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raisah Thu 04-Apr-13 22:49:57

Nouriya
Sara
Maria
Carmen
Amber

blueshoes Thu 04-Apr-13 21:46:19

Miriam?

Liara Thu 04-Apr-13 21:29:00

Similar situation here. The key is to decide whether it is important to you that they be pronounced the same in English as in Spanish.

If the answer is yes, it really restricts your choice. Pretty much anything with a J, I, R, (among others) is out, as they are pronounced very differently in the two languages.

Then you have to find names that have the stress on the same syllable in both languages.

It's not easy, but there are a few.

Kahlua4me Thu 04-Apr-13 21:25:04

Sofia

thermalsinapril Thu 04-Apr-13 21:23:56

www.fbnames.com/top/spain/

A few to choose from here - top baby names in Spain in 2009 (couldn't find 2013, sorry!)

bedhaven Thu 04-Apr-13 06:56:42

Ooh so many lovely ones! I particularly like for girls
Sybilla
Estella
Adella
Carlotta
Dulce
Luz
Marisa or Marisol
Paz
Tia
Rosa
Serena
and boys..
Arlo
Isidro
Elias
Felix
Victor
Rufo
Leandro (Leo)

KittenOfDoom Thu 04-Apr-13 00:10:11

Blimey, I always thought Iker must be a nickname, but it turns out to be a Basque name. I used to know an Iker, but his name was really Michael and the nn came from his little bro not being able to say it when they were little.

baskingseals Wed 03-Apr-13 20:53:41

Miranda

Tiago

Bproud Wed 03-Apr-13 20:36:29

Elisa

MrsSchadenfreude Wed 03-Apr-13 20:31:54

Isabel.

CruCru Wed 03-Apr-13 20:30:19

Elena

PessimisticMissPiggy Wed 03-Apr-13 20:22:13

Laura, Alicia, Marisa, Carla, Susana, Monica, Adriana

Antoni (Catalan), Marco, Daniel, Oscar

fussychica Wed 03-Apr-13 20:13:47

All the Spanish women I know are Julia, Maria, Carmen, Laura, Maribell, Lorraina, Cristina, Sofia, Sara & Pilar

DS male friends - Juan, Jose, Antonio, Miguel, Pedro, Luis, Francisco, Andres, Sebastian, Herminio, Jesus, Baltazar & Victor.
Any good?

BikeRunSki Wed 03-Apr-13 19:06:00

I once worked with a Spanish Victor, whose brother was Vincent, and went to school with a Spanish/English Sergio.

For girls, Maria works. Anna, Esther. Would Stella work? (I am asking because I know a french/English/Italian one who was named as such because it works in all three languages, and Spanish is another latin based language). Marla?

bootsycollins Wed 03-Apr-13 18:55:32

Ooooh I love Sergio

legalalien Wed 03-Apr-13 18:43:05

Forgot sergio and carlos. Came over a bit Barcelona there for a minute, ds has been listing Real Madrid players for me.

David.

legalalien Wed 03-Apr-13 18:39:49

I like Marta or Penelope for a girl

legalalien Wed 03-Apr-13 18:39:01

Juan
Fernando
Xavier
Pedro
Andreas
Lionel

And presumably Iker

(Football themed, perfect for the uk market. smile. )

peppertree Wed 03-Apr-13 18:23:02

isabella
carolina
raphael

StetsonsAreCool Wed 03-Apr-13 00:26:30

I like Luisa/Louisa, if that fits the bill?

twentyfourcarat Wed 03-Apr-13 00:25:40

Rafael
Joachim/Joaquin
Anton
Rio
Roman
Salvador
Saul
Tobias
Jago
Hugo
Christian
Cristofer
Hector
Jax
Ivan
Tomas
Leon
Luis

Adriana
Aida
Alicia
Anita
Bella
Carla
Carmen
...
Most girls names tbh!

bootsycollins Wed 03-Apr-13 00:10:14

Selena
Ramona

James

anonymosity Wed 03-Apr-13 00:01:32

Bianca ( I don't like it that much, but its definitely a cross-over name)
Lucia (Lucy for short)
Maria
Marcella
Elena
Magda
Clara

Xavier
George / Jorge
Nicolas

MintChocChip147 Tue 02-Apr-13 23:54:59

This is for a friend who's due to give birth very soon.

She is English, DH is Spanish so they wanted a name that reflects both of them.

Suggestions for girls and boys names please!

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