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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

SavoirFaire Sat 09-Mar-13 21:11:40

Once met a Santiago with nn Jago, which I think is brilliant.

wizzler Fri 08-Mar-13 21:06:39

Agree the nn must be jimmy or Jim! How about Ferdinand as his middle name to keep the Spanish connection?

Lucia2013 Thu 07-Mar-13 22:08:55

Thank you so much with all the messages. We still haven´t decided the second name but I agree something shorter and two syllable or less! We have started telling people the name and they really like it!! :-)

lljkk Sun 03-Mar-13 19:00:00

Iago, no?

thegreylady Sun 03-Mar-13 18:55:30

Love Michael or Guy for mn smile
Congratulations on his safe arrival smile

Lostonthemoors Sat 02-Mar-13 08:11:56

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Coconutty Sat 02-Mar-13 08:07:45

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sashh Sat 02-Mar-13 08:02:59

James, Jim or Jack. I mut be sharing a brain with ANNE

AnneEyhtMeyer Sat 02-Mar-13 01:22:13

Nickname is surely Jim, if you are calling him Saint James?

stifnstav Sat 02-Mar-13 01:14:23

Santiago Charles is good. Pick that!

CitizenOscar Fri 01-Mar-13 21:02:20


Santiago Matthew
Santiago Charles
Santiago William
Santiago Eugene

noddyholder Fri 01-Mar-13 20:53:31

I know one called Tags

WhiteHairReally Fri 01-Mar-13 20:53:00

Both Santiagos we know (one 16, the other 2 rising 3) are known as Santi.

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!)

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!!

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.

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 16:58:29

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

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

Santiago Matthias

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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