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Help!! Need baby names for Spanish Surname??

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HeyMa Thu 26-Feb-09 13:56:09

this is my 3rd, hubby's 1st we have Spanish surname so can't think of any names that go....we live in Scotland so obv don't want a totally strange moniker that will bring howls of derision

my other 2 are reuben and jacob so a common thread to them would be nice....my brain is mush this time round so any suggestions greatly appreciated.......

Curlylox Thu 26-Feb-09 14:10:04

Probably not the best suggestion........
Ines

scarletlilybug Thu 26-Feb-09 14:27:35

Anna?
Alexandra?
Lucia?
Sofia?
Julia?
Maria?

Tillyscoutsmum Thu 26-Feb-09 14:32:27

Emerson (although I think its Portugese rather than Spanish)

Ruth
Josiah
Gabriel
Gabrielle/a

thirtysomething Thu 26-Feb-09 14:42:19

Elena is so beautiful - nearly went for it with DD but didn't suit her!!
Isabella?
Anna?
Lucia
Francesca
I second Ines, it's very cool
Penelope (A la Cruz!)
Sofia
Emma/Ema

Boys:
Cruz (think Beckhams!!)
Pablo
Pedro
Xavier
Juan
Carlos
Jose
Francisco
Antonio
David
Luis

watsthestory Thu 26-Feb-09 14:44:49

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lastboxoftampons Thu 26-Feb-09 15:32:20

Are you looking for something Spanish? I grew up with a Spanish surname pretty much no one in my dad's family has a spanish first name - ie Farah, Robert, Frank, Joanne, Lydia, Felicia, Joseph, Rose

If you are looking for something sort of Spanish that still works in English, there's the following:

Anita
Isabel (this is the Spanish spelling - it's actually Spanish for Elizabeth)
Elena
Marta
Ana
Maria
Noelle
Nina
Jacinda
Ramona

I think boys' names are slightly trickier - I love Joaquin, but it's not particularly English friendly.

Felix
Leon
Anton
Rafael
Rio
Elias
Elija

HeyMa Thu 26-Feb-09 15:39:37

wow thanks ladies some of those names are fab.....i do actually like Inez and Rafael is a family name but thinkning of that as the middle name....

the girls names are pretty which i like and the boys names mostly go with the other 2....oh yeah Joaquuin is a family name too but whilst it's one of the names i love, calling it across a school playground in
fife is another matter.....

only 10 weeks at the minute but so desperately tired all the time....forget it was like this!!

ilovepeppapig Thu 26-Feb-09 18:59:41

Carmen
Carla

MrsMattie Thu 26-Feb-09 21:44:28

Reuben and Jacob are biblical, so I'd go for something else biblical.

Joachim
Micah
Solomon/Sol
Eli/Elijah
Isaac
Malachi
Gabriel
Samuel
Levi

HeyMa Fri 27-Feb-09 11:20:01

Yeah i love Levi & Gabriel but DH doesn't

i'm so blonde, of course i love the name Ines/Inez but our surname is Martinez and i didn't click til yesterday blush

HeyMa Fri 27-Feb-09 12:30:20

what do you think of Saul/Sol for a boy?

lastboxoftampons Fri 27-Feb-09 13:05:34

Although I do know a quite young/trendy Australian one, I tend to think old, Jewish man with a thick Brooklyn accent when I hear Sol, sorry! (should mention that I'm American and from NY which is probably why that image pops into my head - probably won't do for most English!)

HeyMa Fri 27-Feb-09 13:49:21

hi lastbox i kinda see what you mean but Sol Martinez sounds like he could grow up to be a footballer, pref for West Ham grin (wishful thinking on DH part!)

I love Rocco but with our surname all i can imagine is a porn star!!!! shock

bytheLiffey Fri 27-Feb-09 14:53:04

Anabel/Annabel
Lídia/Lydia
Sílvia/Sylvia
Margo/Margot
Elsa

Felix
Marcus
Leo
Hugo
Bruno
Daniel
Mateo

Richie, Robbie and Charlie al English but sound good with Martinez.

bytheLiffey Fri 27-Feb-09 14:54:48

ps, Lydia is a bible name, so if you have a girl that would blend in 'stylistically'

Wolfblass Fri 27-Feb-09 14:58:57

Amara Martinez
Lola Martinez
Sofia Martinez
Xanthia Martinez
Isobel Martinez
Annabel Martinez

Roscoe Martinez
Leon Martinez
Leo Martinez
Gabriel Martinez

HeyMa Fri 27-Feb-09 15:26:03

roscoe is good, not as porn as rocco methinks....love Sofia but there is a fast food take out in our town called Sofia's people might think we like our kebabs that much grin keep them coming they're all very nice and none i out and out hate so thank you

jellybeans Fri 27-Feb-09 15:26:19

Teija tay-a

mrsjammi Fri 27-Feb-09 15:27:01

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bytheLiffey Fri 27-Feb-09 15:58:29

I think Roscoe is one of those Scottish/Scandinavian names, a bit like Magnus or Kirsten. But the O on the end of it ties in Scotland and Spain (loosely!)

HeyMa Fri 27-Feb-09 16:12:20

i like oscar too although that's my mate's name.....he'd be made up if i used it...

harder to get any girls names i like but it's acacdemic i guess until we find out...

i like the name Cara so does DH but there's a girl in our town who's a bit of a tail - can i say that? so she's def spoiled it for us!!! btw i live in a small town (as an incomer) where everyone know everyone, you know what it's like, fart outside the co-op byt the time you've reached the butcher's you've pooed your pants!!!! grin

bytheLiffey Fri 27-Feb-09 16:20:04

oSCar works in Spanish too. In fact, he might sound completely Spanish with the name Oscar.

What about Clara?

I know what you mean about your village!! I was brought up in a tiny village. Even on the rare occassions I mistakenly thought somebody was a stranger, they'd mutter, ah, that's one of Beatrice and Fred's children, the youngest, the youngest girl. Stop smoking or I'll tell your mum.

HeyMa Fri 27-Feb-09 17:18:21

ha ha liffey yes nosieness is universal grin there will be plenty comments about the name i choose too...when i first moved to town and they heard my son was called reuben you'd think it meant 2-headed!!!! shock
oh well i guess i've got plenty time to chop and change my mind

sifuentes Fri 27-Feb-09 17:29:58

I'm always a sucker for a bit of doubling up

Madeleine?
Monty?

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