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The Baby Name Guru Reviews the Latest Celebrity Baby Names . . .
Is it thumbs up or thumbs down for Gia Zavala Damon?
by Bruce Lansky

Baby Names in the News

Is it thumbs up or thumbs down for Gia Zavala Damon?

Matt Damon and his wife, Luciana, have announced the birth of daughter Gia Zavala, who joins big sisters Isabella and Alexia (Luciana’s daughter from her previous marriage).

The name Gia is a short form of Giana, which is an Italian form of Jane. I would have raved if Giana were the choice, but Gia lacks the sumptuous sound and elegance of Giana (as well as Isabella, Alexia, and Luciana). I'd rate Gia an "okay" choice if it were followed by an appealing middle name; but instead of giving Gia a solid fall-back position, Matt and Luciana have chosen Zavala, an obscure and less appealing option.

My verdict: One thumb down!

Bruce LanskyAbout the Author:
Bruce Lansky is the #1 author of baby name books in North America. His name books have sold more than 9.5 million copies. He's called "The Baby Name Guru" because he regularly writes articles that provide baby-naming advice. His candid reviews of celebrity baby names have been reprinted in thousands of newspapers, magazines, and websites from coast to coast. His other name books include 100,000+ Baby Names, 60,000+ Baby Names, The Very Best Baby Name Book, 25,000+ Baby Names, and The New Baby Name Survey. He is also the editor of a successful series of children's poetry books and children's fiction books. Lansky resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he enjoys his work as a publisher.

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