Operatic Names

My kids have musical themes, largely due to some of mine and my husband’s musical idols and we would love some fresh ideas of operatic or musical names for a baby girl. The ones I’m liking the most are [name_f]Diva[/name_f] (family name for me), [name_f]Floria[/name_f] and [name_f]Norma[/name_f], the two latter being some of my favorite operatic heroines. My other favorites, [name_f]Violetta[/name_f] and [name_u]Carmen[/name_u], were vetoed by my husband, unfortunately.

Thank you in advance!

What about:

I like [name_f]Mimi[/name_f] but not on it’s own - I feel like it needs something more substantial otherwise it’s a cat/pet name. My husband vetoed [name_f]Aida[/name_f] because of pronunciation issues. I do like [name_f]Adriana[/name_f] though, I hadn’t thought of that one. Thanks.

I struggle a little bit with [name_f]Diva[/name_f], due to diva’s more commonly known word meaning as a haughty and stuck up woman…I love [name_f]Floria[/name_f] and [name_f]Norma[/name_f]! [name_f]Floria[/name_f] especially :slight_smile:

[name_m]How[/name_m] about?

[name_f]Annie[/name_f] [name_u]Oakley[/name_u]
[name_f]Roxie[/name_f] [name_m]Hart[/name_m]
[name_f]Velma[/name_f] [name_u]Kelly[/name_u]

Good luck!

Thank you for the suggestions, but none has made my heart skip a beat yet.

Here’s a beautiful list of operatic names from British [name_u]Baby[/name_u] Names: Operatic Appellations - British Baby Names

Thank you Flowerette! That’s one heck of a list. [name_m]Will[/name_m] be going over it with my husband tonight.

I agree with hannahcarmeen that [name_f]Diva[/name_f], as a word, is now commonly used to describe a female performer who is arrogant/narcissistic and entitled, so I would suggest avoiding that one…

What about names like [name_f]Carmina[/name_f], [name_f]Florina[/name_f], [name_f]Indira[/name_f] and [name_f]Mirella[/name_f]? [name_f]Do[/name_f] they feel like they belong in the [name_f]Opera[/name_f] scene, as in, [name_f]Opera[/name_f] characters or singers?