(26 Posts)
WeasilyPleased Tue 23-Nov-21 22:58:44

My husband's current crush and I love the sound of it but to me it's very 80s, frilly and makes me think of Daniella Westbrook.
Can an English/Welsh couple get away with Danica and is it better?

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Happenchance Tue 23-Nov-21 23:01:50

I prefer Danielle to both Daniella and Danica.

NotMyCat Tue 23-Nov-21 23:03:29

Honestly? No. And it's not because I don't like it
But people can't spell it and you get Daniel instead personal experience here
I mean it's hardly a tricky name but.. I would say it gets changed to Daniel at least once a week sad

Letsplough Tue 23-Nov-21 23:03:58

Daniella is a lovely name

ofwarren Tue 23-Nov-21 23:07:54

I'm not keen and would prefer Danica I think.
It also reminds me of Daniella Westbrook but nobody in her peer group will know who that is.
It's not a horrible sounding name, it's just my associations with it.

VenusClapTrap Wed 24-Nov-21 05:50:50

I can’t get past the Daniellas I knew in the eighties, who were all spoilt frilly princesses. My niece is a Danica and I think that’s fine. No reason it can’t be used for an English/Welsh child.

Cindie943811A Wed 24-Nov-21 21:33:59

There’s also Danae, which is pretty and strong


SonicBroom Wed 24-Nov-21 21:38:17

I like Daniella and love Danica although don’t know one of English heritage

alwayswrighty Wed 24-Nov-21 21:40:06

I hate Daniella, probably because I met Daniella Westbrook and she was so up herself it put me right off. I do like Danica a lot.

puffaluff Wed 24-Nov-21 21:42:04

Danica is much better and less dated sounding.

TenThousandSpoons Wed 24-Nov-21 21:52:59

Daniella is very dated, not keen at all.
Danica I’ve never heard but it sounds quite cool to me, also like Danae as I follow a lovely Danae on Instagram but I’m not sure how it’s actually pronounced.

CouncilHousedAndViolentBaby Wed 24-Nov-21 22:06:11

Love it it's smart yet pretty as well

Skeumorph Wed 24-Nov-21 22:18:32

Wow really dislike Danica! So harsh and just sounds odd

WeasilyPleased Wed 24-Nov-21 22:30:12

Hmmm a mixed bag. I'm trying to talk myself into it before our chat tomorrow night when we hope to decide. Wish me luck. I'm gonna need it!

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Blubells Wed 24-Nov-21 22:33:07

I don't like the double L.

Daniela is nicer imo.

AuntDympna Wed 24-Nov-21 22:49:21

I agree with pp. Daniela.
Then I thought Danielica. I have no idea if I just made this up though!

Snoopsnoggysnog Wed 24-Nov-21 22:59:22

I don’t like Danica at all, I really like Daniella but agree it is better with one L so Daniela.

Arsewangry Thu 25-Nov-21 13:45:46

You say daniella i immediately hear Westbrook

SecretKeeper1 Thu 25-Nov-21 13:50:07

I think it’s a pretty name but a bit 80’s. How about Saskia? I love that name, super cool, and it’s a similar sound to Danica.

Cindie943811A Fri 26-Nov-21 21:28:28

@TenThousandSpoons. The Danae I know pronounces it Dan—ay
The original Danae was from Greek Mythology and she was the mother of Perseus.
Danae is also the name of an asteroid

TuftyMarmoset Fri 26-Nov-21 21:33:07

Danica sounds like an 80s scifi character. Daniella is lovely!

HelloBunny Fri 26-Nov-21 21:37:28

Danniella Westbrook. As PP pointed out, the spelling will catch people out.

Danica is nice, but what about Diana or Diane?

BlueFlavour Fri 26-Nov-21 21:38:53

Love Danae.
Daniela is the Italian and nicer spelling imho.

Blubells Sat 27-Nov-21 14:30:05

Daniela is also the German spelling. Yes, much nicer. Pronounced Dan ee EH la.

17caterpillars1mouse Sat 27-Nov-21 21:07:51

Teenage me used to love Danica, not sure I love it now but it's still a nice name. I think Dani is cute on a girl for a NN

I like Daniella too just not Danielle (seems more dated)

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