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  1. #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by teacherma View Post
    Maybe use Anona, Winona, or Nanon and Nonna as a nickname?
    That is a very good idea. The pronunciation is a slight issue then. I'm not pronouncing Nonna as Nona but to rhyme with Donna. I probably should have been more clear on that. Or mentioned it in the first place. Oops!

    But I don't think in honoring a name has to be perfect--it's the intention that counts.

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    All I think of is grandmother, and I'm not even Italian. Sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thejollyfinch View Post
    That is a very good idea. The pronunciation is a slight issue then. I'm not pronouncing Nonna as Nona but to rhyme with Donna. I probably should have been more clear on that. Or mentioned it in the first place. Oops!
    You know, I should have guess that from Donna to Nonna. I guess Nanon still works, and possibly Manon and Ninon, to get the Nonna nickname.

    (There's also Donnan for a boy in case you have a son and want to honor your mother in the future).
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    I personally like Nonna (and Nona). I think it could work as a middle name with the right first. From the list in your signature, I feel like the best first name would be either Delphia or Eulalie. I also like the suggestion of Nanon.

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    I would like to say its okay since you are pronouncing it like Donna with an N...but I'm Italian and grew up calling my maternal grandmother Nona. I just can't get past it. If i could look past that, i still wouldnt like it. It just doesnt have a very appealing sound to me. For a middle name sure, a nickname would be pushing it but a first name? No. I just can't see it working. But that is my opinion..
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