Spanish/English girls' names

(70 Posts)
porcito Wed 30-Jul-14 18:42:16

I need help before I end up being deported for irrational pregnant rage against DP.

I'm English, he's Mexican so we're looking for a name that can be used and pronounced easily in both countries. All my suggestions, like Eva, Ana, Sofia, are either too popular or 'for really old señoras'. On the other hand, he's coming out with such classics as 'Brenda' and 'Ethel' and even 'Fanny'.

I don't really care about popularity, although I don't really want to have a name that I associate with my great great grandmother. (see Ethel). Can anyone help us?!

TheFillyjonk Wed 30-Jul-14 18:47:55

I know a Mexican Brenda - she's gorgeous!

How about Ximena? I went through a phase of really wanting this to be my name.

Orangeisthenewbanana Wed 30-Jul-14 18:49:46

Carmen
Rosa/Rosita/Rosanna
Camilla
Elena
Maria
Josephina
Paola
Gabriella
Christina
Isabella (also too popular?)
Frida

wigglesrock Wed 30-Jul-14 19:05:01

Inez, Olivia

I know a baby Carmen, it's gorgeous. I have 3 daughters (2 of their names you have mentioned in your OP as ones you like but your husband doesn't smile)

KiaOraOAotearoa Wed 30-Jul-14 19:21:02

Clara
Daniela
Manuela
Carmen
Helena

myotherusernameisbetter Wed 30-Jul-14 19:23:14

Carla
Clara
Marissa
or
Gloria might appeal to your OH - must be due a comeback

LJBanana Wed 30-Jul-14 19:26:39

Luna?

Seriouslyffs Wed 30-Jul-14 19:28:04

Teresa?

Middleagedmotheroftwo Wed 30-Jul-14 19:30:27

I like Pilar.

Leeds2 Wed 30-Jul-14 21:28:09

I know a Spanish Lizzie, but don't know what it is short for! And a Portuguese Luisa.

Carmen is lovely.

Seriouslyffs Wed 30-Jul-14 21:46:47

Isabellla

Seriouslyffs Wed 30-Jul-14 21:46:57

Isabella

rootypig Wed 30-Jul-14 21:48:51

Aurelia!

weegiemum Wed 30-Jul-14 21:49:42

We have quite a few Latin American friends who call my dds Katerina/Ekaterina and Raquel (or Raquelita ad she's the youngest).

I get called Susanna.

TheNumberfaker Wed 30-Jul-14 21:50:06

Lola.

skinnyamericano Wed 30-Jul-14 21:53:55

Cassia (I think it means cinnamon?)

Feartheescalator Wed 30-Jul-14 22:01:07

Natalia
Clara
Alba

TheFillyjonk Wed 30-Jul-14 22:03:56

Alba... That's beautiful.

allduffedup Wed 30-Jul-14 22:09:34

Luciana
Lilliana

emotionsecho Wed 30-Jul-14 22:09:58

Paloma (daughter of Picasso)
Gabriella
Marianna/Marianne
Christina/Christianna
Lilliana
Santina
Others I have heard which are a bit more unusual are
Yolande
Yianni
Pitxes
Also know an Ariadne and Alexandria
Isabella
Maria
Anna
Theresa

emotionsecho Wed 30-Jul-14 22:14:02

Don't let him saddle your daughter with a name like Fannygrin

I love Carmen (but then I love the music from that Opera!)

Consuelo shortened to Connie

EverythingCounts Wed 30-Jul-14 22:18:00

Penelope? (as in Cruz)

emotionsecho Wed 30-Jul-14 22:22:09

Valentina/Valeria
Daniella
Natalia
Alessandra
Catalina
Antoinella
Salome
Julieta
Rafaella
Josefina
Amelia
Isadora

Itzel

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