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catlover91 Mon 09-May-16 23:16:20

DH has never been too interested when picking names but suggested Lorenza last night, I'm trying hard to like it what are people opinions?

Zhabr Tue 10-May-16 07:13:09

I know two little boys called Lorenzo, both of Italian decent.
There was BBC TV series roughly a year ago, one of the minor characters was a scary old Italian peasant woman called Lorenza. She was a very lazy waitress in a restaurant, but could fight too, if necessary. It was a comedy BTW.

Monkeypuzzlesandwich Tue 10-May-16 07:19:20

I like it for a girl. I also know a boy called Lorenzo. If it was for a girl it would naturally get shortened to Loren which is nice is pronounced like that but it would probably end up being Lauren.

mrsschu Tue 10-May-16 09:14:56

I don't like it and not too keen on Lorenzo for a boy either. For some reason I hear the word "lizard" when I say it.

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Tue 10-May-16 09:44:50

It is unusual and the sound is only a couple of letters extra from Lauren which I like so I could get used to it. (No earthly help to you).
There's a Chilean actress by that name isn't there.

julfin Tue 10-May-16 22:55:54

I like it right up until the "za".

Could you steer him towards Lauren? Laura? Florence? Floriane? (If you like those obvs).

EllenDegenerate Tue 10-May-16 23:23:07

How about Lorena?

I think you've got to be either Italian or über cool to pull off Lorenza.

Who knows though, your DD might manage it so if you love it I wouldn't be put off.

Winterbiscuit Tue 10-May-16 23:41:20

I like Lorenza.

Louisa could be a similar option too.

mathanxiety Wed 11-May-16 06:26:07

I really like Lorenza. Sounds gorgeous. I love Kerenza too.

Lorenza is a little like Kerenza plus Lauren (another very nice name imo).

ThenLaterWhenItGotDark Wed 11-May-16 06:32:51

It's a very old granny Italian name.

ABitAsleep Wed 11-May-16 12:33:57

Don't really like it

Kind of reminds me of a Doctor Who baddie (or was that Lazarus?)

RiverTam Wed 11-May-16 12:41:42

I know of Lorenzo for a boy, never heard of Lorenza. It's OK.

julfin Thu 12-May-16 07:23:00

I like Ellen's suggestion of Lorena.

joyfulworld Thu 12-May-16 08:27:49

I think it's a nice name. I like it.

Pipilangstrumpf Thu 12-May-16 10:52:45

I think I prefer the French versions of Laurence or Florence (female versions of Laurent and Florent).

badtime Thu 12-May-16 13:07:39

I like Lorenza. Lo, Lori, Loren, Ren, Reni, Renza.

I certainly like it a lot more than Lorena (which sounds like a redneck name - Mrs Bobbitt who cut off her husband's penis back in the 90s was called Lorena) or Lauren.

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