iolanda2 wrote:My greatuncle married Melania Maria Teresa Braghiroli in 1870 in Mirandola ( MO )
She used the nickname Ninfa, does anyone know the reason for this nickname? i have never seen it before.
Ninfa is a female first name (Ninfo in the masculine) and is not a nickname. It is found typically in Sicily. It was derived from Greek (means nymph) and was the name of a 4th century saint. I can't explain why your aunt used Ninfa as a nickname.