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  1. #1
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    Nonna

    My mother's name is Donna, which I despise. She goes by her nickname, Nonna, most of the time. I've been thinking about honoring lately and I rather like it. Do you think it could work as a first or middle name?

    I'd like to go ahead and acknowledge that I do know Nonna is also the Italian word for grandmother. However, I'm not too concerned with that as I'm just namestorming.

    Thanks!
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    Nonna is actually used in Russia too. I think it is fine for a first name but I am not sure it will flow as a middle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mclevine View Post
    Nonna is actually used in Russia too. I think it is fine for a first name but I am not sure it will flow as a middle.
    You have a very good point about it's flow (and use). It does seem to fit better as a first name.

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    I'm looking for more opinions, good or bad.

    Patricia
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    Maybe use Anona, Winona, or Nanon and Nonna as a nickname?
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