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Spanish/English BOY names? Ehem Due November 9 (boy); 1 child; Cedar Rapids, Iowa 19 posts
9th Jul '13

I am Caucasian and BD is Hispanic. He's suggested named that are more culturally familiar to him, but they're all a bit too unfamiliar to me. Looking for BOY name suggestions that are used in both cultures.



So far, I like Julian and Donavan, but BD ONLY likes Carlos, which I wouldn't mind using as a middle name if I can't get used to using it as a first name. DD is Audrie Claire.

Leah x3 2 angel babies; New Jersey 469 posts
9th Jul '13
Quoting Ehem:" I am Caucasian and BD is Hispanic. He's suggested named that are more culturally familiar to him, but ... [snip!] ... Carlos, which I wouldn't mind using as a middle name if I can't get used to using it as a first name. DD is Audrie Claire. "


So weird, I was just searching this site for the SAME thing :shock: Lol, I am white and DH is Mexican. For a girl we really like Elena, but we are stuck for boys. I love the names Manuel, Diego, and Andres, but DH said no because he has cousins with those names :x

Ehem Due November 9 (boy); 1 child; Cedar Rapids, Iowa 19 posts
9th Jul '13
Quoting Leah x3:" So weird, I was just searching this site for the SAME thing :shock: Lol, I am white and DH is Mexican. ... [snip!] ... we are stuck for boys. I love the names Manuel, Diego, and Andres, but DH said no because he has cousins with those names :x"


I made a comment to a friend about how I don't want something too "typical" Mexican. I didn't mean it that way, but when I told people it was boy, they made jokes about how I might as well name it Carlos or Jose. I don't know why white people think that's so funny. I want to think of something that is more original(?) maybe.

Leah x3 2 angel babies; New Jersey 469 posts
9th Jul '13
Quoting Ehem:" I made a comment to a friend about how I don't want something too "typical" Mexican. I didn't mean it ... [snip!] ... or Jose. I don't know why white people think that's so funny. I want to think of something that is more original(?) maybe."


People are always gonna make those jokes. Typical- Jose and Juan, sometimes Pedro. I just laugh. We don't want typical names either, just something less used and easy to say for his parents and mine.

The Pretender 2 kids; Brazil 1232 posts
9th Jul '13

Elias.



My hubby is also hispanic, South American.... and I'm very much a gringa.



ETA: We were going to use Elias if this baby turned out to be a boy.... well, SHE is going to Eileen Esther.

Ehem Due November 9 (boy); 1 child; Cedar Rapids, Iowa 19 posts
9th Jul '13
Quoting Leah x3:" People are always gonna make those jokes. Typical- Jose and Juan, sometimes Pedro. I just laugh. We don't want typical names either, just something less used and easy to say for his parents and mine."


His name is Juan and tried to make the argument that his middle name is Carlos, but actually, it's not. It's a middle name alias that people have given him because they call him Juan Carlos. People also jokingly call him Jose. It's just silly and not a stereotype I want to indulge people in..

tonys_mama(army wife) 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Fort Irwin, California 15538 posts
9th Jul '13

My son is Antonio and we call him Tony.
Adrian
Angel (an-hell)
Miguel
Pablo

Captain Obvious 2 kids; Havana, Cuba 25634 posts
9th Jul '13

We're hispanic and our sons name is Eric. Don't name your kid that because all the hispanic people will pronounce it like "eddie" :lol:

Ehem Due November 9 (boy); 1 child; Cedar Rapids, Iowa 19 posts
9th Jul '13
Quoting Captain Obvious:" We're hispanic and our sons name is Eric. Don't name your kid that because all the hispanic people will pronounce it like "eddie" :lol:"


Oh, shoot lol. We thought about Charles because it's the English version of Carlos. But I'm not too crazy about that either.

gisele90 3 kids; Japan 268 posts
9th Jul '13

I'm mixed native American and my husband is Mexican our son first name is Mateo-Victor and none of ky family and friends have a hard time pronouncing his but a lot if my family members are married to Hispanic ppl anyway. If our last baby was going to be a boy we were looking at Roberto, Elian and Anthony

Goneforever 2 kids; Las Vegas, Nevada 6418 posts
9th Jul '13

My SO is Mexican and my daughter is Nayeli Marie
And my son is Angelo David



They aren't Spanish but they fit for us.



I love the name Manuel (nickname manny) for a boy.

TheyCallMeMOMMY♥ 3 kids; Albuquerque, New Mexico 6825 posts
9th Jul '13

Im Hispanic and SO is Mexican. We have a Julian. All his family calls him wholian...if that makes sense. lol
Were totally stuck on a boy name this time. I think were gonna go with Lucas.
SO has these boy names in his family
Vicente
Diego
Matthew (Mateo)
Anthony
Eric (Eddic- is how the pronounce it)
Raul
Esteban
Yovani
Christian
Saul
I think thats the immediate family. This list can go on for days as his family is HUGE!! lol

Klaus 2 kids; Mississippi 24181 posts
9th Jul '13

I really like Rafael. Also, Miguel and Javier.

Ehem Due November 9 (boy); 1 child; Cedar Rapids, Iowa 19 posts
9th Jul '13
Quoting TheyCallMeMOMMY♥:" Im Hispanic and SO is Mexican. We have a Julian. All his family calls him wholian...if that makes sense. ... [snip!] ... Esteban Yovani Christian Saul I think thats the immediate family. This list can go on for days as his family is HUGE!! lol"


I like Lucas too. There's not a lot that I like, I feel horrible :[

LonghornBabe Due June 26; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Fort Worth, Texas 971 posts
9th Jul '13

I was recently told that Henry is the English "version" of Enrique...both of which are names that I like.



Also, GABRIEL....I love that name, but my husband said he had too many hispanic friends named Gabe growing up to see it as a crossover name...