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cioccolato Sun 05-Jul-09 14:20:51

I am thinking of girls names and wondered what you all thought of my shortlist?

Do you prefer Valentina, Georgiana, Francesca or Isabella?

Our surname is Bellucci by the way.


mummiesnet Sun 05-Jul-09 14:21:51

I love Isabella and it would not put me off in the slightest that it is popular.

I do, however, really like your other names too.

pasturesnew Sun 05-Jul-09 14:24:17

Francesca my fave

cioccolato Sun 05-Jul-09 14:24:43

Yes mummiesnet, the huge popularity was a slight downer for me but I adore it too. Just cant make up my mind!!


borinbugger Sun 05-Jul-09 14:34:54

all beautiful like georgiana

SlartyBartFast Sun 05-Jul-09 14:37:07

francesca and isabella

bodiddly Sun 05-Jul-09 15:24:04

like them all though least keen on Francesca.

thirtysomething Sun 05-Jul-09 15:47:36

Love all of them - least keen on Georgiana and love Valentina and Isabella the most.

FairLadyRantALot Sun 05-Jul-09 15:49:41

Francesca and Valentina are my favourites....Valentina is rarer though...although, I dn't know that many Francesca's...I think I know in germany one in the UK

bossykate Sun 05-Jul-09 15:58:10

all gorgeous :-)

MrsBadger Sun 05-Jul-09 16:31:11

Isabella ragingly popular

Georgiana will frequently be misread as Georgina

I like both the other two though, and both have lots in the way of good nicknames

sockmonster Sun 05-Jul-09 16:31:38

Isabella/Valentina smile

cioccolato Sun 05-Jul-09 16:39:08

Thanks for your opinions everyone!

And Mrs Badger, I was thinking there might be mix ups with Georgiana/Georgina


mrswoolf Sun 05-Jul-09 16:43:34

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MrsMattie Sun 05-Jul-09 16:45:42

All nice names, Francesca and Valentina my favourites.

LittleMissBliss Sun 05-Jul-09 16:47:49

Valentina is lovely, but they are all nice.

LittleMissBliss Sun 05-Jul-09 16:48:20

Valentina is lovely, but they are all nice.

Granny23 Sun 05-Jul-09 16:51:16

Vote for Francesca here.

Not keen on Isabella with your surname - a bit Bella! Bella! IYSWIM

cioccolato Sun 05-Jul-09 16:54:13

Never thought that Bella Bellucci would be a bit of a mouthful!!

If you havent already guessed, DH is Italian so we are going on that trend...


janeite Sun 05-Jul-09 16:56:26

I like Isabella best but not with your surname. Second choice for me is Georgiana. I don't like Valentina.

BarrelOfMonkeys Sun 05-Jul-09 17:03:46

Have you thought about the shortened versions? Val, George, Frankie/Frannie, Izzy... How do you feel about those?

moshie Sun 05-Jul-09 17:05:20

I like Francesca

cioccolato Sun 05-Jul-09 17:10:37


hmmm I'd say my favourite is Valentina but I don't like Val, or for that matter Tina.

Isabella: perhaps not Bella with our surname, but Izzy is nice.

Georgiana: Georgie is nice as a Nickname.

I don't mind Frankie as a nickname but my husband is Francesco but exclusively known as Frankie.

MrsBadger Sun 05-Jul-09 17:34:17

I knew a Francesca known as Cesca, and one Checky as well as lots of Frans / Frannies / Frankies

sockmonster Sun 05-Jul-09 17:39:17

I think Georgiana will be mispronounced in the UK by people who don't read the whole name- do you like Giorgina? I know a stunning fiercely intelligent Italian lady named Giorgina, has made me love that name.

I do love Valentina but not sure about any nicknames, maybe Leni?

And, last comment I promise, I think Isabella Bellucci sounds great, great symmetry in the names and if you go with a nickname like Izzy it will never sound silly.

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