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your opinion on raetoromanic names (swiss)

(28 Posts)
jaabaar Mon 31-Aug-09 21:30:51


Just wanted to know your opinions as non-raetoromanic to the following names:



Sarimillie Mon 31-Aug-09 21:41:02

Livia is lovely. Not wild about the others, although Luzia is fine.

frakkinpannikin Mon 31-Aug-09 21:45:10

Livia I like. Imelda is also really nice and unusual. Luzia I guess would depend on the pronunciation (and she'll proabably always have to spell it).

Ladina I'm really not keen on though.

mrswoolf Mon 31-Aug-09 21:46:56

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bluebump Mon 31-Aug-09 21:48:03

I like Livia.

MrsVik Tue 01-Sep-09 07:49:31

I like them all! Livia was on our list for a while (love the nn Liv) but with our harsh sounding German surname, it sounded too much. Luzia is very close to the name we have chosen!

bellissima Tue 01-Sep-09 08:23:00

Like Livia (deliciously ruthless Livias in Roman dramas - fraid that greatly appeals!). Not sure about the rest (much prefer Lucy to Luzia/Lucia but then I'm just being parochial). Imelda would always get asked about her shoe collection.

TwoPersephone Tue 01-Sep-09 08:49:07

Ladina sounds like a comedy ladette name, not a wise choice.

Others are lovely

MrsBadger Tue 01-Sep-09 09:23:43

Livia much the best IMO

Feierabend Tue 01-Sep-09 09:27:44

Definitely not Ladina. The other ones are fine although Livia would work best in an English speaking environment I think.

BonsoirAnna Tue 01-Sep-09 09:35:17

Agree with others that Livia is a lovely name.

FatFree Tue 01-Sep-09 12:24:25

Gonna buck the trend and go with Luzia smile

phdlife Tue 01-Sep-09 12:26:37

sorry to be so thick but what's raetoromanic?

MrsVik Tue 01-Sep-09 12:30:46

A language spoken in Switzerland alongside German, French and Italian.

Those Swiss, they think they're so clever....


phdlife Tue 01-Sep-09 12:34:51

oh that's interesting - I saw a paper once on swiss tv that went on and on about the three languages, never mentioned that... or did it? [hates-sleep-deprived-memory-loss emoticon]

TwoIfBySea Tue 01-Sep-09 12:37:15

Quite like Luzia too, unusual but lovely.

jaabaar Tue 01-Sep-09 21:32:49

Thank you for all the messages! CAn really be an eye opener!!
Imelda is my mum's name and since she went through a lot of things to raise me and provide for me and I am only daughter I thought I would use her name as my daughter's name.

However I might now use it as second name!

Raetormanic is the 4th language spoken in Switzerland! And this langauge is again split in 4 different grammars! Only about 40,000 people speak Sursilvan which is my raetoromanic! So I must make sure at least I use a raetoromanic name and teach the langauge!

Thanks to all appreciate!

edam Tue 01-Sep-09 21:39:22

Love Livia, Imelda's fine, Ladina and Luzia woudln't be my choices personally but if they suit your baby then who am I to criticise?

Am all in favour of keeping smaller languages alive, btw. As the daughter and DIL of Welsh men I made sure ds had a Welsh name. smile (Not that I can actually speak Welsh, unfortunately.)

edam Tue 01-Sep-09 21:40:24

Don't think any of the names would be too tricky for people in England to handle, btw. Yes, the last two are unusual, but there are lots of names from different cultures around these days.

dogofpoints Tue 01-Sep-09 21:42:04

didn't it used to be called romany? That's what we were told at school

BonsoirAnna Tue 01-Sep-09 21:43:31

I thought it was Romanche.

thisisyesterday Tue 01-Sep-09 21:46:31

i like Livia and Imelda

in fact, just yesterday i was waiting outside marks and spencer for someone and i suddenly thought "Imelda, that's a good name"

i have NO idea what prompted it. i am not pregnant, nor do i know anyone who is. i have only sons.

maybe it's an omen

jaabaar Wed 02-Sep-09 21:26:35

ROMANY!!!??? No nooo dont confuse with romanian!

Romanch is also one way my language is called. Or raeto-romanic.

Thanks again for all the comments!

Really appreciate!

Engrazia (thanks!)

MrsSchadenfreude Wed 02-Sep-09 22:06:48

Oooh, I like unusual languages. Teach me some more! Like all of your names except Imelda (I had an evil nanny called Imelda) and Ladina (which sounds too much like Ladino - a Sephardic Jewish language!).

pranma Wed 02-Sep-09 23:03:31

I like Imelda and Livia

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