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February 19th, 2012 02:26 PM #6
Honestly, I'm the opposite on most names. The only names I really love that end in a are Serena and Cordelia. I prefer Isabel, Olive, Caroline, Natalie, Adrienne, etc over their a ending counterparts. I've pretty much always been that way. But then again I've never been a huge fan of most belle/bella names.
February 19th, 2012 06:33 PM #8
I've always wondered about this, too! It does seem that most -a endings are a lot more popular than the non-"A" endings, but after reading a few of the comments, I've thought of some that don't fit the rule! Natalie is more popular than Natalia, and Lily and Lillian are more popular than Liliana...
I honestly go back and forth on which I prefer... sometimes I think I lean more toward the non-a endings, as Isabelle and Arianne are my top two, and Isabella and Ariana aren't. Olivia is on my top 3, though, and Olive isn't (although I would consider Olive as a nn for Olivia, as well as Liv, Livy, and Via!)... Liliana has been on my list but I'm seriously thinking of giving it up for Lillian. I prefer Aurelie to Aurelia, but Emilia to Emily/Emilie... I like Julia more than Julie, but Sophie more than Sophia... I honestly don't know why for some names I prefer the "A" ending and others I prefer the other ending... I seem to be a bit hodge-podge in that area, haha.Ashley
twenty-something namenerd and aspiring novelist
Isabelle + Arianne + Olivia + Violet + Charlotte + Emmeline + Eleni + Grace + Audrey + Eva + Catherine + Tess + Zoe
Caleb + Everett + Jack + Avery + Samuel + Zane + Brody + Declan + Caspar + Grant + Rory + Thomas + Peter
February 20th, 2012 12:06 PM #10
Spanish-Italian version? To me, both version is beautiful by their own.
It depends on what you need.
But maybe the a-ending is more popular because it sounds more delicate and feminin.
February 20th, 2012 01:31 PM #12
In a lot of eastern european countries, all girls names end in -a (as a caroline who married into a polish family, my inlaws usually say it carolina/carolinka just because it sounds strange to them otherwise).
I'm not sure just how many other cultures it's the same, but I'm guessing many.
February 25th, 2012 10:02 AM #14blaise, phineas, magdalena, lilith