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Help finding a first name to go with our 'unusual' surname!

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MoppingMummy Thu 21-Feb-13 22:33:23


AlmondFrangipani Wed 20-Feb-13 21:36:37

Thanks for all the suggestions. Whilst we can see the logic with going for something Italian sounding I have not heard 1 British person pronounce our surname correctly!! If anything people go down the Asian sounding and come out with Cyanisi!! So feels a bit pointless! Will keep hunting though!!

mathanxiety Tue 19-Feb-13 18:12:45

I think Gin is onto something there. There are many girls' names that are Italian but easy to pronounce in English that would be nice with your surname. Or even names like Olivia that are not Italian but would sound very nice.

For boys, how about the sort of names you would associate with an Italian community in NY for instance:

Or something more here and now like Theo, Milo, Arlo, Jago, Oscar, Roman -- names that have a more international feel to them.

toffeelolly Tue 19-Feb-13 12:41:35

Almond think jude is lovely with your surname, it's my little boy's name so i do love it , also out of your choices i love tatewink good luckwink

BelleEtLaBaby Tue 19-Feb-13 12:32:39

Gabrielle/a? Or Gabriel for a boy?

GinAndT0nic Sun 17-Feb-13 21:03:20

I'd go for an italian name. eg if i hear wren sienesi, I'm confused about what i've just heard, but if it's matched with an italian name, or a name that works in italy, it just makes more sense. clara sienesi, giulia sienesi, claudia sienesi
for a boy, i don't like any of your suggestions. clay is the worst. sorry.

mathanxiety Sun 17-Feb-13 20:58:46

How about Eden for a girl?

amck5700 Sun 17-Feb-13 20:25:42

Thorn - it can be either, in the same vein as Piper, Morgan etc

AmandaLF Sun 17-Feb-13 20:16:39

I especially like cole! (It's my sons name but his is spelt with a k)

Thornintherose Sun 17-Feb-13 20:13:43

I've got Avery on my boys list confused . Is it girls?

eatyourveg Sun 17-Feb-13 19:53:57

Noah Sienesi and Molly Sienesi both head and shoulders above the rest

yummymumtobe Sun 17-Feb-13 19:43:48

Wren and Avery are both beautiful. One thing I would suggest is a first name he/she won't need to spell for people (might be a slight issue with Isla). I had a surname I constantly had to spell for people (lost it now i'm married, phew!) but luckily a simple first name. My poor mum has an unusual first name as well as the surname and can't even book the hairdressers or a takeaway without having the faff of spelling out her whole name!

DessieLou Sun 17-Feb-13 19:37:36

all good except Jessie. Cole, Blake & Tate are really nice. None if your girls names jump out at me. How about:



Sashapineapple Sun 17-Feb-13 19:01:12

Love your boys names, especially Tate.

AlmondFrangipani Sun 17-Feb-13 16:36:14

Thanks everyone for the suggestions!

Jude has gone on the boy list. Still struggling with girls though...although I did come across Isla which I really like but also read it is getting more popular.

I cant seem to find many single syllable girls names I like and have a tendency to add 'y' on to names so that may be a loosing battle.

scarlettsmummy2 Sun 17-Feb-13 15:37:59

I like then all except cole, clay and Blake.

Narked Sun 17-Feb-13 15:17:02

The single syllable names sound better with your surname. You need more single syllable girls options.

You have Wren.


amck5700 Sun 17-Feb-13 11:55:35

I agree that Jessie sounds a bit odd and Wren doesn't sound great either imo.



For the boys I prefer Noah or Tate I think.

Other options:


BuntyPenfold Sun 17-Feb-13 11:53:01

I love Blake and Avery with your surname.
Liked all your options except Jessie- it's too many S sounds.

SavoyCabbage Sun 17-Feb-13 11:35:09

I think they all sound fine except Jessie.

AlmondFrangipani Sun 17-Feb-13 11:32:31

Hi everyone,

We are having our first baby in the summer and have started to give some thought to names. The only issue is that we have an unusual surname - Sienesi (pronounced Sirneesea, its Italian although we are not) and we like more unusual first names.

Do you think we would be bonkers with some of these choices:
Cole Sienesi
Clay Sienesi
Tate Sienesi
Jake Sienesi
Blake Sienesi
Noah Sienesi

Wren Sienesi
Avery Sienesi
Molly Sienesi
Jessie Sienesi (is it too much to have lots of i's and e's)?

Struggling more with the girls names.

Any good suggestions???


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