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Baby Name Needed for Sister of Diogo and Cruz

A reader named Debra would like some help naming baby número três:

We are just not finding THE name. I’m American, husband is Portuguese and we live in the states. We have two boys; Diogo and Cruz. I am due any day with #3 a GIRL. We definitely want a Portuguese name.

Our criteria…the name needs to be relatively easy for Americans to pronounce. Don’t want a name in the top 100 in the states. I prefer names that aren’t automatically shortened to nn – Debra to Debbie, Kimberly to Kim. I don’t usually care for names that end with the “e” sound, ex. Zoe. The name should be beautiful and sophisticated, more than cute.

I really like Sofia and Isabel, but they are just too popular in the U.S. right now. Other names we like are Beatriz (too hard to properly pronounce in US?), and Mara.

Please help us. I’d love to have a name before she is born! I’m 38 weeks today!

I think Mara would be a great choice, based on the criteria. Here are some other names that might also work:

Ana
Aurora
Carla
Clara
Flávia
Gloria
Lídia
Luísa
Magda
Marina
Marta
Monica
Paula
Rosa
Sílvia (good alternative to Sofia?)
Teresa

Do you like any of the above for the baby sister of Diogo and Cruz? What other (preferably Portuguese) names would you suggest to Debra?


Baby Name Needed – Girl Name that Works in English and Spanish

A reader named Martha recently e-mailed me:

Hello! I am Peruvian and my husband is American of English/French descent. We are looking for a name for our baby girl that will travel well. We plan on living in both countries and our household and families are bilingual. We love the name Olive, but fear it does not sound good in Spanish.

I think Dora and Rosa match the simple, old-fashioned style of Olive quite well. I also think these names could work:

Amalia
Ana/Anna
Anabel
Carla
Carmen
Cecilia
Clara
Elena
Emilia
Estela/Estella
Eva
Isabel
Laura
Lidia/Lydia
Luisa
Liliana
Marcela
Martina
Natalia
Paulina
Ramona
Sabina
Sara
Selena
Silvia/Sylvia
Teresa
Valeria
Victoria

What do you think about the names above? What other names would you suggest?

P.S. The baby’s surname will be a 2-syllable Y-name of English origin.

Update, 6/6: Scroll down to the last comment to find out which name Martha chose…

Romanian-Canadian Couple Welcomes 18th Child

Alexandru and Livia Ionce of British Colombia welcomed their 18th child last week. They now have 10 girls and 8 boys:

Ioana
Alexandra
Anca
Adrian
Raluca
Alex
Lidia
Timothy
Sefora
Otniel
Miriam
Simion
David
Aaron
Naomi
Filip
Paula
Abigail
23 years old
22
21
19
18
15
14
13
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
23 months old
6 days old

The parents, originally from Romania, immigrated to Canada in 1990. They’ve been married 24 years.

I think they chose some great names for their kids. I do wonder, though, if things ever got confusing for Alexandru (father), Alexandra (child #2) and Alex (child #6).

Source: Parents proud of record 18th baby