Italian Olympians's Names: Not Your Typical Italian Names
I have noticed that in this winter olympic, many the Italian athlete name are not typical of what is generally known as Italian name. At least in the US.
Many of the names sound rather germanic or scandinavian, ofen ending with "er", not "one", "lli", "cci", or "ni" as I am more famliar with.
But then again, I am no italian antropologist
For those who are familiar with Ittaly demography and geography, is there a part of Italy where those names prevalent?
Or is this is simply a randomness of isolated immigration from other parts of Europe?
I am jusr curious. This is the first olympic I noticed this.
Last edited by tennislover22; Feb 28th, 2010 at 07:15 AM.