Say what you want about Snooki, but pregnant Snooki has been by far the best Snooki we have seen yet. And her new baby name, officially leaked yesterday by her Jersey Shore co-stars to USA Today, is yet another strong move for the mama-to-be.
The self-proclaimed "guidette" was reportedly deciding between two names. The first was Jionni Junior and the second was Lorenzo.
One is kind of cheesy and one is a beautiful, classically Italian name that goes along perfectly with her family's roots. Guess which one she chose?!
Her baby is going to be Lorenzo. How SWEET is that?? It's also a much better name than Jionni Junior, which is kind of a mouthful.
Seriously, for all the flak Snooki gets, she sure does seem to have her head on straight when it comes to becoming a mom. The name isn't an ugly or funky name. It's a perfect name that reflects both her and Jionni's Italian background without being over the top tacky.
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I love it. Kudos to her. Plus it has the equally adorably nickname Enzo if she chooses to go that route.
There are other lovely Italian names as well. She could have chosen Antonio or Alberto or Angelo or Aldo. But Lorenzo is the best of the bunch and is the perfect name for the first Jersey Shore baby.
Snooki's roots may be Chilean -- she was adopted at 6 months -- but the name reflects her adoptive family's background, which is kind of the whole point of naming a baby. To me, the idea is always to give a baby a name that reflects his or her heritage and past. My daughter is named for my mother and it's a Hebrew name, and my son is named for my grandfather.
What is the point of naming a kid something that means nothing? A baby is, after all, the fruit of so much familial love and attention. A baby deserves a family name.
I love that Snooki is giving her child a name that is so reflective of her and her partner's background without going into "junior" territory. It's a perfect, perfect name for the next generation of little Polizzi/LaValles.
Do you like Snooki's baby name?
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