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post #21 of 54
Gloria
Paloma
Irena
Ines
Ada

Alejandro
Pablo
post #22 of 54



Delfina here...

i also love

Juana

Azul

Carmen

Tadeo

Gaspar

Timoteo
post #23 of 54
Thread Starter 
Thank you all for the responses! A lot to think about! Here's a follow-up question: what do you all think of the name Amapola?

A friend of mine recently had a dream that the baby was a girl and that we named her (in English) Poppy. But then dp and I were talking and he thought, hm, Amapolo (poppy in Spanish). But I don't have an ear for how that mine sound to someone who is a native Spanish speaker or at least someone more fluent than I am (I'm working on it!).

If it matters, dp is from Madrid.
post #24 of 54
I really like Amapola (sound very romantic) but not much Amapolo..
post #25 of 54
Our daughters are Gabriella Yasmine-Eva (pronounced in Spanish) and Katya Alejandra-Gianni.

Boy would have been Sebastian.
post #26 of 54
My family is Puerto Rican, so I'll just give you our names:

Eloisa (Elsie), Sylvia, Barbara, Julia, Ana, Sara, Brenda, Victoria

Lorenzo, Daniel, Vincenzo (Vince), Paul, Esteban, Brian, Benjamin, David, Anthony, Kevin, Thomas, Elio
post #27 of 54
amapola- its kind of a mouthful- i think because the m and p sounds are both bilabial consonants. but it is pretty, at least on paper! and there are lots of apportunities for nicknames in there.
amapolo- not my favorite.

ETA: I always thought amapola was hibiscus.. a google image search returned images of poppies AND hibiscus.
post #28 of 54
I like Amapola....yes it is a poppy. Although depending what kind of music u listen to....mexican music has a lot of drug trafficking songs that sing about amapolas...

Amapolo..not so sure about that one.
post #29 of 54
My dh's family is from Colombia. Our kids are Diego, Penelope and Claudia. Other boy's names we liked were Javier (my dh's middle name), Sebastian, Rio, Adrian (this is what we would have used if #3 had been a boy).
Girls' names were harder for me. We considered Anna, Magdalena, Paulina, Adela and Rosa

Amapola is pretty but hard to say. Perhaps she could go by Ama?
post #30 of 54
My DD's name is Isabel.

I love the name Sebastian for a boy. I named my son Tristan and my MIL hates it [shes mexican] because she can't say it the english way and she says in spanish it reminds her of the word triste which means sad
post #31 of 54
Bilingual names in my life:

Laura Andrea Maya Cecilia Ines Elisa Patricia Sarah Rebecca Paloma Cristina Carolina Susana

Emile Eduardo Alexander Nicholas Timoteo Louis David Roberto Cristian
post #32 of 54
We have a similar situation, only I'm SUPERDUPER-picky. For our daughter, we settled on Evelyn Elizabeth. For a boy, Adam, Andrew, and Gabriel were top picks. As you can probably figure out from our faves, we've found anything from the Bible works well in any language. DH's cousin who also has a bicultural family, went with Elias and Julian, both of which I think are excellent picks. Others we've considered:

Leslie
Melina
Rosa
Ana
Mariana
Julia

Micah
Tomas

We have another girl on the way, so I'll be stalking this thread, too.
post #33 of 54
So I was thinking about some of the names we thought about and then I came up with a list for u...

Joel, Julian (one of my favorites) Saul, Tomas, Mario, Andrew or Andres (i love these too) Cesar

for girls,
Elizabeth, Evelyn, Ariana, Adriana, Liset, Maria, Kathy (one of my daughters in spanish pronounced Koty) Jasmin other daughter, and Joselyn my other daughter but pronounced Yoseleen and i spelled it that way.

My husband really like Dayanna.
I cant wait to hear what u pick...
post #34 of 54
Daniel, Ariel (not so good in English but I love it in Spanish!) Hector, Benjamin, David, Samuel, Rudi, Alberto, Valentin, Ruben

Beatriz, Marcela, Alicia, Diana, Veronica (Vero) Lidia, Silvia - these last four are my ex-SILs and lovely ladies.
post #35 of 54
Our dd is Carmen Dolores.

I like Amapola though I think it would be harder in English than Spanish. Ama is a really cute nickname, imo.
post #36 of 54
My daughter is Raquel Natalia. For boys, I like Victor and Nicholas.
post #37 of 54
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Originally Posted by La Sombra View Post
Thank you all for the responses! A lot to think about! Here's a follow-up question: what do you all think of the name Amapola?

A friend of mine recently had a dream that the baby was a girl and that we named her (in English) Poppy. But then dp and I were talking and he thought, hm, Amapolo (poppy in Spanish). But I don't have an ear for how that mine sound to someone who is a native Spanish speaker or at least someone more fluent than I am (I'm working on it!).

If it matters, dp is from Madrid.
I'm not big on Amapola, but there is a really pretty old Spanish song called "Amapola"

(Andrea Bocelli sang it on one of his albums)
post #38 of 54
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Originally Posted by madskye View Post
My daughter is Madeline, named for her great-grandmother who was Magdalena. She's from Mallorca and she doesn't pronounce the g.
I love Magdalena. Except I would pronounce the G so I could use Maggie as a nickname.

Lucia, Beatriz, Sarah and Luisa are also good choices.
post #39 of 54
Dolores means "pains"
post #40 of 54
I had a friend in hs from Columbia and her name was Juliana, I think it's a great name for both cultures.

I babysat for Cuban wedding a few months back and there were two girls there with very pretty names. Da(h)lia and Celia.
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