User comments for Ravenna

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I would prefer Rowena over Ravenna.
natalilyxoxo  7/31/2017
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Ravenna sounds like a great alternative to Raven, which is a nice name itself too.
EqualityandLoveRall  5/19/2014
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Ravenna was the name of the evil queen in Snow White and the Huntsman.
LadyVanRaven  7/12/2012
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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
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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
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The town name Ravenna comes from the Latin word rava, "ravine" with the Etruscan suffix -enna.
earthnut  1/19/2010
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Also a town in Ohio.
magicalhannah7  8/14/2009
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Reminds me of the word "ravishing": adj. Extremely beautiful or attractive; enchanting; entrancing. :)
― Anonymous User  8/8/2009
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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
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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
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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
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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

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