My sister's name is Natalia, shortened to Lia, and out of my 3 siblings and me ours are the two Italian based ones. The Italy is dropped when Natalia becomes Lia so i fell like mine holds the Italian for the family. No one pronounces it right (think Helen) and sometimes when gender is weird for me I want something less feminine. I've never seriously considered changing it because It feels Important to my mother's side of the family.

-Elena, Cary, NC