By Tara Ryazansky
Snooki, aka Nicole, the diminutive party-girl reality star from MTV’s Jersey Shore, took to her Facebook page to crowd-source baby name ideas from her fans. I have a feeling that the typical Berry isn’t anxiously awaiting the next season of Snooki & JWoww, but that doesn’t mean we won’t help her out with our naming expertise, right?
Isabella- Since she asked for Italian and beautiful, I had to start with the most obvious choice. A -bella name might be common, but the literal meaning is beauty. I think it sounds great with big brother Lorenzo.
Elena- Italian-American naming traditions involve a lot of honor names. Snooki’s mother is named Helen, so Elena could be a nice way to include a family connection. I think it’s a pretty option for her.
Aria- This name was mentioned by a fan on Snooki’s website and it stood out to me as a great choice. It’s trending right now because of its tie to TV shows Game of Thrones and Pretty Little Liars, but its operatic connection makes it a great choice for an Italian-American diva.
Dante- I really like this name for Lorenzo‘s brother. I think it’s nice to avoid another -o ending, which are so common among Italian boy names. This would set the two brothers’ names apart in a good way, though the no-matching-endings thing may be just my own name neurosis!
Nico- Snooki’s real name is Nicole Polizzi. Sons share names with their fathers all the time, but why not change it up a bit? Nico is fun and cool. If they’re feeling more traditional, Niccolo could always go on the birth certificate.
Vito- This lively name doesn’t get a lot of love, but I think it deserves to make a comeback. It has a similar appeal to Milo and Arlo, but it’s as crusty as a good loaf of Italian bread, and that makes it hipster-cool to me.
Which of these names works best with Lorenzo? What would you add to the list of suggestions?