Baby names: many ideas to help you choose

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Tips for choosing the baby's name

Destiny is in the name. Choosing the name of your child is a very important step: one of the first responsibilities that a parent must take on. How to choose it? We offer you some tips.





To start, you cannot choose more than three names, it is forbidden to give the name of the living father, a brother or a sister still alive. And a surname as a first name.

The law then speaks clearly: ridiculous or shameful names are forbidden. Before choosing, check the meaning and hear how the diminutives sound. (YOU MAY BE INTERESTED IN: Database with the meaning of the names)

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The choice of the name: 20 tips to avoid mistakes

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A difficult moment, that of choosing the name of the child, which can cause serious tensions in the family. However, there are many small tips that you can follow to make ...



Finally, let yourself be inspired by the baby.



Do you need some examples to choose from? Here is a collection of baby names, divided by categories.

Short and chic names

Ada, Emma, ​​Mia, or Leo, Ennio, Zeno ... Short names have a simple but elegant sound. Here are some of the most beautiful.

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40 short and chic baby names

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Ada, Emma, ​​Mia, or Leo, Ennio, Zeno ... Short names have a simple but elegant sound. Here are some of the most beautiful, for boys and girls.

Names of fairy tales

Here are some names for boys and girls inspired by the world of fairy tales. There are those best known, such as Aurora and Filippo, from "Sleeping Beauty"; those inspired by legendary characters, such as Guinevere and Arthur; and those taken from lesser known fairy tales, but where the characters have original and elegant names, such as Goffredo and Ida ...

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30 baby names inspired by fairy tale characters

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Here are some names for boys and girls inspired by the world of fairy tales. There are those best known, such as Aurora and Filippo, from "Sleeping Beauty"; those inspired by ...

Hero names

We went over ancient history and found 40 beautiful names that are still relevant today. They range from the most classic names, such as: Cesare, Livia, Giulia, Ottaviano, Aureliano; to the most ancient and original ones, such as: Aristide, Berenice, Timoteo, Leonidas; without forgetting those of the characters of the myth, such as: Achilles, Ulysses, Hector, Penelope, Diana, Leda ...

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40 beautiful baby names inspired by heroes and characters of antiquity

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We went over ancient history and found 40 beautiful names that are still relevant today. They range from the most classic names, such as: Cesare, Livia, Giulia, Ottaviano, Aureliano; to the most ...

Names inspired by movies

They make us dream, fall in love, cry and laugh to tears. films are part of the collective imagination and, often, also of our lives. It is not uncommon, in fact, to meet someone who owes their name to a movie character. Edward, Anastasia, Achille or Rossella? Are you looking for some ideas for your baby? Here is a list of names to take inspiration from.

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20 TRENDY baby names inspired by movies

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They make us dream, fall in love, cry and laugh to tears. films are part of the collective imagination and, often, also of our lives. It is not uncommon, in fact, to meet ...

Classic and elegant names

Classic names are those that cross the ages without ever going out of style. They are always current and elegant, like Maria or Beatrice, for females, or like Vittorio and Marco, for males. Here is our selection of the most beautiful.

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30 classic and elegant baby names

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Classic names are those that cross the ages without ever going out of style. They are always up-to-date and elegant, like Maria or Beatrice, for females, or like Vittorio and Marco, for males ....

Foreign names

You still don't know what to call your puppy but would you like a name that doesn't go unnoticed? Take a cue from this list of slightly bizarre foreign names.

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50 VERY SPECIAL foreign names for children

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You still don't know what to call your puppy but would you like a name that doesn't go unnoticed? Take a cue from this list of slightly bizarre foreign names.

Flower names

Margherita and Viola the most common, Dalia and Giacinta, among the least common ... Here are 17 names for girls inspired by flowers and nature.

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17 flower-inspired baby girl names

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Margherita and Viola the most common, Dalia and Giacinta, among the least common ... Here are 17 names for girls inspired by flowers and nature.

Original male names

Wolf, Amos, Neri, Iago. They are all Del Paeseni names, but original and rarely used. Here is our selection of the most particular and trendy male names.

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30 original male names

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Original names for babies? Wolf, Amos, Neri, Iago. They are all Del Paeseni names, but original and rarely used. Here is our selection of the most particular and trendy male names.

Original female names

Ondina, Sveva, Aria, Elettra are original and little used names. Here is our selection of the most particular but beautiful female names.

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30 original female names

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Ondina, Sveva, Aria, Elettra, Frida, Penelope are original and little used names. Here is our selection of the most particular but beautiful female names.

Vintage names

Vintage names are those that were all the rage in the early decades of the twentieth century, you will have heard them in the family, between grandparents and uncles. But many of these names are really beautiful, why not propose them again for your children? Here are the ones we have selected!

