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Spanish in the family a few generations back- Want to honour the heritage. Ideas?

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RL20 Sun 01-Feb-15 16:59:22

So were having a baby boy. So far, I'm set on a name I love which is English. So a Spanish name could possibly be an alternative or as a middle name. I see myself as English as is my partner but I have Spanish in the family from my mums side through her mum who has passed away. I would like to honour her but as I'm not directly Spanish I don't want a particularly strong sounded Spanish name, if that makes sense?
Is there such a name?
Any help would be great!

smokedgarlic Sun 01-Feb-15 17:10:43

Hector ,Victor and Felix are all lovely and pretty low key .

Elizabethreallyismissing Sun 01-Feb-15 17:14:28

My friends daughter is called Ramona, nice Spanish name!

Sophronia Sun 01-Feb-15 19:33:53

Suggestions...

Hugo
Diego
Nicolas
Lucas
Mateo
Ruben
Marco
Rafael
Luis
Carlos
Raul
Leo

Zsazsabinks Sun 01-Feb-15 20:54:39

Go for it! What about Bruno, I love that name but Portuguese DH always says it's 'too Spanish' haha. I've only got girls anyway so never got to use it.

KenDoddsDadsDog Mon 02-Feb-15 19:22:12

Gabriel
Javier / Xavier

MeggleVache Mon 02-Feb-15 21:23:13

Hi RL
I'm Spanish here are some of my family names that are I think, lovely.
Congrats by the way.
Hector
Francisco
Iker
victor
Gilberto
Ernesto
Alberto
Jorge
Raphael
Hugo
Oscar
Leon
Lito
Abel

MeggleVache Mon 02-Feb-15 21:24:17

I really wanted Tiago for our son but Dh said no- he regrets it now grin

KenDoddsDadsDog Mon 02-Feb-15 21:55:32

I love the name Tiago . There was a programme on TV about Portuguese settlers in DH's town in Ireland recently called "Tiago and the tunnel"

Takver Mon 02-Feb-15 22:06:19

I love Rafael, only have a dd though!

Blackforestdonuts Tue 03-Feb-15 08:33:49

Luis (prn Louie)
Lucas
Luca
Nico

ChickenMe Tue 03-Feb-15 09:39:07

What about either a place name that has relevance or a surname? Do you know what part of Spain they were from? Or any surnames that were in your family? We are considering my mums maiden name (a name of Irish heritage) as a Middle name.

ClementineAndCordelia Tue 03-Feb-15 10:04:35

Arlo - apparently in Spain the name means ' from the Rabbit Meadow ' . I love it . It's our #1 choice for a boy .

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