Hello! I'm from Peru so my family speaks Spanish. My other two are called Isabella and Sebastian. We are desperate for a name for our baby boy. I'm 21 weeks pregnant and we came down with the following names:
Noah Oliver Leonardo Samuel David
So far we like Oliver and Samuel. Also we need to use both surnames Bennett Rivera. Please help as I want to start calling my baby a name. My other two have Seby and Bella as nicknames!
Hi - my husband is Spanish and I'm English, but we went for a Spanish name as 1) I love it and 2) it works better with a Spanish surname! Our baby girl is due in 6 weeks and will be called Nerea! We live in the UK too.
If you really want a dual name, there are lots - just sometimes pronounced a bit differently! Personally I love David from your list above. Just avoid names that the English can't pronounce properly like Angel, Javier and José! I'm sure whatever you choose will be perfect!
Exactly! I would totally avoid the names English can't pronounce! I ant stand it as its not fair on the child! There is a Rodrigo in my daughters class and nobody can pronounce it properly! I LOVE Oliver and it sounds good in Spanish and English... My husband loves Samuel by I don't like the nickname Sam... However, I do love Samuel as a name
The Samuels in Northern Spain (peru too?) are pronounced Sam-well but in the U.K Sam-you-ul. Would it be a problem if the pronunciation was different? It might be hard to find a name pronounced the same in both countries! Sam is a nice nn!
Your list looks good. Of the 'Spanglish' families I know some names do keep cropping up. I know a couple of boys called Nicolas (Nico), several Oscars. Daniel and Gabriel also work ok. A lot of the classic biblical / saints names are easily transferable.
How about Oliver Samuel Bennett Rivera? In that way we use Samuel as a second name ( hence no Sam) and we will never have the Problem with the pronunciation. Oliver is the same... Only I will pronounce Ol -ee - veR and so will family and my husband and all the English will pronoun e it Ol- ee- Va, which is fine with me. I love Ollie as a nickname ... My husband likes Samuel more though! X
You might want to take Noah off your list. Just found out recently that the Spanish consider Noah, the sound of it with 'a' at the end a girls name. There is a Spanish girls name Noa. Any 'a' sounding names are the same apparently.