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  1. Thread: Cristiano

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    But I don't think Basque names became popular in...

    But I don't think Basque names became popular in Spain (outside of the Basque Country) until the late 90s/early 00s. Casillas's parents must have been way ahead of the trend.
  2. Thread: Cristiano

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    Yes, I knew that. It's cristão, right? I learned...

    Yes, I knew that. It's cristão, right? I learned it from Kaka's twitter. :) And I do see Christina as kind of religious. Christopher as well. Anything with "Christ" in it.
    I don't think the Ronaldo...
  3. Thread: Cristiano

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    Well, maybe not all the time. Usually only if the...

    Well, maybe not all the time. Usually only if the name is well-known (it has been used in pop culture a lot or has a prominent celebrity bearer) and is easy to spell and pronounce in one's language....
  4. Thread: Cristiano

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    Wow, so many Americans have heard of Ronaldo. I...

    Wow, so many Americans have heard of Ronaldo. I am impressed. :) Here, there's a stereotype that Americans don't know anything about European football. (Not that we know much about American football.)
  5. Thread: Cristiano

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    Actually it's not Spanish. The Spanish form is...

    Actually it's not Spanish. The Spanish form is Cristián. :) Though some in the Hispanic American community may be using it because of the Cristiano Ronaldo connection, but he's actually Portuguese. I...
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    Poll: Ditto this. I like Luca but dislike Pilot.

    Ditto this. I like Luca but dislike Pilot.
  7. Thread: Cristiano

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    I'm a European so that wouldn't really matter. We...

    I'm a European so that wouldn't really matter. We tend to use names from different countries regardless of background, and this is often influenced by celebrities who have the names. I know a couple...
  8. Thread: Cristiano

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    Cristiano

    What do you think of Cristiano? It's the Portuguese and Italian form of Christian. I like it and prefer its sound to Christian, but my friend said the Ronaldo (Cristiano Ronaldo, if you don't follow...
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    I prefer Lennon or Lennan. I'd definitely avoid...

    I prefer Lennon or Lennan. I'd definitely avoid Lenin because of the strong communist connotations.
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    I own the Llewellyn book by K.M. Sheard and I'd...

    I own the Llewellyn book by K.M. Sheard and I'd recommend it. It's generally accurate and has an excellent selection of names, including very obscure mythological gems. However, bear in mind that...
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    Some others: Lucrezia, the Italian form of...

    Some others:
    Lucrezia, the Italian form of Lucretia
    Deianira or Deyanira, a Greek mythological name
    Aino, a Finnish name from the Kalevala

    Masculine:
    Varro, probably of Etruscan origin, the...
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    It rhymes with said.

    It rhymes with said.
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    I agree. I've spent a long time researching...

    I agree. I've spent a long time researching European names and have spotted mistakes and omissions in the database here. For example, Amaia is listed as Spanish - it's actually Basque. Alessandra is...
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    Name facts forum?

    How about setting up a name facts forum on Nameberry? Where people can inquire about the meanings and origins of names that aren't in the database, and also about pronunciations.
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    I like the idea of calling a girl Argentina. It...

    I like the idea of calling a girl Argentina. It sounds really pretty to me, and I'd love to visit the country sometime. And it is an real name - there was an Argentine actress called Argentina...
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    Opinions wanted on some girls' names

    Some random girls' names I've been crushing on. What do you think of them? General comments, questions and suggestions for other names are welcome.

    1. Indara
    2. Venera (is this too like...
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    Valentina - My favourite. It's just so wonderful...

    Valentina - My favourite. It's just so wonderful and romantic sounding.
    Valo - The owner of the blog Marginamia's daughter is named Valo June. I think it's lovely.
    Venera
    Valeria
    Valeriane
    Vida...
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    Brynja - My favourite, pronounced BRIN-ya...

    Brynja - My favourite, pronounced BRIN-ya
    Briseis
    Briseida
    Brisa
    Beatrice
    Beatrix
    Bianca
    Blanchefleur
    Blau
    Bridget
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    I'd like Guilherme to be added. It's the...

    I'd like Guilherme to be added. It's the Portuguese form of William.
    Oh, and Branca. It's the Portuguese form of Blanche/Blanca/Bianca.
    And can you please add Briseis and its Spanish form...
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    MAY-a - Méa/Mea maybe? Or Meia. MY-a - Maia/Maya...

    MAY-a - Méa/Mea maybe? Or Meia.
    MY-a - Maia/Maya or perhaps Mya
  21. Thread: Iker

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    Iker

    What do you think of Iker? It's Basque, pronounced EE-kehr.
    I think it's handsome. Maybe because of Iker Casillas. :) Okay, definitely because of him. And he has made the name much more well-known....
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    I like them both, but slightly prefer Marisol. It...

    I like them both, but slightly prefer Marisol. It doesn't really mean "sun" (that would just be sol); it actually began as a nickname for María Soledad (Mary of Solitude). But it sounds exactly like...
  23. Thread: "Od..." Names

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    Odeya (the name of an Israeli actress, Odeya Rush)

    Odeya (the name of an Israeli actress, Odeya Rush)
  24. Thread: Elegant Names

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    Great suggestions. Emanuela, Seraphina,...

    Great suggestions.

    Emanuela, Seraphina, Sapphira, Coralie, Aurelia, Vashti, Mireia, Chiara, Paloma, Valentina, Valeria, Florentina, Briseida, Annabel, Eralda, Mariona, Luna... All give me an...
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