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30 baby names, vintage but still beautiful

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Vintage names are those that were all the rage in the early decades of the twentieth century, you will have heard them in the family, between grandparents and uncles. But many of these names are really beautiful, because ...

Compound names

Compound names can be classic names like Gianluca or Annamaria, vintage like Pierpaolo or Marisa, but also original and modern like Mariasole or Annachiara. Here are thirty selected for you.

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30 compound names for babies

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Compound names can be classic names like Gianluca or Annamaria, vintage like Pierpaolo or Marisa, but also original and modern like Mariasole or Annachiara. Here are thirty selected for ...

Names of politicians

Here are the names for children inspired by the Del Paeseni politicians of the past, by the heroes of the Risorgimento, such as Nino (Bixio) or Ciro (Menotti), to the first politicians of the united country, such as Camillo (Benso di Cavour) and Agostino (Depretis), to the great post-war party secretaries, such as Alcide (De Gasperi) or Palmiro (Togliatti), to the great Presidents such as Luigi (Einaudi) and Sandro (Pertini)

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30 baby names inspired by the great politicians of history

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Here are the baby names inspired by the Del Paeseni politicians of the past, by the heroes of the Risorgimento, such as Nino (Bixio) or Ciro (Menotti), to the first politicians of the united country, such as Camillo (Benso di ...

Women who have made history

Here are the names for girls inspired by women who made history: from politics, like Rosa (Luxemburg) or Eva (Peron), to literature, like Elsa (Morante) or Grazia (Deleddda), to art like Frida (Kahlo) or Artemisia (Gentileschi), to science like Rita (Levi Montalcini), to fashion like Coco Chanel ... And many other great female characters of the past.

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30 baby girl names inspired by women who made history

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Here are the names for girls inspired by women who made history: from politics, like Rosa (Luxemburg) or Eva (Peron), to literature, like Elsa (Morante) or Grazia (Deleddda), to art ...

Names kings and queens

From Queen Victoria to King Henry VIII, from Elizabeth I to Mary Stuart, there are many names of rulers of the past to be inspired by when deciding how to name your child. Discover all their meanings thanks to our dictionary of names!

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Royal names: 19 names of kings and queens of the past

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Real names ... for their own babies. From Queen Victoria to King Henry VIII, from Elizabeth I to Mary Stuart, there are many names of rulers of the past to be inspired by when deciding how to call the ...

Romantic names

Here are some names for boys and girls inspired by romantic characters par excellence. For females, we range from the Beatrice loved by Dante Alighieri to the Violetta of the "Traviata"; for males from the beautiful Tancredi of "Il Gattopardo" to Jacopo (Ortis) by Ugo Foscolo. And among the names inspired by the most romantic couples of lovers in history there are: Juliet and Romeo, Renzo and Lucia, Tristano and Isotta, Paolo and Francesca ...

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30 SUPER romantic baby names

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Here are some names for boys and girls inspired by romantic characters par excellence. For females, we range from the Beatrice loved by Dante Alighieri to the Violetta of the "Traviata"; for the...

Names of famous singers

Here are some names inspired by the major Del Paeseni singers. From historians: Luciano (as Ligabue) or Franco (as Battiato); to those of the new generations: from Emma to Noemi, from Marco (Menegoni) to Federico "Fedez". Choose your favorite!

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30 baby names inspired by the most FAMOUS Del Paeseni singers

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Here are some names inspired by the major Del Paeseni singers. From historians: Luciano (as Ligabue) or Franco (as Battiato); to those of the new generations: from Emma to Noemi, from Marco (Menegoni) to ...

Names inspired by history

Timeless names, which belonged to valiant leaders, emperors or women between legend, literature and reality. The choice of 'historical' names for children is becoming increasingly popular. The reason? Because they are beautiful and never go out of style. Here are some ideas for your future children with meaning and name day.

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20 baby names inspired by history but ALWAYS TRENDY

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Timeless names, which belonged to valiant leaders, emperors or women between legend, literature and reality. The choice of 'historical' names for children is becoming increasingly popular ....

Names inspired by children's books

Here are some names inspired by the protagonists of children's books. They range from classics such as Gianni, from "Gian Burrasca", and Enrico, the protagonist of "Cuore" to more recent ones such as Matilde, protagonist of the book by Roald Dahl and Federico, Leo Lionni's mouse. Choose the one you like best and don't forget to read the book.

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30 beautiful baby names inspired by children's books

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Here are some names inspired by the protagonists of children's books. They range from classics such as Gianni, from "Gian Burrasca", and Enrico, the protagonist of "Cuore" to those ...

And finally ... your most loved names!

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100 baby names (Del Paeseni and some foreigners) most loved by parents

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What are the most loved and sought after names by mymodernparents.com parents? Among the first, Andrea, Sofia, Greta, Giulia and Alessandro. Among the less classic, Nathan, Sharon, Mia, Noah, ...

Updated on 17.11.2022

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