Carla Bruni, Nicolas Sarkozy Baby Name
Update: Carla Bruni-Sarkozy has confirmed that the name is Giulia.
Giulia is a very popular girl's name in Italy. The Italian spelling of the popular girl's name Julia doesn't make the charts in the US. Giuliana, however, is having a meteoric rise, from #898 in 2007 to #376 in 2010. Julianna and Juliana are also up, though Julia remains the biggest hit. We fully expect Giulia to make the US charts soon.
The First Lady of France, model-actress Carla Bruni gave birth to a baby girl in Paris on Wednesday, October 19. Dad is French President Nicolas Sarkozy. No official word on the baby's name yet, though The Telegraph reports that the baby is named Dahlia.
Dahlia is a lovely flower name that has seen a sharp spike in popularity in the U.S. in the past few years. But is it likely the name of the First Bebe?
Could be, but only if the parents' name style is very different for girls than for boys. Dahlia doesn't have the French heritage of the names of Bruni and Sarkozy's children from their previous relationships, Aurelien, Louis, Jean and Pierre.
While we await official word of the Bruni-Sarkozy baby name, let us know what you think of the name Dahlia. Do you think the Telegraph report is true? Do you have other ideas of what the couple might name their baby girl?
It's official: Giulia. What do you think of their choice? Do you prefer Giulia or Julia? Do you prefer Giulia or Dahlia?