Sicilian names can be a real challenge to decide on. There are so many versions of the same name and people even disagree on which is the correct spelling or pronunciation of the name. Sicilian names are obviously also Italian names. If you have Italian or Sicilian names you would like to add (or correct) please let us know.
Are you considering a vacation to Sicily? A trip to Sicily will definitely help you expand your list of names. Traveling to Italy and visiting the small towns of Sicily will surely get you inspired. With the great mountain views, fresh Mediterranean air and friendly faces, what more could you ask for? How about authentic Sicilian food and real espresso for a change? Enjoy the local coffee shops and walking through historic squares. A vacation to Sicily will remind you about the important things in life. Love, family and the simple everyday pleasures.
What to name your child can be a big decision. Some parents get stressed out and disagree completely with their spouse. Sisters, brothers, parents and friends also seem to have their own opinions and it can get overwhelming. Relax.
How bad can picking the wrong name be? If you are looking for a Sicilian name for your new son or daughter, you are giving them a unique name that will likely stand out. Is that a problem or a benefit? These are the questions parents sometimes struggle with.
In the Sicilian tradition, the first born son is named after the dad's father and then the second born son is named after the mother's father. So, it's not uncommon to have 2 names dominate at the big family gatherings. It's a great tradition and can make the decision much easier for those parents that want to keep that Sicilian name tradition going. This is usually discussed well before deciding to have kids and probably before they are even married. If the tradition is important enough, it will have been decided well before the birth.
Over the years, some Sicilian families have turned to more traditional American names and now that they are grown up, some are wanting to get back to their heritage and are wanting to go back to the Sicilian traditional names for boys and girls.