which one of these 3 Italian girl names?

(25 Posts)
keiratomm Fri 12-Apr-13 08:28:13

what do you think about these three:
Both pro and contra arguments greatly appreciated!

metimenowplease Fri 12-Apr-13 08:45:38

Lucia is beautiful. Sophia too, although if you're in the UK some will pronounce it Soph -ee-a, and some Soph-eye-a. Don't like Daria. smile

LaVitaBellissima Fri 12-Apr-13 08:46:50

Sofia is the Italian spelling, I love that and Lucia not so keen on Daria

NotTreadingGrapes Fri 12-Apr-13 08:47:38

Sofia would be Italian spelling and is my favourite of the 3.

Are you in the UK? Because beware the Loochia/Loothia conundrum if you are, depending on whether people think you have chosen an Italian or a Spanish name.

Daria is clumpy and masculine sounding I always think.

keiratomm Fri 12-Apr-13 08:55:05

I keep hearing about how popular Sophia is nowadays. I've also heard from an adult Louisa that she used to be nicknamed "loo" at school, so I wonder if this could happed to a Lucia.

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Fri 12-Apr-13 09:04:16

Think "Lou" not loo...looby lou... You can't always predict what nn children will call classmates or adults adopt but Lou loo is probably a safe bet.

That said, it wouldn't put me off Lucia. Fwiw I have heard people say they'd be put off using Sophia or Sophie because of 'sofa'!

If you like the name enough I bet you'll let a nn roll off.

Haven't heard of anyone I know picking Daria, it wouldn't be overused.

NotTreadingGrapes Fri 12-Apr-13 09:06:20

Sofia is n 1 girl's name in Italy at the mo.

wigglesrock Fri 12-Apr-13 09:10:35

I have an almost 8 year old Sofia, she gets Fia sometimes as nickname. It's a lovely name when you hear it said out loud.

I like Lucia too, but you might have some different pronunciations, but usually people only need to be told once smile

I don't like Daria as much.

keiratomm Fri 12-Apr-13 09:13:05

@NotTreadingGrapes - in some other countries too, in Russia, for example. It is n 2 in Germany. We have quite a common surname, so i wonder if it would just sound incredibly bland in combination with such a popular name?

keiratomm Fri 12-Apr-13 09:22:31

@wigglerock - obviously, it is so popular because it is so nice

chimchar Fri 12-Apr-13 09:26:36

Like them all....

Is lucia pn "loo chi uh" or "loo sha"?

Daria reminds me of that American cartoon character. Not in a good or bad way, thought I'd mention it!

I like Sophia and Lucia x

UnrequitedSkink Fri 12-Apr-13 09:30:39

Is there an Italian connection? I've always liked Chiara. [unhelpful]

Sophia is very pretty.

cece Fri 12-Apr-13 09:32:27

Sophia - nice but popular

Lucia - which pronounciation? I think it could get annoying, correcting people..

Daria - I actually like this, so would go for this one out of the 3

Rosesforrosie Fri 12-Apr-13 09:34:07

Sophia is beautiful, as is Daria.

Had the misfortune to live with a very precious and selfish Lucia once, which puts me off that one!

NotTreadingGrapes Fri 12-Apr-13 09:34:44

I don't think Sofia would ever sound bland. It's too classy!

keiratomm Fri 12-Apr-13 10:18:44

how about the nicknames then: Fifi for Sophia, Lucie or Lou for Lucia, Dasia (Da-sha or Dasiya) for Daria? I must admit i quite prefer the third one, the other two are just so...girly

belfastbigmillie Fri 12-Apr-13 10:22:53

They are all nice. All are very elegant.

craigslittleangel Fri 12-Apr-13 10:38:11

"loo chi uh" is the Italian PN. "loo sha" is more of the Turkish/Cypriot pronunciation.

I love Lucia but my OH thinks one Italian name in the family is enough. Going to get Luca in if this one turns out to be a boy though!

thermalsinapril Fri 12-Apr-13 12:03:49

Sophia and Lucia both lovely.

Don't like Daria, too much like Darius.

barbben Fri 12-Apr-13 12:14:58

i LOVE daria and Sophia!

All good names but Sophia is very popular. I think four of DD1's classmates have sisters named Sophia. Daria would definitely be the most unusual of the bunch (and I like Daria; I liked the animated series so I have good associations).

Not keen of Daria and Sofia/Sophia and Lucia are nice with Lucia being the more unusual.

I also like Alessia nn Lessi

raisah Fri 12-Apr-13 21:49:55

I considered Daria for my dd until someone mentioned that she would be called diarrhoea at school.
The other two are lovely, also worth considering:

MummyBurrows Fri 12-Apr-13 21:55:55

I love Lucia but I'm kind of biased as I've chosen Lucinda as my dd2 name for when she is born so the names are very similar variations of each other,only in spelling mind,not pronunciation xx

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