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Donte or Dante

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littlemissof1 Sat 23-Aug-08 12:20:38

Any ideas? we like modern names can't decide on these. dp is all for using Donte.

foxythesnowfox Sat 23-Aug-08 12:25:03

Either way, it will, somewhere down the line, be shortened to Don or Dan. Which do you prefer?

LazyLinePainterJane Sat 23-Aug-08 12:26:05

Can't decide on these? They are the same name! Oh No! Have just looked and apparently, Donte is a wrong spelling of variant of Dante.

moondog Sat 23-Aug-08 12:42:25

Danteisn't modern. hmm
It'spretentious though.

tiggerlovestobounce Sat 23-Aug-08 12:48:48

Is Donte a name?

I dont like Dante as a contmpory name. Sorry.

DeeRiguer Sat 23-Aug-08 12:49:47

donte do it

Heated Sat 23-Aug-08 12:49:53

Neither, always ends up being pn Dontaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa ay.

On balance, Dante as long as it's pn crisply and you're Italian.

DaisySteiner Sat 23-Aug-08 12:50:01

Just Dont wink

MrsMattie Sat 23-Aug-08 12:50:19

Donte isn't a name. Dante is OK.

slim22 Sat 23-Aug-08 12:56:29

please dont

WipingAssAndTakingNames Sat 23-Aug-08 14:09:45

My brother has a Dante. I really like it - wouldn't say it's modern, just not common until recently in the UK. We're from an Italian background and brother lives in Italy though, and Heated is right. You have to get it nice and crispy and Italianate. Otherwise it turns a bit Bianca Eastenders. How likely is it that it'll be pn properly where you live?

Only time I've heard Donte used was on an episode of Sally Jessy Raphael, and he was sleeping with his brother DeShawn's wife.
Not that your Donte would be sleeping with his sister-in-law and have a brother named DeShawn, but it's definitely got the made-up element to it. Sorry.

stroppyknickers Sat 23-Aug-08 14:11:14

Dante. But only if you are vaguely Italian, preferably from Florence.

ChairmanMiao Sat 23-Aug-08 14:14:10

Think of nominative determinism before you name your child.
"Dante's infernal" people will snurk.
Pray he turns out angelic.

3andnomore Sat 23-Aug-08 22:01:55

I like the name Dante

MaryAnnSingleton Sat 23-Aug-08 22:02:54

Donte - did you see Waterloo Road ?

KnickersOnMaHead Sat 23-Aug-08 22:04:10

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preggersplayspop Sat 23-Aug-08 22:09:43

Donte looks like you didn't know how to spell Dante. I don't like Dante though either, it doesn't sound modern. I would have said it was a made up name other than reading here it is used by Italians.

msdemeanor Sat 23-Aug-08 22:11:49

Donte?????? That's not a name, it's a bleedin' spelling mistake. Makes you sound really dumb.
It's Don't but less correct.
Please don't. or Donte.

nickeldime Sun 24-Aug-08 02:47:49

Donte is a name, and it's getting very popular and trendy too.. though Dante is still more popular. Charts here:

zippitippitoes Sun 24-Aug-08 02:59:15

english variant is a pmsl polite way of saying they didnt know how to spell it

Califrau Sun 24-Aug-08 03:32:54

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reginaphilangy Sun 24-Aug-08 03:37:46

Both are shite. Sorry.

twentypence Sun 24-Aug-08 04:29:41

Donte may be a name but shouldn't be. Dante is just asking for playground pisstaking.

MaryAnnSingleton Sun 24-Aug-08 08:39:46

I bet Donte was invented by the Waterloo Road scriptwriters or else they picked it because they'd heard it used..obv a misspelling of Dante

wellbalanced Sun 24-Aug-08 11:14:39

Not sure on either of these sorry.

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