Philippina

I just learned that choreographer Pina Bausch’s full name is Philippina, a name I absolutely love. Though the nn Pina might not fly on English-speaking schoolyards, the full four-syllable, triple trochee, ends-in-“nuh” moniker is both trendy AND gorgeous, so I can see it taking off massively, especially given the revived interest in sister name [name]Philippa[/name].