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So we chose Santiago as a first name... Can you give me ideas for nicknames and second names?

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Lucia2013 Thu 28-Feb-13 07:53:32

Hello everyone... We chose Santiago over all the other names. However, now struggling with second names and nicknames! Any ideas? X

SucksToBeMe Thu 28-Feb-13 07:56:55

I'm glad you chose Santiago! Do you have a short list of middle names?

NotADragonOfSoup Thu 28-Feb-13 07:59:40

A nickname will come with time smile

mummybare Thu 28-Feb-13 08:00:18



vamosbebe Thu 28-Feb-13 08:01:47

Could you not let the nn come naturally? I'm always wonder why people choose a lovely name only to shorten it. I know, none of my business!
So, how about Santi, Iago, Ant ('n' Dec!).
Beautiful name, by the way, good choice and congratulations on ds.

FoxyRevenger Thu 28-Feb-13 08:02:51

Sonny? I have a feeling that Sonny in The Godfather was actually a Santiago...?

vamosbebe Thu 28-Feb-13 08:04:04

Middlename: de Compostela grin


Not very helpful, sorry, having a funny morning.

Lucia2013 Thu 28-Feb-13 09:38:40

Not really but we liked Noah, Adam.. Names like that.

Lucia2013 Thu 28-Feb-13 09:41:50

The guy from the Godfather (one of my favourite films!) was named Santino, which is similar, they called him Sonny.

My mum called him Santi yesterday and my husband likes Tiago. I call him Santiago.

We wanted an English name for a second name, I am so happy we finally got our baby's name :-)

littletingoddess Thu 28-Feb-13 09:42:37

Sonny from The Godfather was Santino. However, Sonny would do as a nickname for Santiago as well! Love the name! Perhaps Marcelo for a middle name?

Lucia2013 Thu 28-Feb-13 10:29:20

Marcelo is a lovely name! I love Santiago! I wasn't sure before as I have never met a Santiago in the UK but then I though it didn't matter! You are all right about the nickname... it will come in time.

At least we are not wondering how to call my bump anymore!


FoxyRevenger Thu 28-Feb-13 10:31:51

Ah yes, Santino! Am in the mood to watch The Godfather now...grin

Pasiphae Thu 28-Feb-13 11:58:05

I think Tiago or Santi are great nicknames.
Middle names:
Rupert, Benedict, Elliot, Wilfred, Herbert?

ErikNorseman Thu 28-Feb-13 12:51:22

Santiago Wilfred? Santiago Herbert? Are you avin a larf?

I personally don't think Santiago needs a mn, but if you must, it should be vaguely Latin. Santiago Luca, Santiago Carlos, Santiago rafi, something like that.

littletingoddess Thu 28-Feb-13 13:25:57

I know a Marcelo, in Brazil, who is an absolutely lovely person. That may be why I am partial to the name. smile

rachel234 Thu 28-Feb-13 13:41:55

Santiago is a cool name and I'm sure a nickname (Santy, Tiago or Siggy) will evolve naturally. Also, I know a Sebastian and a Dominic whose names never seem to get shortenend so it is not inevitable that longer names get shortened. My dd's name has 3 syllables too and nobody ever seems to shorten it...

For middle names how about you choose a family name with some meaning to you? They rarely get used anyway.

Pasiphae Thu 28-Feb-13 14:21:19

As a British middle name, what's wrong with Wilfred? Herbert is rarer but why not.
You're rather rude.

ErikNorseman Thu 28-Feb-13 15:30:21

Santiago does not go with Wilfred or Herbert. They sound ridiculous together. Rude schmude.

ErikNorseman Thu 28-Feb-13 15:34:01

Sorry OP I didn't notice you wanted an English mn. Santiago Lucas, Santiago Caleb, Santiago Peter...not Santiago Wilfred grin

CheeseStrawWars Thu 28-Feb-13 15:47:49

Santiago Matthias

OkayHazel Fri 01-Mar-13 16:58:29

Iago! Like the parrot in Aladdin. (And I suppose Othello, but let us not pretend I'm cultured).

FrankWippery Fri 01-Mar-13 17:00:08

My (Argentinian) godson is called Tiago. They thought about Santiago, but decided on Tiago. I love it.

OkayHazel Fri 01-Mar-13 17:01:49

(As a nickname)

Middle name should be something like Clint, Jack, or Rafe. Something really cool,and I think one syllable sounds best.

Bartlet4America Fri 01-Mar-13 17:29:18

Had to comment on this - I know a Santiago, he is so gorgeous and a truly lovely man.

He introduces himself as Santi.

Best wishes!!

Bartlet4America Fri 01-Mar-13 17:30:07

(And although it looks weird written down, it sounds really 'right' for him and nice when said out loud... if you get me!)

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