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Anglo Italian names for boys and girls

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lydiangel83 Sun 23-Apr-17 03:47:18

Help please!

DH is very English and likes traditional English names. I'm half Italian but raised as quite English too. I'd like an Anglo-Italian name as me and my siblings had (e.g. Clara, Sophia, Lydia).

Any nice Italian / Italian - sounding names that work well in English too? I love Isabella for example but so common right now...

Boys names such as Rafaello or Rocco considered too 'out there' for DH...

SumAndSubstance Sun 23-Apr-17 04:09:14

For a boy, I think Luca is great and for a girl how about Carlotta? Or Lucia?

SumAndSubstance Sun 23-Apr-17 04:09:42

Or Anna?

SuperBeagle Sun 23-Apr-17 04:10:10

Chiara is lovely.

Alessia also. smile Possibly Alessandra if you want something longer?

For boys, I like Rafael. It's a bit less "fussy" than Rafaello, and more accessible because of Rafael Nadal. Matteo and Leonardo are names I think work very well in many countries.

lizzieoak Sun 23-Apr-17 04:17:36

I like really Italian-Italian names like Euphemia, Lorenzo, Silvano, Araminta.

But I guess your dh wouldn't!

What about Matteo for a boy with Matt for short - would he go for that?

I'd second Lucia for a girl. What about Bella?

MitzyLeFrouf Sun 23-Apr-17 04:26:08

Claudia, Allegra, Sabrina

Bruno, Matteo, Nico

lydiangel83 Sun 23-Apr-17 07:33:52

I love Lucia but already taken in our family. Matteo is nice and Rafael is good spelling smile

Don't think the other names would fly and don't really like Alessandra

Helenluvsrob Sun 23-Apr-17 07:43:04

Dd has s friend called ludo, sibling matteo. Luca is pretty common here anyway

Camomila Sun 23-Apr-17 07:43:19

Nicholas
Marco
Sebastian/o
Federico nn Freddy
Leo
Thomas

Francesca
Caterina nn Katie or Kitty
Anna
Matilde
Martina
Giulia
Giorgia
Elisa

Penhacked Sun 23-Apr-17 07:44:27

In ds Italian class...
Emma, Sara, Agata, Sofia, Beatrice (with Italian pronunciation but same name) Viola, Amelia, Alice (Italian pron), Margherita, Letizia, Linda
Maecol, Alessio, Alessandro, Diego, Aaron, Daniele, Adamo, Leonardo, Ivan (Italian pron), Pietro, Francesco, Giovanni, Tommaso

Penhacked Sun 23-Apr-17 07:48:34

I like Aida, Amanda, Eva too
Boys names are difficult! I think Luca and Matteo are the only safe options. Leo is nice though too

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sun 23-Apr-17 09:33:43

Gabrielle/a
Alessia
Maria
Christina

zen1 Sun 23-Apr-17 09:44:26

Aurelia
Melissa
Marc(o)
Dante

Sophronia Sun 23-Apr-17 13:44:21

Julia/Giulia
Francesca
Elisa
Marina
Arianna
Carlotta
Maria
Elena
Lucia
Valentina
Isabella
Eva
Stella
Claudia
Silvia
Antonia
Anna
Eloisa
Marianna
Emilia
Mattea
Natalia
Nina
Rosa
Serafina
Serena

Sophronia Sun 23-Apr-17 13:53:34

Angelo
Arlo
Bruno
Carlo
Cosmo
Dante
Enzo
Ivo
Leo
Loris
Luca
Marco
Matteo
Nico
Orlando
Teo
Gabriel
Christian
Vincent
Anthony
Sebastian
Rocco
Valentino
Emilio
Oscar

Berrybakecake1 Sun 23-Apr-17 14:09:50

We have a Francesca.
She would have been Gabriel if she was a boy.

AntigoneJones Sun 23-Apr-17 14:14:21

Giacomo (Jack)

Alessia

ArtemisiaGentilleschi Sun 23-Apr-17 14:25:06

Rafael would have to be Raffaele if you wanted Italian. And you'd have a lifetime of nobody being able to say it.
Sofia is lovely. For a boy I like Pietro.

ArtemisiaGentilleschi Sun 23-Apr-17 14:26:37

Do be careful with a lot of the names suggested. They are very old fashioned. (Think the equivalent of Doris and Enoch or something!)

cingolimama Sun 23-Apr-17 14:29:56

Camillo
Romola

FeedTheSharkAndItWIllBite Sun 23-Apr-17 14:38:30

I was raised in central Europe (but with an Italian mother and surrounded by other Italians. We even had Italian wedding shops etc where I grew up...)

I can just list some of my cousin's names (or their children) and the Italain people I went to school with? I think they may be less old-fashioned than the names of my uncles and aunties...

Vittoria, Adelia, Tina, Mary, Alice (pronounced Alitshe...), Giuliana, Lisa, Livia, Mila, Mira, Anna, Claudia, Elisa, Ilaria, Valeria, Raffaela, Elena, Olympia, Gemma, Federica.
Antonio, Milo, Salvo, Salvatore, Toni, Francesco, Dario, Vincent, Davide, Federico, Christian, Alberto, Andrea, Claudio, Marco, Gabriele, Luca.

FeedTheSharkAndItWIllBite Sun 23-Apr-17 14:48:21

Or what about Flora?

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sun 23-Apr-17 17:06:38

Lorenzo is a lovely name.
Franco

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sun 23-Apr-17 17:07:01

Renato.

DancingLedge Sun 23-Apr-17 17:09:17

Pia

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