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Questions tagged [name]

Topics related to given names, surnames, and linguistic aspects of naming in Italian

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Article “la” before women names [duplicate]

I spent some time in a few of the northern provinces of Italy. When I was in Tuscany I noticed that when mentioning a woman by name they would use the feminine article "la" with the name, e.g. "la ...
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Nomi alternativi per città italiane

Leggo abbastanza spesso sui giornali nomi alternativi di alcune città italiane, sempre con la forma "la città [parola, spesso un'aggettivo]", per esempio 'la città eterna' (Roma), 'la città superba' (...
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Naming a male pet Monkey [closed]

How would you name a male pet, Monkey? Since 'scimmia' is female it doesn't seem right. Scimmio, or is that slang for something else?
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How do modern Italians get their nicknames (soprannome? nomignolo?)?

I just had a kid! His first name is an Italian one, but I'll leave conversations about the actual name for another post. My family is Italian on both sides, but my parents and I were born in America. ...
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What are common or archaic spellings/versions of the name Michelangelo?

[This may seem similar to another question, but it is completely different. This other question is about nicknames for Michelangelo. The question here is trying to understand the history of the name ...
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What are common or archaic nicknames for Michelangelo?

In a few hours, I will most likely have a son. We're pretty sure we know his name, but we were thinking about nicknames. What are common nicknames in Italy for Michelangelo? I'd be interested in any ...
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Sulla pronuncia del nome Elena

Ieri in Catalogna si è festeggiato San Giorgio. Si tratta della "festa" delle rose e dei libri (non so se "festa" sia la parola più adeguata perché di solito questo giorno si lavora). È tradizionale ...
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Short form of name Adriano

I am wondering if there is a short form(s) of Italian name Adriano? Googled but could not find anything. Thanks in advance.
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Dia della donna or Dia delle donne?

Was yesterday called dia della donna or dia delle donne? I was unsure which was the correct name.
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What does 'ni' mean as the suffix of people's names?

Italian names like Paganini Berlusconi Antonioni Pasolini Fellini share the same suffix “-ni”. What does that mean?
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Articles with proper names (e.g. la Giulia) [duplicate]

Why do people say "la Giulia", "la Paola" etc. I've been told this is considered incorrect, but everyone seems to say it anyway.
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Why is “The Last Supper” also named “Il Cenacolo” in Italian?

Besides "L'Ultima Cena", "The Last Supper" is also named "Il Cenacolo" in Italian. Why is it also named this way and when was it it first used?
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Usare la 'y' per modificare i cognomi

Noto una recente tendenza della stampa satirica a terminare in 'y' alcuni cognomi; per esempio, oggi leggevo Renzy per Renzi e Alfy per Alfano. Sapreste dire quale sia l'origine di questa ...
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Articolo con i nomi propri: sì o no? [duplicate]

Mi sapreste dire se è corretto usare l’articolo davanti ai nomi propri (grammaticalmente parlando)? Per citare qualche esempio: la Maria, la Giuseppina, la Stefania . E nei cognomi come ad esempio: l'...
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Is it a common Italian practice the use of definite article for feminine proper names, like in Veneto region?

I noticed a common practice in Veneto, which is the strange use of definite articles with proper names. Some feminine examples I hear very often: Chiama la Marcella per vedere che cosa è successo. ...