"It's Italian, but I'm not..."

(Sorry for double-posting! I hit submit before I was finished on accident!)

As it turns out, I like Italian names, like [name_m]Beppe[/name_m] and [name_f]Agnella[/name_f]. But I am not Italian at all. I am not having a child anytime soon, but if my guy is not Italian, I’m not really sure what names I like at all! Sure I like lots of other names (listed below), but they’re all over the place! Also, maybe you caught it in [name_f]Agnella[/name_f] and [name_m]Beppe[/name_m], but I also [name_f]LOVE[/name_f] names that go “consonant-double vowel-consonant”, like the “eppe” and “ella”. I also love names containing “[name_f]Etta[/name_f]”, “[name_m]Ott[/name_m]-”, etc.

Can you nameberries suggest some names that fit my style, but aren’t so blatantly Italian (Obviously, I love Italians and their names, but I don’t want a child to go through life responding to “That’s an Interesting name” with “It’s Italian, but I’m Not…”)? Also, perhaps suggest a sibset?

Current Favorites:
[name_f]Magdalene[/name_f] (I say this “[name_f]Mag[/name_f]-duh-lynn”)
[name_u]Ellis[/name_u] (love “elli-”)
[name_f]Kitty[/name_f] (love “itty”)
[name_f]Vienna[/name_f] (love “enna”)
[name_f]Winona[/name_f] (nn [name_f]Winnie[/name_f], love “inni”)
Could learn to love (a little on the fence about):
[name_f]Sybil[/name_f] (or whatever spelling)
[name_f]Greer[/name_f] (love “reer”)
[name_f]Violette[/name_f] (not [name_f]Violet[/name_f], sorry.)

Also, I pretty much have only four favorite boy’s names and I need to find more! They are [name_m]Franklin[/name_m], [name_m]Beppe[/name_m], [name_u]Ray[/name_u] ([name_m]Raymond[/name_m]?), and [name_m]Kenyon[/name_m]. Help!

Oh, also, for boy’s names, I like both [name_m]Bruno[/name_m] and [name_m]Mars[/name_m], but not because of [name_m]Bruno[/name_m] [name_m]Mars[/name_m], I promise! I also like the sound of [name_m]Winston[/name_m] and other [name_u]Win[/name_u]- names (for boys and girls!)

I never would have thought I was Italian, but if you go back far enough in your family tree, you might be surprised what you find! I found several 17th century Italians that contributed to the “Anglo-” ancestral branch of my family tree. Engllish royals have a surprising amount of Italian (Spanish, Portuguese, [name_m]French[/name_m], etc.) ancestry. Close enough for me!

No suggestions, but I thought I should say I love [name_f]Magdalene[/name_f]/Magdlena (nn [name_f]Magda[/name_f]/[name_f]Maggie[/name_f]/[name_f]Mags[/name_f]) - so pretty & unexpected.


I’m Italian! I don’t even know where to start. I could flood you with bunches of adorable names, but most of them do scream Italian. And if they don’t - they are so much well known that they don’t really feel Italian. We have [name_f]Emma[/name_f] in [name_f]Italy[/name_f] too, but it’s not really Italian. More international.
I strongly recommend you: [name_f]Camilla[/name_f], [name_f]Cecilia[/name_f], [name_f]Gabriella[/name_f], [name_f]Lucia[/name_f], [name_f]Silvia[/name_f], [name_f]Susanna[/name_f], [name_f]Viola[/name_f].

Some choices:


Some other lovely choices - although they are more unusual, I feel like they may fit your style better:


Later I’ll try to do a post for the boys.