonina for that matter.
Posted 13 February 2013 - 08:46 AM
I like it a lot. A pretty, light sound like Isabella or Gabriella without the popularity.
I don't see why it would be particularly hard to wear as a FN assuming you're okay with Fi or Ella/Ellie/Elle as nicknames. The worst I could see happening is someone thinking you've smushed Isabella and Fiona, but you haven't, so who cares?
Posted 13 February 2013 - 09:00 AM
Not a fan - but my dislike of the suffix -Ella is really clouding my view of it. Also not a fan of Antonella but love Antonia.
I prefer Fiona or Flora or Fleur.
Posted 13 February 2013 - 01:51 PM
There was a mum at Gymbaroo called Fiorella.
I like Italian names, but that isn't a favourite.
Posted 13 February 2013 - 02:11 PM
To frilly for me and I don't like Ella names either which doesn't help.
Posted 13 February 2013 - 02:15 PM
Reminds me of that terribly 90's clothing and accessories label - Fiorelli. That would date me as a 90's tragic mummy!
Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:54 PM
It looks like it would be a name Aldi would use for tampons or something
Posted 13 February 2013 - 10:42 PM
Not a fan of frilly names like this - much prefer the simpler versions like Fiona.
In interests of consistency, will point out that Im not much into the popular frilly names like Isabella either
Posted 14 February 2013 - 08:11 AM
It's ok, but I prefer other F names like Fernanda, or other ella names like Raphaela, or other Italian names like Giulia, Antonia.
Posted 14 February 2013 - 09:55 AM
I agree with PP about the brand Fiorelli coming to mind .
Its a bit of a mouthful but has nice feminine character to it. I could imagine a lot of people shortening it to Fi
My neice has a similar name and gets called Fox or Fifi. Both of which grind my gears...maybe it depends whether you could stand people altering the name if they find it too hard to get around.
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