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  1. #1
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    Question Gia... For a guy?

    Gia is the name I thought of for a boy character who is going to be in an upcoming comic of mine. He is a short, black-haired guy who shows very little emotion, and often comes off as depressed. But when I looked the name up on Google I found a site claiming it could be applied to both genders, but when I looked it up here it said that is was a female name. I do like the name, and I do think it would be sort of fitting for my character, and of course since my comic will be a work of comedy there could be some funny gender-confusion problems, but I just wanted to know if it might be a little over-the-top.
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    Depends on the time period and genre. If its set in modern day, I would think it to be really odd on boy.
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  3. #5
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    I could see it working as a playful nickname for a couple (very) Italian names. Note that it would probably work best if Gia was said the Italian way (Jyah) vs (Gee-ah). You might consider any of the fuller names:

    Giacinto
    Giacobbe
    Giacomo
    Giancarlo
    Gianfranco
    Gianluca
    Gianmarco
    Gianmaria (if gender confusion is something that you're after, you may want to consider this traditional male Italian name)
    Gianni (though this is a short form of Giovanni)
    Giannino (another short form of Giovanni, occasionally used as a full name)
    Gianpaolo
    Gianpiero
    Gionata (another good one for gender confusion, this one is the Italian form of Jonathan)
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  4. #7
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    I think it could work, maybe as a nickname for a longer name such as Giancarlo, but also as a full name. If you want, you can always explain it as "he was named after his grandmother" or something like that.

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    I think Gia sounds really cool for a guy.

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