14:51 Jul 6, 2011
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Italian to English translations [PRO]
Names (personal, company) / choosing a name
Italian term or phrase: Chicca
It's a little girl's name, how would you say it in English?

Chicca is the nickname for Francesca... my client was suggesting "Polly"...

Alessandro Drenaggi
Local time: 20:06

Summary of answers provided
4 +1Chicca-don't translate
Barbara Cochran, MFA
3 -1Fanny

Discussion entries: 8



12 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
Chicca-don't translate

I wouldn't translate it because it is someone's name.

Barbara Cochran, MFA
United States
Local time: 14:06
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
Notes to answerer
Asker: I know, but the client wants to translate the names, it's a kids' story

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  corallia
1 day 22 hrs
  -> Thanks, corallia.
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12 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): -1

A me piace, per una bimba di una storia... :)

Local time: 12:06
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian, Native in Serbo-CroatSerbo-Croat

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Kate Chaffer: Not really appropriate for a children's book! / It's a commonly used slang word for a part of the female anatomy.
2 hrs
  -> Why? It's a nickname for Frances too.

neutral  writeaway: Fanny Ardent would be insulted by the disagree. apparently asker isn't interested in using an equivalent English nickname. just any name.
3 hrs

neutral  SYLVY75: Not appropriate for a children's book (in Br slang it has a strong sexual connotation!)
4 hrs
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