Choosing a name for your baby can be one of the most fraught decisions in the run-up to parenthood. Not only do you have to come to an agreement with someone who may be bringing very different preferences, biases and perceptions to the table, but whatever you choose will be central to your child’s identity for a lifetime. What a responsibility! Now add another culture into the mix. Oh, and, here in Italy, maybe the staff at the comune, too. Michelle Tarnopolsky asked local expats about their naming experiences.