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Old 18th September 2008, 12:07 PM   #21
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Last year's most popular 100 names : babycenter
Good luck and I hope all goes well for the three of you.
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Old 18th September 2008, 12:50 PM   #22
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Andres
I have a little cousin named Andres. Though I like the name in Spanish, I'm not too crazy about the english pronunciation.
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Old 18th September 2008, 12:53 PM   #23
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......we finally came up with 'Martina' and 'Lara'
Those are very nice names. I like them both.
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Old 18th September 2008, 12:57 PM   #24
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If you are still looking for names, I find that "Daniel" for instance, works in every language.
I know a portuguese kid named Daniel. His father uses the portuguese pronunciation and the kid hates it because it sounds too much like 'Danielle' in english. He's afraid other kids will overhear his father and then he'll never hear the end of it.
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Old 18th September 2008, 01:35 PM   #25
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I know a portuguese kid named Daniel. His father uses the portuguese pronunciation and the kid hates it because it sounds too much like 'Danielle' in english. He's afraid other kids will overhear his father and then he'll never hear the end of it.
My husband wanted to name our son "Robin", usually a boy's name where we live in Germany. However, where I grew up in New York it was definitely a girl's name.
We agreed on John Phillip but we did called him Phillip because of the difference in pronunciation of John in English and German. He now lives in Chile and his son's name is Juan Felipe. He and his wife decided that most people in Germany and the US can probably pronounce this name fairly close to the Spanish pronunciation. (I am not quite sure how English speakers pronounce "Juanfe" though - his nickname.)
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Old 18th September 2008, 02:20 PM   #26
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Congratulations! My Catalan wife and I went through the same thing with our daughters. We did find nice names that could be pronounced in english and Catalan. I would not recommend Tom as I found out that it's a common dog name in Spain!
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Old 18th September 2008, 02:41 PM   #27
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Last year's most popular 100 names : babycenter
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I like number 75 on the list
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Old 18th September 2008, 03:06 PM   #28
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Last year's most popular 100 names : babycenter
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Aargh! Just when we think we've chosen a nice but not very common name!

13 yrs ago, we went with Gabriella for our daughter. There are several in her grade alone.

Late last year, we went with Santiago for our son. It's number one on the list! grumble....
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Old 18th September 2008, 03:07 PM   #29
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True story and probably only humerous to UK folks over a certain age.

I went to school with a kid named Morris Carr.
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Old 18th September 2008, 03:12 PM   #30
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True story and probably only humerous to UK folks over a certain age.

I went to school with a kid named Morris Carr.
hmmm. I fully realize that explaining a joke takes a bit out of it. But can you let the rest of us in anyway?
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Old 18th September 2008, 03:22 PM   #31
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Wonderful news! Congratulations to both of you
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Old 18th September 2008, 03:24 PM   #32
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True story and probably only humerous to UK folks over a certain age.

I went to school with a kid named Morris Carr.

Don't forget sisters Laurie and Minnie Driver.
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Old 18th September 2008, 04:07 PM   #33
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True story and probably only humerous to UK folks over a certain age.

I went to school with a kid named Morris Carr.
Knew a guy a few years back called Frazer Nash. When I mentioned that his dad must been a car enthusiast he looked at me blankly. He had never heard of the make.
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Old 18th September 2008, 06:28 PM   #34
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I know a portuguese kid named Daniel. His father uses the portuguese pronunciation and the kid hates it because it sounds too much like 'Danielle' in english. He's afraid other kids will overhear his father and then he'll never hear the end of it.
We had exactly the same problem. US dad, Holland mom, kid born in the USA. Everyone called him Daniel - no problem. In Holland it sounds like Danielle - he hates it!
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Morris is the name of a make of cars from post war years.
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Old 18th September 2008, 07:13 PM   #36
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Congratulations to you both! And best wishes for a speedy labour, Marina

My son is almost 11 months old, and we have spent many hours together listening to all of your podcasts. We were both learning! Thank you!

My father is Spanish, and my husband and I, too, wanted a name that worked in both languages. We decided on Benjamin (it's a good one!), middle name Mark (or Marcos, when in Spain).

In fact, we will be leaving very soon for Spain to visit family in Madrid and Galicia and explore some new regions. I'll soon find out how making such a long journey and traveling in Spain is with a baby!

Best wishes,
Alison
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Old 18th September 2008, 07:27 PM   #37
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In fact, we will be leaving very soon for Spain to visit family in Madrid and Galicia and explore some new regions. I'll soon find out how making such a long journey and traveling in Spain is with a baby!

Best wishes,
Alison
have fun!

We took ours to Europe to see Portugal play in Switzerland this past summer. He was 5 months old! We landed in Portugal and drove to Switzerland and back, with stops in Venice, Paris and Barcelona. It was challenging at times, but we all had great fun and wouldn't have dreamed of doing it without him.
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Old 18th September 2008, 08:00 PM   #38
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I am father of two 27 and 23 - years not months. I am immensely proud of both of them and tell them both so regularly.

Dontyoudare and Stopit are great names I wish my daughter had chosen for my grandchilren - would have saved alot of repetition.

I am positive you will make great parents, the little chap is lucky to have you both.

Heartfelt congrats ( and thank heavens youve gone public at last!)
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Old 18th September 2008, 08:01 PM   #39
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Enhorabuena amigos.

Domingo/Dominic o Cristobal/Christopher/Chris - not too keen on your choice Ben What does Marina like? Mama normally has the final say and as always is correct in all things.
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Old 18th September 2008, 08:04 PM   #40
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My husband wanted to name our son "Robin", usually a boy's name where we live in Germany. However, where I grew up in New York it was definitely a girl's name.
In Holland, 'Jan' is a boy's name, Jan being the Dutch equivalent of John. And José is a girl's name!
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