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FirstTimeMom12 Sat 13-Jan-18 16:05:33

What do you think of Martina? Sister is Lucia and we wanted a name to match the cuteness of that.

DH likes Frida but I am not sure on that.
Do you like Frida or Martina?
Or do you have a suggestion with an Italian or Latin name to suit?

GreatDuckCookery Sat 13-Jan-18 16:20:21

I don't like it sorry.

Cosima
Vita
Allegra
Valentina

Figrollsnotfatrolls Sat 13-Jan-18 16:21:22

Frida will forever be nn Friday surely??

XxMagpiexX Sat 13-Jan-18 16:24:25

Ohh i agree with the above poster on Valentina ❤

squoosh Sat 13-Jan-18 16:43:40

Carina
Allegra
Raffaella
Marisa
Sabrina

Martina seems a bit harsh to me.

cricketqueen Sat 13-Jan-18 16:45:57

It's my sister's name so I have to really say it's nice but she hates it. But tbf we all have really common British names other than her so it does kinda stand out

scotsmumof1 Sat 13-Jan-18 16:51:49

Lucia is a beautiful name, whereas Martina seems a bit harsher as squoosh says. Maybe keeping with the same vibes, Florence, Isabella, Emilia, Isadora (Dora for short), Carolina or Athena?

SwinginFromTheChandelier Sat 13-Jan-18 17:25:19

Yuck, sorry!

Antonia
Claudia
Flavia
Francesca
Giulietta
Giulia
Marissa
Nora
Roma
Sabrina
Venetia
Zita

daisypond Sat 13-Jan-18 17:26:32

I like Martina. I think it's a top 10 name in Italy, so you're in good company. I don't think Frida goes with Lucia. Chiara? Bianca? Serena? Elena? Melissa?

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sat 13-Jan-18 17:33:06

Lucia and Martina go very nicely together !
❤️ Frieda/Frida, but not with Lucia.

Sugarpiehoneyeye Sat 13-Jan-18 17:33:45

Marissa is another lovely name.

AmysTiara Sat 13-Jan-18 17:35:59

I like Martina and it goes well with Lucia.

Vibe2018 Sat 13-Jan-18 17:47:32

Martina sounds like someone in their 50's to me.

GRW Sat 13-Jan-18 17:53:05

It means warlike which would put me off.

FreddieClaryHorshieLion Sat 13-Jan-18 17:53:48

I love Marina?

But Martina is ok. I don’t love it but it isn’t awful.

I prefer Frieda but it’s ok.

Flora, Marina, Cara, Cora, Bianca, Josephine?

AnyaMoondial Sat 13-Jan-18 17:55:04

I know a baby Martina, she suits it beautifully. Mum and Dad have had lots of lovely comments on her name.

Fadingmemory Sat 13-Jan-18 17:55:44

I like Martina!

Veterinari Sat 13-Jan-18 17:56:22

Marissa is MUCH nicer
Love Cosima too

RavenWings Sat 13-Jan-18 17:56:38

Yes as someone said above Martina reads as a name for someone in their 50s or a bit younger to me. I live in Ireland where it would be more common as an age group.

It's an alright name but if you are looking for cute, I don't get that vibe from it. But then I would have also said that while Lucia is lovely I wouldn't describe it as cute. Milly/Molly/Poppy etc would be that to me, cute feels like toddler names while Lucia makes a lovely adult name.

whoareyoukidding Sat 13-Jan-18 17:56:43

I guess it's my age but it strongly reminds me of Martina Navratilova the champion tennis player

IVflytrap Sat 13-Jan-18 17:59:27

I absolutely adore Martina. It's been one of my favourite names for quite a while. I think it's sweet without being frilly or fussy, unusual without being "out there" and that suits an adult as much as a child. Plus Marty is a great nickname. I have been told before by people that it's dated, or that it reminds them of Martina Navratilova - which is apparently a bad thing? Personally I think she's a great role namesake.

If you love, it. definitely go with it. smile

FirstTimeMom12 Sat 13-Jan-18 19:12:27

Martina does not seem like a good choice seeing all the reactions. Thank you for all input so far! Have started creating a list and need to add some more options to the below, what do you think of these though?)

Lucia and Leila/ Lila
( do the too many Ls matter? thought they sound sweet together even though neither Leila nor Lila are Italian/ Latin)

Lucia and Sybella ( DH not that fond of Bella names in general so not sure how this will rate with him)

TheVanguardSix Sat 13-Jan-18 19:14:18

Martina is a lovely name, OP.
Original too, which is refreshing.

Yogagirl123 Sat 13-Jan-18 19:19:44

Martina is lovely, really like it.

RaspberryIce Sat 13-Jan-18 19:47:15

I'm not keen as it makes me think of Martini or the name Martin which isn't my cup of tea

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