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Jorge or Nicolas?

(30 Posts)
BlueSand2017 Sat 25-Feb-17 09:50:49

Thanks smile

We just can't decide! Jorge or Nicolas?

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sat 25-Feb-17 09:53:42


Oysterbabe Sat 25-Feb-17 09:56:04

Is Jorge pronounced the same as George? If so, unless you're from or connected to a country where Jorge is the normal spelling, I'd go for George.

SaudadeObama Sat 25-Feb-17 09:56:28

It depends, Jorge as in Jor-ge or Jorge as in Hor-hay?
I like Jorge the Portuguese way but not keen on the Spanish way.
So Jorge if it's like George but Nicolas if it's like hor-hay.

BlueSand2017 Sat 25-Feb-17 09:56:28

No, it's pronounced differently.

thebakerwithboobs Sat 25-Feb-17 09:57:28

If you help us out and tell us how it's pronounced we can give an opinion....

BikeRunSki Sat 25-Feb-17 09:57:41

Are you from a country where those are the conventional spellings?

If it were George or Nicholas, I'd chose Nicholas.

SallyGinnamon Sat 25-Feb-17 09:58:13

Not hor-hay. Too much potential for name games in teens.

rollonthesummer Sat 25-Feb-17 09:58:36

If you're in England-I would say neither. They will constantly be spelt or pronounced incorrectly. I love both George and Nicholas though.

BlueSand2017 Sat 25-Feb-17 09:59:09

Zhor-zhe (we would pronounce it similar to that smile)

AllTheLight Sat 25-Feb-17 10:00:05


Rockaby Sat 25-Feb-17 10:00:13

I love Jorge the way you've just said you would pronounce it OP. Really lovely far nice room than George.

Rockaby Sat 25-Feb-17 10:00:35

Nicer* not 'nice on' hmm at autocorrect.

Rockaby Sat 25-Feb-17 10:00:56

Nice room even! Ffs I give up. My phone hates me clearly.

SaudadeObama Sat 25-Feb-17 10:14:27

I would steer well clear of foreign names that are too different. We have a Thiago and a Mateus. People in England had no trouble but Zhor-zag is a real mouth full for England. If he's going to school in England he will just grow up saying "just call me George". I'd go with Nicolas Jorge.

Fairylea Sat 25-Feb-17 10:16:32

If you're in England I would steer clear of Jorge unless you want it pronounced George as that's how everyone will end up saying it, even if you correct them.

My daughter has a Greek name and it's very similar to a name in the Uk and everyone just calls her by a nickname as they can't get their head around it being different.

Frazzled2207 Sat 25-Feb-17 10:18:17

If you're in England definitely Nicholas

Oysterbabe Sat 25-Feb-17 10:19:49

Will your child be growing up in the UK?

SaudadeObama Sat 25-Feb-17 10:20:06

On the other hand if you're planning to move then go with Jorge. Zhor-zhe is clearly a preference and nicer than the Hor-hay that I heard in Mexico. I assume your Spanish speaking, which kind of Spanish do you speak?

EweAreHere Sat 25-Feb-17 10:23:35

I prefer Nicolas.

BlueSand2017 Sat 25-Feb-17 10:28:08

We're originally from Portugal.

AgentCooper Sat 25-Feb-17 10:32:18

I actually love Jorge with the Portuguese pronunciation and think it's much easier for your average English speaker to handle than the Spanish way. Probably because I know a lovely Portuguese Jorge and everyone seems fine with his name.

We had a Spanish Jorge at work for a while and my boss constantly called him Jor-Gay. It's was awful.

llangennith Sat 25-Feb-17 10:38:24

Agree with others to avoid Jorge as a first name if your son is going to be brought up in UK.
Nicholas Jorge is the better option.

BlueSand2017 Sat 25-Feb-17 10:42:59

It won't be Nicholas...

SaudadeObama Sat 25-Feb-17 10:44:28

We're originally from Portugal.

confused I thought all Portuguese speakers pronounced Jorge like Jor-je! Are you from the Spanish border? Interesting!

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