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Popularity of the Baby Name Dayesi

Number of Babies Named Dayesi

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New Baby Name Trend in the Congo

In the Congolese city of Mbandaka, inventive Christians are making baby names out of acronyms for religious expressions.

Here are a few examples:

  • Glotogo, based on “glory to God”
  • Jesovic, based on “Jesus our victory”
  • Thabetogo, based on “thanks be to God”
  • Thevogo, based on “the voice of God”
  • Wonplago, based on “wonderful plan of God”

What’s fueling the trend?

Parents worry that “using an ancestor’s name (the Congolese traditional way) or the name of someone who has done something bad could somehow influence their child’s character.”

Hence inventing a name gives the child a clean slate, and if the name is Bible-inspired, this can only bring him or her good luck.

There’s also “a sort of competition between parents to find the most imaginative and creative Bible-inspired acronym to name their newborns.”

(A competition? To find the most creative baby name? Why does that sound so familiar…can’t quite put my finger on it…)

It’s not always easy to use these names, though. Some parents have had problems registering their babies’ names with the government, which is “not so accepting” of the new trend.

[Random sampling of other acronym-names: Jejomar, Luvziminda, Dayesi, Ktyal, Anzac]

Source: OMG: A Bizarre New Way to Give Your Baby a Biblical Name


Invented Baby Names in Cuba

Some imaginative baby names that have been bestowed in Cuba in the last few decades:

  • Adianez – Zenaida backwards
  • Ailed – Delia backwards
  • Boris – from the foreign name trend
  • Aledmys
  • Danyer – from the English word “danger”
  • Dayesi
  • Disami
  • Geyne – combination of Geronimo and Nelly
  • Hanoi – geographical term
  • Katia – from the foreign name trend
  • Leydi – from the English word “lady”
  • Maivi – from the English word “maybe”
  • Mayren – combination of Mayra and Rene
  • Migdisray – combination of Migdalia and Raymundo
  • Odlanier – Reinaldo backwards
  • Olnavy – from “Old Navy”
  • Orazal – Lazaro backwards
  • Robelkis – combination of Roberto and Belkis
  • Tatiana – from the foreign name trend
  • Usnavi – from “U.S. Navy”
  • Widayesi
  • Yadel – from the y-name trend
  • Yakarta – geographical term (from Jakarta)
  • Yamisel – from the y-name trend
  • Yander – from the y-name trend
  • Yaneymi – combination of Yanet and Mijail
  • Yanisey – from the y-name trend
  • Yasnaya – geographical term (maybe from Yasnaya Polyana?)
  • Yirmara – from the y-name trend
  • Yoanni – from the y-name trend
  • Yoelkis – from the y-name trend
  • Yohendry – from the y-name trend
  • Yolaide – from the y-name trend
  • Yordanka – from the foreign name trend
  • Yosbel – from the y-name trend
  • Yotuel – from the Spanish words “yo, tu, el” (I, you, he)
  • Yovel – from the y-name trend
  • Yulieski – from the y-name trend
  • Yumara – from the y-name trend
  • Yumilsis – from the y-name trend
  • Yunier – from the y-name trend
  • Yuri – from the foreign name trend
  • Yuset – from the y-name trend

I harvested all of these from yesterday’s Julio or Juliabe? Inventing Baby Names Popular in Cuba — an article that shouldn’t surprise any of us, as we’ve been discussing imaginative Latin American names for a while now. Here are two posts about Cuba specifically: Y-name Generation, Hiroshima & Nagasaki.