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post #21 of 38
Please do share your girl name! I am in need of more girl ideas.
post #22 of 38
I love the name Alejandro, nicknames can be Alex or Alejo.
post #23 of 38
Ugh, I totally hear you! We had the same issue for boys names, and most of the ones we found acceptable were biblical, too. Evan/Ivan is one I've heard frequently, and Andre or Andrew would work well, too. Mathias/Mattias isn't that common in either language but works in both, as does Xavier.
post #24 of 38
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Originally Posted by morganeldi View Post
Please do share your girl name! I am in need of more girl ideas.

See Post 19!
post #25 of 38
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My DH (Dutch) actually, in all seriousness, suggested both Balthazar and Gunderanus .. . no, i repeat, he was not joking . . . .


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I love the name Alejandro, nicknames can be Alex or Alejo.
It's on the list! Alejandro is a favorite of mine, too...
post #26 of 38
I just had to pop in here, I'm from Appalachia and Dh is Hispanic! : I think Gabriel works VERY well.

Also: Ruben, Joaquin, Rafael, Samuel, Leon, Luis, Rey, Lorenzo


Just for clarity - in Dh's family, the men usually go by the English version of their name when English is being spoken, and the Spanish version when Spanish is. So my husband, Adam, becomes Adan. There are several Ramons who also go by Ray-mon (sounds a lot like Raymond). Is that something you're looking for?
post #27 of 38
I'm having the same problemo...my DP is Mexican and i'm from PA. I'm also due in Sept...lol and dont know what the sex is. I've tried to get a name out of DP..but everything i come up with he doesnt like. I really want a bible name that can be pronounced in spanish and english. Our sons name is Isaiah in english and in spanish it is Isaias. His family loves his name. I googled spanish english names and found this great site that lists a ton of names in spanish..her are a few i like:
Boy:
Manuel...Emmanuel
Maximus
Natanael..i like Natanael Reyes as as first and middle name...both are spelled in spanish..english would be Nathaniel
Reyes
Zacarias

Girl:
Bibiana...Viviana
Eve/Eva
Natalia
Nieve(s)
Adelita
Ibbie
Noele...Noelia
My favorite is:Nubia Sol...meaning golden sun
Or Lily Sol
I think i may go for all out spanish name and skip the english part of it.
post #28 of 38
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Just for clarity - in Dh's family, the men usually go by the English version of their name when English is being spoken, and the Spanish version when Spanish is. So my husband, Adam, becomes Adan. There are several Ramons who also go by Ray-mon (sounds a lot like Raymond). Is that something you're looking for?
Hard to say what we're looking for... it just seems like a difficult combo- Latino/Appalachian-- ya' know? And the ones that I like best, he's not so into. And vice versa.

To be honest, I think we're gonna go with family names-- grandfathers, most likely. I'm starting to enjoy not having a name, I must admit!! Kind of like not knowing the gender-- and we have seven days after the birth before our HB mw has to send in the paperwork. She said we could take longer, but then would have to go petition for a name change or something.

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I'm having the same problemo...my DP is Mexican and i'm from PA. I'm also due in Sept...lol and dont know what the sex is. I've tried to get a name out of DP..but everything i come up with he doesnt like. I really want a bible name that can be pronounced in spanish and english. Our sons name is Isaiah in english and in spanish it is Isaias. His family loves his name. I googled spanish english names and found this great site that lists a ton of names in spanish..her are a few i like:
Boy:
Manuel...Emmanuel
Maximus
Natanael..i like Natanael Reyes as as first and middle name...both are spelled in spanish..english would be Nathaniel
Reyes
Zacarias

Girl:
Bibiana...Viviana
Eve/Eva
Natalia
Nieve(s)
Adelita
Ibbie
Noele...Noelia
My favorite is:Nubia Sol...meaning golden sun
Or Lily Sol
I think i may go for all out spanish name and skip the english part of it.
You've got a great list going! Gabriel seems to be the favorite around here, and I agree it's a perfect fit. Just won't work for us... this thread has other good ideas, too...
post #29 of 38
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My favorite is:Nubia Sol...meaning golden sun
Or Lily Sol
I think i may go for all out spanish name and skip the english part of it.
Sol is our next daughter's middle name!
post #30 of 38
My DP name is Gabriel and my ds Gabriel S Isaiah...so we cant go with Gabriel either. I love that name too. I told DP last night about Sol for a middle name for a girl and he likes it....yipee. Finally getting somewhere with the names. He did say he likes Carolina Del Sol....what? Why do we have to have the del part....no thank you. I dont really like Carolina to much.
post #31 of 38
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Catalina Sol
Magdalena Sol

Mercedes Sol

Maya Sol (my dd1's name is Maya and we love it! )
post #32 of 38
i like Catalina Sol....oh that is bonita....thank you
post #33 of 38
Another Spanish girls name that's easy on American ears in Ana. Other than some annoying mispronuciation by Americans it is a beautiful, simple name (IMHO, see sig )
post #34 of 38
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Oh yea, the whole thing is hysterical. We did not go through this AT ALL with dd1. I used to scoff at people who needed help finding a name :

DH has also come up with these: "Atahualpa Lazarus" and "Adolf Hernan" — that's when I just can't take him seriously...
OMG! my dh does the same thing! nixes my ideas then comes up wit the most ridiculous ideas.

i don't have any help for you. our boys choice has always been Joaquin or Max.
post #35 of 38
This thread is cracking me up! We were in this same position not long ago... (I'm American w/ a very Irish name, DH is Mexican.) We've always had a girl name at the ready--one we both liked that happened to belong to my great-grandma and DH's mother! But, well, boys names were much, much trickier for us!

Anyhow, just wanted to offer this input about a couple names suggested here:

Esteban and Adan are probably trickier for non-Spanish-speakers that you might think. We learned this w/ DS1. Maybe this doesn't matter too much for you, but we decided we didn't want to have any more issues w/ pronunciation when we got pregnant with a boy *again*!

Our short list for DS2 included Gabriel, Diego and Elias.
post #36 of 38
Well, my baby is Harlan, so I'm partial to that one.
post #37 of 38
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Esteban and Adan are probably trickier for non-Spanish-speakers that you might think....Maybe this doesn't matter too much for you, but we decided we didn't want to have any more issues w/ pronunciation when we got pregnant with a boy *again*!

Our short list for DS2 included Gabriel, Diego and Elias.
Well, I'm lucky enough to live in a small northern New Mexico town, where it's fairly common to use the Spanish pronunciation of a name-- although I can see how the difficulty can follow a kid throughout his/her growing up.

Diego is definitely one of my favorites, and it's so easy for English speakers. I really love Adán, too!

Here's a true story from our family: When my dad (first boy) was born, my grandfather INSISTED that they name the boy after him: Emeterio Jr. Tradición, right? Well, my abuela was going to have none of that. She called him Carlos from Day One, and NEVER, EVER, used his "real" name. As far as she was concerned, her boy was Carlos!

So he didn't learn his name until first grade: he wouldn't answer the roll call and his older sister had to come in from the other classroom to explain that yes, indeed, his name was Emeterio, not Carlos.

To this day, his entire family calls him Carlos. There was no stopping abuela when she put her mind to something!
post #38 of 38
Our 3 boys are Christian Alejandro, Ethan Xavier and Adan Nicolas.
I like both Xavier and Adan because they're good in spanish as well as english.
eta: Christian works for both as well. DH pronounces it the spanish way and I pronounce it the english way.
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