🐝 my (italian, ) very long list

As you can see. I prefer vintage, or more Literary names
(These are the names I would actually use as first names realistically. I live in north Italy)

Summary

Allegra
Anna
Amerigo
Andrea (woman, not man)
Ermanno (I like names with the double NN sound)
Rosina
Arturo
Oscar
Alarico (I also like Alaric but that is not Italian XD. I would still use it)
Ofelia
Elissa (like Elissa from the Eneid)
Maybe Ruben!
Susanna
Lavinia
Anatolia/o
Berenice
Costanzo/a
Diana
Tosca
Ermione
Esmerelda
Edda
Emilio/Emilia
Eponina
Evelina
Fiammetta
Galatea
Galileo
Gladiola
Levante (gender neutral)
Normanna
Clementina
Alcina
Gloria
Iris
Armida
Claudia
Costanzo & Costanza
Achille
Jolanda
Josefina
Leandro
Veronica
Livio
Leonora
Marcella
Antonia
Vasco
Veliero
Verbena

Maybe Aurelio/Aurelia, Aida(like the play), Giuditta, Violante, Margherita, and Adelina/Adelaide/Adele too
I like also Ingrid, Minerva, Lilia, Flora, Luisa, Frida, Eglantina, Elsa and Greta and Clara and Tessa and Cora and Diana and Eva and and Margarita and Cordelia/Cornelia but I prefer them more as “international”

I wonder how they are perceived internationally and please give the opinions of the names you like the most, or make me some combos. Thanks!

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I love Italian names so much! All of these are gorgeous.

[name_f]My[/name_f] top 10 are:
[name_f]Ofelia[/name_f] (Ofelia is my fiancé’s first pick for a girl :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:)
[name_f]Anatolia[/name_f]
[name_f]Esmerelda[/name_f]
[name_f]Fiammetta[/name_f]
[name_f]Iris[/name_f]
[name_m]Achille[/name_m]
[name_f]Josefina[/name_f]
[name_m]Leandro[/name_m]
[name_f]Leonora[/name_f]
[name_f]Giuditta[/name_f] (I know it’s in your “maybe” section but I just think [name_f]Giuditta[/name_f] is wonderful)

Overall, I’m a big fan of your list.

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I was just thinking about the name [name_f]Marcella[/name_f], what a coincidence!
These names are really gorgeous, by the way!

Top 10, Girls:

  1. [name_f]Diana[/name_f]
  2. [name_f]Rosina[/name_f]
  3. [name_f]Leonora[/name_f]
  4. [name_f]Iris[/name_f]
  5. [name_f]Susanna[/name_f]
  6. [name_f]Lavinia[/name_f]
  7. [name_f]Ofelia[/name_f]
  8. [name_f]Marcella[/name_f]
  9. [name_f]Veronica[/name_f]
  10. [name_f]Gloria[/name_f]

Top 10, Boys

  1. [name_m]Livio[/name_m]
  2. [name_m]Achille[/name_m]
  3. [name_m]Oscar[/name_m]
  4. [name_m]Arturo[/name_m]
  5. Levante
  6. [name_m]Emilio[/name_m]
  7. [name_m]Leandro[/name_m]
  8. Costanzo
  9. [name_m]Alarico[/name_m]
  10. [name_m]Galileo[/name_m]

I also really love Aurelio/Aurelia, [name_f]Violante[/name_f], and Adelina/Adelaide/Adele from your maybe section!!

The ones I like most:

[name_f]Allegra[/name_f] (bright and cool - I know there’s an allergy med with the name, but I’m not sure I’ve ever seen it in the UK)

[name_f]Rosina[/name_f] (sweet, gentle and lovely)

[name_m]Arturo[/name_m] (very cool - classic but with flair)

[name_m]Oscar[/name_m] (cute, literary and earthy)

[name_f]Ofelia[/name_f] (pretty and floral)

[name_f]Elissa[/name_f] (sleek and pretty - I had a teen with this name at work a few years back)

[name_m]Ruben[/name_m] (so sweet and sparky)

[name_f]Lavinia[/name_f] (sharp and sassy_

[name_f]Constanza[/name_f] (love this - so melodic and cool)

[name_f]Tosca[/name_f] (sharp and snappy)

[name_f]Evelina[/name_f] (pretty and delicate but with strength too)

[name_m]Emilio[/name_m] (fun to say and charming)

[name_f]Galatea[/name_f] (I like this but have seen/heard it pronounced in different ways - how would you pn it in Italy?)

[name_f]Alcina[/name_f] (sleek and sharp)

[name_m]Leandro[/name_m] (very cool and lovely)

[name_f]Leonora[/name_f] (elegant and lovely)

[name_f]Antonia[/name_f] (literary and strong)

[name_f]Marcella[/name_f] (cosy but elegant)

If I was to make combos:

[name_m]Oscar[/name_m] [name_m]Leandro[/name_m]
[name_m]Arturo[/name_m] Levante
[name_m]Ruben[/name_m] [name_m]Constanzo[/name_m]
[name_m]Emilio[/name_m] [name_m]Arturo[/name_m]
[name_f]Constanza[/name_f] [name_f]Gloria[/name_f]
[name_f]Antonia[/name_f] [name_f]Jolanda[/name_f]
[name_f]Leonora[/name_f] [name_f]Tosca[/name_f]
[name_f]Marcella[/name_f] [name_f]Ofelia[/name_f]
[name_f]Evelina[/name_f] [name_f]Constanza[/name_f]

You always have the most beautiful lists.

[name_f]My[/name_f] favorites are [name_f]Anna[/name_f], [name_u]Andrea[/name_u], [name_f]Berenice[/name_f], Costanza, Eponina, Levante, [name_f]Alcina[/name_f], [name_f]Armida[/name_f], [name_f]Josefina[/name_f], [name_m]Vasco[/name_m], [name_f]Verbena[/name_f], [name_f]Aida[/name_f], [name_f]Giuditta[/name_f], [name_f]Margherita[/name_f], [name_f]Eva[/name_f], and [name_f]Margarita[/name_f]!

gah-lah-TEH-ah

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thank you!! I like that one better than others I’ve seen/heard!

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What is the regular pronounciation in the UK?

I’m not actually sure - I haven’t heard it often but every time I have, I feel like they’ve said it differently :grin: It might just be that people don’t know how to say it.

I’ve heard (with varying emphasis):
gah-latt-ee-uh / guh-latt-ee-uh
gah-luh-tee-uh
guh-lay-chia (??)

I LOVE so many of these.

[name_f]Anna[/name_f], [name_f]Allegra[/name_f], [name_f]Ofelia[/name_f], [name_f]Lavinia[/name_f] (one of my top names!), [name_f]Gloria[/name_f], and [name_f]Antonia[/name_f] are all on my long list, and I also adore [name_f]Verbena[/name_f], [name_f]Josefina[/name_f], [name_f]Clementina[/name_f], [name_f]Gladiola[/name_f], [name_f]Fiammetta[/name_f], Eponina, [name_f]Edda[/name_f], [name_f]Diana[/name_f], [name_f]Berenice[/name_f], [name_f]Susanna[/name_f], [name_m]Arturo[/name_m], [name_m]Oscar[/name_m], and [name_m]Ruben[/name_m]!