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Thread: Name my Latina baby
August 20th, 2013 12:38 PM #1
Name my Latina baby
I absolutely adore the name Zoe. The "life" meaning has deep spiritual significance for me. I honestly cannot picture myself without a daughter named Zoe. I am aware of how hugely popular it is, and how that popularity skyrockets when you combine the various spellings, but in my itty bitty state there were 30 Zoes born last year which averages to less than one per school district, so I am really not worried about it.
My dilemma is pairing Zoe with a middle name. My surname begins and ends with A and is three syllables. I really need a name that can be pronounced in Spanish without sounding weird. Most names that sound good in Spanish end in A and with my A-heavy last name, it doesn't work. I tried to get over it, but most of the names that end in A that I liked just smooshed right into my last name.
My husband really likes Elizabeth. He really loves the meaning, and it is Biblical. He just told me that he really would like to have a Biblical name in any future kiddos names. Elizabeth meets all of those requirements. The 2-4-3 flow is pretty. We both say Elizabeth more like uh-liz-uh-beth so the two Es together isn't really an issue. I don't care about popularity, obviously, but Zoe Elizabeth just seems so boring.
I don't really like any of Elizabeth's other variations, and Isabel is out as it is a very good friend's daughter's name.
Other names I like but have been rejected by the hubs/ in use by children we know
Alice- sounds weird in Spanish anyway
Most French variations as he says they sound "incomplete" i.e Vivienne vs Viviana
Should I just accept Elizabeth as a compromise, as Zoe is not exactly his favorite?
No babies yet, but hopefully soon. Sorry for the novel.
Thanks, Berries!My darling little Bean is a G I R L!
Making her debut September 2014
August 20th, 2013 01:39 PM #3Senior Member
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I think Zoe Elizabeth is very pretty!
I don't speak Spanish, but I've tried them out in Italian (Husband thinks I'm crazy, I've been sitting muttering various Zoe combos to myself) so hopefully they're not terrible:
Zoe Tamar[FONT=Palatino Linotype][CENTER]My darling Marian Illyria Aphrodite, March 2013 & Little Bunny (a girl!) due 9th of February 2014[/CENTER][/FONT]
August 20th, 2013 01:43 PM #5Senior Member
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l know that you stated that you don't care for other variations of Elizabeth, but some of them are very lovely with Zoe. Take for example:
Zoe Isabetta / Zoe Elisabetta
Also, what about?
Zoe Angeline / Zoe Angelina / Zoe Angelica
Zoe Leonor / Zoe Leonore / Zoe Leonora
Zoe Inez / Zoe Ines
Good Luck"Don't try to be modern, it's the most old-fashioned thing there is," - Attilio, The Tiger and the Snow
Domenico/Dominic, Gianfranco/Gianpaolo, Giacomo, Antonio, Raphael, Calogero, Leopold, Angelo, Giorgio, Alban, Malachi, Dante, Mirek, Dario, Lionel, Asa
Katarina/Caterina, Irena, Silvia, Aniela, Delfina, Raffaella, Apollonia, Cecilia, Pasqualina, Rosalind/Rosina, Josephine, Allegra, Alba, Leokadia, Annunziata, Bronya, Adrasteia, Vincenza, Althea, Eurydice, Regina, Mirella, Arianell
August 20th, 2013 01:54 PM #7Senior Member
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I really love Zoe Elizabeth! It is absolutely stunning, and with such a beautiful meaning too boot!! It seems to me to be the perfect compromise... Elizabeth is such a gorgeous name, and sure while you may hear it often, it is not boring by any means, in my book!
Of your list I like:
Zoe Caroline & Zoe Eleanor~ "How can there be too many children? That is like saying there are too many flowers."~ Mother Teresa
August 20th, 2013 02:14 PM #9Damian Ignatius-Jude Christian-Raphael Benedict-Charles Dominic
Caia Madeleine-Fleur Louisiana-Genevieve Azélie