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chica666 · 28/01/2008 11:33

Dh is Spanish, I'm English, and we live in Spain. We've got loads of girl's names that we love, and that would be easy to pronounce in both languages. But, we're having more trouble with boy's names. Either an English name that will not be totally mispronounced here, and that we won't have to spell out all the time, or a Spanish name that the English family can wrap their tongues around without too much trouble. Any suggestions?

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Maveta · 28/01/2008 21:13

Hi Pillock!

also see a couple of my suggestions were made already [pout] will have to think some more.. I like Theo but said the spanish way ´Teo´ like someone else said already. The biggest thing for us that it had to be pronounced more or less the same in both languages otherwise a lovely name in one gets butchered in the other.

Tis hard..

mrsruffallo · 28/01/2008 21:13

I love Rene too

msappropriate · 28/01/2008 21:15

I know 2 Spanish/English boys who live in Spain. One is called Daniel which works and one is called Jacob which causes a few problems.

MinkVelvet · 28/01/2008 21:16

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SenoraParsnip · 28/01/2008 21:18

max and alex don't really work in spanish though. but I do like Ale (pronounced Al-eh) the short form of Spanish Alejandro. and i nearly called ds1 xavier, but all my family insisted on using the x-men pronunciation (x-avier)

but how about Rafael/Raf? sam? tom? Lucas? Isaac?

Califrau · 28/01/2008 21:18

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Shitemum · 28/01/2008 21:19

Mario, short for Mariano

mom2latinoboys · 28/01/2008 21:22

I'm American my dh is Mexican

We have a Mateo Robert and a Cruz Patrick.

We figured that Spanish names with English middle names represents our family well.

You could also do.


itwasntme · 28/01/2008 21:24



onebatmother · 28/01/2008 21:43

Rafael is very lovely, as is Tomas.

< at MrsR's gall >

1066andallthat · 28/01/2008 22:12


Maveta · 29/01/2008 06:18

SenoraParsnip - both of those were names given to their boys by parents who were both spanish! lol so I guess for some they do work..

lokka · 29/01/2008 09:28

senoraparsnip - I teach in Madrid and many of the young Alejandro's ask me to call them Alex so I think times are a changing!

I also like Samuel(Sam) and they have no problems with that!

macaco · 29/01/2008 10:21


The n there are all the ones which are spanish but pronounceable enough in English.

belgo · 29/01/2008 10:23

I like Tiago

ib · 29/01/2008 11:45

Yup, Max and Alex definitely work in Spanish, in the sense that they don't get butchered, in fact are pronounced exactly the same (that's my definition of working)

ska · 29/01/2008 11:58

my sisters boys are
daniel, david and benjamin.
she is english and her husband is carribean spanish speaking all live in usa
i love miguel for a boy

MichelleBarton · 31/01/2008 14:34

I love the spanish name Jesus pronounced 'Hesous' - but try calling your son that in the UK!!! We would never get away with it!

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