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A rip takes the first of my vocal surname
You'll see me as a rival because of where I came
One of two things to a saint born in Rome no surprise
Take half of this riddle's series for an opposite prize

Name the name.

Hint 1:

The second line refers to the name itself, not of any famous person with the name. Also, don't stress over the fourth line, it's an in-series reference to these riddles

Hint 2:

This name is of Italian origin

Hint 3:

Depending on how you say this name, it might sound like 2 names combined. Also the name is feminine by the way

That's about all the hints I can give without being too easy with them.

Hint 4:

I thought of another hint to push you in the right direction. The second line refers to how the name itself means "rival"

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    $\begingroup$ I love these puzzles! $\color{darkorange}{\bigstar}$ $\endgroup$ – Feeds Aug 16 '18 at 23:13
  • $\begingroup$ I have reached my daily voting limit, so I cannot upvote... but I only need to wait $7$ more minutes :D $\endgroup$ – Feeds Aug 16 '18 at 23:52
  • $\begingroup$ I like @user477343 - always giving upvotes, favorites, and compliments! $\endgroup$ – elarr Aug 17 '18 at 12:10
  • $\begingroup$ Is the name italian or latin? $\endgroup$ – tox123 Aug 20 '18 at 1:40
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    $\begingroup$ The name is Italian $\endgroup$ – Xavier Stanton Aug 20 '18 at 2:16
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Stealing this from @tox123...

Emiliana

A rip takes the first of my vocal surname

Emilíana Torrini is a singer, Rip Torn's surname has the same first part

You'll see me as a rival because of where I came

The name comes from Latin aemulus (rival)

One of two things to a saint born in Rome no surprise

Trasilla and Emiliana were aunts of St. Gregory, who was born in Rome

Hint: Depending on how you say this name, it might sound like 2 names combined.

Emily Anna

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    $\begingroup$ YES!!!!!!! You pulled it off! $\endgroup$ – Xavier Stanton Aug 20 '18 at 7:13
  • $\begingroup$ If you want to expand, the fourth line refers to the solution of Name that Name 5. $\endgroup$ – Xavier Stanton Aug 20 '18 at 7:17
  • $\begingroup$ Good job, I'm so jealous though. $\endgroup$ – tox123 Aug 20 '18 at 18:52
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I'm not sure if any of these clues are correct, but are you

Mark?

A rip takes the first of my vocal surname

Vocal surname...could refer to Mark Wahlberg?

You'll see me as a rival because of where I came

One definition of the word "mark" is "a target".

One of two things to a saint born in Rome no surprise

This could refer to Pope Saint Mark, born in Rome and became Pope in the 4th century (I'm not talking about the original Saint Mark here).

Take half of this riddle's series for an opposite prize

No idea, but you said not to worry about this.

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  • $\begingroup$ No, it isn't Mark $\endgroup$ – Xavier Stanton Aug 18 '18 at 1:43
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Emilia

A rip takes the first of my vocal surname

No clue. Possibly em-dash or something. "Rip 'em" seems to be a phrase

You'll see me as a rival because of where I came

Emilia is Italian for rival

One of two things to a saint born in Rome no surprise

Emmelia of Caesarea gave birth to not one, but two saints.

As for the fourth hint I haven't been following the series closely so I can't say. I also don't know how you say it as two names, I've only ever heard one related name.

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    $\begingroup$ Ohhh... you are so close!!! $\endgroup$ – Xavier Stanton Aug 20 '18 at 2:38
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Wild guess based on some of the extra hints you added:

Rosaria?

because

A saint born in Rome should be familiar with a rosary.

and from the hints you added:

The name is feminine and I think Italian and if you pronounce Rosaria as Rose-aria, you say it as two names.

However, I can't make any sense out of the first 2 lines of the riddle...

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  • $\begingroup$ It isn't Rosaria $\endgroup$ – Xavier Stanton Aug 19 '18 at 23:14
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I'm going to take a wild stab and say:

Franscesca

A rip takes the first of my vocal surname

Frrrr kinda sounds like paper tearing?

You'll see me as a rival because of where I came

Franscesca is Latin for French-woman, the French (Gauls or Germanic tribe) being enemies of the Romans then again, who wasn't an enemy of the Romans.

One of two things to a saint born in Rome no surprise

Franscesca of Rome is a saint

As for the fourth hint I haven't been following the series closely so I can't say.

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  • $\begingroup$ No, it isn't Francesca $\endgroup$ – Xavier Stanton Aug 20 '18 at 2:16
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    $\begingroup$ Also, the second line is the meaning of the name itself, as in, the name legit means "rival" $\endgroup$ – Xavier Stanton Aug 20 '18 at 2:17
  • $\begingroup$ @XavierStanton thanks, most useful hint yet. Also, if I make a new answer should I edit this one or write a new one? $\endgroup$ – tox123 Aug 20 '18 at 2:18
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    $\begingroup$ Whichever is easier for you $\endgroup$ – Xavier Stanton Aug 20 '18 at 2:19

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