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Italian baby boy names?

post #1 of 12
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We just found out that we are having a baby boy. Any suggestions for some Italian boy names?
post #2 of 12
My FIL was born and raised in Italy. His name is Giorgio. His father was Vittorio. My husband is Adrian Vittorio, the Adrian is after his grandmother, Adriana, so the masculine would really be Adriano (which his dad often calls him) but they Americanized it a little for simplicity. Others--Matteo (a personal favorite) and Lorenzo. Good luck!
post #3 of 12
we named our little guy Dante Anthony, combining the middle names of my FIL and my father
post #4 of 12
I have always loved the name Giovanni. Salvatore, as well. Not going to happen in our family (dh is Ethiopian, no Italian names, ever )
post #5 of 12
Luca
Fabrizio
Amadeo
Alesio
Alessandro
Claudio
Marco
Enzo
Francesco
Gabriele
Rafaele
Luigi
Massimo
Stefano
post #6 of 12
Call me crazy, but when we were pregnant with ds, I SO wanted to name him Ercole (ehr-co-leh). My husband declined.
post #7 of 12
I really like the names Luca and Mirco, Antonio was an old bf of mine, Dino as well, Franco too hmm maybe I should stop there - lol
Other names
Christiano
Paolo
I could go on - this website may be of help they seem to have quite a few names there http://www.ourbabynames.co.uk/italianboys.php
post #8 of 12
Claudio
Alessio
Alessandro
Salvo
Giorgio
Attilio
Andrea
Pio
Roberto
Paolo
Pietro
Vincenzo
Michele
Massimo
Marco
Francesco

My hubby is italian. We are SCREWED if we ever have a boy and want an Italian name because he hates all the ones i like and vice versa =)
post #9 of 12
I'm Italian but no boys and DH's last name doesn't go well with them

I've always loved Gianni.
post #10 of 12
The Italian tradition is to name the first son after the paternal grandfather, the second son after the maternal grandfather. (First daughter is named for paternal grandmother, second daughter named for maternal grandmother.) Some people also include the name of the patron saint of the family's town in the baby's name -- in Gubbio, Italy every family has at least one male named Ubaldo!

Cipriano is my fave Italian boy's name. Check out the Italian section section of the book "A World of Baby Names."
post #11 of 12
Our son is named Massimo and before he was born everyone said it would be too hard of a name to "live down" or "live up to" whatever those mean. Anyway, he and everyone else loves his name now!
post #12 of 12
Auguri!

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The Italian tradition is to name the first son after the paternal grandfather, the second son after the maternal grandfather. (First daughter is named for paternal grandmother, second daughter named for maternal grandmother.)
Yes, this is true in many families and for that reason if dh and I ever have a son, he will be called Carmine, which I don't like at all. Oh well. Dh agreed to name dd after my mother instead of his so I won't object if it happens...

Names I really love:
Luca
Nicola (English speakers might be confused by that one)
Maurizio
Massimo
Danilo
Davide (Though accent on the first syllable might trip non-Italian speakers up)
Alessandro, because it has two great nicknames: Ale and Sandro

I do like Giovanni but English speakers have a tendency to mispronounce it.

My dh was talking about a guy named Erico the other day. I really like that name. I'd never heard it before. It's pretty rare.

I like it when Gian is used as a preface for names, like Gianluca, or Gianandrea. (But there could be the same mispronunciation issue as for Giovanni)

I also like:
Paolo
Stefano
Giulio
Alessio
Italo
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