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I really, really like Ravenna! It conjures up an image of a sweet girl with dark brown eyes and curly black hair. It's a possible middle name for me. I greatly prefer it to Raven, which just sounds trendy and fake-Gothic.
-- Skittsie13  3/24/2008
My guess is that most people have chosen this name as the feminine variant of Raven, as Raven is apparently too ''obvious'' and not feminine enough. In that way, it seems like an unimaginative, lazily constructed, and tacky name. Even if you used it because of the town, it doesn't sound very pretty or sophisticated.
-- slight night shiver  5/3/2008
Okay, now, slight_night_shiver, that was a little harsh. You have left some of the most negative comments here on BtN. Ravenna is a beautiful name, or at least I think so.
-- Anonymous User  11/22/2008
I don't think it's "tacky" or "unimaginative" at all. "Ravenna" is a poem by Oscar Wilde (see http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Ravenna), a beautiful tribute to the ancient Italian city "where Dante sleeps, where Byron loved to dwell". There is also a genus of butterfly called "Ravenna".

I prefer this name to Rowena, which has "wee" in it.
-- Anonymous User  8/29/2008
Reminds me of the word "ravishing": adj. Extremely beautiful or attractive; enchanting; entrancing. :)
-- Anonymous User  8/8/2009
Also a town in Ohio.
-- magicalhannah7  8/14/2009
The town name Ravenna comes from the Latin word rava, "ravine" with the Etruscan suffix -enna.
-- earthnut  1/19/2010
Don't like it. Another Italian city name being used in English. I think that using Italian city names is strange and pathetic, not "posh" or whatever the parents were trying to be. A real Italian name would sound better.
-- bananarama  9/3/2010
Pretty, but there are prettier. It's too much like Raven, and for some reason, it makes me think of the name "McKenna", which I dislike.
-- Black_X  8/7/2011
Ravenna was the name of the evil queen in Snow White and the Huntsman.
-- LadyVanRaven  7/12/2012

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