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June 11th, 2012, 08:40 AM
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We're considering Giada, which is pronounced JAH-da, we'd call her Gia as a nn. DD is Mattea and I'm thinking these names go pretty well together. My only concern is that it's super Italian sounding. I'm not Italian at all but DH is half. I don't know if that's a big enough deal to make me not use the name.
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June 11th, 2012, 09:15 AM
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I think if there is enough of a history of his family using Italian sounding names , then go for it.... I would just be careful, everyone is going to have a VERY difficult time saying or spelling her name. I'm still not exactly sure how you pronounce that name even after you wrote it out. How I'm saying it, it does sound very pretty. But as someone who went through school spelling out my name and saying it 6 times before any teacher figured it out on their own, I think you need to consider the long term effects.
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June 11th, 2012, 09:39 AM
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I think if there is enough of a history of his family using Italian sounding names , then go for it.... I would just be careful, everyone is going to have a VERY difficult time saying or spelling her name. I'm still not exactly sure how you pronounce that name even after you wrote it out. How I'm saying it, it does sound very pretty. But as someone who went through school spelling out my name and saying it 6 times before any teacher figured it out on their own, I think you need to consider the long term effects.

If you watch the Food Network at all there's a Giada on there who has a cooking show. DH's family doesn't really use ethnic sounding names, she'd be the only one. I had fallen in love with Gianna but came to realize that it's just way too popular in our area (big turn off for me). I'm not set on Giada yet. We have a difficult to work with last name so it makes name choosing even more of a pain.
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June 12th, 2012, 08:02 PM
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I like it. I think it goes with your DD's name very well and obviously has the same sound and feel so it will go nicely. The NN Gia is very easy to pronounce and spell so I don't think it'd be a problem. Very nice!
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June 14th, 2012, 08:38 AM
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I LOVE the name. I would use it even if I wasn't Italian.
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June 14th, 2012, 09:31 AM
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I like it!
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June 16th, 2012, 12:16 PM
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I don't see how the pronunciation comes from the spelling. Is the nickname Gia pronounced the way you would think or just JAH?
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June 17th, 2012, 09:45 AM
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Beautiful name and the NN is perfect. I think that the TV personality has eposed enough eople to it that the pronounciation issue won't be too bad.
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June 17th, 2012, 12:21 PM
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Sorry to be ignorant. What tv personality?
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June 18th, 2012, 08:05 AM
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I don't see how the pronunciation comes from the spelling. Is the nickname Gia pronounced the way you would think or just JAH?
That's just the correct Italian pronunciation, JAH-da. It seems some people (I'm assuming Americans) say Gee-ah-da but that's not really how it's traditionally pronounced. As far as the nn Gia, I would say it as it's spelled. I do like both pronunciations of the name so I'm not 100% sure which I'd go with, although I tend to lean towards the real Italian pronunciation.
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June 20th, 2012, 10:40 AM
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I like it. I think it goes with your DD's name very well and obviously has the same sound and feel so it will go nicely. The NN Gia is very easy to pronounce and spell so I don't think it'd be a problem. Very nice!
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June 20th, 2012, 10:49 AM
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Why not just name her Gia then??

Personally I like the name Giada (pronounced JAH-da and used that way) and in my opinion it's just confusing having her named "JAH-da" and calling her Gia!!
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June 20th, 2012, 02:09 PM
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I love Giada!!! There's a precious baby at my work named that, she's adorable!
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June 28th, 2012, 09:26 AM
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I love Giada!!! There's a precious baby at my work named that, she's adorable!
Do they pronounce it JAH-da or gee-AH-da? I'm thinking about crossing the name off the list the more I think about it just becuase I think anyone without a strong Italian background will say gee-AH-da (which I actually think is nice, just not sure if I can get past the fact that it's not the "right" way to say it).

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Why not just name her Gia then??

Personally I like the name Giada (pronounced JAH-da and used that way) and in my opinion it's just confusing having her named "JAH-da" and calling her Gia!!
Yes, I do agree with this also. I know Gia is a legitimate name but it #1 just has a nickname feel to it for me and #2 I know someone (who I'm not fond of) who just name their DD Gia so I feel like I can't.

I'm slightly debating on intentionally mispronouncing the name and saying gee-AH-da, although I know this isn't how true Italians say it, I have seen this listed as a pronunciation. I also think it's how most Americans would say the name, unless they were constantly corrected, which would be annoying.
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July 1st, 2012, 11:12 AM
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I love it! I like unusual names, so for me I wouldn't mind about explaining pronunciation etc. I do think it goes well with Mattea, too.
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