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|English to Italian translations [PRO]|
|English term or phrase: Italian Name|
|I'm working on a short story and need a common/commonly found name for a girl character that has the sound and the feel of a young girl with a sunshine smile on her lips. It could be a real name or an adjective that means the same.|
Thanks a lot.
I will add my suggestion to this very interesting list. I don`t know how you are going to choose, Roomy.
Laetitia is the Latin word for joy, and it also conveys a sense of serene enjoyment, natural wisdom in the appreciation of all that is beautiful.
I had a friend, as a girl, whose name kept the Latin spelling Laetitia, but it would be more current and up to date to spell it
all the best
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Local time: 19:42
|I think all the replies to this wonderful question were equally delightful. I particularly liked Laura, short and sweet. Ilara sounded nice too. And Floriana gave connotations of something with flowers. I am sure I would love to use all the three above somewhere in future. Gaia might be pretty good; but as a phonetic sound, it is a new one for me at this moment. I wanted a two to three syllable name. And I am sure I might like to choose Allegra in future for it has a nice ring.|
I am using Letizia here because the girl character, I had in mind, I wanted to give her something of a classical variation. So, I could give that feeling/sense of delight as well as that colour of something classical.
As an afterthought, I have known names like Serena and Stella and never found them too delightful ever. Just a personal choice.
But isn't it very interesting that I should be thinking of a short story and trying to implement it after my visit to Italy for the ProZ Convention. I came to Italy for the first time ever in my life and I seemed to be so enthusiastic about all my impressions there that I have found my lost creativity.
That's all I can say to all my Italian friends who responded here. Well, if you folks don't mind KudoZ and the occasional interference from me, I would be glad to ask questions on similar lines in future.
Roomy F Naqvy
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Is the name of a young singer of popular songs (Laura Pasotti); and the name of a young girl in a famous song (Laura dov'è?). I think it could suite.
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Gaia or Stella
they are both widely used in Italy and very nice...
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Native speaker of: Italian
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