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Pietro Arduino (18 July 1728, in Caprino di Verona – 13 April 1805, in Padua) was an Italian botanist.
Aledis  7/31/2017
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Aragonese variant form of the masculine given name Pero.
Sofia  11/12/2016
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We named our son Pietro, who is 6 years old now. We love the name and the fact that he's the only one we know with it. But the one problem is that people unfamiliar with it will invariably Americanize its pronunciation if they don't know how it is supposed to be pronounced.

In English, we typically change the "t-r" to a "c-h-r", as in "tree". But in other languages, including Italian where the name Pietro comes from, the "t-r" is handled with a slight tongue roll. We realize some people have a very difficult time doing a tongue roll, so this part is forgivable.

But the glaring problem we hear is the inexplicable change of the "e" to an "a" in the middle of the name. It should be a soft "EH" sound rather than a hard "AY" sound.

CORRECT: pee-EH-tro
ACCEPTABLE: pee-EH-chro
INCORRECT: pee-AY-chro.
mbdomingo  10/7/2016
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An alternate pronunciation of this name is Pee-AY-troe, and is the one I prefer.
regeroni  3/2/2016
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I first heard of this name through Pietro Maximoff, aka Quicksilver, who is a character in the Marvel Comic Universe. However, I adore the name in itself apart from the character. Italian names are charming, and I'll definitely consider naming one of my sons this in the future.
regeroni  3/2/2016
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Pietro Boccapecora was the birthname of Pope Sergius IV (Pontificate between 1009-1012).
CarolinW  6/12/2012
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Pietro del Murrone was the birthname of Pope Celestine V (Pontificate between 1294-1294, pope for 161 days).
CarolinW  6/12/2012
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Pietro Tomacelli was the birthname of Pope Boniface IX (Pontificate between 1389-1404).
CarolinW  6/12/2012
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Pietro Barbo was the birthname of Pope Paul II (Pontificate between 1464-1471).
CarolinW  6/12/2012
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Pietro Ottoboni was the birthname of Pope Alexander VIII (Pontificate between 1689-1691).
CarolinW  6/11/2012
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Pietro Orsini was the birthname of Pope Benedict XIII (Pontificate between 1724-1730).
CarolinW  6/11/2012
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Pietro Cavallini (1259 – c. 1330) was an Italian painter and mosaic designer working during the late Middle Ages.
― Anonymous User  10/18/2011
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Pietro Bernini (1562-1629) was a Mannerist sculptor of some distinction.
― Anonymous User  9/13/2011
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Pietro Annigoni (1910-1988) was an Italian painter who became internationally famous after painting the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II which is shown on British bank notes. He also painted portraits of Presidents Kennedy and Johnson and Pope John XXIII.
― Anonymous User  8/18/2011
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The character Quicksilver aka Pietro Maximoff from the Marvel comics pronounced his name PEE-eh-tro. I like this pronunciation much better.
rory  4/3/2008
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Pietro Maximoff, AKA Quicksilver, is a Marvel character created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.
dark  6/10/2007

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