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Emilio or Pablo?

(19 Posts)
BreakfastClub Sun 07-Aug-11 00:56:48

Help! can't decide

ImpyCelyn Sun 07-Aug-11 08:03:44


kittensliveupstairs Sun 07-Aug-11 08:05:46

Unless you are Spanish, go with Duncan. I have a friend whose son is called Javier. I misheard it as Harriet and I'm not the only one to do so.

kittensliveupstairs Sun 07-Aug-11 08:08:21

Just seen on another bit that you are Greek. Go for Emilio, although this still sounds Spanish to me. Alternatively Duncan(o) wink HTH.

InstantAtom Sun 07-Aug-11 08:35:57

I prefer Emilio (or Emil).

Pablo is too similar to Pavlo/Pavlov and Pavlov's dog.

airborne Sun 07-Aug-11 10:39:15


tammytoby Sun 07-Aug-11 10:41:19

Both are nice and underused in the UK. Does one go better with your surname?

LetThereBeRock Sun 07-Aug-11 10:53:22


BreakfastClub Sun 07-Aug-11 14:05:12

I think Pablo goes better with my surname but Emilio seems to be the fave

MorallyBankrupt Mon 08-Aug-11 15:04:40


To the English speaker, Emilio might be confused as Amelia.

birdofthenorth Mon 08-Aug-11 16:30:01

Pablo. I think in the UK Emilio sounds affeminate (although I did have s childhood crush on Mr Estevez!)

upahill Mon 08-Aug-11 17:49:35


bigbluebump Mon 08-Aug-11 18:40:10

I like both. Emilio is a little close to all the Emily/Emilia/Amelie/Amelia type girls names that are very popular at the moment.

InstantAtom Mon 08-Aug-11 19:59:48

I don't think it would be confused with Amelia. Everyone's heard of Emilio Estefez haven't they? (Or am I old?)

pinkhebe Mon 08-Aug-11 20:03:24

Emilio, I think it's gorgeous

hulabula Tue 09-Aug-11 10:24:57

Pablo sounds more masculine. I like it. Do you have Spanish or Latin heritage?

Hellishday Tue 09-Aug-11 10:26:00

Wasn't there book Pablo the donkey?

Hellishday Tue 09-Aug-11 10:26:15

Or even a book.

hulabula Tue 09-Aug-11 10:47:49

There are lots of books with names of animals, e.g. Tom the Tortoise, Ella the Elephant, Pete the Penguin to name a few. Would this prevent one from using the name for one's child?

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