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June 20th, 2013 09:09 PM #11
Gianna - meh. Sorry. I adore Giovanna, but I just can't manage to get behind Gianna. It's an Italian diminutive, and unfortunately, it comes across as tacky Italian, like Jersey Shore. It feels fairly trendy to me, as well. I adore the old-fashioned Italian Giovanna for a full name, though, and I think Gianna could be a nice nn, or even go straight to Gia.
Lillian - adore! It's classic, it's beautiful, it's feminine, it's not so overly frilly that a tomboy couldn't handle it. It's perfect! I love meeting Lillians.
Shelby - meh, quite dated to me, personally. Next thought is to laugh, because I've been catching up on Hart of Dixie lately, and there's a very weird, eclectic Shelby on the show.
Olivia - first thought? Grin like an idiot, lol. I adore Olivia! It's on my personal top three. I adore the connections to peace and Shakespeare, and I love the nns Olive and Liv/Livy. It's so sweet and yet it ages so well--it feels like a modern classic to me, even though a lot of people say they're tired of hearing it. I would be tickled pink to have a little Olivia one day. Then again, Twelfth Night is my favorite Shakespearean play, and probably one of my top 5 literary works ever, so it doesn't surprise me that I love it so much.
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June 20th, 2013 09:23 PM #13
Gianna - Cute for certain people. This names screams Italian to me.
Lillian - Love this name, so sweet sounding, even if it's pretty popular.
Shelby - For a personal reason, I strongly dislike this name. I can't judge it without thinking of that reason, so I have no true opinion of it.
Olivia - Is a very cute name, and has a lot of nicknames. Via, Liv, Olive, etc.If I had a baby right now, I'd name it,
Scarlett Amelia or Emerson Joseph.I also like Cashel, Gabriel, Genevieve, & Juliette. + So much more.
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June 20th, 2013 10:36 PM #15Senior Member
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June 20th, 2013 10:45 PM #17Senior Member
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Gianna- Beautiful. Italian, yes, but it doesn't *have* to be used only by people with Italian heritage.
Lillian- Very pretty and sweet. Lily is pretty popular at the moment though.
Shelby- This is probably my favorite from your list because it's pretty, but not heavily used at the moment.
Olivia- Such a beautiful name, but it's so overused right now, I'd probably steer clear. Unless you can't love anything else.
June 21st, 2013 07:05 PM #19Senior Member
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If you love Gianna, I wouldn't hesitate to use it anyway. I think it IS a beautiful name.Catherine Zelie | Jude Francis
Elanor Magdalene | Finnian ??
Rosemary Lark | Calder Timothy
Genevieve ?? | William Augustine
Agnes Valentine | Harrison Peter
Lucy ~ Fiona ~ Leia ~ Jane ~ Edith ~ Primrose ~ Gail ~ Gloria
Elizabeth ~ Therese ~ Maisy ~ Susannah ~ Molly ~ Juniper
August ~ Harrison ~ Benedict ~ Andrew/Ander ~ Ignatius
Peter ~ Percival/Percy ~ Bram ~ Lewis ~ Oliver ~ Calvin