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Same here. Fads and fashions in names, 95% Italian 5% foreign (Deborah, Nicole...). The "madonna" kind of name - both plain Marys and the Maria-this-and-that (Assunta Concetta Immacolata...) ones - are totally "out" though .... unless of course one is aiming to ensure one's wee kiddy will inherit the largest slice of the estate of a rich ageing childless greataunt of that name?  

And I'd say that to tack "Maria" onto a boy's name these days must mean the parents are paid-up members of Opus Dei?

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by eternalcityblues (parvati_roma aaaat libero.it) on Wed Dec 6th, 2006 at 06:25:18 PM EST
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