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English/Italian boys names please!!

(31 Posts)
AmyO Tue 30-Sep-08 16:46:54

Hi there

Looking for English or Italian boys names for baby boy to go with Italian surname.
Finding it tricky as many of the good ones are 'taken' (close friends with kids have already used Matteo, Mattia, Alessandro/Alexander, Lorenzo) and others don't really carry over well. I.e. Italian boys names ending in 'a'/'e' sound like girls names in UK, any English name with 'th'/'h' in it would be mispronouced in Italy etc!

Leaning more towards Italian names as they are pronounced and written phonetically...any suggestions would be much appreciated!!

Anna8888 Tue 30-Sep-08 16:47:45

Fabio

CoteDAzur Tue 30-Sep-08 16:49:16

Luigi
Fabrizio

AmyO Tue 30-Sep-08 16:50:15

Actually that's DH's name, he likes it too (needless to say!)

AmyO Tue 30-Sep-08 16:50:43

Fabio that is!

sarah293 Tue 30-Sep-08 16:51:25

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Anna8888 Tue 30-Sep-08 16:51:29

Oh well wink

Francesco

CoteDAzur Tue 30-Sep-08 16:51:43

Luca

AmyO Tue 30-Sep-08 16:52:34

Anna8888, you must be psychic, that is currently our 1st choice!

Anna8888 Tue 30-Sep-08 16:55:34

smile

Ellbell Tue 30-Sep-08 16:58:24

Francesco
Gianni
combinations with Gianni, like Gianluigi, Gianluca, etc.
Luca (which I think is the exception to the rule about not choosing a boy's name ending in 'a'!)
Piero (and combinations... Pierluigi)
Antonio (not sure this works too well with an English accent, though... An-tow-nee-ow hmm)
Likewise I'd avoid Giovanni because it'll get pronounced as Jee-oh-vanni in this country, which is painful.
Fulvio
Flavio
Marco
Arturo
Leo(nardo)
Giulio
Franco
Roberto
Guido
I don't particularly like Adamo, but Adam seems to be an English name that Italians don't have a problem with pronouncing.

Lots of possibilities...

Ellbell Tue 30-Sep-08 16:59:06

LOL typed Francesco before seeing it was your first choice!

RhinestoneCowgirl Tue 30-Sep-08 17:01:44

Would Dominic count? Think it is traditionally used for first son in Italian families...

exrebel Tue 30-Sep-08 17:03:25

Massimo
Massimiliano
Enzo

exrebel Tue 30-Sep-08 17:04:15

Domenico means Born on Sunday

exrebel Tue 30-Sep-08 17:05:11

Dominic is not an Italian name, I forgot to say, Domenico is

AmyO Tue 30-Sep-08 17:07:29

Thanks guys, like Luca a lot, unfortunately names-wise DH has a massive family so there are a quite a few names that are already in use! - Gianluca, Franco, Piero, Stefano, Marco, Paolo, Claudio, Giuliano - argh!
Adam's a good one too, thanks Ellbell! Will mention suggestions to DH tonight...

Ellbell Tue 30-Sep-08 17:08:44

Giuseppe
Stefano
Riccardo

AmyO Tue 30-Sep-08 17:11:14

Domenico's nice too but DH's uncle's name!
May be easier to look at the family tree and see which names aren't on it!

hatrick Tue 30-Sep-08 17:14:18

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exrebel Tue 30-Sep-08 17:28:20

Rocco
Romeo
grin

Ellbell Tue 30-Sep-08 17:59:52

Corrado (shortened to Dino) is nice

Silvio??? hmmhmmgrin

lastboxoftampons Tue 30-Sep-08 18:16:50

Mario? You could shorten to Rio - I knew a guy in school who was Rio, I thought it was very cool at the time grin

Armando?

hatrick Tue 30-Sep-08 18:28:13

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QueenBhannae Tue 30-Sep-08 18:34:57

Can you not use a family name if you really like it?
In my dh family they are all called the same two names it seems hmm

I have a Bruno which I believe is German but it translates well into Italian (my dh is sicillian) and English.
My dd1 is called Amelia which is also germanic.
I have an Italian surname.

Tommaso
Vincenzo
Giovanni
Gianino
Salvatore
Lilo
Paolo
Franco
Leo
Alberto (love nn Bertie or Albie)

Fabio was my other choice.
Francesco is lovely too.

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