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  1. #1

    Baby girl #3, sisters Fiona and Mattea

    We are having our third girl and are struggling with names. Irish and Italian influences are great because of our heritage, but most of them my husband doesn't like. I am thinking probably sticking with a name that ends with a because of our other two girls. Any suggestions would be helpful! Some names that have not been totally eliminated are
    Athena
    Alida
    Sabrina
    Nadia
    Karenna
    Alida
    Juliana
    Leola
    Novella
    Mirella
    Thea

    Thanks for any suggestions or comments!

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    You have some nice names there! I would rank them, in order from favorite to least favorite:
    1. Nadia - Gorgeous! Though definitely not Italian or Irish
    2. Alida (Aletta is the Italian version)
    3. Thea
    4. Julianna (you could also choose Giuliana, an Italian variation, but the spelling is a little more difficult)
    5. Novella - like the sound of this one, but the similarity to the word novel kind of bothers me.
    6. Mirella - LOVE it, and it would be ranked first, but I feel like it is just too similar to Mattea and Fiona would be the odd one out.
    7. Leola
    8. Karenna
    9. Athena
    10. Sabrina - Only one I genuinely don't like; has a dated feel to me for some reason - try Sabina or Serafina

    Some Irish suggestions (though you may have already vetoed them): Ciara/Ceara (prn KEER-a), Eachna (prn ahk-na; could be issues with spelling and pronunciation, but I like the name and she would have a beautiful namesake! Also it might be too "out-there" for you...), Moira, Orla, Tara (technically Irish though it has a dated feel IMO), Una/Oona, Alana/Alannah, Brianna, Catrina/Catriona, Honora

    Some Italian suggestions (there are SO many Italian names ending in a; I'll just list a few but if you want the connection there are definitely tons to choose from): Chiara (prn kee-AHR-a), Alessia, Aurelia, Livia, Giulia (shorter form of Julianna/Giuliana), Viviana, Violetta, Catarina, Liliana, Oriana, Emilia, Aurora

    Good luck making your decision! You should be able to find a name you both love!
    Last edited by lilyflower; January 21st, 2013 at 06:40 PM. Reason: Added a name twice! Whoops!

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    Thank you for your input. I love Aletta! I hope my husband likes it. Thanks for the other Irish and Italian suggestions. Most of them my husband has already vetoed. Men's opinions can be challenging!

  4. #7
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    Fiona, Mattea, and Athena sound perfect together!
    Ian Alexander Cameron Blaise Damien Cole Axel Sean Callum Bryce Lennox Beau
    Blair Annevieve Camryn Atalya Piper Caydence Tallulah Sage Senna Kai Haven Lux

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    Athena - I like Alethea better, but Athena is fine.
    Alida - I prefer Aletta, as someone else suggested. Aletta is amazing!
    Sabrina - Feels dated, I automatically think of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch.
    Nadia - Really like this. It has a different feel than Fiona and Mattea to me, though.
    Karenna - Not bad, but not my favorite.
    Juliana - I like it. Good nn options.
    Leola - Not a fan.
    Novella - Not a fan.
    Thea - I like it. I prefer Alethea nn Thea.

    Italian names:
    Adriana
    Caira
    Gia
    Caterina
    Elliana
    Camila
    Sabina
    Gianna/Giana nn Gigi/Gia (LOVE this one!)
    Giada
    Giovanna
    Giulia
    Kaira
    Mirella
    Lucia
    Silvana

    Irish Names:
    Bria
    Caitrona
    Ciara nn Cici
    Dorotea
    Enya
    Keara
    Keira
    Shayla
    Riona

    Other Names:
    Alethea nn Thea (really like this one)
    Kaia
    Mila
    Ariana
    Gabriella
    Liliana

    Hopefully your husband will like some!
    Last edited by pippi777; January 22nd, 2013 at 02:07 AM.

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