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June 28th, 2013 04:10 PM #26
June 28th, 2013 05:33 PM #28
@boyandgirl - I'd LIKE to use just Fia. Hubby won't hear of it, but said it would be a cute nickname. Since I hate all of his names and he hates all of mine, it seemed as good a rabbit trail to follow as any; we've found that enjoy name hunting much more when we're NOT under pressure. (Exception: we both like Dagny; our last name is similar to Taggart...it sounds like a joke).
@ash and @smismar, I looked it up on Forvo before I posted -- you're right that the Spanish pronunciation does sound more like fay-a - though what's bothering me is the subtlety of the similarity combined with a really, really terrible meaning. I'm pretty close with my cousin; I can totally run it by her and see what she thinks. Of course, I've also seen comments that it sounds like "fear" to Australians, and I have an Australian sister-in-law on the other side. I think I could take one international misunderstanding, but not two, and not with my cousin who is practically like a sister, and definitely not ugly! Poor Fia just might be too ill-fated.
June 28th, 2013 07:10 PM #30
Turns out, though, that Fia isn't used in Spain, or if it is, it's used less than 20 times in the country. I mean, I know a bunch of people in Spain whose names don't exist in the stats because there's too few of them, so that's not to say there aren't any Spanish Fias. I'd check out Italian stats, except I don't know where to find them...Lucia
Atlas, Bruno, Edmund, Fabien, Joscelin, Marius, Aitzol, Amets, Ekhi, Gorka, Imanol, Liher
Alba, Eulalia, Jemima, Leonor, Séfora, Seraphine, Amparo, Aña, Itsaso, Leire, Maixabel, Miren
June 28th, 2013 07:42 PM #32
June 28th, 2013 08:00 PM #34
Fia have a chance still? :]Lise
twenty-something name lover dreaming of adoption.
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