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  1. #1
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    New York and Florence names for young twins.

    Hello there, fellow writers/names enthusiasts!

    I have 8-year-old B/G twins to name for one of my stories, first names are Ethan and Ella. Right now I have the combo Ethan Hudson and Ella Florence, but they kind of sound too plain for me and I'd like something different, maybe even a second middle name to reflect the common passion of their parents for medicine/surgery. The parents met in New York, and another milestone of their relationship happened in Florence, Italy, so I would like their middle names to have that as a common thread. I am open to suggestions for both places and both genders, even though I'd like to honor both cities. They don't have to be necessarily place names, but not merely random Italian names either. I'm not sure if I'm going to change them, but I would really like to have a wider selection of names to pick out from. So, if you have something more than Brooklyn or Lorenzo, I'd be happy to hear it!

    Thank you in advance, and greetings from Italy!
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    Florence related names:
    Andrea (Pisano)
    Arno (the river)
    Boboli (a beautiful garden)
    Cassia (street called Via Cassia, maybe they lived on that street or something)
    Dante (Alighieri)
    Filippo (Lippi)
    Fiore (Cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore)
    Firenze (Italian name of the city)
    Florentine (the Florentine Renaissance)
    Fluentia/Florentia (original name of the city)
    Leon (Battista Alberti)
    Leonardo (da Vinci)
    Leopold (Grand Duke of Tuscany)
    Lorenzo (Medici; "Lorenzo the Magnificent")
    Medici (the Medici family)
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    I think Brooklyn and Florence are both good for the girl, I haven't been to either place myself and don't know much about either of them, so I don't have any really good suggestions. Maybe you could say that the parents met on, say, Wallace Street (I don't know if that's an actual street, just an example of a name/street combo) so the guy's middle name could be Wallace, named not for the city, but the exact street.

    Just a thought!
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    @ottilie: Thank you so much, some of those names were indeed intriguing and good to let me mull over their little personalities.

    @stardust17: That could be another great idea. I'm going to consider all options, who knows I'll get just the idea that feels right. Nothing is set in stone for that story, after all. I'm just throwing ideas around and see what I can make of it. Thanks!
    Irene; Name lover in her twenties; single; Languages student by day, writer by night.

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    Ethan - Adam - William - Peter - Harvey - Galen - Kenneth - Kieran - Theo - Zander - Daniel - Ezra - Gabriel - Blake

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    Sorry I couldn't help more! I don't know much about either place, so I didn't have much to add.
    “I read books when I was a kid, lots of books. Books always seemed like magic to me. They took you to the most amazing places. When I got older, I realized I couldn't find books that took me to all the places I wanted to go. To go to those places, I had to write some books myself.”
    ― Pat Murphy, The Wild Girls

    "Like everyone else, I am going to die. But the words – the words live on..."
    ― J. Michael Straczynski

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