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Author: Fiammetta   (Authenticated as lady murasaki)
Date: March 11, 2011 at 8:18:24 AM
Reply to: Re: Kryzia by Orsino
While indeed there's no K or Y in the Italian alphabet that doesn't stop some people from using sometimes names, probably of foreign derivation, that might contain these letters (I've come across a couple of Ylenia), just as there are some words borrowed from other languages but that are now in Italian dictionaries, that contain k's or y's (such as knock-out or yacht).

This said, you're right that Kryzia isn't an Italian name but she could still be Italian. Krizia (in this spelling) is an Italian fashion brand.

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