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Brunella is my name, but I'm no brunette XD Thankfully, not many people think of joking about how my hair colour doesn't suit my name (only two people did, plus one person in the comments :P).

I sometimes have to repeat my name several times when introducing myself to someone though, because I live in France and this name seems to be hard to come across anywhere outside Italy or Spain. Some folks hadn't even heard of this name before and never suspected it even existed. I don't know if this could happen elsewhere, though.

The advantage of this aspect is that people tend to remember this name pretty well. On the other hand, paradoxically, when a name is rather uncommon, the opposite can also happen. I was often called "Brenda" or "Ornella" by two of my teachers, for instance, because they kept forgetting my first name.

As for the pronunciation, I still have trouble pronouncing this name in English (which is awkward XD), and while this name can be pretty when pronounced the Italian way, it can be less pretty in other languages.

I don't think this name sounds too much out of place with me since I also have an Italian last name, but otherwise, I can imagine this name could sound somewhat strange when borne by someone whose last name comes from another country. The name "Brunella" doesn't seem to be quite as widespread as most other names, so it can probably sound really outlandish to some.
Bruneldi  5/25/2018
Yep. Sounds like nutella.
citylights  1/26/2014
Though otherwise very pretty, this name is a bit of a mouthful. It also seems a little out of place on someone who isn't Italian, in my opinion. PS: Yes, what a great name for brunettes! And all girls with fair hair should be called Blondie, and all redheads Ginger. Facepalm.
that one  5/12/2011
Brunelle is a variant.
fishl_x  4/6/2011
This is a great name for girls who are brunettes like me.
Hushpuppy  10/10/2008
Better than Bruna or Brunhilda, but not by much.
leananshae  12/19/2007
I really like all the names ending in -ella, -elle. I think there's a feminine and musical ring to them.
maria_martillo  10/3/2007

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