HELP, Names to go with a very Italian last name…..backstory….

posted 3 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

@shanbp:  I can’t help you out. I just commented to say that you should have used the word “stupid” instead of “retarded.” That term is insulting and degrading.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

My family name is super super SUPER Italian. Some men in my family are called Dean, Frank, Nick/Nicholas, and Michael. My stepmom’s family is also super Italian: most of the men are called Anthony, lol, but there are also Jim/James, Paolo, and Dominic.

Also, you might think about editing your post to change the use of the word “retarded.” I find that the use of that word in a derogatory way in a public forum can be somewhat hurtful. Just y two cents, of course.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@shanbp:  Gianni, Giovani, Luca, Vincenzo, Lorenzo, Paolo, Antonio…. I could go all day.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2017

@shanbp: definitely do not use the word retarded the way you did…. so that’s the first thing.

Secondly, I come from a family full of italians lol. I myself have a last name that is very italian sounding. there is a nicholas, ronald, Joseph, Frank, James, Rocco, vincenzo (my step brother actually), Marco, Anthony, Giovanni, Gio, Dominic,  and that’s all I can think of between my uncles and cousins and stepbrothers.

the girls are, Marie, Julianna, Bianca, Sophia, Gianna, Gloriana, Patricia, Carmella, MaryJo, Mary, Jenni, Natalie, Nicole, Jolie, and Mia.

 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

@shanbp:  Just wanted to thank you for changing the word. Laughing

I agree with the @stardustintheeyes:  The names she suggested are really nice ones.

For a boy you can also try Ludovico, Dominic, Leonardo, Gerardo, Giovanni, Emilio, Enrico, Carmine, Caesar, Carlo, Mario, Marco, or Vito. There are a lot of really lovely and beautiful Italian names out there.

My FILs are Italian, with a pretty Italian last name, and their first names are actually French. Their names flow really nicely together. Would you be open to first names of other ethnicities or do you want only suggestions that are Italian?

My best suggestion though is one my dad has given me: give the baby a name that sings. . . meaning, one that flows well.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I love Marco (but that’s probably just because my dad’s name is Mark)! 

My dad is Italian and he’s Mark, my grandfather is Salvatore, his father was Gieuseppe (Joseph). 

I’m not a HUGE fan of Italian names, and as someone who has an Italian last name, many “normal” American names go just fine!

Post # 11
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@shanbp:  Lucian or Luciano.  My favorite name but it’s already been vetoed for our use.

It means “light” or “bringer of light”.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee

I would say, why fight this battle before you have to? There’s no point in getting worked up about this until you’re actually pregnant. Until then, it’s wasted energy and unnecessary stress.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

@shanbp:  Hmmm. . . Maybe a French first name would be nice then; a lot of them seem to just roll right off the tongue when you pronounce them. Something like Blaise, Beau, Christian (not really French, but it was listed as one), Clement, Damien, Edmond, Edmund, Eliot, Geoffrey, etc.

If you’re SO has a “harsh” sounding last name, try and choose a first name with a softer feel to it.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Gianlucca 🙂

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

@shanbp:  You can always just pick the most random name possible and say that will be your kid’s name no questions asked. My FILs like talking about baby names once in a while (because they’re adorable like that) and I once told them, jokingly, that our baby would be named Chewbacca – because he/she was bound to be as hairy as their daddy. They laughed really hard and then revoked my naming rights. Lol!

 

It’s good that you have some time to think about it. And I’m sure your FIL won’t actually die if the kid doesn’t have his name. What a drama queen (him, not you).

 

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